Scott Goodstein is an accomplished professional within politics and the Founder of Catalyst Campaigns. He brings many years of professional experience to the business & political sectors.
An Interview With Scott Goodstein About Political Text Messaging
What is the history of text messaging for political purposes? When did it first begin? Scott Goodstein: Text messaging for political campaigns started during Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. I had the honor as part of my portfolio of work for the campaign experimenting with many new digital platforms. Mobile was the new frontier. We built a program that brought more citizens into politics while disseminating information about ways to early vote, how to find your voting location, and much more. It was awesome to build a system that greatly helped increase civic participation. Unfortunately, a few election cycles later, we must fight to make sure text messaging is not used to add to the chaos, confusion, spreading of misinformation, or adding to the division in our democracy through illegal and nefarious spam.
It’s Good To Be Alive — A Reflection on Recovery from a Motorcycle Accident
It’s been an amazing 9 years since the University of Maryland Baltimore Shock Trauma put me back together. The Washingtonian wrote, “On a Sunday in early April, Scott Goodstein set off on a motorcycle tour of Maryland horse country with his cousin and a friend from political circles. They hadn’t gone far when, at 7:30 in the morning, a GMC Yukon pickup truck coming in the other direction caught the front tire of Goodstein’s Yamaha. In the spinout, his legs, nose, and right cheek were broken, his lung bruised, and ligaments ripped in his neck. A helicopter flew him to a Baltimore shock-trauma center, and Goodstein spent the remainder of the spring and most of the summer in one treatment facility or another.”
10 Things Ukraine Needs Right Now
Ukraine needs our help. Please call your Member of Congress at (202) 224–3121 and demand real actions to support Ukraine. Why? If we do not support Ukraine now, Russia will continue its destructive invasion and goal of rebuilding the Soviet Union. If we don’t put a swift stop to empire building by Putin now, we will have signaled to the world that there are no consequences and other dictators will soon follow.