Political Research & Campaigning
Promoting candidates and policies in government.
“[T]hank you for capturing an incredible moment in time. ... Your [video] clips enable the moment to be relived ... and truly represent the myriad of emotions that characterize our country at this critical time.”
— Francine R. Kaufman, M.D., Childrens Hospital L.A. & Town Hall Panelist
“Douglas Drenkow has been a superstar ... at Californians for Gray Davis. He [has] ... a great work ethic. ... He is very friendly and polite, and always treats everyone with respect.”
— Adam Seiden, Finance, The 1998 (Historically Successful) Gray Davis for Governor Campaign
“From the comprehensive research that went into this project [a demographic analysis of CA AD 41], to the clear organizational style in which you present the information, your hard work and professionalism are obvious. ... I appreciate your commitment and energy!”
— Kelly Hayes-Raitt, 2006 Candidate
(from Santa Monica) for California Assembly
As producer, I booked surrogates for the then-three contenders for the Democratic nomination on a widely watched program in a key California district. The show was repeated several times on that and a sister station, in a neighboring district, right before Super Tuesday.
Administrative and promotional work, in the office and in the field, alone and in teams, for local to statewide and national campaigns.
For progressive activists nationwide (and beyond) in health care reform, and for California Assembly candidate in a key district.
Original productions for vital issues; at live events, including a health care “town hall”; with local to congressional office holders and candidates; and for a pre-recorded message that helped win a key endorsement.
Research, an on-air appearance, a mass e-mailing, and an article with an “action form” to legislators in an online news site with hundreds of thousands of visitors — all in support of public access television, “under fire.”