Ad Council Launches Vaccine Campaign | COVID Collaborative
February 25, 2021 — At Civic, we know how important it is to get back to the life moments that matter most. Getting answers to your top questions about the COVID-19 vaccines is the first step. We’re proud to be a part of the “It’s Up to You” campaign in partnership with the Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative to make sure people across the country the information they need to make an educated decision about the COVID-19 vaccines. Get the latest facts at www.GetVaccineAnswers.org.
Fireside Chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci | COVID Collaborative
February 9, 2021 — Dr. Fauci joined the COVID Collaborative for this special event about the state of the pandemic and what's to come as the new administration gets to work. Watch the Fireside Chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, moderated by Governors Deval Patrick and Dirk Kempthorne here.
Biden’s vaccine ad campaign hits roadblock | POLITICO
February 7, 2021 — "Administration officials are wary of launching a promised campaign promoting vaccination while doses are still in limited supply...“We’re very cognizant of the supply and demand issue, but we also know we have to get out there with an educational effort,” said John Bridgeland, a former senior official in the George W. Bush White House and co-founder of the COVID Collaborative, an independent initiative created to help states and localities coordinate their pandemic responses." Read here.
Thought Leader Forum|Corporation for Public Broadcasting
January 25, 2021 — John Bridgeland shared the ideas of COVID Collaborative at the CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum, an event that kicked off the 2021 NETA Conference.
Americans Can Do Anything…If They Are Just Asked|The Sunday Paper
December 13, 2020 — John Bridgeland reflects on the COVID Collaborative: "Sometimes you unexpectedly gain an insight that completely changes your lens upon the world. Over the last six months, I’ve had that experience related to America’s number one challenge—COVID-19—but not in the way you might think." Read here.
Gov. Deval Patrick & John Bridgeland Discuss the COVID Collaborative, with Tim Shriver | YouTube
December 11, 2020 — Governor Deval Patrick (Co-Chair) and John Bridgeland (Co-Founder and CEO) talk to Tim Shriver about the COVID Collaborative, their new initiative bringing together governors, public health experts, and others across all sectors to mobilize citizens to help end the COVID health crisis and get the country back on its feet. Read here.
Coronavirus vaccines face trust gap | Washington Post
November 24, 2020 — If offered a coronavirus vaccine free of charge, fewer than half of Black people and 66 percent of Latino people said they would definitely or probably take it, according to the COVID Collaborative survey-based study released Monday that that underscores the challenge of getting vaccines to communities hit hard by the pandemic. Read here.
Launch of the COVID Collaborative
November 23, 2020 — The COVID Collaborative launched today! Learn more about this effort by exploring its progress thus far:
The New York Times covered the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative’s $50 million vaccination education campaign
COVID Collaborative and its partners, the NAACP, UnidosUS, and Langer Research released the results of their survey on vaccine hesitancy in the Black and Latinx communities
November 16, 2020 — In "There is no more important step in Biden's first 100 days than this" by Stephen Heintz, President and CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, argues that the most important thing for President-Elect Biden to do is to establish a White House Office for Democracy to launch a series of overdue reforms. He cites John Bridgeland's direct access to President George W. Bush when creating the USA Freedom Corps to highlight the importance of the appointed staff to manage the office by bringing "deep relationships with the nonprofit sector and state legislatures." Read here.
The Upswing |UVA's Miller Center
October 22, 2020 — John Bridgeland moderated a discussion between Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett to discuss their new book, 'The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again'. It's a brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic “I” society to a more communitarian “We” society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation. Watch here.
I Should Have Worn a Mask |Wall Street Journal
October 21, 2020 — Former Governor Chris Christie published the importance of wearing a mask to save lives and the economy after being infected with COVID-19 following the the Rose Garden nomination event for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. "One of the worst aspects of America’s divided politics is the polarization of something as practical as a mask." Read here.
Reimagining Democracy Town Hall |CWCSEO
October 21, 2020 — John Bridgeland gave the keynote address to the Connecticut General Assembly and Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity on Reimagining Democracy: A More Perfect Union. Watch here.