October 2013 is already shaping up to be a big news month, and it hasn’t even started yet. Below are just a few of the newsworthy happenings expected. Take advantage and tap in where you can. Think about how your experts can explain how each event will impact the American public and what it means for them from a variety of relevant angles – financially, emotionally, etc. Happy pitching!
- Obamacare for all: Oct. 1 is the day the state’s exchanges go live online, which means people can start signing up for coverage.
- Possible (and likely) government shut down: could start at midnight.
- National Awareness Campaigns: October has a slew of them [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_commemorative_months], including breast cancer awareness, which is among the most well-known.
- Holidays: Columbus Day, Halloween (and don’t forget Boss’s Day!)
- Pledge of Allegiance. Oct. 12, 1892 was the first day the pledge was said in public schools. It’s a tricky topic these days, but a historian could provide just the right context for how it came to be.
- Hurricane Sandy one year later: The storm hit New Jersey on Oct. 29.
- Major League Baseball World Series: Starts Oct. 23.
- iPad5 expected, as is a Twitter IPO
This is just a sample, so please feel free to add anything I missed in the comments section below. And, as always, we’d love to hear about successes!