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Son of Gov. Walker to Spearhead NH and VT Activist Trainings

Do you know men and women interested in influencing positive change on their college campuses or within their local communities?

Don’t miss the series of activist trainings we at American Majority are hosting — the first in Concord, New Hampshire on Wednesday, April 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and the second in Burlington, Vermont on Thursday, April 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be served at both events. (more…)

How Does Your State Rank?

It’s a fact. States with lower taxes and less government spending experience more economic growth. The state in which you live affects jobs and business growth more than many may may think. Where does your state fall this year on the economic scale?

Rich States, Poor States, the annual study from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), reviews the economic performance of each state over the last ten years, and forecasts each economic outlook based on current standing in state policy variables. Utah, North Dakota, and Indiana this year received the highest marks for 2015 economic outlook!

When introducing the state rankings, the report states that, “Generally speaking, states that spend less—especially on income transfer programs, and states that tax less—particularly on productive activities such as working or investing—experience higher growth rates than states that tax and spend more.” Big surprise!

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Find out where your state ranks in 2015, and understand what’s happening not only in your state, but on a national economic level. Examine why New York is considered last in economic standing out of all fifty states, closely followed by Vermont and Minnesota, and whether particular legislative policies can be tied to the low economic growth. It’s been proven again and again that lower taxes and less federal regulation encourages jobs, business growth, and indeed the entire economy, which is why we at American Majority encourage you to take definitive steps to change your community for the better.

Download our free resources, schedule a training, and become involved at a local level to make long term impact on our country.

How Future Candidates are Prepping to Win Local Spring 2016 Elections

“Do your homework. Plan out where you want to run. Make sure you know how many votes are needed to win. Put together a solid campaign plan. We need a new generation of conservative leaders to improve their local communities — far too often the left just dominates those local boards.” (more…)

Remembering Lincoln: Would a beard improve the prospects of these presidential hopefuls?

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Monday, on the heels of former First Lady Hillary Clinton’s announcement Sunday she’s running for president, announced he’s running for president — the latest in a line of hopefuls already causing division among liberals and conservatives alike.

Looking through all the social-media posts on constituents’ dissatisfaction over the early announcers got those of us at American Majority wondering … perhaps resurrecting a piece of advice a young woman once gave President Abraham Lincoln (shot in Ford’s Theatre 150 years ago today) would make the prospective commanders-in-chief more appealing — say, by taking the advice given to Lincoln and growing some facial hair? (more…)

20 American Majority-Trained New Leaders Win in Wisconsin

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American Majority Continues to Train New Leaders who Win! (more…)

4 Ways to “Shake It Off” While on the Campaign Trail

The path to any elected office is far from glamorous and oftentimes has many bumps and discouragements along the way; the thing activists and future leaders need to remember is that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

If one person slams his or her door in your face during a get-out-the-vote effort, there is generally a courteous soul who will say, politely, “Thanks but no thanks.”

This post is for those moments on the campaign trail that get you down in the dumps. Especially as primaries approach and you ramp up your GOTV efforts, remember to not sweat the small stuff. Instead — in the words of T. Swift — “shake it off.” (more…)

Don’t Let Hillary Set the Standard for Transparency

With news coming out this week that Hillary Clinton has deleted the emails from her private server, we have another reminder of how the political elite don’t want transparency and yet transparency is a bedrock of our constitutional republic. As Patrick Henry said, “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” (more…)

The Lean Campaign Model

The essay below is by Austin James at Pixels & Politics. View the entire piece here. 

The Existing Campaign Paradigm

For those familiar with the political campaign process, you know that they are largely run the same way they were 100 years ago. For some things, like bolt-action rifles, secret family recipes and PBS programming that’s okay, but not for deciding our country’s political leadership.

Our approach to voter contact and campaign strategy should reflect the habits of the very people we are trying to reach.

So, for the last few years I’ve been rethinking the optimal campaign structure, one more conducive to the idea of a political startup, with its unique focus on technology, rapid analysis and response. (more…)

“Shell-schocked” over Rep. Schock? Not so much — check out these four political faux pas

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) allegedly guzzled even more taxpayer dollars in false mileage-reimbursement claims on an SUV than originally reported, according to a new analysis released earlier this week by those at the Chicago Sun-Times — allegations that should come as no surprise considering the numerous conservatives and liberals who have found themselves in similar hot water over the years. (more…)

Twitter Hashtag Launch: #Win2016

Twitter will be the 2016 Digital Battleground. In an increasingly digital world, more and more Americans spend more and more hours on social media. Campaigns are increasing their digital presence to interact with voters where they spend the most time. When you examine the people who are on social media, you find that they are voters. In fact, 88% of social media users are registered voters. (more…)

What I Learned from the Fall of Rep. Aaron Schock

If you’re going to break laws and bend rules as a congressman, there are certain things you can do to avoid attention – don’t post pictures of your glamorous tax-paid vacations on Instagram and Facebook, avoid showing off $40,000 office décor to inquiring journalists, and maybe you shouldn’t use taxpayer money for a private plane ride and a Bears game. Rep. Aaron Schock’s fall from glory tells a cautionary tale for social media users everywhere.

Here’s what I learn from this trending Twitter topic and political scandal: (more…)

Winning: The Art of Getting it Right

It’s finally February and spring campaigns are underway. I talk to lots of candidates this time of the year who are jumping into the door-to-door campaign feet first, full of vigor and excited to get out and start walking.

The bad part? Sometimes they haven’t done their homework. I understand that crunching numbers is pretty tedious stuff—historical voting results in your precinct, which precincts you must win, how many like-minded voters live in your precinct already… There’s nothing overly exciting about it, I’ll admit. But it is oh-so-necessary.

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Activism Boot Camp Comes to You

1,000 Trained Students, Activists & Campaign Staffers

The CPAC Activism Boot Camp last month was a roaring success, with almost 1,000 people trained to run winning campaigns and communicate their messages online and face-to-face.

The three-day event drew national media attention with CNNNPRBoston Globe and other media outlets highlighting how conservatives learned to gain an edge on the Left. (more…)

Ready, Set, Win: CPAC Success!

The first-ever CPAC Activism Boot Camp powered by American Majority was a sweeping success!

Almost 1,000 college students and adults from across the nation last week attended the most comprehensive campaign and activism training in the history of CPAC. As NPR reports:

This week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, brought all the expected on and off the main stage in Washington D.C. But there was one big addition: hundreds attended the conference’s first-ever Activism Boot Camp, which trained attendees in the best practices of do-it-yourself campaigning.

Attendees took to Twitter to share what they learned, while the media also acknowledged the impact our trainings had on those that attended. Check out the highlights below: (more…)

Attend CPAC on Wednesday this Year

Update: Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Governor Bobby Jindal have confirmed their attendance at the Wednesday evening reception following the Wednesday-afternoon campaign and activist boot campGovernor Scott Walker is likely and Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul invited.

Did you know that CPAC starts on Wednesday this year? (more…)

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