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Dallas, Texas Grassroots Activist Training

 

As Part of American Majority’s Constitution Day Training Bomb, the Dallas Tea Party the NE Tarrant  TEA Party  the Texas Patriots TEA Party and the Garland TEA Party are hosting an American Majority Grassroots Activist training on September 17th in Irving, Texas. The event will be held at North Lake College, G-401, at 5001 North MacArthur Blvd. Doors will open and on-site registration will begin at 9:00AM. Training will begin at 9:30AM, and conclude at 4:00PM.

American Majority will be unveiling some new curriculum, covering topics such as*:
- How the Left Does GOTV
- Social Capitalist: Keys to Online Activism
- Grassroots Organizing for Freedom

Other topics and guest speakers include:
- The TEA Party Impact in the 82nd Legislative Session (JoAnn Fleming, TEA Party Caucus Advisory Board)
- Focus Local: Keys to impacting your Municipality (Katrina Pierson, TEA Party Review)
- New Tools for Voter Engagement (Matt Armstrong, Political Gravity)
- GOTV: Beyond the Basics (Ken Emanuelson, Dallas TEA Party Steering Committee)
- Tools for Legislative Accountability (Andrew Kerr, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility)
- How can Investigative Reporting Influence Your Activism (Daniel Greer, AgendaWise)

Registration for this event is $25.00 per person, and includes lunch and training materials. Reserve your tickets by registering online today!

Political Training Registration

Register by September 5th and receive a free t-shirt at the event!!**

For more information about this event, please contact Raz Shafer at 254-592-3361 or Raz@AmericanMajority.org.

* Presentation topics are subject to change.

**While supplies last.

Lansing, MI Activist Training

Our nation was founded by ordinary citizen activists desiring a government that was accountable to the people.  Today, ordinary citizens across our nation are tired of the status quo and ready to engage for the betterment of their communities. American Majority’s political training addresses these passions by providing education and resources to help you meet your goals.

American Majority is pleased to announce an Activist Training that will provide citizens with the tools necessary to win elections and implement limited government and free market principles.

The training will take place on Sunday, August 21st in the Granger Construction conference room at 6267 Aurelius Road in Lansing Michigan. The event will begin promptly at 2pm and end at 5pm. Registration begins at 1:30 pm. Registration is $25 per person and includes training materials and refreshments. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to seating limitations.

In addition to providing an opportunity to meet other patriots in your community, the seminar provides an opportunity to network and learn from grassroots organizers with successful campaign experience. Topics to be covered during the training include*:

  • Precinct Work: Organizing your precinct and setting a battle plan to win elections.
  • Grassroots Organizing for Freedom: Maximize the impact that your group and each individual within it has at the grassroots level.
  • Social Capitalism: Leveraging social media as a tool for online political action and winning the culture war.

 

Political Training Registration

If you have any questions or would like additional information, call or email Raz Shafer: e-mail Raz@americanmajority.org Phone: 254-592-3361.

American Majority is a non-profit and non-partisan political training organization whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

Fredericksburg, TX Candidate Training

Our nation was founded by ordinary citizen activists desiring a government that was accountable to the people.  Today, ordinary citizens across our nation are tired of the status quo and ready to engage for the betterment of their communities. American Majority’s political training addresses these passions by providing education and resources to help you meet your goals.

American Majority and the Fredericksburg TEA Party are pleased to announce a Candidate Training that will provide citizens with the tools necessary to win elections and implement limited government and free market principles.

The training will take place on Tuesday, August 9th at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company, 245 E. Main St in Fredericksburg, TX. The event will begin promptly at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm. Registration begins at 5pm. Registration is $25 per person and includes training materials. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to seating limitations.

In addition to providing an opportunity to meet other patriots in your community, the seminar provides an opportunity to network and learn from grassroots organizers with successful campaign experience. Topics to be covered during the training include*:

  • Precinct Work: Organizing your precinct and setting a battle plan to win elections.
  • How To Run For Office – Part 1: Organizing your political campaign and building a battle plan.
  • How To Run For Office – Part 2: Implementing freedom and winning elections.

Political Training Registration
If you have any questions or would like additional information, call or email Raz Shafer: e-mail Raz@americanmajority.org Phone: 254-592-3361.

American Majority is a non-profit and non-partisan political training organization whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

*Specific lectures are subject to change

Corsicana, TX Activist Training — POSTPONED

 

This training is being rescheduled.

Our nation was founded by ordinary citizen activists desiring a government that was accountable to the people.  Today, ordinary citizens across our nation are tired of the status quo and ready to engage for the betterment of their communities. American Majority’s political training addresses these passions by providing education and resources to help you meet your goals.

American Majority and the Navarro County TEA Party are pleased to announce an Activist Training that will provide citizens with the tools necessary to win elections and implement limited government and free market principles.

The training will take place on Saturday, July 23rd at the Corsicana Library on 100 North 12th St, Corsicana, TX. The event will begin promptly at 9am and end at 12pm. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Registration is $25 per person and includes training materials and refreshments. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to seating limitations.

In addition to providing an opportunity to meet other patriots in your community, the seminar provides an opportunity to network and learn from grassroots organizers with successful campaign experience. Topics to be covered during the training include*:

  • Precinct Work: Organizing your precinct and setting a battle plan to win elections.
  • Grassroots Organizing for Freedom: Maximize the impact that your group and each individual within it has at the grassroots level.
  • Social Capitalism: Leveraging social media as a tool for online political action and winning the culture war.

Political Training Registration
If you have any questions or would like additional information, call or email Raz Shafer: e-mail Raz@americanmajority.org Phone: 254-592-3361.

American Majority is a non-profit and non-partisan political training organization whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

*Specific lectures are subject to change

St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Social Media Training

American Majority will be conducting a Social Media training session in Clearwater, Florida on Saturday, July 30th. The event will be geared toward giving grassroots activists in Florida the resources and information that will help them effectively utilize platforms of social media as they defend free market principles and individual liberties in their communities. Some of the topics that will be addressed are:

-          The History of New Media: Take a look at how organizations and campaigns have been successful online, and inspire local groups to create their own social media identity.

-          Facebook: Starting with the basics of building a page for your organization, and how to market it effectively.

-          Twitter: This micro-blogging site has become the quickest way to spread breaking news. Learn how to get started, find followers, and communicate with the Twitter universe.

-          Blogging/Wikis/OIM: Going beyond social media, creating and sharing content that is relevant to your message is critical. Learn how to get started.

-          Social Capitalist: Now that you have gotten started, take a look at how all these social media tools work together to create a comprehensive strategy online.

 
The training will be held at the Homewood Suites, at 2233 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater, Florida, from 10:00AM-3:00PM. The registration fee of $25.00 per person includes lunch and training materials. We recommend that you bring your laptop if possible.

Political Training Registration

If you have any questions or would like additional information, email Ken Mayo at  Ken@AmericanMajority.org, or call Barb Haselden with the South Pinellas 912 Patriots at 727-709-7039.

American Majority is a non-profit and non-partisan political training organization whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

* Topics are subject to change. Registration is open to the public.

The New Leaders Project Now Over 50% To Goal

We are proud to announce that more than 500 groups have now taken the New Leaders Pledge since the launch of this first-of-its-kind national program late last year. Those local tea party and activist groups have agreed to recruit and train more than 5,000 new potential candidates in advance of the 2011 and 2012 elections. This brings the program more than half way to its goal of engaging 1000 organizations each to recruit 10 new leaders in their local communities to run for state or local office.

American Majority and tea party leaders from across the nation launched the New Leaders Project (NLP) to combine policy, education and grassroots infrastructure in an effort to sustain Tea Party momentum across America. The NLP is helping community leaders identify quality, liberty-minded candidates while fostering a new era of accountability between voters and elected officials.

“This is how we build a farm team for the future,” stated Ned Ryun, President of American Majority. “These new leaders have been identified as people who will be committed to fiscal responsibility, free enterprise and limited government. Thousands of them will now be trained to be effective advocates for the kind of reform that is necessary to save this nation from an unresponsive and unmanageable government we cannot afford.” In addition to the more than 500 groups that have signed the Pledge, more than 500 individuals have already committed to running for office.

To support the groups that take the Pledge and the work of local tea party organizers, American Majority will offer its proven policy, campaign and candidate training to the new leaders. More information about the New Leaders Project can be found at www.NewLeadersProject.org.

“Political parties do little to ensure their candidates, especially incumbents, adhere to fiscally responsible principles,” states Jason Hoyt, founder of the Tea Party of Orlando, FL. “In Florida, we the people will utilize the New Leaders Project to not only ensure we have the right candidates, but that they’re equipped with the tools necessary to win elections.”

This is a crucial time in our nation’s history. We do not have a government that serves the American people and tea party organizers at the local level recognize that,” states Ryun. “Statistics show that the longer a government official remains in office, the more prone they are to grow government. These new leaders will have the tools to break the cycle of incumbency and not only win, but passionately support the solutions we need.”

With the New Leaders Project fast reaching its goal, American Majority and local activist groups are keeping what has become one of the most potent grassroots political forces in American history strong, focused and ready for 2012.

Read the full text of the release here.

 

Waco, Texas Grassroots Survival School

American Majority will be joining Accuracy In MediaTexas Public Policy Foundation,  Americans for Prosperity -Texas, and  Liberty Institute for the Waco Tea Party’s Grassroots- Campaign, Leadership & Activist Survival School on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 9:00AM-5:00PM. Doors will open for registration at 8:00AM.

The keynote speaker will be KrisAnne Hall, and additional speakers from other groups will lead breakout sessions. There will be 3 different training tracks, with the following topics:

Campaign Track

  • New Leader Project – how to identify and encourage political candidates to run for office.
  • Precinct Project Training – how to effectively work your political precinct for a party or a campaign.
  • Campaign Training – for candidates, managers, & volunteers

Leadership Track

  • Traditional Media Training
  • Social Media Manager Training
  • Seminar on legal entities and how to file- PAC, 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4)
  • Policy Advocate Training

Activist Track

  • Fighting Traditional Media Bias
  • Social Media Training
  • Watchdog Training
  • How to be an effective public watchdog

The event will be held at the Waco Hilton Hotel, located at 113 South University Parks Drive, in Waco, Texas. Please visit the event website here to register for the event. For more information, please contact Toby Marie Walker at info@wacoteaparty.org, or call 254-836-5058.

 


 

The New Leaders Project Now Over 50% to Its Recruitment Goal

Contact: Thomas Basile (917) 579-2216 or Matt Robbins (540) 338-1251
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 THE NEW LEADERS PROJECT NOW OVER 50% TO ITS RECTRUITMENT GOAL

More than 500 Tea Party Groups Have Pledged to Identify and Train Thousands of
New Candidates in Advance of 2011 and 2012 Elections

 

PURCELLVILLE, VA (July 6, 2011) – American Majority, the nation’s leading grassroots training organization, is proud to announce that more than 500 groups have now taken the New Leaders Pledge since the launch of this first of its kind national program late last year.  Those local tea party and activist groups have agreed to recruit and train more than 5,000 new potential candidates in advance of the 2011 and 2012 elections.  This brings the program more than half way to its goal of engaging 1000 organizations each to recruit 10 new leaders in their local communities to run for state or local office.

American Majority and tea party leaders from across the nation launched the New Leaders Project (NLP) to combine policy, education and grassroots infrastructure in an effort to sustain Tea Party momentum across America.  The NLP is helping community leaders identify quality, liberty-minded candidates while fostering a new era of accountability between voters and elected officials.

“This is how we build a farm team for the future,” stated Ned Ryun, President of American Majority.  “These new leaders have been identified as people who will be committed to fiscal responsibility, free enterprise and limited government.  Thousands of them will now be trained to be effective advocates for the kind of reform that is necessary to save this nation from an unresponsive and unmanageable government we cannot afford.”  In addition to the more than 500 groups that have signed the Pledge, more than 500 individuals have already committed to running for office.

To support the groups that take the Pledge and the work of local tea party organizers, American Majority will offer its proven policy, campaign and candidate training to the new leaders.  More information about the New Leaders Project can be found at www.NewLeadersProject.org.

“Political parties do little to ensure their candidates, especially incumbents, adhere to fiscally responsible principles,” states Jason Hoyt, founder of the Tea Party of Orlando, FL.  “In Florida, we the people will utilize the New Leaders Project to not only ensure we have the right candidates, but that they’re equipped with the tools necessary to win elections.”

“This is a crucial time in our nation’s history.  We do not have a government that serves the American people and tea party organizers at the local level recognize that,” states Ryun.  “Statistics show that the longer a government official remains in office, the more prone they are to grow government. These new leaders will have the tools to break the cycle of incumbency and not only win, but passionately support the solutions we need.”

Since 2008, American Majority has been identifying and training thousands of candidates and local activists in more than 40 states in an effort to build a farm team of conservative leaders for the 21st Century.  American Majority organized efforts in Wisconsin earlier this year which received national attention in support of Governor Walker’s fiscally responsible budget policies.

With the New Leaders Project fast reaching its goal, American Majority and local activist groups are keeping what has become one of the most potent grassroots political forces in American history strong, focused and ready for 2012.


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About American Majority

American Majority is the leading developer of the nation’s new 21st century grassroots political infrastructure.  The organization uses its cutting edge curriculum to empower individuals and organizations with the most effective tools to promote liberty through limited government.  American Majority trains thousands of activists and candidates each year in communities across the country to be catalysts for authentic change in government.  The non-profit, non-partisan organization is dedicated to developing a new generation of American elected and opinion leadership that will reject the self-destructive policies associated with government expansion and promote policies that will lead to national and community growth and success.

Tulsa, OK Candidate Training

 

Every elected official, from school board member to state legislator to the President of the United States plays a vital role in shaping the policies and direction of our communities, states, and nation. These offices deserve men and women who are grounded in the principles of liberty and individual freedom. American Majority’s political training is designed to enhance your campaign effort through targeted education and resources.

American Majority Oklahoma is hosting a Candidate Training on Thursday, July 7th, in the Clubhouse of the Delaware Crossing Condominiums located at 2814 E 90th (just north of East 91st South and Delaware) in Tulsa. The training will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with registration beginning at 5:45 pm. Registration is $20.00 per person.

Regardless of campaign experience, American Majority’s Candidate Training Program makes running for office easier! American Majority Candidate Training Seminars are designed specifically to educate candidates on every level how to run effective and victorious campaigns and prepare them to become successful elected officials.

The Candidate Training Program includes:

  • Lectures* from campaign veterans, including:
    • Administration & Committee Formation
    • Communication Strategy:  Messaging, Medium, and Positioning
    • Earned Media & Dealing with the Press
    • Campaign Fundraising & GOTV
  • Interaction with individuals thoroughly involved with the issues confronting your state.
  • The opportunity to network with other liberty-minded candidates.
  • A complimentary resource guidebook full of material designed to further assist candidates. 

    Political Training Registration
     

    Upon completion of this political training seminar, candidates will receive continuing education materials, access to podcasts and other presentations, communications curriculum, and suggestions to help them utilize think-tank resources.

    If you have any questions, please contact Seth Brown at seth@americanmajority.org or call 405-639-8896.

    American Majority is a non-profit and non-partisan organization whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

    *Lectures are subject to change.

Oshkosh, WI Activist Training- Rescheduled

This event is being rescheduled for a later date- please call 262-241-7945 for more information about this or other events in Wisconsin.

Our nation was founded by ordinary citizen activists desiring a government that was accountable to the people.  Today, ordinary citizens across our nation are tired of the status quo and ready to engage for the betterment of their communities. American Majority’s political training addresses these passions by providing education and resources to help you meet your goals.

American Majority Wisconsin along with Oshkosh Patriots are pleased to announce an Activist Training that will provide citizens with the tools necessary to win elections and implement limited government and free market principles.

The training will take place on Saturday, August 13th at Robbins Restaurant, 1810 Omro Rd in Oshkosh from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Registration begins at 10:30 am. Registration is $20 per person and includes training materials and lunch. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

In addition to providing an opportunity to meet other patriots in your community, the seminar provides an opportunity to network and learn from grassroots organizers with successful campaign experience. Topics to be covered during the training include*:

  • Precinct Work
  • GOTV
  • Voter Fraud and Integrity

Political Training Registration

If you have any questions or would like additional information, call Heather Weininger: e-mail Heather@americanmajority.org or Matt Batzel: email Mattb@americanmajority.org.  You can also call 262-241-7945.

American Majority is a non-profit and non-partisan political training organization whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

Today Is An Historic Day In Wisconsin

Today is an historic day in Wisconsin, but you wouldn’t know by the lack of protestors in Madison.  As if all but forgotten, Act 10 (the famous Budget Repair Bill) is officially the law of the land here in the Dairy State.  I find it strangely odd that I am back in Madison on the day it is official, just as I was in Madison the day it was first introduced. Back then, it was cold and snowy, today it is sunny and warm. 

There also seemed to be swarms of protestors back in February, but you won’t find many here today.  A straggler here and there, but not the hundreds and thousands who descended on Madison as if the end of the world was near.  I entered the Capitol without the throngs of people in the rotunda and without people screaming in my ear and have had a peaceful day in this great city. 

So what happened, did people just give up on the protests?  Perhaps not.  Maybe people are realizing Act 10 will help school districts and municipalities.  Kaukauna School District is going to hire teachers.  How is that possible?  The school district finally has the tools they need to make sound fiscal changes.

It doesn’t stop at schools being able to make changes.  In fact, Racine County will now be able to use inmates, at no cost to the taxpayer, to perform maintenance such as mowing the grass along county highways.  Prior to Act 10, the unions had said this was against their county collective bargaining agreements. 

These examples are only the beginning.  School districts, county and city governments are just realizing the benefits they will have in saving money and changing services.  Sure, some folks in the public sector have had to put a little bit more of their paychecks towards funding their own retirement and healthcare as those in the private sector do.  On Sunday, Governor Walker signed into law the budget which cut $3.6 Billion in deficit and will see a $300 million surplus, something the state has not seen in decades.

It’s noon at the Wisconsin State Capitol and there is singing once again.  Only small numbers of folks are here singing and cheering, but large numbers of Wisconsinites will be able to know Wisconsin is back on the right track.

In order to keep the state heading in the right direction, and to help other states who need to go in this direction, we need to find people at all levels of government who are willing to make the tough decisions on keeping taxes down, reducing programs we can’t afford and holding the line on spending.  Keep your eyes and ears open, if you know someone who wants to run for office send them to one of American Majority trainings.

Marietta, GA Activist Training

This year, as town council, school board and other local elections are held across the nation, voters are getting involved like never before and are standing up to demand accountability and responsibility from their elected officials. As states face critical budget issues, town councils have to decide whether to cut spending or raise local taxes, and corrupt elected officials are taken to task, our country needs patriots who are organized, effective and ready to stand for lower taxes, transparency, and Constitutional government.

American Majority will be conducting a candidate training session in Marietta, GA on Saturday, August 27th. The event will be geared toward giving grassroots activists in Georgia the resources and information that will help them defend free market principles effectively in their communities. We will be talking about critical subjects such as:*

GOTV: How you can be most successful at getting the voters out to the polls on election day.
Micro-Targeting Precincts: Having precinct captains in place, and keeping and organizing accurate voter logs is essential to getting the election results you want.
Election Integrity: Find out what voter fraud looks like and what to do about it.

The training will be held at Roswell Street Baptist Church, located at 900 Roswell Street (office building) in Marietta, GA 30060 from 11:00am- 5:00pm. Please go to the address listed, not the actual church building. The online registration fee of $25.00 per person includes lunch and training materials.

Political Training Registration

Registration at the door will be $35.00 per person.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, call Jaoni Wood at 540-338-1251 or e-mail at Jaoni@americanmajority.org.

American Majority is a non-profit and non-partisan political training organization whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

* Topics are subject to change. Registration is open to the public.

Barrington, IL Activist Training

 

Our nation was founded by ordinary citizen activists desiring a government that was accountable to the people.  Today, ordinary citizens across our nation are tired of the status quo and ready to engage for the betterment of their communities. American Majority’s political training addresses these passions by providing education and resources to help you meet your goals.

American Majority along with the Schaumburg, Palatine, West Suburban Patriots and Algonquin Tea Parties and members of the Illinois Tea Party will be holding a Grassroots and Activists Training that will provide citizens with the tools necessary to win elections and implement limited government and free market principles.

The training will take place on Saturday, July 16 at the Millrose Restaurant (45 S Barrington Rd  Barrington, IL 60010) from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Registration begins at 9:30 am. Registration is $25 per person in advance or $30.00 at the door.

In addition to providing an opportunity to meet other patriots in your community, the seminar provides an opportunity to network and learn from grassroots organizers with successful campaign experience. Topics to be covered during the training include*:
·      Government 101
·      Becoming a Community Organizer for Freedom
·      Patriots 2.0 New Media, Social Media, online activism
·      Precinct Power – Micro Targeting and door knocking your community
·      Plus much more!

 

Political Training Registration

 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, E-mail Lonny at Lonny@AmericanMajority.org

American Majority is a non-profit and non-partisan political training organization whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

* Topics are subject to change.

 

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Budget Repair Bill

 

Late yesterday afternoon, the Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed in on the Budget Repair Bill (Act 10) and ruled that it did not violate the Open Meetings Law.  Judge Maryann Sumi’s injunction to Act 10 was voided because she exceeded her authority, “invaded” the Legislature’s constitutional powers and erred in stopping the publication and implementation of the collective bargaining law.

Justice David Prosser, who was recently re-elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court following the drawn out recount that cost the state over $520,000, wrote in his concurring opinion:  “[T]he Circuit Court [Judge Sumi] exceeded its authority in prohibiting publication of the 2011 Wisconsin Act 10.  This is not a close question.”  Now Secretary of State Doug LaFollette, who initially delayed publication after the Budget Repair Bill was passed to allow unions time to pass new contracts, is saying he will wait until June 28 before finally publishing Act 10.

Whenever Act 10 does take effect, local governments will have the tools available to balance their budgets.  The many local jurisdictions that passed new union contracts across the state at the behest of the unions will have those recently passed contracts in place until the contract term expires.  At that point, Act 10 would then apply to those public employees as well.

Since the Left and the unions have successfully gotten so many local governments to pass new union contracts, the savings in many areas will not be realized for a few years.  Members of school boards, city councils, and county boards that hastily passed union contracts need to be held accountable for their actions.

We need a new generation of leadership to step forward and run for local office to challenge the elected officials that kowtow to the unions.  Conservatives and Tea Party members are the logical people to fill this void of leadership.  It is time for local governments to serve the taxpayers.  Our communities need conservatives to step forward and run for local office!

Smart Girl Summit 2011

 

American Majority will be joining Smart Girl Politics again this year for their annual Smart Girl Summit, a conference that brings conservative women together for a time of training, motivation and fun! The event will be taking place in the nation’s heartland, St. Louis, MO on Friday July 29th and Saturday, July 30th, 2011.

Confirmed speakers include Dana Loesch, Nicole Kurokawa Neily and Deneen Borelli. American Majority will be providing training during the Fight Like a Girl: Countdown to 2012 Activist Bootcamp. Registration information for the event can be found here. The event is being held at The Crowne Plaza Downtown St. Louis, at 200 N. Fourth Street, in St. Louis. Discounted rates are available until July 1, so register now!

Smart Girl Politics is non-profit organization specifically for conservative women. Their goal is to educate and train activists and candidates, and empower conservative women to take on issues that are important to them. You can find Smart Girl Politics on Twitter and Facebook.