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Campaign & Online Activism Webinar Series

Presented by American Majority in partnership with The Manning School

The age of social media requires professionals and aspiring political leaders to manage a dynamic and pliable schedule — one that allows you to track goals in the months and weeks leading up to key dates but that also allows you to respond with lightning speed to policy decisions or curve balls thrown your way throughout the course of your issues- or leadership-driven activism.

This series of four webinars trained 375 men and women to do just that! Many thanks to The Manning School for their incredible partnership. They’re doing great things — we encourage you to check out their site. Our attendees were just as awesome and we were honored to receive positive feedback including, “Thank you – a value packed 60 minutes that just inspires me to act” and “Picked up some great tips! Excellent. Thank you! (more…)

Win an American Majority Campus Training!

Win a Free American Majority Campus Training

Win a Free Campus Training

Are you a college student looking to make a difference on your campus… and in your nation? Tell us how you and your group are working to bring conservative change to your area.

What’s in it for you? Enter for the chance to win a FREE American Majority Campus Training this fall.

If you win we will work with you to determine how to best empower your group — through campaigns, activism, networking, campus events, and more! The winning group will receive: 1) a full Saturday of training by American Majority experts, 2) lunch, and 3) student activism training guides.

We’re proud of our student trainees! Here are a few highlights:

  • Mary Gainey from Carroll University in Wisconsin managed a competitive six-way primary campaign for a candidate running for state assembly — and won! Mary advises students to be bold when looking for opportunities, saying, “There’s no harm in asking. It’s one of the bravest things you can do to impress people.”
  • During trainings on Vermont college campuses last year American Majority helped students who were looking to grow and start conservative groups in the state. Young Americans for Liberty Vermont State Chair Michael Miley says about the training on his campus, “It was a sharp, dynamic event that covered all of the important tools today’s campus activist needs in an engaging and concise way.”
  • Campus Majority trainee Jason Schneider used the training at Concordia University Wisconsin to revitalize conservative college groups on campus. He helped his group kill it on social media to build political awareness in his community.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you in-person on campus this semester!

Tell us your story. To enter for a chance to bring an American Majority training to your campus fill out the brief survey.

Brian Mast: Double Amputee Special Operations* Veteran Runs for Congress

Double Amputee Special Operations Veteran Runs for Congress

Brian Mast lost both legs to an IED while serving Joint Special Operations* Command as an explosives expert in Afghanistan. Military service had been a huge part of Brian’s identity and the idea of losing his purpose was devastating. However, he remembers lying in the hospital telling his wife that the best thing he did for his country couldn’t be in his past.

“I told my wife that I was going to pursue public office when I was ready,” said Brian. (more…)

Scott Miller: Saving the World, One County at a Time

Scott Miller-Saving the World one county at a timeScott Miller of Salt Lake County, Utah was screaming at President Obama on TV one afternoon when his 14-year-old daughter told him bluntly that if he didn’t like something, he should do something about it. Realizing the wisdom of his daughter’s words, Scott signed up for a Constitution class a few weeks later. (more…)

American Majority President Matt Robbins Talks #GOPDebate on Bloomberg

American Majority President Matt Robbins and Bloomberg Politics’ Mike Bender discuss the first Republican presidential debate. They speak on on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Was it the ‘Trump Show’ vs. everyone else? Did the debate work for Jeb Bush to play the ‘other statesman’? Did Carly Fiorina knock it out of the park? What about John Kasich?

Hear Matt’s thoughts here.

GOP Debate: The Trump Show vs Everyone Else

How to Take Action After the First Presidential Debate

With the first presidential debate happening tonight, it is time for conservative activists and leaders to organize and mobilize for 2016. An election critical to the direction of our country will be determined in 16 months but the first votes will be cast in less than six months.

I encourage you to think about what you can do now to make an impact. Here are my top five suggestions: (more…)

Grassroots to Lawncare: Building a Successful Campaign Part Four

Grassroots to Lawncare
In Part Three, I resumed discussing the requirements for building a grassroots campaign and how it is similar to growing a lawn. The following post will be a continuation of that, getting from lumps and root growth to the lawn’s filling in and how understanding this will help you win an election.

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Youngest Oklahoma State Senator Joseph Silk: District’s First Conservative

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If you’re looking for a grassroots success story, meet State Senator Joseph W. Silk of Broken Bow, Oklahoma who, at the age of 29, is the youngest member of the Oklahoma state senate. His journey began in 2011 when Silk’s father, Joe, ran to represent their district in the state House of Representatives and was defeated. (more…)

Grassroots to Lawncare: Building a Successful Campaign Part Three

Grassroots to Lawncare
In Part Two of this series, I resumed discussing the requirements for building a grassroots campaign and how it’s similar to growing a lawn. The following post will be a continuation of that, getting from fine hairs of grass to clumps and root growth and how that relates to an election.

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BUCKEYE BOOT CAMP & DEBATE PARTY, CLEVELAND, OH

Join the ACU and American Majority for a day of training, speeches, and debate. American Majority CEO Ned Ryun will be spearheading the American Majority training sessions at the event. Each session gives conservatives best practices in political technology, social media, and voter contact. Click here to learn more!

Braving the Politics of Education on a Florida School Board

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Nick and Kelly Lichter’s involvement in local politics began with their commitment to the best possible education for the children of Collier County, Florida.

Their interest in the educational system began as their own children came of preschool age. During this time, the Lichters discovered liberal arts curriculums and were amazed at the breadth of education the model provided. Eventually they decided to work toward starting their own school. Their goals were rewarded when Mason Classical Academy received a charter. (more…)

How to Cross the 2,000 Twitter Follower Mark

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Are you on Twitter and frustrated that you can’t pass the 2,000 follower mark? (Twitter rule: once you follow 2000 users, you are only able to follow 10 percent more users than your followers.) Here are five tips that can help you get to and pass your 2,000th follower.

  1. Unfollow

To make sure you are able to have a 1:1 ratio of follows to followers to be able to pass the 2,000 mark you need to make sure you aren’t following too many people that aren’t following you back (See number 3 for more help). Go through who you follow and unfollow those that aren’t returning the favor. If you just want to follow lots of celebrities and organizations who will most likely never follow you back then it will take you much longer to pass the 2,000 follower mark and it can be helpful to unfollow some of those big names and follow them after you have passed the 2,000 mark. You can always add folks who won’t follow you back to a Twitter List to keep up with what they are tweeting instead of following them.

  1. No Ghost Towns

If you aren’t regularly posting content you are much less likely to get followers. Make sure you are putting out a good variety of original content that make people want to follow you. The point of following someone on any area of social media isn’t for silence, but to gain perspective and to learn about news in a rapid fashion.

  1. Twitter Apps

With social media and technology has come with lots of tools to help you with your social media experience. A simple google search of “Twitter Apps” will give you lots of options to use when it comes to helping your Twitter experience. Some helpful ones the staff at American Majority has found are Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, BufferApp, and Manage Flitter. These apps can help you schedule tweets, unfollow those who don’t follow you, and to better organize your Twitter account.

  1. Follow Friday

On Fridays a great way to show appreciation for your followers is having a tweet with the hashtag of #FF. You put this hashtag then list your followers that you think others should follow. This gives your followers exposure and will often result in them returning the favor, which will help you get some more people to follow you. When using this hashtag try to put some followers in the tweet that don’t already follow one another, so that they are more likely to give each other a new follower.

  1. Shout Outs

If you are close to the 2,000 limit, but can’t seem to get over the hump ask someone you know, whether personally or you have a good Twitter relationship, to give you a shout out. Asking their similar followers to follow you to get you to your goal. The key with this is to make sure it’s someone who would give you a shout out, has similar followers, and has many more followers than you that would be able to follow you in a big way to push you past the 2,000 follower mark.

Following these 5 tips should help you get over the 2,000 follower mark! If not feel free to ask us at American Majority for advice or a shout out!

Grassroots to Lawncare: Building a Successful Campaign Part Two

Grassroots to Lawncare
In Part One, I introduced the requirements for building a grassroots campaign and how it’s similar to growing a lawn. The following post is a continuation of that, getting from simple grass seeds to fine hairs of grass growing all over the place, and how that relates to an election.

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Ben’s Story: What Happens When Students “Just Get Involved”

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For high school student Ben Franke, conservative values aren’t just something to talk about, they’re something to act on.

American Majority brought our Youth Grassroots Training to Waterloo, Iowa; which was home of several contentious races during the 2014 election cycle. Several of the attendees went on to volunteer during the homestretch of the election. Ben Franke was one of those students who took action during those final crucial days. (more…)

Conservative Outsider Defeats Native Incumbent

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As a non-native conservative of Ocoee, Tennessee, Karen Bracken faced incredible odds when she decided to run for county commissioner as an Independent in her rural, heavily Democratic town.

“If you’re not a Democrat, you won’t even get a job in the county,” said Karen.

The inhabitants of Ocoee have lived there for generations; most of them were born there and outsiders are regarded with suspicion. Winning alongside three Democrat incumbents, and beating one by 36 votes, Karen’s successful campaign in the area was equivalent to a miracle.

“This place is small town politics at it’s finest,” said Karen. (more…)

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