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Army Veteran Works to Improve Wisconsin School Board Finances

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After returning from serving a tour overseas with the Wisconsin Army National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Josh Schoemann decided to continue serving the public by running for school board in his local district. He prepped to win by attending American Majority trainings.

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How Facebook Propels Winning Campaign

We’re proud of Jeanette Hough, a Fairfax County resident, who ran after watching her school board members operate their own agendas. Among many controversial moves, the school board had voted 10-1 with one abstention for a new school transgender bathroom policy. (We highlighted the Fairfax County School Board’s controversial rulings last year.) She entered the 2015 county-wide school board race facing three incumbents to represent Fairfax County’s 1.1 million residents. On election day Jeanette won one of the three open spots, defeating the incumbent by 5,500 votes. Jeanette credits taking the campaign one step at a time, attending meet and greets, and utilizing social media for her campaign success. (more…)

Wisconsin Trainings You Won’t Want to Miss

Greetings from American Majority Wisconsin!  

We hope you’ve had a great first month to the New Year!  This is shaping up to be an exciting year for elections at all levels. We hope you’re gearing up for your own race or preparing to get involved with someone else’s.  

American Majority Wisconsin had a fantastic fall training candidates and activists across the state. While you’ve already gathered your signatures and filed your candidacy for spring elections, now is the perfect time to brush up on your campaign skills before you take to the streets knocking on doors and shaking hands with your voters.

Upcoming Campaign Training (more…)

3 Ways to Eliminate the Fear of Fundraising

3 Ways to Eliminate the Fear of Fundraising

 

Imagine that you are a conservative candidate whose campaign is resonating with people. You are drawing crowds to your events, and people are getting excited about what you are saying and what you promise to do. And then, the time comes to do that thing that every candidate does, but no one wants to do. (more…)

5 Online Tools That Every Campaign Needs

5 Online Tools

 

Last year, the 2016 Republican presidential candidates held a debate at the Reagan Presidential Library. It is not shocking that over the course of the evening, Ronald Reagan’s name was mentioned 63 times. Both the venue and invoking of the late president shows that his spirit and principles are alive and well within conservative politics today.

While the Gipper’s influence lives on, it’s not the 80s anymore! With new technologies at our disposal, political strategy has shifted drastically to keep up with these new platforms. If conservatives are going to compete in today’s political landscape, we need to learn to leverage these technologies to our advantage.

Here are five tools that every campaign needs to maintain an effective online presence. (more…)

4 Signs that You Should Run for Office

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Did you know that you can run a successful campaign for under $1,000? BJ Murphy, the youngest elected Mayor of Kinston, North Carolina, recently wrote an article with the top four ways to run a local campaign on a small budget. By running a highly organized and relationship-oriented campaign, you can make a lot of ground without breaking the bank. (Read the full article here). (more…)

CPAC 2016 Activism Boot Camp: Where You Become the Game Changer

Get equipped to be a political power player.  Seasoned campaign and communication strategists from more than a dozen organizations reveal what it takes to win and how you can play an instrumental role in bringing conservative success to your community…and nation.  

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned campaigner, our Wednesday camp offers three all-new tracks based on your goals — Student Activism Training, Modern Community Activism Training, and the Campaign, Tech, and Data Workshop — all of which culminate in special access to an evening Activism Boot Camp Reception!

Training Conservatives to Win: American Majority 2015 Report

American Majority Training Conservatives to Win

View full American Majority 2015 Annual Report here!

Eight years. Lots has happened in eight years. Almost two entire terms of a disastrous liberal Presidency. Plus thousands of elections (primary and general) across America at the local, state, and federal levels. Eight years is also how long American Majority (AM) has been at it. We’ve traveled the country, training tens of thousands of everyday people. They are now real, new leaders, truly effective activists and digital practitioners. And they matter.  (more…)

Facebook & Community Volunteers Play Big Role in Fairfax County School Board Win

Jeanette HoughAfter seeing the school board members were running their own agenda, Jeanette Hough decided it was time to make a difference and entered the 2015 county-wide school board race facing three incumbents. On election day Jeanette won one of the three open spots, defeating one incumbent by 5,500 votes. Jeanette credits taking the campaign one step at a time, attending meet and greets, and utilizing social media for her campaign success.

“I did at least three [meet and greets] a week. I filed on June 1 and ran a strong campaign for six months, even though I got in late comparable to other candidates,” said Jeanette. (more…)

Peggy Huang: CA Councilwoman with a Vision for City Development

Peggy Huang California Councilwoman with a Vision for City Development

As a teenager, Peggy spent much time in politics and knew she would eventually return to it. As a resident and mother in Yorba Linda, California, she put hours of effort into serving the city, and in 2014 won a race for city councilwoman.

Peggy was trained by American Majority President Matt Robbins at the Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series when she decided to run. The most important thing she learned from the training was fundraising strategies. Peggy believes that the training armed her with campaign strategies and served as one of the most valuable foundations for her journey to city council.

“The Bergeson Series made campaigning a lot easier,” said Peggy. (more…)

We Need Conservative Leaders in Local Government

Op-ed originally published in RightWisconsin.com.

December is now upon us, and the holidays are fast approaching. As we make plans for gifts, family gatherings and feasts, local governments are making preparations for spring elections. While the timing seems odd or inconvenient to some, local candidates began circulating nomination papers for spring elections on December 1st in Wisconsin and are due on January 5. Though it may seem daunting to try to get out to collect signatures during the holiday season, most local races don’t require a large number of signatures. Conservatives are needed to step up and run for local office to improve their communities.

Many of us follow politics and maybe even get involved in the election process, but all too often we neglect the local issues and races. That’s an unfortunate reality because local elections and decisions made at the local level are the ones we’re more likely to be personally impacted by in relation to our everyday lifestyle and our tax bill.

Wisconsin needs conservative leaders to rise up and take a stand where the rubber meets the road. Liberals typically dominate school boards, county boards, city councils because they are paying attention to those levels of government. If we want to hold the line on encroaching policy decisions and fully implement the tools given to local governments by the state legislature and Governor Walker, now is the time to do it.

This particular spring election cycle is a great opportunity for conservatives to run and win. The spring general election is the same day as the Presidential Preference on April 5. Since Hillary Clinton is likely to be the Democratic nominee and the Republicans have a hotly contested primary, the chance of elevated conservative turnout is high in Wisconsin. Smart campaigns will be able to capitalize on higher turnout and deliver their message to Presidential primary voters who don’t typically vote in local elections. Now is the time to capitalize on this opportunity!

Read the full piece at RightWisconsin.com.

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Local Campaigns Webinar Series: Three Recordings

Local Campaigns Webinar Series

With spring elections right around the corner, American Majority launched a Local Campaigns Webinar Series to equip new leaders. The series focuses on campaigns run at the local level (municipal, county, and school board). If you are running for local office, have ever thought about running for office, helping with a campaign or understanding more about the political process, view the webinar recordings at the links below. (more…)

American Majority Making Big Impact On Conservative Cause in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Watchdog
MADISON, Wis. – Matt Batzel looked out into a sea of faces, tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered on the grounds of the state Capitol, and took comfort in knowing that a sizable portion were there to “Stand with Scott Walker,” to back conservative principles.

These were the heady days of Wisconsin’s historic battles over Act 10, Walker’s reform measure that changed the rules on public-sector collective bargaining in the Badger State. (more…)

American Majority-Trained Chris Johnson Wins MS House with 83%

American Majority-Trained Chris Johnson Wins MS House with 80.3%

Chris Johnson ran for District 87 of the Mississippi House of Representatives as a Republican and won with 80.3% on November 3. He has never before held elected office.

Prior to politics, Chris’s dedication had been to business. There were several factors that drove Chris towards a political career. However, the primary cause and the one closest to Chris’s heart was his concern for liberty in the world of private business. (more…)

Cyber Monday: Free Local Campaign Webinar Series

With spring elections right around the corner, American Majority is launching a Local Campaigns Webinar Series to equip new leaders. The series will focus on campaigns run at the local level (municipal, county, and school board). If you are running for local office, have ever thought about running for office, helping with a campaign or understanding more about the political process, plan on joining these webinars to learn what candidates need to do in order to win.

10 Steps to Jump Start Your Campaign, Dec. 3 > REGISTER NOW
Messaging for Local Campaigns, Dec. 8 > REGISTER NOW
Effective Voter Contacts, Dec. 10 > REGISTER NOW

Need a refresher on who we are and what we do? The stunning record of Wisconsin conservatives and our very own Wisconsin state chapter were featured last week on WisconsinWatchdog.org. Take three minutes to read this snapshot of conservative success in the Badger State: (more…)

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