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Please Join Me in Houston this Saturday!

Fellow Patriots:

If you’re in the Houston area, please consider joining the North Houston Tea Party this Saturday for a “I Will Vote” rally to gear up for election day.

This Saturday, October 16th, from 10 AM – 2 PM, we’ll be rallying at the Sam Houston Race Park Showgrounds, discussing what motivates us to vote, and what we’ll do to actively promote candidates and causes we care about.

Admission is free and food will be available for purchase all afternoon.

I’ll be there representing American Majority Action, signing people up at the “Activism Table” to phone bank and block walk. It’s crucial that Tea Party activists both in Houston and nationwide help get out the vote for conservative candidates to really make a positive change both in DC, but even more importantly, in local government. Without a conservative farm team running the show in our towns, cities, counties and state, we won’t have the base needed to actively get conservatives elected and eventually make headway in our attempts to limit government in Washington.
If you’re in or near Houston, I really hope you’ll join me – and consider getting involved with American Majority Action, the North Houston Tea Party, and all of the other fine organizations that will be present. I’m looking forward to hearing the exciting keynote speakers, and connecting with activists who really want to engage in order to make a difference.

Featured guests at Saturday’s event include:

BRIGITTE GABRIEL | Terrorism Expert, Author, Founder of ACT! for America

KEVIN JACKSON | Author of “The BIG Black Lie”

DEBBIE RIDDLE | State Representative

MICHAEL BERRY | “Czar of Texas Radio”, The 950 & 740

SUZANNA HUPP | 2nd Amendment Activist

BERNARD NAVARRO | Cuban-Born American & Political Activist

CATHERINE ENGELBRECHT | Founder, King Street PatriotsTrue the Vote

JOE “PAGS”, Emcee | Award-Winning Radio Host, The 950 – Listen 6:00-9:00am to win VIP Tickets!

Special Appearances by “GEORGE WASHINGTON” & Kerrville Drum & Fife Corp

Entertainment by Singers KRISTA BRANCH & LAWANDA BADGER

Outlaw Dave and Michael Garfiled are also hosting pre-event social.

I know this will be a great event and our last big “hurrah” before our victory celebrations post-election. However, we mustn’t rest until November 2nd. Afterwards, we certainly deserve a short break – but we cannot afford to forget that post-election follow-up is key. If we don’t hold our elected officials  (of both parties) accountable, they’re liable to run amok. Unfortunately, the perks and powers that come with being an elected official can tempt even the most principled among us. It’s up to we the people to secure our own liberties – and a large part of guaranteeing that we remain free comes with letting those who represent us know we’re watching, and that there will be consequences for any actions taken to endanger our God given rights.

I hope to see you at the Sam Houston Race Park Saturday at 10AM! Don’t forget to bring your rally signs, enthusiasm, and willingness to put your boots on the ground and actively support candidates who truly believe in the ideals that you and I hold so dear.

Seeing the Light Born of a Dark Two Years

In the middle of October, 2008, when I still had my own personal blog (never again) I predicted that Barack Obama would win the Presidential election.  Though the poll numbers were still pretty tight at that point, the writing was on the wall as far as I was concerned.  Thus I conceded a month early and wrote a post about what conservatives should do next after the November elections.

The purpose of the post (entitled “The Conservative Reaction: A Call to Action”) was to ask the question:

“What should we as Conservatives do after the election we face of an overwhelming Democratic House and Senate and a newly elected Democratic President?”

Now, two years later, I wanted to go back and see how conservatives have done.  Thus, here is what I wrote as the “Five Things I am Going to Try to do During LUPO – Life Under President Obama”.  Check them out along with my new comments underneath.

Number 1: As a conservative, Barack Obama’s election means I must stand firm in my convictions and be ready to defend my positions…

First off, I know of many folks who immediately started reading up on the free market system, the constitution, and the history of the founding fathers in order to begin educating themselves.  Additionally, conservatives have been challenged by prominent conservatives to know where they stand and why.  And overall, conservatives have started going on the offensive more and more as the country has been taken down the road to even more massive government and less individual freedom.

Because people have embraced this responsibility, it has truly been incredible to see how many folks are now openly touting their conservative beliefs and their love for liberty.  Well done, American public.

Number 2: As a conservative, Barack Obama’s election means I must be creative in how I get my message to the masses…

When I wrote this post two years ago I was really curious how this was going to play out.  But two years later, I see how conservatives are using tools like Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and conservative websites to truly spread the message of conservatism effectively and strategically.  Heck, even conservative candidates are (finally) eschewing traditional media sources and taking their message straight to the people.

It is truly amazing to know that our better ideas and principled positions are finally starting to reach the average citizen – and it is humbling to know that American Majority has been at the forefront of this movement through our trainings, outreach, and education of a new generation of concerned Americans.

Score another one for the good guys.

Number 3: As a conservative, Barack Obama’s election means I must unite with those around me who believe as I do…

The implications of this advice are obvious two years later – The Tea Party Movement.  Not only has the movement grown exponentially since the spring of 2009, but it has also become a political force in all parts of the country.  And while the MSM mocked it, misunderstood it, and tried its best to kill it, the Tea Party folks have continually gotten more and more excited about cleaning house in Washington.  Thanks for that, President Obama; in reality, we owe you big time.

Oh, and just to channel my inner Al Gore, since I wrote about the need to unite and come together about 6 months before the Tea Parties started, I will take full and complete credit for them.  Yea for me.

Number 4: As a conservative, Barack Obama’s election means I must not give into the lie that conservatism is dying…

Well, obviously this is not the case.  Even though the pundits declared a new era in politics and the death of the conservative movement, we’ll see just how dead we are on November 2.

However, as a side note, if the (hopefully) decisive election results don’t clearly state the case for the country’s desire for smaller government, less spending, more accountability, and decidedly more transparency, then maybe Chris Christie can get in someone’s face and explain it to them nice and plain-like.

Number 5: Lastly, as a conservative, Barack Obama’s election means I must embrace the hope that even though things look dark now, there is a light upon the dawn…

Ah, yes, hope.  Not a false hope or a government-built hope, but a genuine and authentic “clean-out-the-halls-of-Congress-kind-of-hope” is what I feel when I look around the country and see people working hard to change our country for the better.  It truly is a blessing to see that apathy is slowly being replaced once again by the American desire for freedom, liberty, and prosperity.

Thus, before we battle for the next 20+ days for the future of this country, take a second to enjoy the fact that the horizon is breaking forth through the morning dark.  Relish the thought that soon our anger, our disgust, and our weariness will soon be replaced by a steadfast resolve to hold a new batch of elected representatives responsible for their actions and their votes.

For it is nearing the time to go from educated and informed voter to become educated and informed constituents once again – this time with a new focus and a renewed strength to see the American Dream make its comeback.

And be sure that while our days have been dark for the past two years, the light of freedom will show itself very bright very soon.  For this reason, I am thankful and encouraged by what has transpired within this movement during the past two years and what will happen many years into the future.

Fight on, fellow Americans, fight on!

FINAL MOVE TO VICTORY : GOTV

The final stretch of a campaign encompasses countless elements that will often make or break efforts to push a candidate across the finish line: making closing arguments to potential voters, working last-minute media relations to garner positive publicity, and diligently using financial resources to squeeze the most efficiency out of every last penny are a few examples. However, a vital component – arguably the most significant to achieving victory – is the all-important Get Out The Vote, or GOTV: establishing a targeted ground game to pull last-minute support into your column on Election Day.

Campaigns traditionally go through an early period where they examine the electoral DNA that make up their district; going precinct-by-precinct and determining which ones historically vote along their party lines and which ones often go for the opposition. Targeting the swing areas, or 50/50 precincts, that could realistically go either way depending on turnout, customarily takes up a significant portion of work and time. It is here where campaigns employ micro-targeting and persuasion: learning as much as possible about voters – what issues are important and relevant to their lives – and then based on this information providing a sound and convincing argument why they should support their candidacy, persuading them to cast a ballot on their behalf. Ideally, a campaign wants to reach out to these voters at least three times whether by phone-banking or volunteers knocking on doors, the goal is to make these 50/50 precincts 49/51 or more in your favor.

As the calendar moves from summer, past Labor Day and into the fall, the final election-sprint takes place and effective campaigns carry out a targeted GOTV strategy. This is a period of days, maybe a week at the most, before Election Day, when you direct efforts to pull voters in precincts that traditionally support your type of candidacy or political party; here is when you direct attention to precincts that are closer to 70/30 in your favor and not so much towards swing areas, this is the time to push, pull, and drag voters to the polls and make sure your supporters are represented on Election Day.

A fundamental flaw for many campaigns that come up short and are unable to win has been the failure to reach out to these traditionally strong areas of support in the final stages of an election. An effective GOTV effort can sway results by four to six percentage points and is often the key to victory. Many voters, especially in off-year elections, need that final push and personal contact to remind them to turn out in November.

Election Day is looming closer and closer. Campaigns that have specific and detailed plans to devote the final days to a GOTV ground game in areas of traditional support have a much better chance for realizing victory, while those that fail to implement this strategy risk falling short and facing ultimate defeat.

Notes from the Summit

As we were pleased to do last year, American Majority is providing in-depth training at the Smart Girl Politics 2010 Summit in DC this weekend, and I wanted to share some notes from it with you.

Yesterday, we held five training sessions, with Anita MonCrief and Faulkner Strategies joining us at the Summit- we started off teaching attendees about the system, how the progressive movement has systematically implemented reforms that have created the flawed system we currently face- and perhaps most importantly, how to break it.  Do you want to the learn the same things?  You can view that presentation on our website.

Then we explained how precincts work, why they are important, and how to work your precinct for a candidate you believe in for this upcoming election- or how to target precincts within your district to lead to victory if you’re the candidate yourself.  This is one of the most important presentations for conservative activists to know and understand, as the key to governing is first winning politically.  You can also view this presentation online to better understand precincts yourself.

Anita MonCrief taught attendees how to identify voter fraud- and what to do once they find it.  I broke out some notes from Anita’s stellar presentation in my blog post a few weeks ago.  Understanding legal voter registration, voter fraud and what to do about these issues is going to be of supreme importance to liberty-minded citizens in every election from the very local level, all the way up.

Our good friends at Faulkner Strategies joined us for a session on running for office, titled “Deciding to Run.”  A strong presentation focusing on the different dynamics and decisions that women candidates will be faced with, I saw lots of ink pens flying across note pages during this training session.  I don’t have a copy of Faulkner Strategies’ specific presentation, but we do have one of our “running for office” training presentations online that you can check out.  I am loving the field of strong conservative women who are taking back their communities and running for office this year- let’s keep this momentum growing and keep turning out solid candidates next year as well.

Finally, we spent some time training on the importance of engaging hearts and minds online through Facebook, Twitter, blogging, wiki projects and more.  You can view one of our new media presentations online, where you’ll learn about the history of communication and persuasion that we inherited from our founding fathers, why engaging online is so important, and then step-by-step instruction on how to do so.  New to the process?  Want detailed instruction on how to take your online engagement to the next level?  Download our Twitter or Facebook guides on our website and we’ll walk you through it.

Whether you were able to join us for the Smart Girl Summit 2010 or whether you were at home working hard for a candidate you believe in, or maybe just welcoming in the start of the fall season, we believe that knowledge is power.  So arm yourself, equip yourself, and let’s keep pushing on.

Saving Starfish

I received this email this morning from Bill Mathews, an American Majority Alumni from the Little Rock area:

“I am proud to be a member of a church that supports and encourages Christian participation in the election of our lawmakers.

We held our first VOTER REGISTRATION day last Sunday, we had 23 people sign forms, most which were name or address changes, but 7 were new voters.

One of our new voters is also a new US citizen. This will be her first election. HOW COOL IS THAT?
“I am attaching a photo of our team, a copy of the early voting dates and times for Pulaski and Saline Counties, and a copy of the church bulletin they advertised the event, and a photo of our Marquis Sign on I-30 for all to see.
“I will work to see more Southern Baptist Churches participate in the next election!” – Bill Mathews


WOW! I am so encouraged by what Bill and his church have done. They are participating in the American process, encouraging people to get informed and engaged thus empowering them. This is the way our process is intended to happen.

Bill is excited about sharing his experience with other churches and helping them to get their GOTV Campaigns geared up for the 2012election. In talking with him this morning, he said he was considering putting together a package with the guidelines for how a church can effectively manage a voter registration drive.

Bill’s story isn’t about 2 million people attending a political rally or some big-name political guru “firing people up.” It is a relevant story of grassroots activism and essential to helping defend freedom and protect liberty.

Imagine if each church in Arkansas just registered 7 new voters before the upcoming election. What would that look like? There are an estimated 450,000 churches in America so it’s safe to say there are literally thousands in Arkansas alone. Just for argument’s sake lets settle on half the average which would be 4,500. If each one of those Churches registered 7 new voters that would be 31,500 new voters, think that could make a
difference in the election?

You bet your sweet bippy it would! Only 10 out of Arkansas’ 75 counties have more than 31,500 people registered to vote.

This reminded me of the star fish story. It goes like this:

“I was walking along an ocean beach one hot summer day. In the distance, I saw a man who was doing a strange dance, bending over again and again. As I got closer, I saw that he was picking up starfish that had washed ashore and carefully tossing them back into the surf.
I asked: “Why are you throwing those starfish into the sea?”
He replied, “The tide is going out, the sun is hot, and if I don’t, they will die here.”

I noted how the beach was miles long and there were thousands of stranded starfish and the few he threw back couldn’t make any real difference.

The man paused with a starfish in his hand. He looked at it. Then, he tossed the starfish back into the ocean and said, “Well, it sure made a difference to that one.”

Get informed and engaged my friends. Then encourage those in your sphere of influence to join you and do the same.

A Grain of Sanity on an Infinite Beach of Lunacy!

Just when you thought you would have to take your pail and shovel and shuffle on back home to pout, the sun reflects a shimmering grain of hope.

In what I would call a pronounced step of faith, the Lowell city council approved a measure to place the phrase, “In God We Trust,” in a prominent place in its City Hall. The news story reported the vote went “unanimously and with little discussion.”

Additionally “an accompanying letter from City Clerk/Treasurer Janette
Lasater says 42 cities in Arkansas have passed a similar resolution that will place the motto honoring God on city halls. And several more cities are pending.”

This is a great opportunity for the citizens in Northwest Arkansas to offer positive re-enforcement to their elected officials for taking such a bold step. Praising positive steps is a habit we all need to develop, as much as our calling to protest when we believe something is improper or misguided.

5 Things Local Tea Parties Must Be Doing Between Now and Election Day

November 2nd is not just a referendum on the direction of our nation, states, and local communities; it is also a referendum on the political might of the Tea Party, the average citizen activist and the organic privatization of political engagement that has occurred these past two years.  The level and kind of involvement by the Tea Party in the next six weeks will determine both the credibility and sustainability of this grassroots-led movement.

Toward that end, local Tea Party groups must be strategic about their involvement this month and next.  Here are five things local Tea Party groups must be doing between now and November 2nd:

1)  Be Active

This should seem like a no-brainer, but while some local Tea Party groups have been firing on all cylinders for some time now, others have let their involvement wane.  It’s time to enter overdrive mode and to let everyone know that the Tea Party is open for business in this final election push.  All the rallies, all of the speakers, all of the events will have been in vain if Tea Party groups fade at the most important time.  Speaking of…

2)  Ditch the Rallies

The time for protesting, the time for talking, the time for being inspired is over.  The time for doing is now.  While some local Tea Party groups have elected not to endorse candidates, local Tea Party groups should, at very minimum, be encouraging all of their membership to connect with their preferred candidates and to volunteer as  much as possible to do the essential grassroots work – knock on doors, make phone calls, sign wave, etc.

Any event organized by the Tea Party between now and November 2nd should focus on practical grassroots action.  Peoples’ time is severely limited and every minute spent at a rally is a minute that they could be spening getting out the vote.

3)  Educate

Local Tea Party groups should be the source for information regarding Election 2010.  Groups should assemble and publish (or link to) such materials as:

  • Voting information: voting locations, early voting information (if applicable), voting times.
  • Candidate information: candidates on the ballot, their websites, local Tea Party endorsements (if applicable), Tea Party voting guide (if applicable).
  • Volunteering information: list of contacts for local campaigns, calendar of scheduled door-knockings, phone banks and sign waving.

4)  Mobilize

Local Tea Party groups should use their e-mail lists, social networks and other contacts to disseminate voting, candidate and volunteering information.  If groups have chosen to support any candidates, they should organize door-knocking, phone banking, and other campaign-related dates.  If the local Tea Party group has chosen to remain non-partisan, they should funnel their membership into campaigns of the participant’s choice.  Regardless, every Tea Party member should be asked to:

  • Volunteer at least 24 hours (about four hours a week) between now and Election Day.
  • Make a serious financial contribution to a campaign or multiple campaigns.
  • Utilize their social networks to point their contacts to the local Tea Party efforts, their preferred campaign, and voting information as well as encouraging their friends and family to vote.

5)  Lead by Example and Work Together

It’s one thing to instruct others what to do, it’s another thing entirely to lead by example.  Local Tea Party leadership should strive to do more than what they ask their members.  They should be out in the trenches working alongside their fellow-citizens and setting an example for others to follow.

It’s also time to shelve philosophical and personality-driven differences that have crept up over the last couple years.  The conservative movement is working toward one goal, and that is setting America back on the solid rock that she was founded.  In order to achieve this goal, we must all work together – fiscal conservative, libertarian, social conservative, moderate, independent.  In order to work together, we must consciously choose to put aside our differences and as they like to say around these parts… Git-R-Done!

Good Bye mom and Dad hello Uncle Sam

Last Friday I was honored to speak at the University of Arkansas Constitution Day Celebration 2010 at the campus open air Greek Theater.

It proved to be a wonderful experience. Literally hundreds of students roamed amongst the tables, wolfed down free hot dogs, sipped lemonade, registered for a free Ipad and listened to a half-dozen speakers (well, hopefully they did).

My assigned subject was to discuss the 18th Amendment, which most might find uneventful and even obsolete since it was repealed just 13 years after its passage by the 21st Amendment. The ratification of this amendment is paramount to understanding what is transpiring today and is a vital reason new voters, ages 18 to 21 should be most interested in voting this year.

The 18th Amendment was National Prohibition, when the United States banned the transportation, sale and production of liquor. This was approved on January 16, 1919 but actual Prohibition didn’t start until 1920, still many Americans ignored the warning signs of what they had created. One of America’s greatest private industries was completely wiped out overnight, at least legally. But not really.

Bars kept operating during prohibition. This now-illegal industry achieved profits not possible until the banning. Organized crime grew rapidly by trafficking alcohol. Thugs like Al Capone (perhaps the most famous
gangster of all time) emerged during prohibition. Soon, mass killings
and gang wars were being fought over the trickling supply of liquor.

Police forces and court system across America were overwhelmed. In 1923 the U.S. District Attorney spent an astounding 44 percent of their time just on prohibition cases. Not to mention the financial burden to the taxpayer spent on this “noble experiment.” Some accounts estimate about $1,000,000,000 in excise taxes went to the national government, as well as several state and county governments each year just to fund prohibition enforcement.

So after 13 years of national torment and a lot of shame the federal government realized the error of its ways and repealed what had become an epic failure. But that didn’t happen without a deep and permanent scar being carved into the history of our nation.

So, why should you care, especially if you are 18 to 21? After all, you can’t drink anyway. Well, many of you in this age group are out in the world on your own for the very first time. You’re finally out from under those oppressive parents, eating what you want, staying out as late as you want and all the other various perks that come along with supposedly being independent.

But what if I told you that now, instead of mom and dad telling you what to
do, the federal (and likely state) government want to step in like controlling parents and begin “overseeing” your lives? Do you like cheeseburgers or pizza? Do you drive a car bigger than a smart car? Do want the freedom to choose your medical care, education, banking and your jobs? Or do you want a nanny following you and your children around for the rest of your lives? It is happening right now.

An article published in a 1922 Cosmopolitan magazine spoke about with what ease the 18th Amendment was passed. Americans wanted an answer to the problems caused by alcohol consumption and they were not willing to think deeply about restricting individual freedoms, or doing their due diligence.

“[I] read in the papers that the Legislature of Pennsylvania had
ratified the [18th]Amendment. I knew then that we were off on the wrong
foot, that we were going too fast. We had not done much educational
work in Pennsylvania, and yet Pennsylvania had voted dry. On the
morning that I read that the New York legislature had voted for the
amendment I felt sick about the news. I knew that the action hadn’t
come advisedly and with forethought and deliberation. It was a snap
action, it seemed to me. From that time on, I knew there would be
trouble in enforcing the amendment. Politics had entered into the
game, and we could see that it would make trouble for us. And it has;
unspeakable trouble.”

Today the federal government has nationalized, or is in the process of nationalizing healthcare, all student loans, residential real estate, automobile manufacturing, insurance and energy, our utilities all without any consideration if it is constitutional to even do so.

It seems clear that Washington is constitutionally inept and only a return of educated, informed and engaged citizens will restore the principles of individual liberties and prosperity that made America that “City on a hill” that the Rev. John Winthrop praised in his 1630 sermon: “A Model of Christian Charity.”
Will you get informed and engaged? It’s high time. And if not you, who? If not now, when?

Why Constitution Day Still Matters, 223 Years Later

Why celebrate Constitution Day?

On September 17, 1787, our founders, the members of the Constitutional Convention, adopted our Constitution as the governing document for our brand new country.  Faced with overwhelming odds against this country they fought for succeeding and thriving, they outlined a blueprint to “enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself” (Alexander Hamilton, 1788).

Where are we today?  We see videos of members of Congress forthrightly admitting that they don’t know what the Constitution says, or care about how it applies to legislation they are voting on, while we listen to a recorded voicemail of a member of Congress asking a lobbyist for money based upon her position and perceived clout.  Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House responds to the question of where in the Constitution the government is given the right to mandate health care with “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

It’s easy to think that our Constitution doesn’t matter; indeed, it is what those in power would have you believe.  Here is why our Constitution still matters-

For the first time in history, power was granted on the basis of the consent of the governed.  Not based upon your family name, your noble title, or your aristocratic bloodline.

For the first time in history, allowances were made for government to be altered and changed by the people, through the process of amending the Constitution.

For the first time in history, a country was founded on the premise that government has a purpose, and it is founded by “We the People.”

Now more than ever, it is important to recognize the significance of our Constitution, and to realize how readily and importantly it applies to our daily lives.  Take a moment today and read through our Constitution.  Listen to our national president Ned Ryun’s podcast series on the constitutional convention and the process through which our Constitution was written, signed and finally ratified.  Because now, perhaps more than ever before, our Constitution matters.

Carlisle (Mechanicsburg), PA Activist Trainings

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, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan training institute devoted to individual liberty, free markets and limited government, is pleased to announce an Activist Training will be conducted on Saturday, October 2nd in Carlisle (Mechanicsburg), PA to provide citizens with the tools necessary to become effective activists.

The political training will take place at the Monroe Township Municipal Building, 1220 Boiling Springs Road in Mechanicsburg, PA from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Registration opens at 9:45 am.  The cost is $10 if you pre-register online by October 1st, and $15 at the door.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Your registration price includes lunch.

Topics* to be covered during the Training include:

  • The System (the history of the progressive takeover of American that has occurred over the past century, how they accomplished it, and what we can do to break the system and restore accountability to our country)
  • Micro-Targeting Precincts (highlights the great advances that can be made by groups focusing on precinct work. Learn how to identify precincts within a district, and voters within those precincts, to help candidates you believe in during this election cycle)
  • 10 Tips to Full Speed (learn what you can do in the final month and weeks leading up to Election Day)
  • Patriotism and Communication (how to write effective letters to the editor, opinion editorials and blogs, using social networking tools and wiki projects)
  • Digital Pamphleteering (engagement in the marketplace of ideas: historical and modern practices for spreading your message online)

Full training materials, samples and supplements will be provided to help you apply what you learn to your organization, candidate, cause or community.

Political Training Registration

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.

Please call Allison James (540-338-1251) with any questions.

* Topics are subject to change.

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle…

Ladies, if you’ve not yet watched this trailer, do it…do it now…

Jackson, MS 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, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan training institute devoted to individual liberty, free markets and limited government , is pleased to announce an Activist Training will be conducted on Tuesday, October 5th in Jackson, MS to provide citizens with the tools necessary to become effective activists.

The political training will take place at the Mediterranean Fish and Grill restaurant at 6550 Old Canton Road in Ridgeland from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Registration opens at 5:00 pm.  The cost is $25 if you pre-register online by October 4th, and $30 at the door.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Topics* to be covered during the Training include:

  • The System (The history of the progressive takeover of American that has occurred over the past century, how they accomplished it, and what we can do to break the system and restore accountability to our country)
  • Micro-Targeting Precincts (highlights the great advances that can be made by groups focusing on precinct work. Learn how to identify precincts within a district, and voters within those precincts, to help candidates you believe in during this election cycle)
  • Effectively Communicating Your Views (how to write use blogs, social networking tools and wiki projects to advance the conservative message)

Full training materials, samples and supplements will be provided to help you apply what you learn to your organization, candidate, cause or community.

Political Training Registration

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.

For more information, please contact Beka Romm (rebekah@americanmajority.org) or Kerry Baldwin (kerry@americanmajority.org).

* Topics are subject to change.

Kentucky Activist Trainings

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 Kansas is pleased to announce a series of Activist Trainings will be conducted on September 20, 21 and 22nd in Lexington, Louisville and Williamstown, KY to provide citizens with the tools necessary to become effective activists.

The political training will take place in coordination with the local 912 groups:

Lexington area – Monday Sept 20 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Sponsored by Lexington 9/12 & America Majority
Chapel at Clays Mill Baptist Church
3000 Clays Mill Rd
Lexington, KY

Louisville area – Tuesday Sept 21 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Sponsored by Louisville 9/12 & American Majority
Custom Pool Contractors, INC
13703 Aiken Rd
Louisville, KY

Northern Kentucky area – Wednesday Sept 22 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Sponsored by Grant County 9/12 & American Majority
Grant County Courthouse
101 N. Main Street
Williamstown, KY

Topics* to be covered during the Training include:

  • The System (understanding the system we face, the reforms the progressive movement has implemented and what we can do to break the system)
  • Precinct Power (learn how to identify precincts within a district to target and what you can do to reach out to targeted voters within those precincts)
  • Ten Tips to Victory (learn what you can do in these final few weeks and months leading up to election day)

Full training materials, samples and supplements will be provided to help you apply what you learn to your organization, candidate, cause or community.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, call Beka Romm at 913-940-7369 or e-mail rebekah@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.

Do Something!

In the age that we find ourselves in, there are so many campaigns and organizations vying for our attention.  If your calendar is anything like mine, it is hard to discern where you are supposed to be from day to day or even hour to hour.  Multiple meetings, breakfasts, forums & debates continue to crowd each little designated box on my old-fashioned devotional flip calendar.  Not to mention, squeezing in those dentist appointments, trips to the drycleaners, mad dashes to the airport, and waiting on the AC repairman at the house….our days are quickly turning into sometimes controlled, often not, chaos!

Here are some things to consider when your hectic, freedom-loving life starts to resemble a  very controlled, rigid, monotonous series of appointments and duties. 

  1.  Work SMART! Don’t just work hard. 
  2. Prioritize – set aside time for the things that are most important.  Decide how much time you can spend defending freedom without neglecting your family.  Sure, we all are sacrificing time, but don’t let your family actually suffer.  Your kids can eat take-out or frozen dinners a few nights a week, but don’t make Sonic your nightly stop….unless you like those jalapeño poppers like I do!
  3. Instead of sitting at the computer forwarding countless conspiracy emails, write a letter to the editor or volunteer a few hours a week for your favorite local candidate.  Walking door to door is great exercise and helps you get truly engaged.  Also, it is one of the best kept secrets for winning elections.
  4. If walking door to door isn’t your thing, volunteer at a campaign headquarters by making identification phone calls.  You see, campaigns are big on working smart and identifying their voters is one of their top priorities and volunteers are needed to do this effectively! (see #1 above)
  5. Request an absentee ballot!  Voting early is one of the smartest things you can do to help balance your time.  As busy as we all are, if you vote early, you have managed to hit several birds with one stone.  You have checked one major accomplishment off your list (VOTE), you made available additional time to help get out the vote all the way up to Election Day, and you helped out all the candidates you are supporting by putting a vote in their “bank” early so they don’t have to spend valuable time, chasing you down, and reminding you to vote!

One last thing, devote time to groups that are putting their boots on the ground.  Don’t bother with attending organized gripe sessions; you can do that at home watching the nightly news.  In the words of a 9-11 hero who found himself on the doomed flight to Shanksville, Pennsylvania…..DO SOMETHING!

Wisconsin Post-Party Summit

American Majority is excited to be coming to Oconomowoc, WI to host a 1 day training program for conservative leaders and community groups on Saturday, October 9th , 2010. The workshops offered will give volunteers and activists the latest tools and information that will help them be most effective in their efforts to defend liberty and fight for a free-market and limited government in their communities.

Topics include*:

  • Precinct Power: highlights the impact that can be made by focusing on precinct work, crunching numbers and understanding how the political system works on the local level.
  • Building Coalitions: covers specifics on how to lead an organization, how to hold elected officials accountable, and how to work together with other organizations in your area.
  • Patriots 2.0: explores how activists today can utilize social media and other new media tools to win the hearts and minds of fellow citizens.
  • Implementing Freedom: provides information for candidates and campaign managers about building a campaign, from the ground up.

*Subject to change as necessary.

The event will be held from 8:15am- 5:00pm at the Olympia Resort and Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Road, in Oconomowoc. Registration is $20.00 per person and includes lunch and training materials.

The event is being co-sponsored by the following local groups:

Northwoods Patriots– Eau Claire Tea Party–Chippewa Valley Coalition of Tea Parties–Greendale Tea Party– Concerned Conservative Citizens of Sawyer County–Rock County Voters Education Forum– Rock River Patriots–La Crosse Liberty Coalition–Manitowoc County Tea Party–Northeast Wisconsin Patriots–Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty–Wausau Tea Party–Greenleaf Tea Party–Kenosha-Racine SE WI 912 Constitutional Patriots–Liberty on the Rocks- Milwaukee–Menominee/Marinette Sons and Daughters of Liberty–Wisconsin Patriotic Resistance–Uninfringed Liberty–Wisonsin 912 Project–Ozaukee Patriots–We the People of the Republic–Janesville Tea Party- Rock Patriots– Concerned Citizens of Iowa County–Sauk County Tea Party–Lake Country Area Defenders of Liberty–Waukesha Defenders of Liberty–Patriots for Honest Government–Beloit Patriots–Campaign for Liberty

Please call Michael Yost (Michael@AmericanMajority.org; 651-343-5558) for registration or more information.

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