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A Step-by-Step Plan To Go After Your Targeted Legislators During Legislative Season or During Election Season! If you’ve been following the articles here for any length of time, then you know that we’re all about mobilizing our members to confront politicians. We’re not trying to make politicians – – be they city council members, county Read more about How to Pour on the Pressure![…]
If You Aren’t Spending Much of Your Time Developing These Things, You’re Making a Mistake! If you have been involved in politics for any length of time, you have likely seen many activists come and go. Oftentimes, when their legislative projects do not come to fruition in the first year, many well-meaning activists throw up Read more about Three Things Your Group Needs to be Effective: Lists, Money, and People![…]
Many Activists are Hooked on Doing Media, But It’s a Dangerous Path That Has Little Upside! For many grassroots activists who are new to politics, the idea of being interviewed by the media may seem exciting. Perhaps you think that you can do some good by ‘getting the word out,’ hoping that people will join Read more about Media: A Tool for Mobilizing People or a Snare to Stay Away From?[…]
A Favorite Tactic for Many Conservatives, Referendums are a Complete Waste of Time and Set Your Cause Back! Serious activists understand that working to change public policy are usually long-term battles that require a long-term vision, and a focus on growing your organization’s lists, money, and people. Because many activists lack this long-term vision, they Read more about Ballot Initiatives and Referendums: A Complete Waste of Time[…]
Use these tactics to jump in the legislative mud-pit and start swinging! “It’s hopeless, the whip count shows us down 11 votes and we’re just a week out from the vote.” This was the text message I received last year from our bill sponsor in the legislature in Missouri, eight days before the one-day veto Read more about It’s Not Over Until It’s Over — When They Threaten Your Bill, It’s Time to Fight Back[…]
If you have been absorbing the information on this website, you will hopefully have realized that most of your time needs to be spent in identifying and mobilizing your supporters in support of, or in opposition to, legislation. They are the ones who pressure their legislators, as it should be — after all, they are Read more about The Diamond Formation: Holding Politicians Accountable to Their Face![…]
Don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees! For political activists looking to change public policy in the statehouse or the county courthouse, the beginning of the year is the time to really hone in on your legislative program to make sure you accomplish your goals. Yep, you close your eyes and envision lofty Read more about It is About to Get Busy – Don’t Forget the Big Picture[…]
If they knock you down, you’d better come up swinging On election night in 2016, the Republican Party took control of thirty-two state legislatures, with twenty- four of those having a Republican governor as well. For many of us who’ve battled for years against Democratic majorities, now is a time of unparalleled opportunity. And to Read more about You Have Not Because You Ask Not – No Deal and No Surrender[…]
Why you need one and a step-by-step how to guide One of the questions I am asked by activists repeatedly is whether or not they should file papers to form their organization into a 501c4 non-profit entity. The short answer, in most cases, is yes. The process of getting from where you are to that Read more about 7 Easy Steps to Obtain Your 501c4 Non-Profit[…]
If you’re serious about fighting for freedom in your area, you must get serious about tracking your organization’s progress too. Having been involved in extremely long legislative sessions for years, I know that there comes a point when you just about don’t care about what happens to your bill anymore and you just want the Read more about Written Evaluations – How Do You Know if You Are Improving?[…]