Here's good and timely advice from Ned Ryun of American Majority
Next year is year six of a controversial presidency. The 2014 midterm election cycle will not only be a referendum on the direction of our nation, but will stand as a referendum on the purpose and strength of the local activist groups that have formed over the last several years.
We’ve all worked hard for over four years now, experiencing various successes and disappointments along the way. The enthusiasm of the citizen activist and the organic privatization of political engagement that we’ve seen have been remarkable.
Local groups must be strategic about their involvement as we move into the 2014 midterm election cycle. Here are five things to do between now and next November to help bring about success:
- Stay Strong. Going into the 2014 election cycle, the power of the people must be stronger than the power of the interest groups.
- Ditch the Rallies. Any event between now and the spring or fall elections should focus on practical grassroots action.
- Educate. Your local activist group should be THE source for information about elections in 2014.
- Mobilize. This means precinct organizing, door-to-door surveys in preparation for GOTV efforts, and training on the latest and greatest GOTV technology.
- Lead by Example and Work Together. It's time to shelve philosophical or personality-driven differences that have crept up over the last few years between fiscal conservatives, libertarians, social conservatives, moderates, and independents.
Winning elections doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and lots of elbow grease from a lot of people. 2014 is just around the corner. Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and get to work!
Keep America Free,
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