Here’s some information that might interest some McHenry County Blog readers:
Leadership Institute Training for Pro-Liberty Activists
January 12-13, 2013, DeKalb, Illinois
Dear Liberty Supporters and Activists-
Now that the election is over, the time has come for Ron Paul supporters in Illinois to recognize our accomplishments, learn from our experiences and make plans for the next chapter in the story of the Liberty movement.
As you know, our all-volunteer Illinois for Ron Paul campaign achieved a third place finish in the 2012 Illinois Republican Presidential Primary with 9.32% of the vote (87,044 votes), increasing Ron Paul’s vote total by 93% from 2008.
Our volunteers gathered over 28,500 signatures for Ron Paul and his complete slate of Delegate Candidates.
We recruited a state wide leadership team of 18 District Coordinators and 87 County Leaders who coordinated voter identification, campaign material distribution, and volunteer list information through weekly state wide conference calls.
We hosted several debate watching parties, marched in parades, organized sign waves and held one of the largest political rallies of the 2012 cycle when Ron Paul spoke to 4,700+ people at the University of Illinois in March.
In June, we recruited a Delegation of 225+ Delegates and several Alternates to the Illinois State Republican Party convention in an attempt to secure at-large Delegates to the National Nominating Convention.
While that effort did not succeed, we sent the Illinois Republican Party establishment a strong message that the Liberty movement in Illinois is organized, passionate about our principles and looking to grow our presence in the party.
We also learned that the State Party has no intention of just letting us waltz in and have a seat at the table.
In order to be relevant, we need to succeed at the ground level over several electoral cycles in order to gain the influence required for success in the future.
That is why I wanted to write to you today and let you know about some special training being organized by our former Illinois State Youth for Ron Paul coordinator and Young Americans for Liberty leader Ryan Michie:
Leadership Institute Training for Liberty Activists, January 12-13th in Dekalb, Illinois. Here is a note from Ryan explaining the details of this upcoming training:
With incremental wins at the party precinct and local government levels, we can begin to build the political base we need to take on the establishment and lay the groundwork to achieve victory for principled Liberty candidates in the future.
The kind of activist training the Leadership Institute provides will help us learn how to win and be ready to pass our knowledge down to the new members who are certain to join our movement in the coming years.
In 2008 and 2012, Ron Paul was the messenger who captured the passion and excitement of millions of supporters dedicated to Restoring America’s promise through the principles of Liberty. The next chapter in the story of the Illinois Liberty movement will tell how we were able to convert that passion into incremental wins at the local level and set the stage for the continued success of this movement in the future. I hope you will join me in attending this important training event.
= = = = =
A Friend of McHenry County Blog is willing to pay for two readers. If you are interested, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Ron Paul Training” in the subject line, please.