Endorsement Season is Here!
RLC State Chapter Leaders:
Apparently my last inspirational email was too long and complex, so this time I’m going to stick to the latest news and a few key bullet points with the most important information.
The major news is that our new membership database is just about to go online. As you may have noticed we have not been sending out state membeship updates because we’ve been transitioning from our old and inefficient database system to a new system which will give state chapters direct online access to member information for your state. At that point we’ll be sending out new member packets, renewal notices and starting a new membership drive.
As fall begins there are three initiatives and opportunities I want to make all our chapter leaders aware of.
• We have a new online store on the RLC website. It’s simple and easy to use. It contains both promotional merchandise and also special packages of outreach materials for chapters to use which are provided at cost with no markup. You can now get membership brochures, campaign buttons, bumper stickers, t-shirts and more for your members and for events you attend. Use the store. High quality RLC materials make a great first impression and can be used to promote your chapter and grow membership. Make sure to check it out.
• The GOP primary is really under way now and endorsements should be a top priority for every chapter with filing deadlnes in most states coming up soon. We need every chapter working as hard as they can to find the best candidates in their states, get them interviewed or have them fill out your state or national surveys and get the good ones endorsed before the primary season gets too far along. The sooner you get us your endorsements the more we can promote them and the more we can help liberty candidates to get elected. If you don’t already have a survey to give to candidates running for state office, check out the examples from some of our other state chapters. And start getting the national survey out to candidates for right away. We can’t find the best candidates and get help them get elected unless you can identify them in your state.
• Keep updating your chapter website. After a great but brief burst of activity last time I sent out an email I’ve noticed that many chapters are not adding news and other content to their websites regularly. It’s vitally important that chapters keep active, but also that they share what they are doing with other chapters and the national RLC. Please, please update your websites regularly with all the content you can, including articles on local political issues, reports on events, coverage of local candidates and campaigns, photos, videos and anything else you can think of. We’ll repost the best stuff on the national website, which drives traffic back to your site and helps grow your chapter.
There’s a lot more we can be doing, but if you can focus on these three items we can make a lot of progress. The RLC is a grassroots organization and our growth and the growth of liberty depends on your activism. You are the movement, so get moving.
For liberty in our times,
Republican Liberty Caucus
P.S.: Look for some news soon about a special nationwide Liberty Candidate event sponsored by the RLC.