Grassroots Activist Training Seminar: How you can be politically effective


GRASSROOTS ACTIVIST TRAINING SEMINAR

**How You Can Be Politically Effective**

Jacksonville, FL

Saturday June 18, 2011, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


      Florida Campaign for Liberty is hosting a Political Effectiveness . On Saturday, June 18 we will be in Jacksonville, FL.

      You will learn control of the political environment at the local, state, and national level from Dimitri Kesari, Director of Government Affairs for the National Right to Work Committee and with Campaign for Liberty.

      Dimitri has been active in politics since 1978, at the age of 13, where he volunteered for Senator Carl T. Curtis' Senate office in Washington DC.  Senator Curtis got him involved in the Reagan campaign and Dimitri earned a front-row seat at President Reagan's first inauguration at 15.

      Since the early 1990's, Dimitri has consulted political campaigns at every level: presidential, congressional, state and local. He has lobbied or testified in 42 different states and Congress.

      Dimitri has served as Director of State Legislation for Prison Fellowship, as Director of State and Local Affairs for Family Research Council, as Deputy Executive Director of American Renewal, and as Special Assistant to the President of Family Research Council. He has also worked with Gun Owners of America and Ron Paul for President Campaign.

      Dimitri has a unique political philosophy and approach to campaign tactics and strategies. His course will provide you with the tools necessary to maximize your effectiveness in a way only a few grassroots schools offer in the country.

     This is an intense school which covers:

* The Real Nature of Politics - why "educating" people won't result in change.

* The Biggest Lie in Politics - and how the political class uses your convictions against you.

* Working at the Capitol - Getting a bill sponsor & a roll call vote despite the Leadership.

* How to Build your Group - Putting pressure on legislators.

      These are not, I repeat, not, seminars on ideas or theories --- these seminars are about how to create change. This is not a class on how to schmooze, but what you need to do to be respected and feared by the political class.

      Are you frustrated by politicians who say one thing at a Tea Party rally, but break their promises in the State House or City Hall? Are you frustrated with the legislature in Tallahassee? Have the politicians let you down? Then this class is for you!

      Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to arm yourself with the tools that will enable you to have a major impact on the political environment.

      Training will be held from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. We will be serving lunch.

      This type of training normally costs hundreds of dollars; however Florida Campaign for Liberty is helping to subsidize the cost. Seats can be reserved at $30.00. The cost of training includes all materials and your lunch.

      If you are serious about grassroots activism and really want to make a difference, there is no better course than this.

      If you have any questions, please call Mark Cross, Executive Director of Florida Campaign for Liberty at 407-908-2749 or email at Mark.Cross@CampaignForLiberty.com

      See you in Jacksonville.  Training will be held at Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott.  4888 Lenoir Ave, Jacksonville.

 

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Comment by Roma and Tom on May 30, 2011 at 8:49am

While attending a FCTP meeting one member (and group leader) began telling us that we needed to root out all libertarians from the FCTP.  He continued with this project while conducting the meeting which had libertarian volunteers attending.  Both Billie and I pointed out that all who could identify with the FCTP mission statement where welcome here, and rooting out allies was not what the First Cost Tea Party was about.

I know that most of you would agree with what Billie said.  But for those who dislike libertarians, here is what Ronald Regan said 

"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals -- if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is."

 

P.S. Today, liberal and libertarian are two very different things.

Comment by Roma and Tom on May 30, 2011 at 8:34am
While attending a FCTP meeting one member (and group leader) began telling us that we needed to root out all libertarians from the FCTP.  He continued with this project while conducting the meeting which had libertarian volunteers attending.  Both Billie and I pointed out that all who could identify with the FCTP mission statement where welcome here, and rooting out allies was not what the First Cost Tea Party was about.

I know that most of you would agree with what Billie said.  But for those who dislike libertarians, here is what Ronald Regan said 

"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals -- if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is."

Comment by Lyndee on May 30, 2011 at 1:30am
Politics are "dirty" - face it - and we know the other side plays "dirty". So maybe it's time to "play in the dirt". Just saying...
Comment by Joshua Warren on May 24, 2011 at 6:25pm

Sounds like some good, useful training. However, I too found the statement about education to be somewhat odd. I would agree that education ALONE does not translate into change, but that statement needs some clarification for Tea Party folks because education is one of our main focuses.

 

On a side note, if this is an initiative to promote Ron Paul, with all due respect, I'd rather not attend.

Comment by Karena Morrison on May 24, 2011 at 3:53pm

Hi Billie!

The Abigail Adams Project is working on project partnering with American Majority & we are currently project partners with The Voices of America that both provide proven non-partisan grassroots activism training.  The Voices of America has training that can be downloaded for free & American Majority has an AMAZING program, if you are interested in checking it out for your membership as well.

Have a great day!

Karena Morrison

Vice President - The Abigail Adams Project

http://abigailadamsproject.com/

Comment by FCTP on May 24, 2011 at 10:02am

Tom:  These are great questions.  Would you like to contact the person in charge of this event and ask him those questions?  We are making this available because Campaign for LIberty has done some great grassroots training across the country.  But your questions are valid.  You could email Mark Cross, Executive Director of Florida Campaign for Liberty at Mark.Cross@CampaignForLiberty.com and see if he will answer the questions.  We will not go blindly into any training but this looks valuable and if he is promoting Ron Paul - we can tell him not to do so.  Thanks.  Billie

Comment by Tom Wing on May 24, 2011 at 9:52am
Jenna. Thank you for the invitation. I would like to know what political campaigns Mr Kesari has been successful at in the past and who his candidates were ? Also, what stratagies at the precinct level does he incorporate into the campaign and how did he recommend that the precinct leaders be trained at the local level. What strategies were incorporated that were successful and why did they work? I am not interested in hearing about Ron Paul, however his son is a different thing.
Thanks, TomW

Thanks, TomW
Comment by Roma and Tom on May 24, 2011 at 9:39am
Education is certainly part of the equation.
Comment by FCTP on May 24, 2011 at 9:37am

This was a flyer sent to us by Campaign for Liberty.  We will ask them what they meant BUT I believe it means that you can educate all day long BUT if you don't activate that education, it is of no value. 

 

That's my take but we will ask them.  Still looks good to go to.

Comment by J.R. on May 24, 2011 at 9:29am

I find that an unusual statement, as well, and believe that a combination of education, confirmation of learning, and motivation are what is necessary to produce changes in behaviors and positive outcomes.  If I don't need to be "educated" on the listed topics to be covered in the seminar, why would I attend?

Training is educating. And, it should be motivating, as well.

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