Young, and not-so-young, libertarians, conservatives and independent political activists and candidates are spending their summer preparing for the 2010 and 2012 campaigns.
Young Americans for Liberty Boot Camp
Young Americans for Liberty is holding a North Carolina Campaign Boot Camp July 15 to 19 in Durham. About 40 students will get a full weekend of civics education and receive expert training and hands-on campaign experience.
“Inspired by the success of YAL’s Spring Break in Kentucky, this unique summer opportunity could be your big break to work for the r3VOLution,” said Jared Fuller, YAL Southeastern Regional Coordinator. “In fact, jobs and internships will be offered on the spot to top training graduates.”
For four nights, attendees will stay at the Comfort Inn-University for only $30, including food, lodging and materials.
Thursday night and all day Friday, attendees will study the techniques needed to build effective coalitions, manage volunteers, and turn out the vote on Election Day. For the remainder of this boot camp, graduates will use their classroom training in the field, as volunteers for local candidates.
YAL is an outgrowth of Students for Ron Paul, which in less than eight months established over 500 college and high school chapters in all 50 states and recruited more than 26,000 students for the Ron Paul 2008 campaign.
YAL’s mission is to train, educate, and mobilize youth activists committed to “winning on principle.” Their goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government.
How to win with limited money
The Independence Caucus will offer a free seminar on how to win an election with limited money Monday, August 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Cary. The seminar will be presented by Frank Anderson, co-founder of The Independence Caucus.
B.J Lawson, Republican candidate for U.S. House District 4 and other candidates will participate in the session.
Anderson has distilled his successful campaign experience and research into two presentations: “What’s wrong with Washington and how to fix it” and “How to lose grassroots campaigns … and how to win them, too!”
The Caucus is a nationwide organization committed to removing compromised incumbents from office and replacing them with good men and women who commit to fiscal responsibility through adherence to Constitutional authority.
In 2008, Anderson was a volunteer researcher and writer for the grassroots campaign of Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Chaffetz defeat a six-term incumbent despite being outspent by more than 6 to 1.
In 2010, Anderson and the Independence Caucus helped organize the successful grassroots effort to defeat 18 year incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, the chief Republican architect of the TARP bailouts.
IC is not a third party. It is focused on finding principled candidates, vetting, endorsing, and campaigning through volunteerism to get them elected; and holding them accountable to their principles and commitments.
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