The Four Types of People in Politics

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So often we can get frustrated by people in politics who do the wrong things (or even stupid things) unexpectedly. But usually that is because we let ourselves expect too much of people without giving much thought to “why” they may do the things that they do. The key is to know the types of […]

HOW to Hold Successful Voter Registration Drives

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Making sure that conservatives are registered to vote is one of the most fundamentally important activities for the future political success of the conservative movement. One of the unpleasant truths of political life is that conservatives tend to be just as bad (or apathetic) about registering and voting as the rest of the general public. […]

How to Have a Productive Meeting with Elected Officials


When it comes to lobbying, the squeaky wheel tends to get the grease.  And while many different forms of lobbying can produce positive results, the most effective method is to meet with your elected officials personally. But if you’re going to have a personal meeting with elected officials, you want to do what you need […]

How to Target Your Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

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One of the most important questions to answer before starting any grassroots lobbying campaign is “who” are you going to lobby?  In pretty much every campaign there is a limited amount of time and resources available, and you want to get the most out them both.  That means targeting them where they can make the […]

HOW to Have Meetings that Matter


It’s hard to have an organization without meetings, and you can’t have meetings without people. But meetings that aren’t organized or run well can be one of the quickest ways to kill interest and run people away from any organization. As I have mentioned several times, “politics is people” – and if you can’t attract […]