At the State Meeting one major initiative that was mentioned that is very important is that of a "Fundraising Initiative". Why is this so important? Well, how else are we to grow unless we have the necessary funds to do so. We have annual dues for due paying party members, there are also registration fees for events but, all of this is not even close to enough of what we need to grow as a party. That is why what I am going to explain next is so important.
The first initiative I spoke on is that of a creation of a "CPPA Candidates Fund" which will be used strictly for the use of helping our candidates get on the ballot so that we can get more Constitutional Candidates into office.
What I have asked all of the members of the State Party to do is simply donate $1 per month or $12 per year. $6 of your money will go toward the State Party to help contribute to its growth and the other $6 of your money will go straight into the "CPPA Candidates Fund" to help with ballot access. I do know that many of us are going through hard times. I do not wish to ask too much of any of you but, we must start now to help the party to grow and become so much more than what it was and what it is today.
I know that we can do this. We just need to work together and be willing to give more and more as we are able to do so. I thank each of you for your current sacrifices and hope that you can continue to help this party grow and become the next Major Party in order to ensure ballot access for all!
The other initiative mentioned at the State Meeting was that of Membership. I feel that many of our members are either too scared or feel inadequate to serve or feel that they would not give enough of their time to a leadership position so they choose better not to serve.
At the meeting I made it clear to all in attendance that a member or leader can give only an hour a month. I would rather have that one hour than to have you give nothing at all. If you can give a full 24 hours in a month, I would rather have that than nothing at all.
Any time that a member or leader of this party can give is so much better than having nobody there to give anything at all. My Philosophy is that it is much better and much more appreciated to give something, anything than to give nothing at all. This is all I ask of any member.
Now, to have leaders who can contribute to helping us find people is very crucial to our forward movement and overall success as a State and National Party. We need more and more people to contribute. We cannot be content with what we have now. We can be pleased with how far we have come but, to become content at any point in time means that we have come to the point where we are happy with what we have and are no longer engaged in seeing anything further happen.
This cannot happen. We must always work toward more because we can have more. We just simply have to work for it. It is hard work, I agree, but, work that each of us really must give if we are to progress as a party and show those who may not believe that we can really move forward and gain major party status or ballot access.
So, please consider contributing some time to the party in the way of helping to find people who would be interested in joining our party or learning more about who we are and what we stand for. You can contact the State Chairman regarding either of the above mentioned initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.