Campaign Meetings to start in January 2018
We don't want to think about it. Elections for 2016 are over and we all want a break from dealing with the constant advertisements and rhetoric from politicians. For the smaller candidates though, the end of elections are the time to start strategies and fundraising for the next one in New Hampshire (especially since elections are only 2 years apart). My campaign will be starting their first meetings for this in January of 2017.
What will we be doing in 2017? We will be starting fundraising because we are the true definition of "Grassroots" campaigning. Starting with no capital and being a part of a party that does not have a campaign fund for it's candidates means that without fundraising we have no advertising in 2018. It has been proven (especially this year in the 2016 election season) that the media will not pay attention to those candidates that don't have the funds to pay for large advertising campaigns. They deem these candidates to not be "viable" candidates. Without advertising it is difficult to get a candidate known to the people of the state. If media ignores you, who will see you? Some say that even bad press is press and that could be seen in the campaign of Donald Trump - who will be our next president so bad press did not hurt him in the least.
I have to be honest, I'm not really interested in bad press - but it would be nice if we could get the media to recognize our campaign as a serious campaign!
This year the Libertarians in New Hampshire will have ballot access for the first time since 1996 thanks to the campaign of Max Abramson, who is throwing his support this year behind Jilletta Jarvis and even joining the campaign staff.
What do we need? Other than funds for advertising, signs, mailings, etc...we need a good public relations volunteer who can get the ear of the media so we can be heard this time around, can get us into the public debates, and write messages that the people of the state of NH will read/hear/watch - all while staying true to Jilletta's message of Citizens First. Do you know anyone who may be interested in volunteering for this spot on the campign staff? Is it you? contact Jilletta directly at email@example.com. Interested in donating to Jilletta's campaign? She will be posting a donation link soon on her website but you can donate directly to her as well in any way you feel is most comfortable for you. She has already received a couple of promises to donate, but if you run a radio show and want to put her on your show to help put citizens first help her lead NH into liberty in 2018 you can also contact her at the above email and schedule time.
So what are her top priorities? The NH economy. In her words "We need to improve the economy in NH before we can address some of the other issues because many other issues stem from the depression and lack of faith in the economy. If you worry about how you're going to pay your bills or afford to do things for your family you can't be a good, functioning citizen of your state." In 2016 we learned that in the next couple years we will be losing several well-paying companies who are moving to other states where it is less expensive to operate. Those companies will be taking hundreds of jobs with them. Where will the employees they currently employ go? Unfortunately the person we hired as Governor in 2016 does not have a history of creating jobs. Jilletta sent a request to Governor Elect Sununu asking what his top priorities will be and after a week has yet to receive an answer to that request. "We cannot stand on hope that he will do the best things for NH because hope hasn't gotten us anywhere yet. We need him to say 'This is what I will be focusing on' and then see if he follows through. Maybe he will - we can't know yet."
Please consider helping out a grassroots campaign and putting citizens first in NH. Be part of an amazing movement to end the duopoly of the Democrats and Republicans who have not made things better