LP.org: ‘Liberty Pledgers – Let’s make 2018 Epic!’

Posted at LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

It is an exciting time to be a Libertarian.

More Americans than ever before realize the need for a strong third party. They are disgusted with the Rs and Ds and know that voters deserve more choices.

We are working hard to give them more choices, and better choices.

Our team is hard at work on so many projects that are critical to our growth and success:

– ballot access petitioning so that Libertarian candidates will be on every ballot in America again in 2018;
– strengthening state parties;
– building our infrastructure;
– recruiting candidates;
– and more.

There is so much important work to be done. But none of this is possible without the support of dedicated Libertarians such as you.

If you want the party to grow as rapidly as possible, and take advantage of more of the special opportunities before us in 2018, I ask you to become a Liberty Pledger today.

Liberty Pledgers are Libertarians who have pledged to donate to the party each month. Monthly pledges range from $5 on up.

The regular and predictable income these pledges provide is incredibly helpful in our budgeting and growth.

For a limited time, we are offering new Liberty Pledgers a FREE lapel pin, as a token of our appreciation.

To take advantage of this special offer, sign up here:

Keep the lapel pin and wear it with pride, or give it to a fellow Libertarian this holiday season. (These make great stocking stuffers!)

You’ll also receive a monthly subscription to the Liberty Pledge Newsletter, which is produced specifically for Liberty Pledgers and will help keep you up-to-date on the latest LP news.

Liberty Pledgers are critical to the growth and success of our party.

Please consider joining this prestigious group today and helping us prepare for an exciting election season in 2018!

As always, thank you for your support.

Respectfully,

Nicholas Sarwark
Chair, Libertarian National Committee

12 thoughts on “LP.org: ‘Liberty Pledgers – Let’s make 2018 Epic!’

  1. Anastasia Beaverhausen

    Gawd no – by the time the newsletter comes out, the news is old and stale.

  2. paulie Post author

    There are blogs and other things online for people who want more constant updates. But some people still like a physical paper, and may notice it more than yet another in the barrage of email. When LNC debated how many issues of LP news to do per year we were told that every issue makes money in contributions from enclosed envelopes. A lot of older moneyed donors in particular have specifically requested no communications other than the newsletter, and donate significant amount through the newsletter alone. If we drop that we drop them.

  3. Anastasia Beaverhausen

    Fine. Drop them. A monthly newsletter sends a bad message to everyone else: “Welcome to the LP, where it’s still the stone age.”

    Or if they’re so gol-durned rich, send those five people a personalized letter every month. Just for the love of pete, kill LP News already.

  4. paulie Post author

    Gotta disagree on that one. Too many people overwhelmed with too many electronic communications. Print newsletter still has its place. Nice to read when you’re somewhere where your devices don’t work or to share. Not everyone is all that connected or up on the technology either. Stop being a snob, lots of people still don’t have smart phones or fast easy internet access everywhere they go. How about people stuck in jail or prison? Newsletter is the only way to reach them. There are perfectly valid reasons why daily, weekly and monthly print newsletters still exist.

  5. Root's Teeth Are Awesome

    Anastasia Beaverhausen: A monthly newsletter sends a bad message to everyone else: “Welcome to the LP, where it’s still the stone age.”

    Ah, no. That’s ridiculous. The world is full of paper publications, many targeted at youthful hipsters.

    While paid-for newspapers are in decline, free, advertiser-supported newspapers and magazines are everywhere. At least in the Los Angeles area. And in New York City, when I visited just a few years ago.

  6. Andy

    Root’s Teeth Are Awesome said: “While paid-for newspapers are in decline, free, advertiser-supported newspapers and magazines are everywhere. At least in the Los Angeles area. And in New York City, when I visited just a few years ago.”

    They have those free hand out newspapers and magazines all over the country.

  7. Tony From Long Island

    Andy

    They have those free hand out newspapers and magazines all over the country.

    You mean those thing that get shoved in your hand at Penn Station then go directly into the Trash?

  8. Michael

    If the LP wants to make a significant change to its paper newsletters, it should poll the members first. All these anecdotes here are just scattered people projecting their personal tastes onto a 20,000 member organization. A properly constructed poll would be good.

  9. paulie Post author

    You mean those thing that get shoved in your hand at Penn Station then go directly into the Trash?

    There are free weeklies in most places I have been, and they are actually pretty widely read – often more than the paid metro dailies. They have the best info on events, which is the go-to reason I get them, but they are good for lots of other things from investigative articles to syndicated columns to letters to the editor to comic strips to advice columns to classifieds.

  10. paulie Post author

    If the LP wants to make a significant change to its paper newsletters, it should poll the members first. All these anecdotes here are just scattered people projecting their personal tastes onto a 20,000 member organization. A properly constructed poll would be good.

    I don’t really think we are contemplating a major change. The biggest change I see, and it’s one that is long overdue, is that some effort is finally being put into pushing the monthly donations. Those are a great deal for the party – even a $5 monthly is still more than two full yearlies, is less psychologically painful and stays opt-out for typically 3-5 years as opposed to one. I think the party should be working hard to switch as many members as possible from yearly to monthly.

    Anastasia Beaverhausen is just a perpetual know it all critic. It’s not an opinion that I think has a lot of currency on the national committee or at HQ. On the other hand, I don’t think my POV that LP News should go back to monthly and that monthly memberships should be plugged as much or more than yearly memberships has much traction either. I did push it for it when I was on LNC though.

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