The following was sent to Modern Whig supporters in an email.Â What qualifies someone as a member is not entirely clear.
To the members of the Modern Whig Party,
With the holiday season winding down, we wanted to briefly reflect on the past few months. In late 2008, our grassroots movement inspired nearly 20,000 people to sign on with us. After the election, thousands of moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans sought us out as well. Because this organization was founded by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, we are pleased to note that thousands of our members are affiliated with the military. We also had one member elected to local office. In addition, numerous media outlets have recognized us as the fastest growing mainstream political movement in the nation.
We now look toward 2009 and the second phase of our development. The following are just a few items that we will implement in the next few months:
- establish campaign committees
- continue Target Fairfax campaign
- upgrade national Web site
- Advocacy initiative — Army uniform recognition forÂ Kosovo veterans (more info to come)
- fundraising events to support declared candidates
- new member outreach
- streamline our national platform
Feel free to participate in the development on our public forum at http://modernwhig.forumotion.net or contact us directly. For those thinking of running for office in 2009, please contact us immediately as many deadlines are approaching.
We wish everybody a happy new year and look forward to implementing our goals. Nothing ever came out of doing nothing, and together we have built a solid base from which to continue expanding into the mainstream.
The Modern Whig Party