In a letter sent out yesterday, Constitution Party Jim Clymer was soliciting funds for the national party and describing the prospective uses of those funds in 2009. Most important amongst these goals is the desire to hire a Western States Coordinator, which is part of the “Western-base strategy” advocated by many in the Constitution Party.
Together we set Constitution Party records in 2008 including a record number of votes for our Presidential ticket. The Constitution Party is the political solution; we know that. Our goal for this year is to make more Americans aware that our party exists.
My commitment to the Constitution Party is stronger than ever. Our party is growing because it stands for truths that most Republicans and Democrats turned their backs on years ago in favor of corporate interests and the assurance of reelection.
I’d like to share with you some of the party’s plans for 2009.
I am asking all of you who were so active and generous in your contributions during the election year, to keep working and donating so that together we can achieve the following goals.
We plan to increase our staff by adding a second field coordinator to work specifically in the Western states. We already have ballot access in many of the Western states which provides a good base from which to build the party, recruit candidates, and increase our membership numbers.
The party website needs an upgrade in design and technology. The money we invest in our website provides solid returns in donations and increased support and visibility.
Our field coordination staff will revamp their work with leaders in each state to increase state party activity and membership, seek early ballot access where possible and increase party registrations.
Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle, our candidates for President and Vice-President, have agreed to continue to speak on behalf of the party around the country. We are indeed fortunate to have two such very capable spokesmen willing to work to promote the party throughout 2009.
And we will work to get our message out through the media. The major media continue to ignore us despite valiant efforts on our part, but we will still work to be the alternative voice to the major parties’ agenda on issues such as immigration, right-to-life, foreign intervention, government bail-outs, guns, and encroachments on individual liberty. We’ll work even harder on alternative ways to be heard. We won’t let up on scheduling our party leaders for radio interviews whenever possible. We’ll work with state parties to set up committees for letters to the editor and calls to talk radio shows.
And yes, all of this will take money. Our funds are depleted from our election year ballot access drives and our work to promote our presidential ticket.