Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict: ‘Send us your suggested ready to go newsletter articles, brochures and press releases’

During the most recent LNC meeting earlier this month in Nashville, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict asked that party members and supporters should send ready-to-go versions of suggested LP News articles, brochures and press releases to the national office.

He explained that the dropoff in press releases and the continued lack of new brochures is due to the fact that the party’s small staff has to prioritize among many different areas which all require their attention.

At the moment, high priorities are:

Increasing revenue and lowering expenses

Increasing membership

Increasing monthly pledges

Improving member record accuracy: addresses, phones, emails

Generating accurate elected official and candidate lists

Lower priorities for the time being include:

Attending outside think tank meetings

Quantity of blog posts and press releases

Assisting individual candidate campaigns

Managing local volunteer efforts

Hosting booths at conferences.

Regarding press and media, Wes noted “I cut back on the quantity and frequency of press releases in the short term. My experience has been that Libertarian Party candidates get far more media coverage per unit of effort than the party itself. The more candidates we run, the more media we get. I do expect to issue more press releases in the first half of 2010 than we issued in the second half of 2009, but I don’t expect to issue lots of opinion pieces and think tank-like essays.”

Benedict emphasized that volunteers can send ready to go versions of suggested LP News articles, brochures and press releases to the national office, which the party may be able to use, but he is not interested in ideas for news articles, brochures and press releases which the staff has to put together on their own.

7 thoughts on “Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict: ‘Send us your suggested ready to go newsletter articles, brochures and press releases’

  1. Catholic Trotskyist

    Still no comments from Wes Benedict about the soon-coming irrelvance of libertarianism because of Catholic Trotskyism. Shame shame shame.

    GOD BLESS IPR, THE NEW GOD’S CHOSEN ISRAEL. AND THE REDEEMER LIVETH FOREVER, AMEN.

  2. Aroundtheblockafewtimes

    No need to wait for candidates. LP County Chairs should have pretty good success writing op-eds for their local newspapers. National or state could supply sample submissions.
    The LP needs to be seen in local media all year long, not just when they happen to have a candidate in campaign season.

  3. Robert Milnes

    Lp missed an opportunity to be on ballot in special election in GA Jan 5. District 122. Only one dem filed so I guess the winner of that is academic. $400 filing fee saved though.

  4. paulie Post author

    National or state could supply sample submissions.
    The LP needs to be seen in local media all year long, not just when they happen to have a candidate in campaign season.

    That was the whole point. National will not do it right now. So state parties, send your stuff to national, and if they like it, it will get out to the other states.

  5. paulie Post author

    Lp missed an opportunity to be on ballot in special election in GA Jan 5. District 122.

    Did they have anyone living in that district who was willing to run? They can’t create candidates out of thin air.

  6. Don Lake .......... More Ex Officio

    The Establishment Duopoly is still out there. The soon to be dismantled San Diego Union Tribune, now under new management after years of reader unrest, did a ‘A-2’ article featuring multiple reference[s] to ‘Mister Libertarian’ Richard Rider contained no tie to the Libertarian Party.

  7. Don Lake .......... Article Submission

    Letter to the editor…………

    Here we go, again. The New York Times is broad casting from Fantasy Land. Yes, General Motors is an icon. Yes, Alfred P. Sloan was a genius. However, post WWII, GM has been digging it’s own grave since the 1950s.

    Cadillac as the standard for luxury? Maybe, for ‘drivers’ who get behind the wheel after hobbling to their vehicle with their walker. Even in the fifties. Even in the back wards mid west /Heart Land. [All three ‘coasts’ were probably a decade ahead of the standard culture curve.]

    Yes, even decades ago, Caddy was grandpa’s dream car. Even middle aged drivers were looking else where.

    A vehicle for every niche? Oh, that decisive take over of Jeep for the pre SUV set. [Oops, never happened!]

    Over kill on the avalanche of makes and models? Strangling of creativity via layer after suffocating layer of so called supervision? These short falls were served up to executive management FOR DECADES.

    Watch out media types, auto companies are not the only 21st century corporations facing the abyss.

    DonaldLake@ymail.com
    [Late of Kansas City]

    Jane Bergman 207 East Pennsylvania Avenue
    700 East Naples Escondido California 92025
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    91911 Letters to the Editor

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