Libertarian Party blog: ‘One week only: Stock up on 10-cent Libertarian bumper stickers!’

LP blog:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I’m about to offer you a fantastic deal.

For one week only, you can get Libertarian bumper stickers like the one below: up to 10 stickers per dollar you donate! (Minimum $10 donation required.) This offer expires on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

On Monday, I wrote how some marketing experts estimate putting a bumper sticker on your car can be worth over $200 in advertising.

I’m ordering some bumper stickers for Headquarters use, and since I’m ordering in bulk, I hope to add thousands more to this order and get them into your hands ASAP!

I want to send piles of inexpensive stickers to activists like you to give away at your state and local meetings. I’ve also found that people enjoy getting free stickers at rallies and protests. Just walk around and ask people if they’d like a free Libertarian sticker. If they take one, you can ask them if they’d like to get on your mailing list, or encourage them to join the Libertarian Party at www.LP.org, just like it says right there on the sticker.

Again, you can get up to 10 stickers per dollar you donate, but you don’t have to ask for that many. I hope many of you will order less (or donate extra), so we can use the extra money to help cover the cost of packing and shipping all these stickers around the country.

So, if you donate $200, you can get up to 2,000 stickers, but you may actually want fewer, such as only 100 stickers (or even just 1 sticker). Please type "stickers" and specify the quantity you want in the Comment box at the bottom of the membership or contribution page. If you don’t clearly specify a quantity, I’ll only ship one sticker per dollar. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. If you don’t type "stickers" or clearly indicate that you want stickers, then I won’t ship any stickers.

Also put your shipping address in the Comment box if it’s different from the address you entered above.

Example 1:

Comment (optional):
stickers 100

Example 2:

Comment (optional):
stickers 250
ship to:
100 Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90101

Thanks for helping to advertise the Libertarian Party by donating and getting up to 10 stickers per dollar. (Minimum $10 donation required.)

Don’t delay! Donate and order your stickers today!

Sincerely,
Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

27 thoughts on “Libertarian Party blog: ‘One week only: Stock up on 10-cent Libertarian bumper stickers!’

  1. idea again

    Yes, finally these bumper stickers are passed due. They should also have another choice for bumer stickers.

    ONLY YOU CAN CHANGE THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM: STOP THE ADDICTION!!
    VOTE LIBERTARIAN

  2. Spence

    You. Are. Joking.

    A party that decries the bite-sized platforms of the two majors hopes to change minds with its own stickers? I’m sorry. And BTW, since the LP is a failed brand, just who wants one of these no matter the price?

  3. paulie Post author

    I see Spence has crawled back here once again after vowing never to return, as he has several times 🙂

    I like both Wes’s bumper stickers and Brian’s. Both are substantially better than the silly ones that say “LP” (which most people have no idea what they are referring to…liquid petroleum? Linkin Park?) and then have lp.org in extremely miniscule print.

  4. Vance

    I think he’s just unmemorable Libertarian Girl. I had never heard of him either but then I really didn’t miss anything.

  5. Old Antifederalist

    Yes, Catholic Trotskyist was much more entertaining. He should make Catholic Trotskyist bumper stickers.

  6. Nate

    Oooh, I’d buy a CT bumper sticker. Not sure where I’d put it though.

    So is the goal here just to pass out bumper stickers, which will then mostly find their way into garbage cans? (No offense, just stating fact.) Or is the aim to initiate force against other people’s property by plastering all the neighbors’ cars in the dead of night?

    Might not be libertarian (but then, who is in the LP?), but it should at least get some publicity. 🙂

  7. Starchild

    This *is* a good deal, and it’s terrific to see National really trying to take advantage of bulk material rates to get materials out into the hands of activists in decent quantities. Thanks, Wes!

    I do wish the sticker that had been chosen was a little more exciting though. Pretty boring color scheme and design. Brian Holtz’s designs above may be too specific for a single, general-purpose sticker offering like this, but at least they show some humor and creativity.

    I hope next time National buys materials in bulk that they’ll try harder to come up with something that college kids and other young voters can get into.

  8. Chuck Moulton

    I agree with Starchild. It would have been nice to see more exciting and funny bumper stickers.

    However, activists often forget that long wordy bumper stickers are hard to read while driving due to the small text and unlikely to actually get the message across. The most effective bumper stickers are funny, short, and simple.

    The LP needs to make less top down decisions and leverage the free market of ideas to utilize volunteers more. In this context staff should have a bumper sticker design contest to both energize activists and take advantage of our many funny (amateur) artists. Then let people vote on designs on the website. People would get excited and emotionally invested in the designs, leading to more adoption in the final phase distributing stickers.

    Catchier designs, clearer messages, more excitement, wider adoption… there really is no downside to the contest method.

  9. Cattle

    You want a funny bumper sticker. OK HERE IS ONE.

    TIRED BENDING OVER. (finger in butt)
    VOTE LIBERTARIAN.

  10. Robert Capozzi

    bh, what exactly does Alexa measure…number of hits? If so, that may or may not be a good proxy for the “brand.”

    Regardless, looks like a fat man’s race…all apologies to the size challenged.

  11. Brian Holtz

    Reach % is the percentage of the entire Web audience that visits the site.

    Chuck, I love the contest idea. Mixing in some small text on your bumper can be useful too, e.g. in parking lots and at red lights. Click this one to read the fine print:

  12. Instead

    How about Freedom of choice, instead of Pro-choice.

    Freedom of choice without government interference.

  13. Susan Hogarth

    Paulie,

    The exclamation mark at the end of your headline (and the headline itself) make this article look more like an advertisement or a free promo than a news piece :-/You’re usually careful about that, but I’ve seen some slipping from other people here as well, walking on the wrong side of the promoting/reporting line, which is why I bring it up.

  14. paulie

    The headline is directly from the source (LP blog). I did not change anything. I’m off to work, but feel free to make constructive changes.

  15. Susan Hogarth

    @19 That was sort of my point. If someone (to take a purely hypothetical example) were to post a headline saying “Wayne Root is the Bestest Smartest Cutest Man Ever!” and claim it was simply the title of a post from Wayne’s blog, I would view it in a similar light. Sure, reproduce the blog post, but make the headline a bit more neutral, like “Wayne Root Delivers Opinion on Wayne Root”. That’s my understanding, anyway – perhaps Trent will be able to give some more editorial guidance.

  16. Rachel H

    @12, Chuck Moulton said . . .
    ” In this context staff should have a bumper sticker design contest to both energize activists and take advantage of our many funny (amateur) artists. Then let people vote on designs on the website. People would get excited and emotionally invested in the designs, leading to more adoption in the final phase distributing stickers.

    Catchier designs, clearer messages, more excitement, wider adoption… there really is no downside to the contest method.”

    FABULOUS IDEA, Chuck! :o) Les’ do it!

  17. libertariangirl

    my fave , and I dont know who we ( LPNevada) stole it from , was a picture of a donkey and an elephant . the donkey said jack ass on it , the elephant said dumbo on it and the caption read ” tired of dumbass government , vote libertarian . we had t-shirts with that , and i believe its short enuf to put on a b-sticker.

  18. paulie Post author

    @19 That was sort of my point. If someone (to take a purely hypothetical example) were to post a headline saying “Wayne Root is the Bestest Smartest Cutest Man Ever!” and claim it was simply the title of a post from Wayne’s blog, I would view it in a similar light. Sure, reproduce the blog post, but make the headline a bit more neutral, like “Wayne Root Delivers Opinion on Wayne Root”. That’s my understanding, anyway – perhaps Trent will be able to give some more editorial guidance.

    OK, I’ve fixed the headline to reflect that I am not the one making the offer.

    Please feel free to edit it directly in the future.

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