The Jorgensen Insider: Issue 02

The campaign of 2020 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen yesterday sent out the following newsletter to email subscribers.  This is the second issue.

Liberty [Redacted]

by Jennifer Imhoff

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Beginning October 1, 2020, Facebook will begin enforcing a stricter community standard guideline in an attempt to “stop hate speech.”

These changes are expected to impact page and group admins and require heavy oversight and censorship.

If you are an admin on a group or page, be sure to review the new standards and monitor accordingly. Your personal Facebook profile could be canceled if the terms are violated.

We suggest that you delete brazen or baiting comments; do not respond to the comment or let it stay on the page.

Censorship is the opposite of liberty and not something we condone, but Facebook could revoke your personal account, regardless. We do not want your family connections, photos, or memories to be lost at the expense of your good intentions to volunteer for the campaign. We recommend exercising caution.

View the community standards updates at this links: https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/recentupdates/all_updates/

More on Liberty Redacted:

Tips and Tricks for Admins on page 8

Holocaust post revokes Jorgensen fan page on page 3

Next Stop: Fargo!

Dr. Jo is taking a quick break to focus on her students as classes begin at Clemson University.

Cue Spike Cohen! Spike and the bus crew will be in Fargo, North Dakota, on September 23, 2020.

Dr. Jo will rejoin the bus tour on September 25, 2020, continuing on to New England.

Please share these events from the Jo Jorgensen Facebook page, and www.jo20.com/events.

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Join the Discord!

Jo and Spike have a Discord group. They have rooms for all 50 states, as well as Washington DC and the US territories. Many states already have people in these rooms, looking for ways to reach out and volunteer.

Discord Link:

https://discord.gg/xqvpQcz

Be a VIP with Jo!

We are now offering an exclusive VIP experience with Dr. Jo!

When you select the VIP Individual add-on, you will get one-on-one time and a selfie with Dr. Jo, an autographed photo, and, where possible, priority seating and access to the VIP line.

VIP Group add-ons for up to 5 participants include: a group selfie with Dr. Jorgensen, three autographed photos, and, where possible, priority seating and access to the VIP line.

Find a VIP experience near you at: www.jo20.com/events.

¡Jo20.com en español!

On the bottom of Jo20.com, you can now toggle multiple language options!

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Illinois for Jorgensen Page Banned for Sharing Jo Post

Jo Jorgensen’s page safely posted an article regarding millennials’ and Gen Z’s understanding of the Holocaust. The article was originally published by USA Today on the same day, September 16, 2020. When The Illinois for Jorgensen page shared the post and article, the admin for the page was informed that they violated community standards and the page was removed.

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Original Post by Admin Les Deffner

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Jo Jorgensen’s main page shared a USATODAY article about the Holocaust. It was a genuine article.

I admin the official ‘Illinois for Jorgensen/Cohen’ page, and Facebook says my resharing of the article was HATE SPEECH that went against community standards.

The article addresses how many Millennials do not know that 6M Jews were murdered. Dr. Jorgensen’s comments were posted verbatim, calling out the Department of Education’s failures.

Yet Facebook censored the Illinois for Jorgensen/Cohen page and unpublished it.”

Lean Mean Meme Machine

Each week we will feature a Dr. Jo Jorgensen or Spike Cohen meme. Volunteers are testing the efficacy of these memes in the field. Post your favorite to our Facebook Group!

New Store Items at Jo20

Jo20 Store

https://shop.jo20.com/

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Social Media Blitz!

Interest in Dr. Jo is growing as we enter the final weeks of the election. Jo20.com has seen a 40% increase in new users visiting the site!

The states with the largest increases:

Montana (130%)
South Dakota (101%)
Wyoming (75%)
Idaho (71%)

What is Phone Banking?

An Interview with Ryan Cooper by Liz Solomon

Our volunteers are doing some really cool things! Most of us have heard about “phone banking.” Phone banking has been around for decades; calling volunteers, donors, and voters is nothing new. But, have you heard of “text banking”? I had an opportunity to catch up with Ryan Cooper from Washington this week. He and a group of volunteers are texting for the Jorgensen campaign.

L: Ryan, tell me, what is a “texting” party?

R: A texting party is where a group of us in the same time zone (Pacific) get together on Zoom and chat with each other while we send text messages to voters using the Jorgensen Call Hub platform. We find that it’s more fun doing it as a group than individually. We can ask questions, get help using the system, and have a blast while doing it.

L: Was the event virtual or did you meet somewhere in person?

R: We did it virtually for two reasons. One, Covid, and the forest fires. Meeting together is a challenge already. The forest fires on the West Coast make breathing outside difficult. It just makes sense to get together on Zoom and have a virtual Text Bank Party.

L: How long was the event?

R: The event was from 5-8, but people stayed on until 9pm, which is the Call Hub cutoff for sending messages. We encourage everyone to try to tie up loose conversation threads before logging off so that you don’t leave anyone hanging.

L: How did you come up with this idea?

R: Ron Paul’s campaign did similar texting and phone banking operations in 2008 and 2012. Volunteers would meet up at a nearby Subway. Whoever sent the most messages won a free $5 footlong. Those who couldn’t attend could participate over Skype. This is the next evolution in the Ron Paul Revolution.

L: Was the event a success?

R: Huge success. Going into it, you are never sure how many people will show up. We had 15, which is not bad for our first one. Those volunteers sent over 8000 messages, had over 1000 conversations. The Jorgensen campaign added a bunch of new volunteers and raised over $500 just from our efforts.

L: Would you do it again?

R: We are doing it every Tuesday night 5-8:30 PM Pacific. On election night, we are hosting a virtual zoom party for all of our volunteers. Our goal next week is 50 volunteers from across CA, OR, NV, AZ, WA, and Northern Idaho (Pacific Time Zone) and 50,000 sent messages. We are hoping to get Spike and Jo on future West Coast Text Banker Tuesday Zooms.

L: Is there anything you would like to add?

R: West Coast Text Bankers 4 Jorgensen is issuing a “Time Zone Challenge” to the Mountain, Central, and Eastern Time Zone Jorgensen supporters. Whichever Time Zone Team has the most volunteers and sends the most text messages on a specific Zoom event evening will win a prize or some kind of recognition. We will be offering some swag and incentives to people who want to join our West Coast Text Banker Team. Our team is open to anyone who wants to text bank Pacific Time Zone voters every Tuesday night 5-8:30 PM Pacific. Apply using this link and mention “West Coast Text Bankers”: https://callandtext4jo.com/new-volunteer-checklist/

Thank you Ryan Cooper and all of our amazing text bankers!

To all the volunteers who are looking for a way to get involved, please consider joining us! Everyone can use the link above to sign up! If you’re interested in joining one of the time zone teams please mention your respective time zone, e.g., “East Coast Text Bankers”, “Central Text Bankers”, “Mountain Text Bankers.” If you are interested in leading a time zone, be sure to mention that, too! We can’t

2 thoughts on “The Jorgensen Insider: Issue 02

  1. Tony From Long Island

    You think THAT’S censorship?

    Facebook bans 900,000 Americans who have been convicted of a sexual offense even if it was years ago even though that group has one of the lowest rates of recidivism.

    Facebook should be considered a public utility.

    Imagine a phone company being able to tell a sexual offender that they can’t have a phone line.

    A unanimous Supreme Court, in Packingham v. North Carolina, 137 S. Ct. 1730, stated that ” . . . . .Social media offers “relatively unlimited, low-cost capacity for communication of all kinds.” Reno, supra, at 870. On Facebook, for example, users can debate religion and politics with their friends and neighbors or share vacation photos. On LinkedIn, users can look for work, advertise for employees, or review tips on entrepreneurship. And on Twitter, users can petition their elected representatives and otherwise engage with them in a direct manner. Indeed, Governors in all 50 States and almost every Member of Congress have set up accounts for this purpose. See Brief for Electronic Frontier Foundation 15–16. In short, social media users employ these websites to engage in a wide array of protected First Amendment activity on topics “as diverse as human thought.” Reno, supra, at 870 (internal quotation marks omitted). . . . . .”

    So yeah . . . Facebook engages in censorship.

    To be clear, this is not illegal. They are a private company – NOT a public utility. They are not depriving people of free speech because one does not have free speech on a private company’s service.

  2. Root's Teeth Are Awesome

    Social media companies operate on an internet infrastructure largely financed by government.

    The internet was invented by the Defense Dept in the 1960s. Its original purpose was to ensure communications in the event that a nuclear war knocked out many phone lines.

    Many of the phone lines, and cable and fiber optics lines, that carry the internet were either subsidized directly by government entities, or used government eminent domain powers to take the land for the purpose of laying down the cables.

    Social media companies (and search engines, and stores like Amazon), should, when they attain a certain size, be regarded as semi-public entities — and be subject to the First Amendment.

    If Facebook wants to be free of the First Amendment, force FB to be truly private. Have FB lay down its own, separate cables throughout the U.S., and the world — and pay to buy the land rights to lay down all that infrastructure.

    And let the other Tech Giants each build their own infrastructures as well.

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