This is the most recent email sent to Federalists on December 12, 2016. To receive these updates by email, please fill out the form on this page and become a Federalist.
The groundswell of national support for the Federalist Party has been so overwhelming, we’re accelerating our timetable for our “official” launch as a political party. As some of you may recall, our intention was to gather the people first, then file the paperwork in the first quarter of 2017. With grassroots support that dramatically beat projections, we’re pleased to be able to “go live” with the party ahead of schedule.
Our homepage has been updated with the new “Join Us” form. You have been receiving these emails because you expressed interest in the new party. If you like what you’ve seen so far, we strongly encourage you to fill out this new form even if you’ve filled out other forms in the past. This form is more complete and will allow us to identify Federalist “hot spots” around the country. With these hot spots, we’ll be able to focus our efforts on building local and state coalitions that can start putting Federalists in offices at every level from school board members to county officials to congressmen to governors. This is a great time to help turn your local area into a hot spot by getting your friends and family to join.
Building the platform to mirror the nation we want
As a national party, our core platform will be built around reining in the federal government and protecting individual freedoms. To do this, we need to act upon the three points of focus: budget, bureaucracy, and power. The founders intended balance between the state and federal governments, but today it is dramatically imbalanced. Correcting this as quickly as possible is our primary goal at the national level.
Just as we believe that the majority of issues should be handled at the local, city, county, and state levels of government, so too do we believe that the party should operate in the same fashion. Formation of the majority of platform stances on individual issues will be determined by the state Federalist Party organizations and their members. This is so important because as a party, we are going to be driven by addressing issues in the best way at the lowest level of government possible. There is absolutely no reason for a national party to dictate the platform stance in education, for example. The states, school districts, and individuals can best craft the perspectives on education that can solve their unique challenges. That’s not to say that the national party will not act as a guide; we will supply platform recommendations on important issues to maintain alignment with the ultimate goal of reining in government overreach and promoting individual freedoms, but it’s the state parties and their members who will make the final decisions.
This is how we want the nation to operate, so it’s how we’re going to allow the party to operate. For more details, please read (and share) the article about this perspective on our website.
State leaders needed
We have party leadership positions available in every state. In some states, we’re still searching for a party chair. If you are interested and qualified, please contact Joel Kurtinitis directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding “qualifications,” we’re not necessarily looking for those who have been leaders for other political parties. Experience is a plus, but we look at the whole package. Some of the best leaders never touched politics until it was time. Former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn had great careers far from politics for the first 46-years of his life. When he decided that it was time for him to get involved, he became a tremendous Congressman, then Senator, and is now leading the charge to hold a Convention of States.
The time to share is now
All of the pieces are falling very nicely into place. We will need leaders, volunteers, and donors, but we will also need a loud voice from the people. Even if all you can give to the party is a Tweet or a Facebook share, it helps. Visit the website regularly as we are posting 3-5 articles per week and intend on ramping that up dramatically. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we often share news that doesn’t come from our website. Help us get the word out. Our success will truly be built from the grassroots, so getting the masses to understand the importance of less government overreach will be our strongest message.