Invitation to Take Part in the Campaign

Dear Chapter Contacts and Activists,

In this packet of materials on the Alliance's National Campaign on Clean Elections you'll find plans for 2001, a review of accomplishments in 2000, a chapter survey, several articles--and most of all, a warm invitation to your chapter to take part in the campaign’s bold and varied actions this coming year.

Sharing this packet with your chapter...

We ask that you copy the enclosed materials and share them with your members at your next chapter meeting.  In this regard,  “Plans for 2001,” “Synopsis of 2000,” the “Chapter Survey on Clean Elections,” and the article on the McCain-Feingold bill are high in priority.

Conducting the Chapter Survey with your chapter...

After your members have had a chance to discuss the materials--with special emphasis on plans for 2001--please invite them to fill out the enclosed Chapter Survey together.  This survey was designed as a group activity which may take about thirty minutes.  Its purpose is to seek your chapter’s input about the Clean Elections campaign plans, and to have your chapter identify which actions you might want to engage in this coming year. This information will allow the Clean Elections campaign team to coordinate with your chapter as actions come up, so please return the survey to us as soon after your meeting as possible.

Participating in the Clean Elections conference call...

Please note that a conference call on the Clean Elections Campaign has been scheduled for chapters on Thursday, March 8, at 9 pm EST.  The call will serve as a follow-up to this packet, allowing representatives from interested chapters to raise questions and to begin making plans with Jim Ace, Program Coordinator of the Clean Elections national campaign, and Nick Penniman, National Coordinator of the Alliance, also on the Clean Elections team. (Update: Representatives from the following chapters participated on the call:  San Fernando Valley CA, Mendocino County CA, Washington D.C., Indianapolis IN, North Bridge MA, South Shore MA, St. Louis MO, Capital District NY, Philadelphia PA, and Houston TX .

Growing your chapter’s membership base through Clean Elections...

With the electoral coup of 2000, the need for achieving Clean Elections is finally reaching America’s radar screen.  According to a Washington Post-ABC poll conducted the week of January 11, 40 percent of Americans believe that Bush was not legitimately elected as President.  That number represents a large pool of outraged citizens who may be seeking ways of turning their indignation into actionand the Alliance needs to be there for them.  The time is ripe for Alliance chapters to grow their membership by engaging newly aroused citizens through clean elections-related actions and events. In the words of  Alliance founder Ronnie Dugger, “They seized the presidency; let’s us seize the moment!”

Dear Chapter Contacts and Activists,

In this packet of materials on the Alliance's National Campaign on Clean Elections you'll find plans for 2001, a review of accomplishments in 2000, a chapter survey, several articles--and most of all, a warm invitation to your chapter to take part in the campaign’s bold and varied actions this coming year.

Sharing this packet with your chapter...

We ask that you copy the enclosed materials and share them with your members at your next chapter meeting.  In this regard,  “Plans for 2001,” “Synopsis of 2000,” the “Chapter Survey on Clean Elections,” and the article on the McCain-Feingold bill are high in priority.

Conducting the Chapter Survey with your chapter...

After your members have had a chance to discuss the materials--with special emphasis on plans for 2001--please invite them to fill out the enclosed Chapter Survey together.  This survey was designed as a group activity which may take about thirty minutes.  Its purpose is to seek your chapter’s input about the Clean Elections campaign plans, and to have your chapter identify which actions you might want to engage in this coming year. This information will allow the Clean Elections campaign team to coordinate with your chapter as actions come up, so please return the survey to us as soon after your meeting as possible.

Participating in the Clean Elections conference call...

Please note that a conference call on the Clean Elections Campaign has been scheduled for chapters on Thursday, March 8, at 9 pm EST.  The call will serve as a follow-up to this packet, allowing representatives from interested chapters to raise questions and to begin making plans with Jim Ace, Program Coordinator of the Clean Elections national campaign, and Nick Penniman, National Coordinator of the Alliance, also on the Clean Elections team. (Update: Representatives from the following chapters participated on the call:  San Fernando Valley CA, Mendocino County CA, Washington D.C., Indianapolis IN, North Bridge MA, South Shore MA, St. Louis MO, Capital District NY, Philadelphia PA, and Houston TX .

Growing your chapter’s membership base through Clean Elections...

With the electoral coup of 2000, the need for achieving Clean Elections is finally reaching America’s radar screen.  According to a Washington Post-ABC poll conducted the week of January 11, 40 percent of Americans believe that Bush was not legitimately elected as President.  That number represents a large pool of outraged citizens who may be seeking ways of turning their indignation into actionand the Alliance needs to be there for them.  The time is ripe for Alliance chapters to grow their membership by engaging newly aroused citizens through clean elections-related actions and events. In the words of  Alliance founder Ronnie Dugger, “They seized the presidency; let’s us seize the moment!”

Kati Winchell
The Alliance for Democracy
Fundraising Coordinator
Email: ademocracy@aol.com

Dear Chapter Contacts and Activists,

In this packet of materials on the Alliance's National Campaign on Clean Elections you'll find plans for 2001, a review of accomplishments in 2000, a chapter survey, several articles--and most of all, a warm invitation to your chapter to take part in the campaign’s bold and varied actions this coming year.

Sharing this packet with your chapter...

We ask that you copy the enclosed materials and share them with your members at your next chapter meeting.  In this regard,  “Plans for 2001,” “Synopsis of 2000,” the “Chapter Survey on Clean Elections,” and the article on the McCain-Feingold bill are high in priority.

Conducting the Chapter Survey with your chapter...

After your members have had a chance to discuss the materials--with special emphasis on plans for 2001--please invite them to fill out the enclosed Chapter Survey together.  This survey was designed as a group activity which may take about thirty minutes.  Its purpose is to seek your chapter’s input about the Clean Elections campaign plans, and to have your chapter identify which actions you might want to engage in this coming year. This information will allow the Clean Elections campaign team to coordinate with your chapter as actions come up, so please return the survey to us as soon after your meeting as possible.

Participating in the Clean Elections conference call...

Please note that a conference call on the Clean Elections Campaign has been scheduled for chapters on Thursday, March 8, at 9 pm EST.  The call will serve as a follow-up to this packet, allowing representatives from interested chapters to raise questions and to begin making plans with Jim Ace, Program Coordinator of the Clean Elections national campaign, and Nick Penniman, National Coordinator of the Alliance, also on the Clean Elections team. (Update: Representatives from the following chapters participated on the call:  San Fernando Valley CA, Mendocino County CA, Washington D.C., Indianapolis IN, North Bridge MA, South Shore MA, St. Louis MO, Capital District NY, Philadelphia PA, and Houston TX .

Growing your chapter’s membership base through Clean Elections...

With the electoral coup of 2000, the need for achieving Clean Elections is finally reaching America’s radar screen.  According to a Washington Post-ABC poll conducted the week of January 11, 40 percent of Americans believe that Bush was not legitimately elected as President.  That number represents a large pool of outraged citizens who may be seeking ways of turning their indignation into actionand the Alliance needs to be there for them.  The time is ripe for Alliance chapters to grow their membership by engaging newly aroused citizens through clean elections-related actions and events. In the words of  Alliance founder Ronnie Dugger, “They seized the presidency; let’s us seize the moment!”

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