|Door County Affiliate|
This year was our first year as an official affiliate of the LPWI! We were approved unanimously in July, after a few months of social media and local activism gained us the attention of the state party, and we got right to work!
A few days after joining as an affiliate, our Chair and Vice Chair (Tony & Nadia) were given the incredible honor of speaking at the Jo Jorgensen rally in Oshkosh! After that point, we were hard at work throughout the summer collecting ballot access signatures, sign waving, door hanging, and all around full-bore activism for the Libertarian movement; along with growing our local membership!
In September, our Chair (Tony) was asked to be the City Manager for Jo Jorgensen’s event in Madison; where we organized a highly memorable and historical bus stop at the base of the Capitol Building! No permission, no permits, only LIBERTY! This event brought in the first donations to our Affiliate, which we were able to use toward more campaign efforts throughout the Autumn months (LPDC brochures, door hanging supplies, Affiliate shirts, and a digital billboard for Dr. Jo).
Leading up to the election our Affiliate worked hard to get out the message of Jo Jorgensen and the Libertarian Party. We hosted a couple of meet-ups and a watch party for the documentary about her campaign “Longing for Liberty”. Through social media, we have worked tirelessly to grow our audience; from 20 likes on Facebook in June, to now nearly 750, with an average monthly reach that varies between 30-60k+ people!
We live-streamed ALL THREE of Jo Jorgensen’s visits to Wisconsin, which each obtained hundreds of views and engagements, and made a few campaign videos that were uploaded to Youtube; bringing the message of Liberty to places it might otherwise not have been. We consistently create content to engage our audience, typically infographic or written in nature, though moving forward we plan to shift toward more video and audio content as well!
Through the formation of our Affiliate, we found many local Libertarians willing to rise up to the occasion. Currently, our ranks sit around 20+ people who are interested or loosely involved in what we have going on, with a solid 10 people actively making things happen up here in Door County! This has inspired many of us to dedicate ourselves to running for office: in the City Council, Board of Supervisors, and even CONGRESS!
In just 6 months, this Affiliate has really grown in a way that is absolutely inspiring to be a part of! It is incredibly humbling to be part of such a phenomenal group of individuals all striving for the common goal of LIBERTY IN OUR LIFETIME! We are only getting started. This was never about an election, it’s about a rEVOLution!