‘The first problem of the conservative movement is not showing up.’
‘ How can someone embrace a principle if they’ve never been exposed to it ?’
‘Don’t assume those you are trying to reach with your message think you care. You have to SAY you care and DEMONSTRATE it by your actions.’
‘Stop talking AT or ABOUT people – talk WITH them. Don’t be condescending; be inspirational. Engage as a fellow citizen; not as an activist.’
‘Winning hearts and minds is a marathon; not a sprint.’
Those in attendance at Monday night’s Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting were treated to pointed, specific lessons in how to approach (as well as how NOT to approach) the audience we, as conservatives, need to reach if we are to begin to reverse the current trend in America.
By the year 2050 one-third of the U S population will be Hispanic. In the last presidential election, 90% of Blacks voted Democrat as did 70 % of Asians and Latinos. If conservatives ignore these trends we will continue to slide into insignificance as a national political force.
Fortunately, young activists like Brittney Morrett are picking up the banner and working with the populations that need to be reached if the conservative movement is to have a future.
Morrett offered practical suggestions, based on her experience as Youth Project Manager for the Libre Initiative; an organization aimed mainly at outreach among the Hispanic community. Engaging people is key: Foster community involvement, go to where people are, take part in community service projects, take advantage of holidays like Black History Month. Opportunities are there ; we just need to recognize and take advantage of them.
To learn more about Brittney Morrett and her views, visit her website at www.sgpaction.com/youth_in_action_brittney_morrett
SVC National Debt Tracker
Debt at Beginning of Meeting $ 16,735,272,260,371
Debt at End of Meeting 16,735,231,724,034
DECREASE in Debt during the Meeting $ 40,536,337
(Yes, it actually went down)
Monday, July 8, 2013 7:00 PM – The Topic will be the 1st Amendment