LI Takes Campaign School to Florida
July 12, 2010
LI Takes Campaign School to Florida
Nearly thirty Floridians ranging from college students to retirees gathered at a beautiful Clubhouse lent to the Leadership Institute for a two-day Campaign School in Margate, Florida on July 10-11, 2010. The school was oriented toward voter contact and communications, expanding the favorable vote and getting favorables to the polls. The school was sponsored, marketed, and put together by the Florida Young Americans for Freedom.
LI Training in Moldova called
July 9, 2010
LI Training in Moldova called "a new wave of dynamism, energy, and needed knowledge"
On June 14-16, 2010, the Leadership Institute's International Training Department took four different training seminars to Moldova and taught over 110 attendees techniques to win elections and fundraise for their causes. The president of the Moldovan Foundation for Christian Democracy, Iurie Rosca, called the training seminars "indispensable courses for the period of transition" the country is facing. For more information on LI's International Leadership Training Seminars, please contact Miguel Moreno at 703-247-2000.
Tea Party Patriots Step Beyond High-Profile Protests and Directly into Public Policy Battle
July 6, 2010
Tea Party Patriots Step Beyond High-Profile Protests and Directly into Public Policy Battle
For Immediate Release – July 4, 2010 Contact: Eric Slee (703) 247-2000, ESlee@LIMail.us Tea Party Patriots Step Beyond High-Profile Protests and Directly into Public Policy Battle Online Training to Transform Passionate Tea Party Protesters into Grassroots Leaders Arlington, VA (July 4, 2010) – Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, in partnership with the Leadership Institute, today announces the launch of www.TeaPartyTraining.org, an online grassroots activist training initiative. A growing number of Americans feel that their interests are no longer represented by those in public office. Tea Party Patriot members are ready to go beyond their participation in high-profile protests to become actively involved in shaping public policy. Mark Meckler, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, says, “The training that the Leadership Institute now offers our members will accelerate the process of reclaiming this country according to our three core principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.” Founded in 1979, the Leadership Institute is one of the nation's largest and most experienced political training organizations and is uniquely equipped to handle the challenge of offering training to the country's largest Tea Party group. David Fenner, Vice President of Training Programs at Leadership Institute says, “The partnership between the two organizations is a natural fit. The Patriots bring fresh passion and dedication and the Leadership Institute offers over 30 years of political training experience.” For more information on Tea Party training powered by the Leadership Institute please visit www.TeaPartyTraining.org. ### About Leadership Institute An educational foundation founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, the Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. To accomplish this mission, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media. For more information on the Leadership Institute please visit www.LeadershipInstitute.org. About Tea Party Patriots Tea Party Patriots, Inc. ("TPP") is a non-partisan, non-profit social welfare organization dedicated to furthering the common good and general welfare of the people of the United States. TPP furthers this goal by educating the public and promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. Tea Party Patriots has not endorsed candidates for public office. For more information on the Tea Party Patriots please visit www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.
Leadership Institute and Tea Party Patriots to Launch Online Activist Training July 4th
July 2, 2010
Leadership Institute and Tea Party Patriots to Launch Online Activist Training July 4th
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt;"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-"Times New Roman";} Who: Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder and National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, the largest Tea Party organization, along with the Leadership Institute, one of the nation's oldest and most experienced political training organizations. What: Tea Party Patriots, in partnership with the Leadership Institute, will announce, to the attendees of the 38th Annual National Conservative Fourth of July Soiree, the launch ofwww.TeaPartyTraining.org, an online and on-demand grassroots activist training initiative designed to equip members of the Tea Party Patriots with the information they need to move beyond high-profile protests and actively shape public policy. When: Sunday, July 4, 2010. Where: Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121. Interview Opportunities: Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder and National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. Morton Blackwell, President, Leadership Institute. David Fenner, Vice President of Training Programs, Leadership Institute. About Leadership Institute Founded in 1979 by its president Morton C. Blackwell, the Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. To accomplish this mission, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media. For more information about Leadership Institute please visit http://www.LeadershipInstitute.org. About Tea Party Patriots Tea Party Patriots, Inc. ("TPP") is a non-partisan, non-profit social welfare organization dedicated to furthering the common good and general welfare of the people of the United States. TPP furthers this goal by educating the public and promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. Tea Party Patriots has not endorsed candidates for public office. For more information about the Tea Party Patriots please visit http://www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.
LI-trained Angle wins Nevada Primary
July 1, 2010
LI-trained Angle wins Nevada Primary
Sharron Angle, a four-term member of the Nevada assembly and graduate of LI's Campaign School, recently won the Republican nomination for US Senator from Nevada. A committed conservative, Angle was endorsed by Tea Party Express. She will challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November's election.
LI Partners with the Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition
June 30, 2010
LI Partners with the Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition
On Saturday, June 26, 2010, forty-three conservative activists and candidates attended LI'sActivist/Campaign School sponsored by the Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition. Attendees received top-notch instruction in political campaigning and activism. The diverse audience included multiple candidates, tea party members, 9-12 group organizers, and party loyalists.
LI Holds New Media Workshop for the Leadership Training Institute of America
June 29, 2010
LI Holds New Media Workshop for the Leadership Training Institute of America
The Department of Political Training organized a New Media Workshop for the Leadership Training Institute of America at the Leadership Institute on Monday, June 21, 2010. Students learned the “Dirty Dozen” social networking tools they can use to help with activism. They also learned how to create a blog and build their online communities using WordPress and Blogger. Abbey Alger, New Media Manager of the Leadership Institute's CampaignReform.org, presented the blogging lecture and LI's Director of Political Training, Christopher Malagisi, presented the social networking lecture. The participants will use these tools to advance the conservative cause in 2010 with their individual activism and organizations.
Promote Your Cause Through Online Fundraising
June 22, 2010
Promote Your Cause Through Online Fundraising
You can raise money on the internet if you have the tools to do it well. To find out the best ways to develop your cause or campaign online, come to LI's Online Fundraising Workshop on June 29th. There's an early registration discount of $15.00 off the usual price of $50.00 if you sign up by Friday, June 25th. Register today for this exciting opportunity!
Get Your Conservative Message Out
June 21, 2010
Get Your Conservative Message Out
How can you best communicate your conservative message? Come to LI's Public Speaking Workshop on July 9th and discover the best practices for presenting your message to an audience. In this full day workshop, you'll learn the tools and techniques you need to communicate in the public policy arena. Register by July 2nd and receive a discount of $30.00. Reserve your spot today!
LI Intern Ben Mason honored in Northville Observer
June 18, 2010
LI Intern Ben Mason honored in Northville Observer
Leadership Institute summer intern Ben Mason was honored in his hometown newspaper, the Northville Observer. He was selected to intern for the Youth Leadership School, the Institute's flagship program. Ben will spend his summer working at LI with eleven other interns from five states and two countries. LI's Intern Program, recognized as Washington's best, provides free housing, a stipend and access to training and opportunities to meet conservative leaders. Click here to read the story.
Looking for a New Job? LI Can Help!
June 16, 2010
Looking for a New Job? LI Can Help!
If you are interested in working in a congressional office, think tank, non-profit, association, or a campaign, register today for the Leadership Institute's Conservative Career Workshop on July 12-13. Capitol Hill veterans, including chiefs of staff, will teach you how to highlight your personal strengths to appeal to those who do the hiring. They will also offer guidance on typical salaries for different jobs and how to negotiate a higher salary. Attend this workshop and let LI's expert faculty help you land your dream job! The cost of the school (which includes dinner both evenings) is only $75, and if you register by June 22nd, you will receive a $25 discount.
Students Learn all about Public Relations from the Experts
June 15, 2010
Students Learn all about Public Relations from the Experts
LI's Communications Training department hosted a Public Relations School during the evenings of June 7-9. Those in attendance included summer interns and several media and marketing staffers from the Patrick Henry Center, the Booker T. Washington Society, and John M. Palatiello & Associates. Participants discovered how to generate positive media for their cause or candidate by creating attention-grabbing media events, building valuable relationships with the media at any level, and writing an effective press release. For information on this and other communications training workshops hosted by LI, please click here.
LI Kicks off Grassroots Training in Colorado
June 10, 2010
LI Kicks off Grassroots Training in Colorado
Activists and candidates from across the Denver metro area came out in mass numbers to attend The Leadership Institute's Campaign and Activist training presented by the Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition. U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton and Colorado Gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes dropped by the training to offer their support for LI's programs and encourage the school's audience. The training was attended by an energized and diverse group of social and fiscal conservatives including local and statewide partisans, tea party and 9-12 members. For more information on Leadership Institute Grassroots Training, please click here.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy wins SPNovation Award
June 8, 2010
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy wins SPNovation Award
It's not often that an online database generates interest and stirs passion, but the January posting of Michigan school districts' school employee health insurance costs did just that. Through FOIA requests, the Mackinac Center assembled the health insurance plans for more than 95 percent of the state's school districts into their School District Health Insurance Database. Some of the findings were eye-popping. For instance, the average cost of a family plan premium for a teacher is $15,800, which is 29% higher than the state average for the same type of plan. The database received extensive media coverage, and Lansing officials took notice as well. Several legislative offices contacted the Mackinac Center after hearing about the database, including that of the Senate Majority Leader who two weeks later introduced legislation that would require government employees to pay a greater share of their health care premiums. "The Mackinac Center's innovative program to counter the 'gimme gimme gimme‘ demands of public school employees is a model other think tanks can apply in their states. By conducting careful and thorough research, and combining that with skilled advocacy in the court of public opinion, Mackinac may achieve the seemingly impossible:create a requirement for public school employees to pay a greater shareof their health care premiums. Taxpayers across Michigan should stand up and cheer," said John Kramer, SPNovation Judge and Vice President for Communications at the Institute for Justice. For more information on SPNovation Awards or to nominate a member organization, please visit www.spn.org/spnovation.
Leadership Institute’s International Seminar Brings Together a Diverse Crowd of Conservative Activists
June 1, 2010
Leadership Institute’s International Seminar Brings Together a Diverse Crowd of Conservative Activists
Conservatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, USA, and Mongolia, arrived in Washington, DC to learn how to effectively defeat the radical Left. Travelling from as far away as Mongolia, these students attended the Leadership Institute's International Seminar, a power-packed training which gives foreign conservatives an opportunity to learn from their American counterparts. Over the course of a week, students learn how to effectively utilize the internet, television techniques, and traditional grassroots networking to advance conservative candidates and causes. The speakers included Bruce Eberle, Stephen Clouse, Mike Rothfield, and other great leaders in the conservative world. For over thirty years the Leadership Institute has worked with conservative leaders around the world to help increase the number and effectiveness of activists dedicated to limited government and personal responsibility. May's training continues an excellent year for the Leadership Institute's international Programs, with several additional International Seminars scheduled throughout the year.
Comprehensive Online Activist School teaches students to network on the Internet
May 28, 2010
Comprehensive Online Activist School teaches students to network on the Internet
The Department of Political Training held a successful Comprehensive Online Activist School at the Institute on Monday, May 24, 2010. Students learned the “Dirty Dozen” social networking tools they can use to help their campaign or organization. They also learned how to blog, fundraise online, create and disseminate videos online, and how to purchase online ads via Google. Trainers included Rowena Paz, one of Google's political strategists, Chris Moody, new media director at the CATO Institute, and Dan Hayes from Reason TV.
LI Partners with the Canadian Leadership Institute
May 27, 2010
LI Partners with the Canadian Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute recently brought it's Campaign School to Canada. Working with several conservative activist groups including the Canadian Leadership Institute, LI trained dozens of candidates and activists over the course of the two-day training on May 22-23, 2010. LI faculty and staff received high praise and even got a standing ovation at the conclusion of the program.
LI Brings Training to Tea Party Summit in NC
May 26, 2010
LI Brings Training to Tea Party Summit in NC
As part of the Western North Carolina Tea Party Summit, the Leadership Institute trained 60 students at an Activist School on Friday, May 21, 2010. Over 100 activists, campaign volunteers and staff, candidates, and political aficionados came together for a day and a half of campaign training at the Summit in Wilmington, North Carolina. The event was co-sponsored by the Civitas Institute and Americans for Prosperity North Carolina.
Register for LI's Television Workshop
May 25, 2010
Register for LI's Television Workshop
Don't miss the early registration discount for LI's June 4th Television Workshop: Introduction to Techniques. In this half-day introductory workshop, expert media trainers teach you the fundamentals of looking and sounding good on television. You learn how to look, move, and sound your best in order to communicate your conservative message on TV. Sign up by May 28th to receive $11.00 off the regular price of $75.00. Register today!
LibertyCentral.org Launches this Tuesday!
May 24, 2010
LibertyCentral.org Launches this Tuesday!
On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, LibertyCentral.org will officially launch. LibertyCentral.org will harness the power of citizen voices, inform everyday Americans with knowledge, and activate them to preserve liberty. Some features you will find in this online community include inspirational videos and testimonials from everyday activists, a series of issue briefs on today's biggest threats to limited government, engaging educational resources, tools, and webinars, and suggestions for easy activism. The time to make a difference is now, and Liberty Central wants to show you how.
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