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Grassroots Activism and Precinct Leadership Workshop - Amarillo

On Thursday September 19, 2019

What you will learn

"8. You can't beat a plan with no plan." - Law of Public Policy Process, Morton Blackwell

Most elections are lost not because of lack of time, talent, or treasure, but how they executed the resources they had. Are you prepared for the next round of elections? What is your plan to recruit volunteers? To organize your area? To turn out the vote?

This Campaign Activism and Leadership Workshop will quickly teach you the tools you need to make a winning plan for your campaigns.

Ideal attendees for the Campaign Activism and Leadership Workshop are volunteers, current and potential precinct chairs, elected officials, current or future candidates for political office, campaign operatives, and party officials.
Attendees will learn how to:
• Recruit and manage volunteers
• Organize precincts for voter contact
• Effectively get people to answer the door
• Turn out their voters

This past spring and summer, the Leadership Institute hosted a series of campaign schools across the state of Texas. This workshop is a continuation of that educational series. The content is different than the previous class. While the focus is for volunteer and precinct leaders, it is also useful for campaign staffers and party members. Attendees did not have to attend the previous school to benefit from this training. All are welcome.

For the full list of dates and locations for the LI Texas Tour, visit


Starts Thursday, September 19

Thu 19:   5:30 PM - 9:30 PM


First Family Church
6101 S. Bell
Amarillo, TX 79109 Map




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What graduates say

Daniel Crenshaw

Daniel Crenshaw

U.S. Representative (TX-02)

"The Leadership Institute made it possible for me to learn how to run a campaign, how to craft my message, how to speak effectively in public, and how to handle the media.

Above all, I learned how to win.

Today, I stand in a long line of conservative leaders who owe a debt of gratitude to Morton Blackwell and to the Leadership Institute.


Melanie Grammar

Melanie Grammar

“This is the best training I have ever gone to (political or professional) over all the years I have been involved. People need to understand what a big deal this is." -

Melanie Grammar, Fannin County Chairwoman, Rockwell County Campaign School

Ryan Rhodes

Ryan Rhodes

Founder, Iowa Tea Party

"I can't forget who gave me the tools. Keep up the great work at LI. We can't save our country without the Leadership Institute!"

Your faculty

Chris Godbey

Chris Godbey

Senior Grassroots Coordinator

Born in South Carolina, Chris Godbey has worked on all levels of campaigns in the both nationally and internationally, with campaigns and with independent expenditure groups.

From 2016-2017, Chris worked with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy as the Regional Officer in the Caribbean for the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, rebuilding of the Caribbean Democrat Union, a regional affiliate of the International Democrat Union. Focused on developing accountability, transparency, and good governance practices through training of political leaders and relationships built through senior party members and elected officials.

Recently, Godbey ran a digital consulting firm out of Washington, DC, surgeRED, developing tactical advantages for political and corporate campaigns, especially using Social Media Optimization, database management, and VoIP technology to provide low cost efficient contact with voters from the campaign.

Chris is the Senior Grassroots Coordinator for the Leadership Institute, where he has trained over 600 conservative activists in 2018. Chris has been working as an adjunct faculty for the Leadership Institute since 2012.

Chris Godbey graduated from Clemson University with degrees in Political Science and Economics and completed American University's Campaign Manager Grad program. Chris resides in Springfield, Virginia.