I received this heartwarming message from the Modern Whig Party. As everyone knows, I am a potential 2020 presidential candidate for the American Freedom Party (see politics1.com). Perhaps I will seek the Whig nomination as well and serve as a Whig president like Millard Fillmore.
The news around the country in August and September has been full of natural disasters and man-made tragedies. Shootings in Nevada, record rains in Texas, wildfires in the northwest, and major storms hitting Florida, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Please keep all of the folks affected in your thoughts and prayers. These events have all had a major impact on families and individuals. They need to know someone cares. I especially ask that you keep the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in mind during the recovery efforts as the worst is still yet to come for them. On the Gulf and Atlantic coasts we know we can depend upon others to come to the disaster scene quickly, driving on our excellent interstate system and bringing in supplies, utility crews, and rescuers. Obviously, no one can drive to these islands making recovery especially slow and difficult. We need to be ready to help in ways that may be quite different from other disasters on the mainland. In particular, we may see a large number of evacuees. If you can, be sure to make them feel welcome if they arrive in your area. Help in any way you can.
Because of the number and severity of these events, we are reconsidering the idea of starting a charitable organization to help in situations like this. WhigWorks was almost a reality a few years ago. If we start it up, we would want it to incorporate the principles and values of our party. It would not be just another charity for relief, but would have a Whig twist in that it could help others prepare for disasters as well as recover from them. It may also have a focus on making sure our veterans were not forgotten. I would like to hear what you think of the idea of bringing it to life and how we can implement it at firstname.lastname@example.org
For ballot access, we are still on track to circulate petitions in Michigan. Utah is already collecting signatures. If you would like to help email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A lot is going on in Washington State as they begin to organize. They are going through the membership information, sorting through it, and trying to contact old members using any information they have. If you can send them some encouragement, or if you live in Washington, give them some of your time to help the party take root there. email@example.com
As many of you have noted, we have added three new surveys and a section for Modern Whig Principles to the website. We have also compiled results for previous surveys. Please visit these pages if you have not already. http://action.modernwhig.org/principles and http://action.modernwhig.org/surveys
A new blog article was just published by Lee Myers entitled “A More Perfect Union”. You can read it at http://action.modernwhig.org/blog Lee issues a call to “trade up” from our current lineup of politicians that keep fumbling the ball.
Most of you know about our Whig Store and have purchased items to help raise awareness of our party. If you haven’t, please follow the two links below and have a look. Feedback on the options presented is welcome as well.
With campaigns about to start, we need to bulk up our funds for printing materials. This is our major expense folks and any help you can lend will be appreciated. Please click here to donate.
On the subject of 2018, I would like to ask all of you again to help us find local candidates to run for office. We need candidates for school boards, city council, judges, state legislatures and other offices where the total number of voters is near or under 20,000. We think we can reach all of those voters before elections with our message and convince them we will represent them well. Candidates should of course represent the party well by being moderate, of good character, and who will serve their constituents with courage and common sense solutions. I would like to add a number of office seekers to our candidate’s page. Please help us out with this. This is your party. You will get out of it what you put into it.
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