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I hate to address advertisement practices as an issue, but I feel that the JP would have greater public awareness if they had greater visibility. Launching a Presidential hopeful was a good start, but so few people are currently aware of the Party's existence or positions.
I would love to see free or low-donation-cost bumper stickers, posters, flyers, or other forms of individual advertisement that those of us involved can utilize to help increase our visibility, and curiosity of others to investigate the Party and its positions. Is this something that could be easily achieved and distributed? This would be an issue of Grass Roots and Political Visibility 101.
(Cultural Anthropology majors tend to go into Advertising, and the big-bucks realm. I understand why, even though I don't like the corporate tinge most of them take...)
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One risk with such campaigns -- while I advocate doing pretty much the same thing -- is that you can end up with a wide cacophony of messages that don't necessarily create a single brand. During my time in the GP, I was constantly encountering a variety of promotional materials (stickers, psters, flyers, etc) which were often contradictory, giving the idea that the party was Leftist, Libertarian, socialist, (petty) capitalist, populist, in addition to Green. Some of it was home-made with yet more diverse notions.
I would also like to see this idea to fruition. But staying on message must be key (which I am sure you already know). Keeping the items up-to-date and removing outdated materials from circulation is necessary too. The GP often tried to sell ancient items from the Nader campaign in 2000, which I think is very sad, in addition to months-old copies of their party newspaper (anyone heard of the Internet?) I apologize, once again, if I am still dragging some old baggage. It's just that I want to make sure these and other mistakes are not repeated here. Thank you for your patience. __________________ Cooperation, coordination, and clarity are essential to creating a political party based on equality. Cliches and equivocations will not move this or any other party forward.
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One of the best ways to get the publicity we need is to get as many people to contribute financially to the JP,so that they can hire the people necessary to garner media coverage and publicity.
The upcoming convention will be a good start but you can't have a convention each month.I would hope that people will put their heads together at the convention and come up with some sound ideas for the near futre. As individuals,we can help by spreading the word in whatever ways we can so others can at least know there is a Justice Party and hopefully some may even register.
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As individuals,we can help by spreading the word in whatever ways we can so others can at least
know there is a Justice Party and hopefully some may even register. It might be a good idea to strongly advise people on what the message is before they go spreading it! I note elsewhere that one of the state parties was billing the JP as a "coalition of conservatives and liberals." I totally disagree with this wording for semantic and factual reasons. The very first thing the JP must decide is whether they are on the Left, or they are a party of compromise (see the thread on political purity and political power here in this forum), or in other words, the 1%. I am very clear where I stand, and I will patiently wait to see the outcome of the JP convention. Until that is firmly settled, the party's message may end up being squandered (confused) before the convention even begins. __________________ Cooperation, coordination, and clarity are essential to creating a political party based on equality. Cliches and equivocations will not move this or any other party forward.