The American Independent Party recognizes the necessity of restoring Constitutional governance to the Republic. The general faithlessness of our so-called "public servants” to their Constitutional oath has reached critical proportions. The right and duty of the People to insure liberty and justice in this land now requires deeds as heroic as those that founded this nation as expressed in our Declaration of Independence. As then we must pledge our sacred honor and our fortunes to the struggle for Liberty.
The overriding goal of the American Independent Party is the restoration of the Constitutional Republic so all the funds collected in this campaign go for all of our operations. Public servants at all levels swear to support the Constitution, so our most important mission is relevant to both State and Federal concerns.
What can we do with contributed funds? We have 2 million email addresses for California voters. It takes about $1000 to send an email to all of them. These emails can persuade, recruit, and raise funds. They can be in support of our political ideals and goals and also specific issues and candidates. They can do polls of voters, yes/no, multiple choice, and fill in the blanks including expansive comments, so it’s a two-way street.
All of our conceivable email campaigns will take at most 5% of our fundraising goal. What do we need the rest of the budget for? Well for 1% of it we can produce an outstanding web site with forums for interaction with much lower ongoing annual costs. For 1% we can fund online MeetUps for all our counties’ central committees for a year.
But if we attain the full goal, we can hire a small staff & get an office in Sacramento. That staff can recruit, lobby, fundraise, and manage public information campaigns. We can qualify initiatives for the ballot using volunteers mobilized by that staff. They can organize the California Caucus project to mobilize all Californians who are devoted to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the faithful application of the Constitution.
But why donate to the American Independent Party rather than a particular candidate’s campaign? Because your funds will be spent more cost-effectively than for a one-time campaign. When you channel your support through us, you are building something for the future as well as doing something in the present. When we support our 76 endorsed candidates in the June Primary for instance, we can support several in one email and our support is more believable than a candidate’s own self-interested claims. For substantial contributors, campaign donation limits are an issue. But maximum donations to political parties are much higher. You can for instance contribute to Federal campaign activities, $10,000 per person per year. For State only or general party activities, the limit is $30,000 per person per year.
But do you have to donate a lot to make a difference? Not at all. For a $25 donation you can fund one email to all of our American Independent Party voters for whom we have emails. Of course that depends on sufficient funds to realize the extreme economies of scale of purchases of 500,000 or more email sends per month.
And if you want to ask questions about our use of funds, make suggestions or offer volunteer help, just call our headquarters which is already manned sixteen hours a day, seven days a week even with our current finances.
Markham Robinson, Assistant Treasurer
AIP HQ 707-359-4884