I’m down at the RNC Winter Meeting in Charlotte with State Party Executive Director Mike Lawler and Political Director Joe Uddo and we’d like to share with you a few words that our National Chairman, Reince Priebus, will deliver this week.
His message to us is that party building is year-round, not a once-every-four-years or even once-a-year phenomenon.
This year, we at the State Party are continuing to enhance our messaging operation, high-tech data management systems and community outreach efforts – the “welcoming in” that Chairman Priebus describes below.
Working together, volunteering our time and our financial support, we will build a stronger New York Republican Party. A stronger party means a stronger New York, and a stronger New York means a stronger America.
A few words from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:
“It’s time to stop looking at elections through the lens of ‘battleground states.’ We have four years till the next presidential election, and being a ‘blue state’ is NOT a permanent diagnosis. … Simple ‘outreach’ a few months before an election will not suffice. In fact, let’s stop talking about ‘reaching out’-and start working on welcoming in.
“Political support is cultivated over time-not collected on Election Day. … In order to do all this, we need to empower, equip and train our candidates, volunteers, and operatives…whether it’s a college activist recruiting volunteers in Pasadena or a small businesswoman running for town council in New Jersey.”