Start a No Labels Chapter in Your Community
We all care about our nation and want to secure a strong, prosperous tomorrow for future generations. And the best place to start is right at home. Our government represents us—not the other way around. Getting organized and joining your voice with other local citizens from across the political spectrum is a great way to get the attention of elected officials and affect real, positive change. Here’s how to get started:
- Get in Touch: If you are interested in starting a local No Labels chapter, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can provide you with the materials you need to effectively organize your fellow citizens, communicate with elected leaders, and make sure your chapter’s voice is heard by officials on both sides of the aisle.
- Call a Meeting: Chances are, you have friends, family, colleagues, and fellow community members who are also fed up with gridlock and want bipartisan change to come to Washington. You can begin your chapter-organizing efforts by bringing folks together to discuss ideas, set up how your chapter’s structure, and plan events and outreach efforts in your community.
- Set Some Ground Rules: In these volatile times, even the most well-meaning advocate can get fired up. Set some rules for discussion and communications that emphasize mutual respect and openness to ideas, for both within your group and when engaging the broader community.
- Get Connected: Social media is a great way to spread the word and get organized. Consider setting up specific pages and handles for your chapter on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, then link to the No Labels social media properties (like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Be sure to consistently send out No Labels messages and positively engage with your online community.
- Recruit Fellow Citizens: Growing your chapter is the best way to increase the power of your voice on the issues that matter. Send an email blast asking people to join, stand up in church or a community meeting and ask for support, or use social media to encourage your fellow citizens to get involved. You can also hold a recruitment event to introduce people the No Labels movement and what we’re all about.
Play the Name Game: You might be surprised by how many people in your community know—or are even friends with—important elected officials. When new members join, ask them if they know anybody in politics and, if so, if they would be willing to set up a meeting or organize an event with the official in question.