Announcement: Mark Willis’s Letter to the GOP GrassrootsSubmitted by Michelle Anderson on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 03:17
This is the first part of a long letter to the grassroots from Mark Willis, the only man in America willing to oppose the re-election of Reince Priebus for the chairmanship of the RNC. The rest of the letter, along with an interview with Mark as well as Ashley Ryan, the only two people to vote against that re-election is at StepDownNow.com.
To everyone across America who supported our campaign:
For the past three weeks, we embarked on a journey together that was revolutionary in approach, all the while knowing the ultimate results remained uncertain. Together, never wavering, we stood fast and carried on when others suggested we withdraw, retreat and fall in line. Standing strong, we organized our campaign across America doing what needed to be done – writing, emailing, and calling our RNC members, respectfully asking for their support. To accomplish our tasks, we used social media, talk radio, videos, television, and personal relationships in the most efficient and effective manner. Moving forward, I truly believe our approach in 2013 will become the gold standard for future RNC chair campaigns.
To recap, our campaign was one of principle that could not be shaken. We understand that there are serious issues the RNC needs to address as soon as possible if we are to win in 2014 and beyond. Furthermore, we know instinctively that these issues cannot be solved with larger donations and fundraisers. These issues have emerged from the convention and election results of 2012 and from what I am hearing, many RNC members understand and agree our concerns have merit. They know the rules need to be changed – so much that this issue is now front and center for our April 2013 meeting.
More than this, the message of a decentralized RNC with competitive bidding and superior technology took off this past week as well, entering into the RNC vernacular like never before. It was very encouraging to hear our concerns and the term “grassroots” being discussed by members of the RNC in formal meetings and sidebar conversations in the hallways...