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AM News Release 11_16

AM News Release 11_16

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NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Allison James, (571) 420-2300
American Majority
For Immediate ReleaseGRASSROOTS AND TEA PARTY LEADERS ANNOUNCE NEXT WAVE INNATIONAL INITIATIVE WITH “THE NEW LEADERS PROJECT”
Groups Pledge to Identify and Train 10,000 New Candidates in Advance of 2011 and 2012 Elections
PURCELLVILLE, VA (November 16, 2010) – On the heels of an historic mid-term election,there is speculation about the future of the Tea Party movement. American Majority, the nation’sleading grassroots training organization, along with local Tea Party leaders from across thenation, announced today the launch of The New Leaders Project and the drive to identify 10,000new, credible candidates in advance of the 2011 and 2012 elections. American Majority believesthat this project, when combined with policy education and grassroots infrastructuredevelopment, is the surest way to sustain Tea Party momentum across the nation.This first of its kind national effort will seek to have 1,000 local Tea Party leaders sign onto The New Leaders Project, committing themselves and their groups to identifying 10 new leaders intheir local community to run primarily for state or local office in 2012. The groups will havefrom January 2011 until the candidate-filing deadline in their respective states and communitiesto identify these candidates. The program will help community leaders identify qualitycandidates while fostering a new era of accountability between voters and elected officials.“This was an historic election, but the systemic change our nation needs to thrive and prosper will require much more time and effort. The next election starts now,” stated Ned Ryun,President of American Majority. “There is a real need for new leadership at all levels of government that believes in, and will advocate for, fiscal responsibility, free enterprise andlimited government. We believe this project will not only impact state and local levels, but alsocreate a significant ‘farm team’ for higher office for years to come.”To support the Tea Party organizers, American Majority will offer its proven campaign andcandidate training to the new leaders. The New Leaders Project can be found onwww.newleadersproject.org. “The Tea Party organizers at the local level who have already signed the pledge are leaders intheir states, and the real leaders of the entire movement,” Ryun said. “By combining their knowledge and local leadership, with what has been acknowledged to be the best grassroots political training provided by American Majority, this will be a dynamic and exciting project thatwill have far-reaching effects on public policy.”

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