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Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop

On Tuesday August 28, 2012

What you will learn

GOTV-Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop w/ Faith & Freedom Coalition

$6 includes Fried Chicken Dinner at the Shatley Springs Restaurant with all the fixin's -- including Lee McMillan's famous country style buiscuits with strawberry jam!

The Leadership Institute and the Faith and Freedom Coalition and The Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) Workshop will teach you how to organize and mobilize voters in the weeks leading up to Election Day. You will learn how to target voters, organize your GOTV team, and get voters to the polls.

This workshop will help you develop a systematic plan to get the most out of online, phone, and door-to-door voter contact. You will also learn how to plan ahead for early and absentee voters for your cause. The workshop will also focus on organizing voter registration drives.

Material covered includes:

  • Turning out voters
  • Coordination of Election Day activities
  • Use of absentee and early voting tools
  • Identifying and targeting voters
  • Organizing and recruiting new voters

Ideal attendees for the GOTV Workshop are, current or future candidates for political office, campaign staff, election coordinators, party officials, precinct operations officials, and campaign volunteers or supporters.


Starts Tuesday, August 28

Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 PM

Shatley Springs Restaurant 407 Shatley Springs Road Shatley Springs, NC Map



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Chris Doss

What graduates say

Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

Former U.S. Senator (R-S.C.)

With the 2012 elections right around the corner – elections which I believe will be among the most important in our nation’s history – I truly believe the Leadership Institute’s efforts have never been more important.

Your faculty

Chris Doss

Chris Doss

Deputy Director for Grassroots at the The Leadership Institute

Chris' political work has taken him across the U.S. and to nearly twenty countries where he's met and worked with heads of state and members of parliament. He even took one prime minister home for Thanksgiving; another thanked him for not "losing his soul" while studying at the prime minister's left-leaning alma mater!

He drafted free-market laws enacted in Virginia and other states, and he's worked in over a 'gazillion' campaigns since starting in middle school, including local, state, and federal races. He first wrote scripts for radio spots and phone banks in 10th grade. His political interests began when he accompanied his parents to the polls at age four (his age at the time, not his parents'). He hasn't yet gotten it out of his system.

He's been an adjunct lecturer and presenter at fifty-six college campuses, as well as think tanks and public affairs institutions – in the U.S. and abroad. Chris served as the U.S. representative on the Executive Board of the International Young Democratic Union, the international organization for conservative and free market political parties.

As first Executive Director, Chris managed start-up operations for a policy think-tank. Earlier, he served three governors and worked in state legislatures and Congress. Including work as a lobbyist for advocacy organizations and private businesses, Chris has managed issues as diverse as transportation, the environment, education, economics, and property rights. He has been a national and international spokesperson – dealing with hostile reporters on a range of media outlets. (But ask why Larry King was nice to him!)

Chris did undergraduate studies (BA, Politics) at Wake Forest University and graduate studies (Magister grad nivå, MA equivalent, Communications) at the University of Oslo, Norway. He also studied Public Policy at the George Mason University Graduate School.

He continues to work on campaigns as a consultant with Revolutionary Communications. (Please ‘like' their FB page.) He also serves as president of the Middle Resolution, a Virginia PAC, and on the board of the Our America Initiative. His favorite "hobbies" are teaching effective activism, discussing free market economics and classical liberal (as opposed to modern socialist) politics, teaching history as a tour guide in Old Town Alexandria, and tutoring Norwegian or German. Han snakker heller norsk enn tysk.

The best thing a student or young professional can do, per Chris' advice, is to find a good mentor and to invest time, attention, and intellectual engagement in that mentor. He believes that anyone interested in politics ought to read Economics in One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt; The Law, Frederic Bastiat; The Road to Serfdom, Friedrich Hayek; Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman; Animal Farm, George Orwell; Language in Thought and Action, S.I. Hayakawa; Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky; and, of course, The Federalist Papers. (Check the Leadership Institute's "Read to Lead" list for good measure.)