[Lnc-business] Jul Membership Report

Caryn Ann Harlos carynannharlos at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 07:30:36 CDT 2017


How many LNC members took me up on my challenge to call lapsed members?

It's easy to say what others or "we" should do.

The last time you said this Patrick I took it to heart and *I* did
something.

I call lapsed members nearly every day.

It's hard to get people on the phone, but when I do (do we want the truth?)
this is what I hear in order of frequency:

1. Economy is bad and they lost their job
2. They've been a member and they felt we're no longer representing what we
claim to (i.e. the last election was a missed opportunity, the candidates
did not represent a different enough liberty message)
3. Waxing and waning interest in politics concurrent with the election
seasons

That is what I hear.  The stories of number 1 are heartbreaking.  I've
gotten my rear chewed out with stories of 2 and managed to retain some of
them by being nice and letting them yell.

My effort alone is obviously a drop in a sea. But I decided to be part of
the solution.

-Caryn Ann



On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:21 AM Patrick McKnight <
patrick.joseph.mcknight at gmail.com> wrote:

> All,
>
> I don't understand why our declining membership isn't our number one
> priority as an organization. These reports come out showing we have a real
> problem and no one seems to notice. Too often the LNC is too busy having
> pointless philosophical debates amongst ourselves while people are voting
> with their feet and leaving the party.
>
> I would like us to do an email survey of our membership to determine what
> people like and don't like about the party. I don't accept this culture of
> failure that since our numbers went up last year they have to go down this
> year.
>
> I don't pretend to have all the answers to this problem. But I think a
> good place to start is simply asking our membership. It would be free and
> we might learn something.
>
> Interest in liberty is exploding, if our numbers don't reflect that we are
> doing something wrong.
>
> Thanks,
> Patrick McKnight
> LNC Region 8 Rep
> Chair, New Jersey Libertarian Party
>
> On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Robert Kraus <robert.kraus at lp.org> wrote:
>
>> Attached thank you for pointing that out!
>>
>>
>>
>> Live Free!​​​​
>>
>>
>>
>> *Robert*
>>
>>
>> Robert S. Kraus - Dir of Operations
>> Operations at LP.org
>> Libertarian National Committee
>> Ph: 202.333.0008 x 231 <(202)%20333-0008>
>>
>>
>>
>> Join today: https://www.lp.org/membership
>>
>> LP FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/libertarians
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>> *From:* Lnc-business [mailto:lnc-business-bounces at hq.lp.org] *On Behalf
>> Of *Aaron Starr
>> *Sent:* Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:32 PM
>> *To:* lnc-business at hq.lp.org; lnc-business at lp.org; 'LP-State Chairs';
>> staff at lp.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [Lnc-business] Jul Membership Report
>>
>>
>>
>> Robert,
>>
>>
>>
>> For some reason the report compares July 2017 with June 2016, so the
>> prior year data point did not get updated from last month’s report.
>>
>>
>>
>> Can you revise this report to compare July 2017 with July 2016?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Aaron Starr
>>
>> (805) 583-3308 Home
>>
>> (805) 404-8693 Mobile
>>
>> starrcpa at gmail.com
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Lnc-business [mailto:lnc-business-bounces at hq.lp.org] *On Behalf
>> Of *Robert Kraus
>> *Sent:* Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:32 AM
>> *To:* lnc-business at lp.org; 'LP-State Chairs'; staff at lp.org
>> *Subject:* [Lnc-business] Jul Membership Report
>>
>>
>>
>> Jul Membership Report is attached. Open to find out who is no longer tied
>> for 10th!
>>
>>
>>
>> Live Free!​​​​
>>
>>
>>
>> *Robert*
>>
>> Robert S. Kraus - Dir of Operations
>> Operations at LP.org
>> Libertarian National Committee, Inc.
>>
>> 1444 Duke Street
>>
>> Alexandria, VA 22314
>> Ph: 202.333.0008 x 231 <(202)%20333-0008>
>>
>>
>>
>> Join today: https://www.lp.org/membership
>>
>> LP FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/libertarians
>>
>>
>>
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-- 
*In Liberty,*
*Caryn Ann Harlos*
Region 1 Representative, Libertarian National Committee (Alaska, Arizona,
Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Washington) - Caryn.Ann.
Harlos at LP.org <Caryn.Ann.Harlos at LP.org>
Communications Director, Libertarian Party of Colorado
<http://www.lpcolorado.org>
Chair, LP Historical Preservation Committee

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