Local Party Organization

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Becoming a State Party

Steps are listed to help your state Pirate Party on its way to political influence.

  1. Have between 3 and 10 dedicated people with a decent amount of free time.
    • If there are less than 3 people in your state, look for more until you have 3. You can't really do much with less than that.
    • If you find 3 or more people in any area (city or town) make them their own local group.
  2. For special projects like maintaining a website have at least 3 dedicated people before starting.
  3. Start a state Pirate Party page on Facebook and spam it to the USPP Facebook page.
    • If there already is one, contact the page administrators and assimilate them or be assimilated by them.
  4. Join the weekly Tuesday meetings on IRC where states come together to get help with their issues and talk politics or email us at info@pirate-party.us and we will help you with resources and advice.

Organizing

Canvasing Strategies
Leaflets and Flyers
Participating in Organized Events
Writing Letters
Campaigning Materials/SWAG
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Organize a Demonstration

Be Active

Note: only the most basic things are mentioned

  1. Go to city council and school board meetings. This is where everyone starts.
  2. Collect contact information for all local political blogs and send them a letter letting them know the Pirate Party is in town.
  3. Run for office if for no other reason than you fear being ruled by someone who will make worse decisions than yourself. (Currently, the bar is really low.)
  4. Set up a website. This is the world's window into your state's movement. We can provide you with a subdomain at http://pirate.is. For a subdomain contact, info@pirate-party.us

Platform Support

You may get the push back, "Well, Joel is a thief who should be punished." You could counter with, "Well if he *is* a thief, and he stole a CD from a store, which is say 12 songs, the most her would get is a $500 dollar fine and/or probation, right? So these MPAA and RIAA fines are absolutely ruinous, and hardly in the spirit of American justice." That can be a very disarming argument, as people tend to be very justice minded. Then you can proceed to make your point about sharing culture, etc.

Other Resources

  • Free Vector Maps to add to the standard Pirate Party Flag which can be easily found through an image search or if you want a vector contact QuazarGuy.
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