We have Widgets!
And….we have work to do.
We in the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign have known from Day 1 that we cannot depend upon the national news media to broadcast Gov. Johnson’s message of liberty, smaller government and non-intervention. We have known that the Internet and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, are key to our success.
Gov. Johnson’s Facebook page is rapidly approaching 200,000 fans, we have tens of thousands of Twitter followers, and on Google+, we have topped 1 million followers – more than Mitt Romney. That is a lot of voters with whom we are communicating each and every day.
But we need to do more. We have created a number of "widgets" – small computer applications that can easily be added to your personal or business website, your blog, or elsewhere. They include general campaign themes as well as specific issues such as drug policy reform and the Federal Reserve.
One of the most valuable things you can do to spread Gov. Johnson’s message is to take a few minutes to add a widget to your website or blog – and I encourage you to do so. Research shows that the Internet is quickly surpassing the media as voters’ primary source of election and candidate information. It is critical that our campaign is there to be found in every corner of the Web.
If widgets aren’t your cup of tea – or even if they are, you’re not off the hook though. As we head into the final 90 days of the campaign, there are all kinds of volunteer opportunities and efforts we need help with. From putting together rallies or events in your area to making phone calls to distributing literature, there is a great deal you can do with whatever time you can spare.
To learn what you can do to help and to “enlist” in our volunteer army, go to www.GaryJohnson2012.com and click on "Get Involved." There, you can find the campaign director for your state. Send them an email or call them to get involved with the campaign.
Between the two of them, Governor Johnson and his running mate Judge Gray will be in 11 states in the next week or so. They are covering as much ground as humanly possible. But for the next 90 days, our campaign must reach EVERY state, and that depends upon you. Whether it is putting a widget on your website or blog – or volunteering in other ways, Governor Johnson needs your help, and more important, Liberty needs your help!
Let’s do some good work – and let’s have some fun!