LOG CABIN staff writer

The Faulkner County Tea Party members are hosting an open activist training session in conjunction with the American Majority. Laurie Masterson, of the American Majority will lead the training in Conway on Feb. 20 at the Nabholz Construction Building at 612 Garland St. from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration by Feb. 17 is strongly recommended, and will be $5. Admission at the door will be $10.

Topics to be covered during the training include; building coalitions and reaching your community, government 101, holding government accountable, effectively communicating your views, and possible candidate training information.

American Majority, according to their Web site, is a non-profit and non-partisan organization whose mission is to train and equip a network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market.

Janet Crow, spokesperson for the Faulkner County Tea Party said the event will teach those interested in engaging in local level politics the proper communication and networking skills.

“I now see the necessity of becoming engaged in local or state politics. The main thing is learning to evaluate these things for yourself,” Crow said. “We are going to draw from others’ experiences to learn how to express ourselves in a way to be heard.”

For more information on the training session, contact Laurie Masterson at 501-258-6353 or by e-mail at laurie@americanmajority.org. 

For more information on the FCTP, go to their Web site at www.faulknercoteaparty.com.

The next FCTP meeting will be held on March 11 at 7 p.m. at the McGee Center in Conway.

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