A letter to the grassroots from Mark Willis
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been about a week since this campaign kicked off here on Facebook and www.stepdownnow.com. I am humbled by the overwhelming support I have received from people across America who believe this campaign stands for a cause that everyone can get behind: that the leadership of the RNC must change and be led by someone who understands and cares for the grassroots who are the lifeblood of this party.
At the moment, we have secured 2 states, Maine and Nevada as well as the support of at least 1 RNC member from 2 different states. I have spoken to many RNC members this past week, many who have already pledged their support for Mr. Preibus. However, some of these members said they understand why I am running and believe my campaign has merit.
As I continue to speak with RNC members from various states, I respectfully ask that all of you please continue to let your RNC members know that you support my right to be on the ballot and how you feel about this effort. They’ll never really know how much support I have unless you reach out to them personally.
Thanks to all of you, this effort is gaining serious momentum and I know it will only get stronger. The grassroots team has provided me some statistics and I would like to share them with you. In just one week, this site has reached over 33,500 people, over 334,000 friends of fans and has over 1,600 people talking about it. I don’t know about you, but I would call this the beginning of a grassroots effort that cannot be stopped!
Starting tomorrow, I will be discussing and sharing with you one element of my Plan to Restore the Republican Party. My plan will be presented later this week, focusing on the following subjects:
1. The RNC Competitive Bidding Process
2. The RNC Rules adopted in Tampa
3. The RNC’s relationship with the GOP grassroots
4. Winning the Technology War
5. Getting people back to the Party
6. Fighting for Conservative Values
7. Holding our Party leaders accountable
8. My Overall Management Style and Tone
Once again, I thank all of you for everything you are doing on my behalf to secure a 3rd state and to get on the ballot for the election in Charlotte on January 25th.
Lastly, I encourage all of you to please comment on this post with ideas as to how we can make the Republican Party better. I look forward to your suggestions, enjoy the rest of your weekend.