Bill needs a support staff who are willing
to take on each of the facets
of the campaign.
Serious Advice About
J.A.I.L. Campaign In South Dakota
For our part, we need to give support wherever and
whenever we can. Communicate your support and,
above all, go to South Dakota and get involved.
This is not going to be a social picnic.
I hope you all begin to understand how mean
and vicious this campaign will become.
-- David Estes
My main message is to communicate with each other.
It is not a matter of egos. It is communicating with people. Campaigns are
stressful. We need to understand that the South Dakota people are under a great
deal of stress to get the Initiative passed. Give them input, but do not assume
that what you suggest is not being done. Communicate your suggestions, but be
sensitive to the feelings of the South Dakota staff.
... Some [suggestions that have been made] were premature
and need to be put in perspective. Right now is the time to be somewhat
reactive. The South Dakota campaign needs time to organize. Once the
organization is done, you go on the offensive. Right now the campaign is setting
up a steering committee to oversee the campaign. Volunteers are being sought to
pass out leaflets at the appropriate time. A speakers unit is being organized so
that people can go out to the communities and debate the issue or provide
information to interested persons.
Bill [Stegmeier] cannot handle all this by himself. He needs a
support staff who are willing to take on each of the facets of the campaign.
That relieves Bill to go out and talk with potential supporters and donors in
the community. The nuts and bolts are handled by other people. Keep in mind that
Bill will come into the spotlight as the election gets closer. His character
will be attacked; his family [may] be attacked; JAIL will be called vile and
vicious names. The legal profession stands to lose millions in revenue if this
Initiative passes. Lawyers are not about to let that happen.
For our part, we need to give support wherever and whenever we
can. Communicate your support and, above all, go to South Dakota and get
involved. This is not going to be a social picnic. I hope you all begin to
understand how mean and vicious this campaign will become.
Any support will be desperately needed in the upcoming months.
We cannot match the lawyers' money dollar for dollar, but we can provide
bodies to do the work-- they cannot. A low-budget campaign with lots of bodies
to do the grunt work can win against a well-financed campaign with no
Remember: communicate, communicate,
Above all, money cannot overcome the Spirit of the Lord and