8 Ways Local Chapters Can Make an Impact

May 3, 2022

Our local chapters are the boots on the ground in our grassroots movement to eliminate government-backed discrimination and return the country to liberty. Joining a local chapter is a great way to move your community to freedom while meeting like-minded neighbors and business owners. 

When we started our movement in September 2021, our local chapters were focused on canvassing—going door-to-door to local businesses and asking them to stand up against unjust, discriminator mandates by putting up one of our signs

As COVID-19 mandates have dropped, we are shifting our focus to forming strong foundations across the country through community connections. We want each of our chapters to grow in number and strength so that communities are empowered to stand up for freedom if and when they are faced with tyranny again. 

We understand that canvassing and sit-ins aren’t the most relevant activities to partake in at the moment, seeing as there aren’t mandates in most areas to fight. So what else should local chapters be up to? How can they form a unified team and make a difference in their communities? 

Here are a few impactful activities chapters can do in their biweekly get-togethers and socials: 

  1. Research for local elections

State and local elected officials, including judges, school board members, representatives, council members and more, hold immense influence over the communities they are meant to serve. We saw this in how different cities and states handled COVID-19 mandates. That’s why it’s so important to be informed leading up to local elections this year. 

Chapters can assign different members to research candidates and incumbents in their area. What have they voted for or against? Are they pro-freedom? Are they funded by corrupt third parties or are they everyday Americans hoping to serve their community? 

These are important questions to ask. Chapters can do research and share their findings with the group and beyond. They can also share helpful information like election dates and deadlines and voting locations. 

Being informed is the foundation of affecting change. You can’t make an impact if you don’t know what exactly you’re fighting for. 

  1. Get involved with local politics 

There are many ways to get involved in local politics besides actually running for office:

  1. Trivia and topic discussions 

Trivia is a fun way to get informed on the issues that matter, whether it be American history, Constitutional law, local politics, or current events. Trivia is also a great way to foster discussion on these important topics and to educate and empower chapter members with information. 

Chapters can create their own trivia games or use some already in existence. 

  1. Community service 

When we help our local community members, we are taking back our power by taking care of our own. When we ignore our local problems and rely too heavily on government assistance to fix them, we are vulnerable to abuse and tyranny. 

Notice a need in your community? Maybe you have a large homeless population in need of food and shelter, elderly people who need care or communities that need to be cleaned up. Get involved together! 

  1. Workshops 

Certain skills can help individuals grow the #StandTogether movement, including communication, public speaking, writing, litigation and more. If someone in your chapter is particularly skilled in one of these areas, have them host a workshop to help other members grow! 

  1. Support freedom-loving businesses

Get together for coffee, dinner or happy hour at local businesses that have always respected your rights and freedoms. 

  1. Start a book club

We can’t emphasize enough how important education is when it comes to spreading a movement. A great way to grow in knowledge and eloquence is to read about history, the Constitution, the civil rights movement, global political agendas, and other relevant topics relating to freedom and liberty.

Starting a book club is a fun way to empower chapter members with knowledge. Books can be voted on every month or two, with regular discussions held over Zoom or over coffee. 

  1. Get an informational booth at your local fair.

This is a new addition to our list! Our L.A. chapter was able to spread information on local legislation and the importance of medical freedom to hundreds of locals at their county fair.

The process for getting a booth may be different across localities, but usually it involves speaking to the mayor and the chamber of commerce. Keep the tone neutral and emphasize that you're just an informational booth. Getting a booth may require paying a fee or giving a donation, depending on how your chamber feels about the movement.

Most of these social activities can be held in person or on Zoom. Many of our chapters hold regular Zoom meetings just to stay connected, and then meet up in person once or twice a month for coffee or happy hour at freedom-loving businesses. 

Ready to get involved? Join your local chapter today, or if you’d like to start a chapter in your area, email us at hello@projectstandtogether. 

If we want to see change, we must #StandTogether.