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So you want to help out the Pirate Party. Why don't you take a look at the list of things we're looking for below and contact your state Captain, national Captain if your state isn't organized, and get to work. If you don't see something on the list, throw it under proposed and still contact your Captain. This list is by no means exhaustive.

High Priority Needs

  • Recruitment Materials
    • Posters
    • Table Kit
      • Table-sized Banner
      • Pamphlets
      • Stickers
      • Sign-up Form
      • Business Cards
      • Tri-fold Design and Content
  • Student Organizers (Form a student group at your college, university, or school; These are essential as they have cheap to free resources and funding)
  • Regional Organizers (Every state will be different; ex. In WA, we need state, legislative district, congressional district, county, and precinct organizers; Their purpose is to coordinate what candidates and initiatives canvassers need to talk to their area's constituents about.)
  • Social Media Outreachers (Ideally, several people per social media outlet per state and a state coordinator)
  • Researchers (Every state has different rules and regulations regarding proper procedures and we need people who can research such things)
    • Ballot Access, and Running Candidates and Initiatives
  • Networking (By putting on events with and sharing credit with local groups costs can be shared as well as members)
    • Creating Partnerships with Other Groups
  • Candidates
  • Initiatives/Referendums (Only 23 states allow for public creation and retraction of laws and we need to take advantage of this; ex. In WA, there is an initiative to label GMOs which puts transparency into our food system)

Other Needs

  • Website Development
  • Writing/Content Creation
    • Newsletters
    • Press Releases
    • Recruitment Material Content
  • Graphic Design
    • Recruitment Material Design
  • Non-profit/PAC Business Administrators (Having a corporation in each state helps with liability issues; ex. Someone posts a poster where they aren't supposed to, ex. An opposing candidate sues for libel)
    • Legal
    • Financial

Proposed Needs

Local Interest Generation Ideas

  • Hold a Crypto Party (A party where people get together and teach each other how to use privacy tools like Truecrypt, TOR, and PGP)
  • Set up a table at a fair (Having a physical presence at a fair helps get the Pirate Party name out to the public)
  • Hold a wheat pasting party (Wheat paste is used to put up posters and because it's biodegradable it's legal to paste almost anywhere, it also goes a lot faster and is more fun when done with many people)
  • Bring a speaker to a local college campus
  • Build coalitions with other groups (Holding events in cooperation with other groups reduces costs and spreads the Pirate Party name)