Sharon Harris reminds us that libertarians need to keep investing in longer-term vision even — or especially! — during difficult campaign battles.
She points out the hard facts for organizations like hers during campaign season:
THE ELECTION SEASON PARADOX
First, we have the “election season paradox.” During election times, the demand for our services drastically increases. Yet, ironically, covering the costs of these services becomes more difficult, because so many libertarian resources flow into political campaigns — campaigns that are great for our movement, campaigns that are helped immensely by the work of the Advocates. But this cuts into the pool of donations from which we depend upon.
And now there’s a second big problem we’re facing. As you know, the economy is in real trouble right now. Many people are worried — and rightfully so — about their financial future. And they’ve cut back on donations — even to organizations they strongly believe in, like the Advocates.
At a time when our cash flow is critically low, the movement for liberty needs us more than ever.