Pony Unicorn Democrats of the World, Unite!
November 15, 2012 6:02 AM Subscribe
What are the ins and outs of setting up an official political organization in the US?
posted by syzygy to Law & Government (13 answers total)
Let's say I'm interested in setting up a political organization whose primary goal is to recruit like-minded members, disseminate information and exert influence on a specific political party.
Let's say I want to set up the Pony Unicorn Democratic Organization. The goals of the organization will be to promote the Pony Unicorn platform by trying to exert influence on the Democratic party. Activities would include writing and disseminating original articles and policy papers that promote the Pony Unicorn platform, disseminating existing articles and policy papers that promote the Pony Unicorn platform, recruiting and organizing like-minded members from around the country to form local, politically-active clubs focused on advancing the Pony Unicorn platform, and even running Pony Unicorn Democratic candidates in local and national races.
Where would I start, here, if I want to make this legit? Let's say I've done the easy parts - bought PonyUnicornDemocrats.org, set up a PonyUnicorn page at Facebook, and an account on Twitter.
Before I publicize any of those things, I'd like to know what else I should consider doing to turn the Pony Unicorn Democrats into a 'real' organization.