Newsletter for December 29, 2014

Greetings all!

As 2014 draws to a close, we can look back on a year full of news stories that captured the public’s attention. While many seem to be on the top of the fold one day and all but forgotten the next, several will have consequences well beyond their immediate news cycle.

Internationally, the Russia/Ukraine conflict, the rise of ISIS, North Korea’s alleged computer hacking, and the early stages of normalizing relations with Cuba will all impact policy.  Domestically, the Ferguson situation and Eric Garner case highlight  racial issues; Ebola cases test our ability to react to potential epidemics; Target and Home Depot suffer security breaches in their data systems exposing customers to risk of identity theft; the NFL deals with off field problems, some of which have helped draw attention to issues of domestic abuse.

Each of those, and many other stories, contain ongoing elements that will certainly impact the national dialogue moving forward.

Tonight’s meeting will be an extended social hour, with no official speaker or scheduled program, but let’s reminisce about 2014.  What stories do you think were the most important of the year?  For those that are ongoing, what (if any) reaction should the Tea Party have?

As always, our meeting will be from 6 to 7:30pm at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.  Hope to see you there!

Job Opportunity

We have been approached to share this with our membership and are happy to do so.

WANTED: Fundraising / Content Writer for Liberty-Oriented Grassroots Cause

Charlotte, North Carolina group seeks a liberty-minded individual to help promote polices supportive of sound money (i.e. gold and silver) at the state and federal level.  This junior position will play a hands-on role in email and direct mail fundraising and content syndication, grassroots mobilization, and policy-oriented research and writing.  Strong writing skills and a passion for freedom required!  Salary range $35,000 to $50,000, depending on experience.  Please send resume and writing sample to stefan.gleason@moneymetals.com.

CAUTION Elections
In anticipation of the upcoming CAUTION leadership elections on January 26, the revised CAUTION Constitution has been posted on our website.  We encourage you to look over this document and familiarize yourself with the rules for voting membership.  Elections will be in January and the new officer installation will be on February 2.  If you are interested in taking on a leadership role, please reach out and let’s talk about the wealth of opportunities to do so.

~The CAUTION Leadership Team