I have created something that I wanted to share with the rest of the YAL community. You see, in the fall when using the Ron Paul to Campus petition for recruitment I would personally put a star by someone’s name if they were really interested or scored libertarian on the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. But there was a problem: sometimes I could forget to ask about the stars or forget to write them down. Even worse, one day another member was writing down stars for people who were not interested — which of course botched the whole convoluted system I had created. While no fault of his, the incident signaled that I need to change the petition.
So I took the .pdf file and opened it up in Adobe Photoshop and added an extra collumn with the box “Contact me!”. While I was at it I went ahead and typed out the name of our university, in our case MTSU, and put our chapter logo in place of the standard one.
The result was a really slick and professional petition that made gathering signatures and members much smoother. The next day in just 2.5 hours I managed to fill up four sheets with a 60% rate of check marks for “Contact Me!”.
So I thought that I’d share the new petition so that each chapter could edit it to suit there needs by putting their logo and chapter name on it- and taking advantage of the “Contact Me!” box. I’ve attatched it as a file and is seen below. It’s a .jpg that prints just fine, so it’s easy load up in any ol’ image editor, not just Photoshop.
In Peace, Love, and Liberty,
Eric Sharp, President MTSU chapter