Original Motto Project 2016 Plans

The long holiday is over and the New Year has arrived! Here at , we are preparing our second year (we turn one on March 23). Here are some of the things we are working on for :

  • As always, our focus is on encouraging local activists to take action either in favor of or in opposition to . We want everybody to be a Jim Brown. This means picketing, writing letters, showing up to city council meetings, and generally pestering the government. The more noise we make, the more productive we will be.
  • We want a billboard – a really big one. The management team is still trying to decide exactly where to put a billboard, but we know we want one somewhere. (Currently the idea is to put one in Missouri, but we may change our minds). This means fundraising! If you can’t support us with activism, support us with your wallet! Combating creeping theocracy isn’t cheap and, I know this is cliché, but literally every single dollar helps. Donate to our GoFundMe! Please. We will love you forever and ever.
  • The Original Motto Project plans to be at Gateway to Reason in St. Louis, Missouri and at Skepticon 9 in Springfield, Missouri. If you live in the area, come out and meet us. I, Thomas Essel, will definitely be at these events and will probably force Christapher McDowell to come along with me. Other events will be posted as they come up!
  • We are in the beginning stages of formulating contests for our fans to win stuff! Who doesn’t like stuff?

Those are just a few of the ideas we have in the works for 2016. If you have an idea, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email or send a message on Facebook. We do our best to respond to everybody and strongly encourage participation. This is a group effort. You guys rock. Here’s to a fantastic 2016!

Chris McDowell, Outreach Coordinator and gin aficionado

Thomas Essel

Thomas Essel is an outspoken secular activist and serves as Assistant Director for The Original Motto Project. Thomas also writes for the Patheos Atheist blog Danthropology and his work has appeared in the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact Thomas at: Thomas@originalmotto.us