Persistence is All it Takes: Activism is Alive and Well on the Right
Posted On September 10, 2019
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Scott Presler has been preaching persistence since 2016 and he continues to live up to his name: The Persistence. He’s one of the Republican Party’s leading conservative citizen activists. He’s got a major presence on Twitter, where he has 333,000 active followers, and leads “The Persistence” against the increasingly radical Democrats. He also uses his Twitter megaphone to support President Trump, the Republican Party, and Republican candidates for elected office. CJ Pearson is another conservative activist we have our eyes on. It will the enthusiasm and commitment they show online and offline to win this cultural war against the Left.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row column_type=”block” font_color=”light” background_type=”video” video_bg_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=492aTEh6e6I” video_bg_start_time=”139″ video_bg_end_time=”900″ video_bg_parallax=”true” add_overlay=”yes” overlay_opacity=”20″ bt_text=”ACTIVISM” bt_font_weight=”300″ bt_font_style=”italic” shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ add_bigtext=”true” min_height=”100″ bt_max_width=”300″][vc_column][wvc_video_opener caption_position=”bottom” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=492aTEh6e6I” caption=”Activism Spotlight | Interview with SCOTT PRESLER”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Presler is extremely active in encouraging, training, and organizing groups of citizens who want to become politically active. He currently travels around the US, providing support and training to local groups in Republican activism and teaching people how to register to vote, and he is in big demand! Presler makes a comparison that, like gay Americans who needed courage to come out of the closet, he wants to inspire Trump supporters to be brave, and to step out and raise their voices.
Scott Presler told NRN in an interview that the day Barack Obama was re-elected was also the day he created his Twitter account, providing him the inspiration to make a difference. “I said, okay, I can either sit at home and complain, or I can actually do something, and become an activist,” he said. He then went and volunteered for the local Republican Party. Presler had done all of the typical kinds of campaigning: door knocking, phone calls, flyers; Frustration with the inaction of both Democrats and Republicans led him feeling like he needed to be doing more. So he decided to counter the lone message of democrat protesters with signs of his own: Blacks Before Illegals; Why Do Democrats Choose Illegal Immigrants Before the Black Community? Presler was just a guy who was inspired to take action.
Every action has a plan, according to Scott Presler. He has to be smart about it. He must be effective and strategic. Sometimes he’s by himself with a sign on the corner of a busy intersection, and other times he’s leading a Republican activism class across the country. Whatever he’s doing, it is with purpose and meaning. Once he experienced someone with aggression towards him, so he spoke his message and recorded the entire ordeal, which thankfully fizzled the antagonist out. “I pulled out my phone and we were recording him as I was telling my message that, ‘I think it’s actually racist for democrats to choose illegal aliens over veterans, Hispanics, Blacks, the American people,’ and he just turned and left,” Presler said.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”” shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUxfAQ7bUZw”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Scott Presler: 2nd Baltimore Cleanup, Promises Made, Promises Kept
Last month Presler kicked off his cleanup event in West Baltimore and returned Monday to do it all again. At least 130 volunteers from around the country came to the corner of Fulton and Westwood streets to help, and many brought shovels, brooms, weedwackers, hedge trimmers, and even trailers to haul the garbage and debris. Many of the locals came out to help as well. NRN’s reporter Raegan Castillo-Fontana attended the Baltimore cleanup on Monday, caught some footage and inspirational words from Scott Presler.
“The best part about today is that we have locals like Ms. Louise, who is out picking up trash with us right now. The local community…has come out and is with us here today,” Presler said.
On his first visit, he promised members of the community that he would come back. In returning, not only did he honor his commitment, he told the community that he would continue coming back.
“I think people needed to see love. There’s so much negativity out there. We want to show positivity and a can-do attitude that we don’t always need the government to take control. We the people, as private citizens, can step up and help,” Presler said.
Scott also focused on community and coming together for a common cause, even if they’ve never even spoken to one another. “We’re not strangers, we’re all Americans. This is American’s coming together as a team,” he said. Scott also made the commitment that he would be returning again in October.
CJ Pearson – Gen-Z Activist
Another rising star is conservative activist and high school senior is CJ Pearson. Raised by Democrats, he had taken a path in life few would expect: his online presence in conservative political commentary, frequent appearances in national news media, and was featured on Fox News, The Blaze, Newsmax TV, and One America News Network. Pearson has been described as the “Left’s youngest nightmare.”
This past summer, Pearson was selected to be one of only two student senators to represent the state of Georgia as a part of the Georgia Boys State program. He and other student leaders received an education on the function and structure of federal government along with a personal tour of the nation’s capitol. Pearson intends on staying in the field of politics.
Not Just Talking, Doing
The voices of these conservative activists are more important than ever, to get people not just talking, but doing. Scott Presler is tirelessly committed to his conservative activism that educates, supports, teaches and connects us as Americans. The message is to learn to apply yourself where it will make a difference and to take care of yourself and your fellow American. A comment from his website effectively summarizes Scott’s mission: “He spent 2 years of his life working to defeat Hillary Clinton and is laser focused on re-electing President Trump.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Raegan Castillo-Fontana is a writer for NRN. She is married to her soulmate and best friend. They have three wiener dogs and a fluffy cat. Her passions include the great outdoors, animals, good food and fine spirits, social gatherings, dance, music, whitewater, exercise, reading, and writing. Castillo-Fontana's mind is constantly looking for something to challenge itself in the world of idea-exchange. She enjoys healthy debate and civil discourse and wishes discover truth and share it with the world.
Raegan Castillo-Fontana is a writer for NRN. She is married to her soulmate and best friend. They have three wiener dogs and a fluffy cat. Her passions include the great outdoors, animals, good food and fine spirits, social gatherings, dance, music, whitewater, exercise, reading, and writing. Castillo-Fontana’s mind is constantly looking for something to challenge itself in the world of idea-exchange. She enjoys healthy debate and civil discourse and wishes discover truth and share it with the world.