The following letter was sent from Jesse Benton, former Senior Vice President of Campaign for Liberty, to returning C4L President John Tate earlier today.
September 11, 2012
Dear John and C4L Board of Directors,
Helping found, build, and grow Campaign for Liberty over the last four years has been one of the great honors of my life.
Every day, I was blown away by the dedication and energy of you, our team, and the thousands of activists across the country fighting together to make our country a better place. Campaign for Liberty is a rare thing in this world: a real force for good and positive change that continues to give me hope and optimism for our future.
As I stand at an important crossroads in my life, I have been blessed with wonderful opportunities but also face difficult choices. After much soul searching, I have decided that my passion lies in direct electoral politics, and I plan to work on campaigns rather than resume my work in grassroots advocacy.
It is therefore with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that I will not rejoin Campaign for Liberty’s staff this fall. Please know that you, our team, Dr. Paul, and all our wonderful members have my undying friendship and loyalty. I am of course happy to be a resource and friend to any and all of you, for whatever is in my power to provide.
Thank you as well, John, from the bottom of my heart, for your guidance, wisdom, and calm, steady hand over the years. I know that with your leadership, the power of the message of Liberty, and the energy of the supporters, Campaign for Liberty will grow stronger than ever and accomplish even greater things.
Note from Congressman Ron Paul:
As Jesse moves on to new opportunities, I wanted to take a moment to thank him for his tireless efforts on behalf of our cause these past few years.
Jesse remains committed to building on the historic progress our movement has made, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
I look forward to seeing the great things I know he and Valori will accomplish together in the years to come.