Rally guidelines


sbm flowchart


Calling all American Patriots! Join this national Rally for Liberty! Stand for the wrongful death of LaVoy Finicum! Stand for the Rule of Law under the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 17, and our Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms!
Now’s the time to rise and stand for freedom! Stand for LaVoy Finicum – who loved Liberty more than life and who was assassinated in Oregon by the FBI and Oregon State Police on January 26, 2016. Do not let his sacrifice be in vain. Stand for the Patriots who were made political prisoners ....Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Cliven Bundy, Tha Hammonds, and all the other Patriots.
Show Jeanette Finicumand her 11 children our Support!! We need this ENTIRE NATION standing for Liberty.
Please go to your closest federal building or court house or city park or where ever your state can gather together and talk about this issue.
Mark your calendars – our goal is for a rally the 26th of every month, and to set aside the following day for fasting and prayer for all our Patriots!
Continue LaVoy's legacy. Help educate those around you!
- Jessica Edgar and Shelly Fauth, LaVoy Finicum’s nieces ‪#‎LibertyRising

Stand By Me for Liberty Rally and Event guide lines

The Stand By Me for Liberty campaign goal is to promote the principles LaVoy Finicum was teaching when he was killed by our government; God, family, liberty; and to peacefully restore our Republic to the Constitutional foundation upon which it was originally built. We will do this through peaceful Stand By Me rallies to keep public awareness of government lawlessness alive; through legislative actions on the local and national level for immediate effect in our communities; by holding our elected representatives accountable; and we will carry on LaVoy's legacy of Constitutional Education in Stand By Me Constitutional Townhall Meetings. We expect these actions will promote liberty and freedom for all Americans, help us to defend ourselves against government tyranny, and restore our Republic to it's Constitutional foundation. See more at nationalstandbymeforliberty.com .

Although the goal of the rallies is to protest the federal government's abuses, and to honor LaVoy Finicum, our secondary goal is to get this message out to as many people as possible who might not know about LaVoy and his legacy of education and freedom. So although we suggest that the rallies be conducted at your local federal office building whether that be a courthouse, the BLM offices, or some other governmental agency, it's also recommended that the rally be held in a high traffic area. So we leave this to your judgement. We only ask that if you do conduct a SBM rally, regardless on what date it is held, that you conduct your rally with the sole purpose of perpetuating LaVoy's message of constitutional freedom, liberty, peace, and justice. We respectfully ask that everyone who participates in a SBM rally, leave their personal agendas at home. This is not to say that your personal agenda is not righteous, or worthy. But the SBM rallies are dedicated to LaVoy's murder and his message of liberty for all Americans.

The following information is a guideline only. No group or individual will ever be required to do anything at anytime, and nobody who is supportive of LaVoy and his message will ever be dismissed from The Stand By Me campaign. The only requirement to be involved in the Stand By Me campaign is that you support LaVoy Finicum and his message of peace, Liberty, justice, and freedom. This is not a bid to control any group or individual, nor any actions any group or individual may be taking. It is only a guideline set forth to help organize our efforts, expedite communication, and ensure that we have the most favorable public effect about LaVoy and the principles on which he stood, and for all the Patriots who are fighting for freedom. All groups, and individuals, are encouraged and welcomed to participate.

Public Awareness Agenda - Stand By Me Rallies

  • Conduct a Stand By Me LaVoy Finicum Memorial Rally on the 26th of every month to coincide with the anniversary of his killing.
    • Other dates may be suggested at crucial times as they may arise in the future. Stand By Me rallies can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like. It can be a simple honk and wave type rally, or it can be a highly engaged speaker event rally with the media present. It's entirely at your discretion.
    • These dates are only suggestions. Nobody is required to schedule a rally at any time. If the 26th falls on a day that is inconvenient for you, please schedule your rally for a day as close to the 26th as possible.
  • Once you organize a rally, you will then be considered a Regional Coordinator.
  • Please create all events on your State group page under the events tab.
    • You should then notify your state director of your rally, the time date and location. This is strictly so that your state director can help you promote your rally throughout your community. Even if you are a member of a different group that has organized its own LaVoy support rally, please recreate the event for your SBM group page in the "events" tab. This will be easier to share for the SBM community. State directors will be asked to aid Regional Coordinators in posting their events and organizing the information on the group pages.
  • keep Stand By Me Facebook Group pages and chats free of any posts that are not directly related to a SBM rally. We who are involved with the SBM rally campaigns are already of like mind for the most part. The sharing of political, or other information is unnecessary.
    • Please do not use the SBM groups to promote candidates or share personal views. 
    • State directors will be asked to regularly monitor their state group pages to delete all posts that are not directly related to SBM rallies.
    • the national stand by me community facebook page has been created for the entire stand by me community to share all other information here https://www.facebook.com/Standbymeblog/
  • Live stream on facebook andor youtube (instructions on facebook and youtube.)
  • Take videos and email the link to standbymeforliberty@gmail.com.
  • Please be sure you take lots of pictures.
    • Post them to your SBM State Group Page under the "albums" tab. If you are having difficulty posting to your group page, you may email all your pics to standbymeforliberty@gmail.com.
  • The LbarV brand that LaVoy Finicum invented is a message in itself. We ask that everybody please promote this brand far and wide. Feel free to include a link to the website, or any of the Facebook pages, along with the brand.

Legislative Agenda - Stand By Me Elected Representative Contact

  • Research who all your elected representatives are, if you don't already know. Your city, county, school board, state, and federal elected representatives, or any others that you may have.
  • Record their contact information and keep it in a readily available location. Stay current on this information. Most States, Counties, cities, etc., have websites with this information easily available.
  • Write to your representatives at least once a week.
    • If it is only to say hello, I am a voter in this district, & I am introducing myself as somebody who is paying attention to you and if your actions are Constitutional. What you say is not necessarily as important as that you DO contact them. OFTEN. If you have something specific to say, that's even better. Elected representatives do pay attention to people who contact them, especially people who contact them regularly. They do listen, but if the only voices they are hearing are liberal voices who are taking your rights away, you can't be surprised that your rights get taken away. Put it on your calendar, to once a week, contact all your local representatives. You can send them all the same form letter.
    • Once you do identify who your representatives are, post it to your state page, so that everybody in your SBM community can see your example. And you may be able to help others be inspired to do the same.
    • Cherilyn Eager can help with verbiage cherilyn@cherilyneagar.com. We will have form letters available.
    • A sample letter has been provided below.
  • Familiarize yourself with the requirements and processes of your local governmental public meetings.
  • Attend City Council, County Commission, and State Legislative meetings.
  • If your agency allows public comment during public meetings, then use that resource to state your grievances, regardless of what they are, publicly to your elected representatives. These meetings are recorded by law.  Our goal, with the Stand By Me campaign, of course is to make our elected representatives aware of the Injustice is that led to LaVoy Finicum's murder, but speak about whatever is relevant to you. You can ask Cherilyn cherilyn@cherilyneagar.com for guidance on verbiage for your speeches to legislative bodies, and letters to elected representatives.
  • Take pictures.  Take videos.  Post them under the albums tab on your group page or email to standbymeforliberty@gmail.com.
  • Live stream on facebook and or youtube (instructions on facebook and youtube.)
  • Write letters to the editors of your local papers. you can even copy your representatives' letter to your newspapers editor.
If we have every member of The Stand By Me campaign delivering these kinds of speeches to all their elected representatives on a weekly basis across the country it's going to have an impact you cannot imagine.
Find examples on the internet if you are unsure.

be heard!!!

Educational Agenda - Stand By Me Constitutional Townhall Meetings

  • Every SBM community should host a town hall meeting at least once a month.
  • Select a date. One suggestion would be to hold your townhall on the 26th, followed by a rally on the same afternoon. But this is entirely at the discretion of organizers.
  • Secure a venue - bars are usually very receptive, and usually free. They like the crowd you bring, and don't care if you're loud. Other considerations; restaurant banquet room, library meeting room, hotel meeting room, banquet room, private school auditoriums (private schools are usually receptive to anything that teaches the Constitution), churches.
  • Invite local election candidates to speak. Depending on how many you have, 5 minutes is a good time allotment for a brief introduction. Provide a table for candidates to display their literature. Give them incentive to come.
  • Invite at least one constitutional speaker. Good source for this is your local private high school history teacher.
  • Invite at least one currently seated elected representative to speak on the topic of the Constitution or specific to LaVoy and government overreach. Often times 2 is recommended in case one needs to cancel.
  • Live stream on facebook and or youtube (instructions on facebook and youtube.)
  • Video record if possible. Definitely take pictures. Post your pics to State fb group. Post video to YouTube. Email copies to standbymeforliberty@gmail.com
  • There are no hard and fast rules for a townhall meeting. A Townhall Meeting can be as elaborate or simple as you want it to be. They can be held anywhere...park, restaurant, bar, convention hall, hotel room, living room, library.
  • The simple outline provided can be improved upon or added to as you see fit. You can prepare a specific theme with related content or just do it free form. We would like to include in the town hall meetings, specific presentations to the Constitution and how it applies to people's everyday lives.
  • remember that most americans have been conditioned by the media, schools, and our culture to have a 3 second soundbyte attention span.  Be direct, be brief, be effective.
Ideally what we would like to see is a monthly Stand By Me rally, followed by a Stand By Me constitutional town hall meeting. We would like these events to be held as close to the 26th of every month as possible. We understand that this isn't always convenient for everybody. Organize your events at your convenience. MAKE SURE YOU ARE HEARD!!
Again all of the above are only suggestions. We feel this is the best avenue at this time to pursue justice and commemorate LaVoy Finicum. Organize your events at your convenience.
We realize many of you are seasoned professionals in the grassroots political community and we sincerely appreciate your expertise, and lending your talents to this campaign.

All of us together .... Thank you all for your support and action.

Tips and examples for writing elected representatives


Writing a letter is one of the most effective ways we can communicate with our elected officials. Most representatives and senators tally handwritten letters from their constituents to gauge public opinion, so the more letters we write, the greater influence we have.
  • -Be personal. Use your own words, and include a sentence or two about your
    personal experience with the issue, or a sentence or two about the local impact of the
    legislation in question. 
  • -A mailed handwritten letter attracts greater attention than does a preprinted letter or card, or email. A postcard is also quick and effective. Identify yourself and the bill, say what you want your legislator to do, and mail it! They are cheap and easy! (Though they say hand written mail is most effective, I use email most often...volume!)
  • -If you are a constituent, say so. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation,  legislators pay 10 times more attention to letters from constituents than from non- constituents. Avoid mentioning that you "are a taxpayer," or "I am a voter." Instead say, "I am a constituent," or "I am a supporter of the legislation of (the legislators name)."
  • -Be sure to include your postal address on both your envelope and letter so your elected rep will know you are a constituent.
  • -Be concise and brief. Express your request clearly in one or two paragraphs. Identify specific bill or legislation (if applicable).
  • -Request specific action. Make a specific request when you write. You may want a decision changed, a vote cast in a certain way, or to communicate specific facts, but be clear about what you want.
  • -Be courteous. Rude comments in your letter make it less effective. You can be firm while still being courteous.
  • -Letters of encouragement and approval are just as effective as letters of disagreement and admonition. Positive feedback works too!
  • -Utilize letters-to-the-editor. If you get a letter-to-the-editor printed, send a copy from the newspaper to policymakers.
  • -Sign your letters. Include your name, address and telephone number, so the policymaker can respond to your concerns.
Contact your representatives and make your voice heard!

Format of Sample Letter to Elected Representatives

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zipcode
Your E-mail
Your Phone Number
(Representatives title, i.e., Senator/Congressman/Assemblywoman, etc.) name
(Name of office, i.e., House of Representatives, United States Senate, State Legislature,  City Council, etc.)
Office Address
Dear (title, name),
(In your first paragraph, introduce yourself, include personal information, and point out common ground with representative).
(Paragraph 2, firmly include facts, and present as inarguable).
(State what you are asking for, refer to legislation if applicable).
Your Name

sample letter to representative

The following is my letter to my local elected representatives regarding the shooting of Lavoy Finicum and my Representative's involvement. I will use this letter for all my reps. It's a little longer than usual but this is urgent.

March 7, 2016
Karen Steelmon
2174 East Russell Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Commissioner Mary Beth Scow
Board of County Commissioners for Clark County, District G
500 S Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155

Dear County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow;

I am a constituent in County Commission District G, for which you were elected to serve. I have lived in this district for 15 years, and have contacted you on many occasions in an attempt to partner with you in keeping our community aligned with the United States Constitution and the laws of our State.

Researching the Clark County Commission oath of office, this is what I found:

NRS 244.035  County commissioners required to take oath of office; effect of failure to take oath.

      1.  On entering upon the discharge of the duties of the office of county commissioner, each county commissioner, whether elected or appointed, shall take and subscribe to the oath of office as prescribed by law.


      NRS 282.020  Form of official oath.  Members of the Legislature and all officers, executive, judicial and ministerial, shall, before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe to the following oath:

       I, ........................., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States, and the Constitution and government of the State of Nevada, against all enemies, whether domestic or foreign, and that I will bear true faith, allegiance and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution or law of any state notwithstanding, and that I will well and faithfully perform all the duties of the office of ................, on which I am about to enter; (if an oath) so help me God; (if an affirmation) under the pains and penalties of perjury.

As your oath of office states, you swear to protect and defend the Constitutions and governments of both the United States and the State is Nevada. Though this oath swears to defend the governments, the US Constitution and Nevada State Constitution both state the purpose of government is to protect and serve We The People. I want to inquire on your plan of action to defend the Patriots who are now unjustly incarcerated at the hands of the Federal Government due to their involvement at the Malheur Wildlife refuge in Bend, Oregon, during January of this year. I'd also like to know what you will do to help the Bundy, Hammond, Sheahan, and Finicum families who have also been under attack by the federal government, up to and including the murder of LaVoy Finicum. There are many more across the country whom have been unfairly targeted and harassed by the federal government.

When the citizens of our country and state are under attack by our own government, we look to elected representatives such as yourself to uphold your oath of office and defend us. A common response of some elected representatives is that situations might be outside the realm of the duties of your office. However, your oath of office states that you will “defend...against all enemies, whether foreign or domestic”. Not just enemies within your county district. Additionally, as a public figure, you have influence among your elected peers. Please use that influence to free our patriots from the bonds of tyranny.

You might consider following the lead of Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, Nevada State Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton,  and Nevada State Assemblyman John Moore, all three of whom immediately physically went to the defense of the Patriots at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge after the murder of LaVoy Finicum by the FBI, to ensure nobody else was harmed by our government. These Nevada State representatives set a stellar example of what it means to uphold an elected representatives’ oath of office and defend our citizens.

A man has died defending our freedoms. Please do all you can to ensure nobody else dies, and that freedom, liberty,  and justice prevail.

I am imploring you now to honor your oath. Stand and defend our citizens. Against all enemies.

Thank you for your attention.
Karen Steelmon