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Kevin_Kennedy
01-28-2010, 09:29 AM
As we head into February and the County Conventions, we are faced with a daunting task. There are 16 counties in our district, and many of them are having their conventions on the same day. We have a coordinated plan to have every member of the campaign team deployed at a county convention whenever possible, and to organize our volunteers and delegates at each one, but we need your help.

Bringing volunteers to these events requires a good amount of financial support. There are entrance fees that range from $10-50. Many participants require transportation to the event. Hotel rooms and meals also need to be provided to some participants who cannot afford them. Finally, we want to host rallies at the major cities and counties to bring our supporters together and motivate them to action.

http://www.kokeshforcongress.com/posts/help-get-adam-ballot-sponsor-delegate

The Birthday Bomb would be the perfect time for everybody to throw down $100 to sponsor a delegate for this very important goal. Or, donate $100 today, and donate another $100 on the Birthday Bomb. This is going to help Adam get on the ballots folks, so this is one of the most important things the campaign is going to be doing. Let's make sure they have the resources necessary to do it right.

MelissaWV
01-28-2010, 09:31 AM
It would have been really nice to have something like this for the conventions in 2008... Couldn't even afford to eat lol and we barely had enough money for gas.

Kudos for having a heart AND a brain on this one. :)

ronpaulhawaii
01-28-2010, 01:24 PM
What is kind of hard to swallow is the "entrance fees" that are not "poll taxes" :rolleyes:

I always thought Hawaii was the premiere "machine politics" state, until I moved to NM...

People are getting sick of it though. The internet is forcing transparency on the system...

We had some well dressed strangers hear Adam's name last night as we were leaving the Downtown SOTU event. They turned around and had to shake his hand, to thank him for standing up.

Press on!

dr. hfn
01-28-2010, 06:57 PM
bump!

Travlyr
01-28-2010, 11:53 PM
It's Time!


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Tina Richards
01-29-2010, 11:24 AM
WE are working hard here at campaign headquarters organizing the delegates. Any help is appreciated. If you don't got money, join our Call for Kokesh team to reach those that do.

ronpaulhawaii
01-29-2010, 05:57 PM
we are working hard here at campaign headquarters organizing the delegates. Any help is appreciated. If you don't got money, join our call for kokesh team to reach those that do.

+ 2010 :d

libertybrewcity
01-31-2010, 01:22 AM
question: how will the delegates help Adam in the primary or general or both?

Tina Richards
02-01-2010, 04:57 PM
Bernalillo County is just one of the 16 counties holding their county Pre-Primary process. We are trying to get approximately 60 people to this pre-primary to vote for our delegates to go to the state convention where those delegates get to actually vote to put Adam on the ballot. The county chair just sent us this message:


Thank you for participating in the election process. In order to ensure a smooth and efficient registration and to appeal to all of our newcomers, please register in advance at https://co.clickandpledge.com/default.aspx?wid=31740 or call our office at 505.265.0981. Registration is $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door.

That's one county, one convention where we need at least 60 people just to vote for a few of our delegates to go to the state convention which is another $40.

Tina Richards
02-01-2010, 10:54 PM
question: how will the delegates help Adam in the primary or general or both?

There is a four part primary here in New Mexico. The first part is to gather nominating petitions signed by registered republicans. About 50% of those will be thrown out so we have to gather considerably more than they require.

The second part is where we are at now. Each county holds a pre-primary convention. There are different rules for each county how delegates are selected, but mostly, it people show up and vote for people to send to the state convention. The more people we get to vote for our slate of delegates, the better chance we have of getting Adam in.

The third part is the state convention. This is where the delegates vote for ballot placement for the actually primary. If we don't get 20% or more of our delegates, Adam doesn't get on the ballot. If he gets 51%, he gets first on the primary ballot.

Between the county level conventions and then the state level convention all charging fees to get in, it takes out a lot of the grassroots movement. To help cover the fees we are looking at $15,000.

The final part is the actually primary. That is June 1 where registered republicans can actually vote.

So without the delegates for both county and state level, Adam doesn't get on the ballot. Therefore they are essential.

I've run campaigns in California, Missouri and Maryland and have never seen such a process to exclude grassroots candidates.

MR2Fast2Catch
02-01-2010, 11:38 PM
There is a four part primary here in New Mexico. The first part is to gather nominating petitions signed by registered republicans. About 50% of those will be thrown out so we have to gather considerably more than they require.

The second part is where we are at now. Each county holds a pre-primary convention. There are different rules for each county how delegates are selected, but mostly, it people show up and vote for people to send to the state convention. The more people we get to vote for our slate of delegates, the better chance we have of getting Adam in.

The third part is the state convention. This is where the delegates vote for ballot placement for the actually primary. If we don't get 20% or more of our delegates, Adam doesn't get on the ballot. If he gets 51%, he gets first on the primary ballot.

Between the county level conventions and then the state level convention all charging fees to get in, it takes out a lot of the grassroots movement. To help cover the fees we are looking at $15,000.

The final part is the actually primary. That is June 1 where registered republicans can actually vote.

So without the delegates for both county and state level, Adam doesn't get on the ballot. Therefore they are essential.

I've run campaigns in California, Missouri and Maryland and have never seen such a process to exclude grassroots candidates.

I still can't believe how ridiculous that process is. All you should need to do is get the specified amount of signatures to get on the ballot :mad: That's the way it is here in Arizona. And you can even get signatures from registered Independents (not just Republicans) while running as a Republican

ronpaulhawaii
02-01-2010, 11:42 PM
I still can't believe how ridiculous that process is. All you should need to do is get the specified amount of signatures to get on the ballot :mad: That's the way it is here in Arizona. And you can even get signatures from registered Independents (not just Republicans) while running as a Republican

Yep, that's why getting people into State-Houses is so important, as well. That is one reason I am so excited about YoY

Still going :)

libertybrewcity
02-02-2010, 10:37 PM
thanks for the response!

ronpaulhawaii
02-06-2010, 09:14 AM
thanks for the response!


:)

dito
02-06-2010, 10:25 AM
I am first on the sponsor list. Very cool.

ronpaulhawaii
02-06-2010, 10:32 AM
I am first on the sponsor list. Very cool.

:cool: Welcome to the forum and thanks for being a "part of it" :)

dito
02-06-2010, 05:11 PM
:cool: Welcome to the forum and thanks for being a "part of it" :)


Thank you. :)

ronpaulhawaii
02-08-2010, 12:07 PM
Big couple weeks ahead :)

Travlyr
02-09-2010, 01:57 PM
I still can't believe how ridiculous that process is...

Pretty ridiculous. Designed to keep power in power.

nayjevin
02-11-2010, 12:06 PM
bump