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ross11988
08-21-2011, 04:33 AM
I'm an organizer for a county meetup here in PA. Last election it seemed like all we did were sign waving from September-December. This time around I know its much more important to focus on canvassing, phone banking, slimjim hand outs.

What should I have my group focus on this time? Should I show them how to do phone banking with the campaign for Iowa?

dusman
08-21-2011, 04:41 AM
I'm an organizer for a county meetup here in PA. Last election it seemed like all we did were sign waving from September-December. This time around I know its much more important to focus on canvassing, phone banking, slimjim hand outs.

What should I have my group focus on this time? Should I show them how to do phone banking with the campaign for Iowa?

I highly recommend you stress the importance to your meetup members to simply set up a blog. It seems mundane, but collectively it's so very powerful to the bigger picture of using the internet as a persuasion tool. If even 1 potential voter is swayed, you have made an amazing accomplishment. Blogging is much like any other campaign activity, except it's free and has the potential to sway the mind. This is an intellectual battle and blogging gives a platform to compete.

Just my 2 cents.

rodo1776
08-21-2011, 05:05 AM
Any groups who reside in a state that has a caucus system to elect delegates in 2012 in my opinion should become educated on how the system works and how you are going to organize in your precincts to ensure you take as many delegates as possible. We had lots of success in some states like Minnesota and Nevada for example last time. Even though they cheated and robbed us particulalry in Nevada.

Here is an old post which is quite long but helps to explain the system and how to win.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?72698-Attn-all-who-are-unsure-how-to-support-Ron-Paul-in-a-caucus-state-and-Attn-Iowans&highlight=rodo1776

We can not win the nomination without the majority of delegates. Early organizing by precincts is very important in caucus states. Iowa will be first on this. Going in to your precinct well prepared ensures a good result.

Keep up the good work

Monique
08-21-2011, 06:22 AM
Agreed. We need delegates and we need tons of organization around the money bombs. Last time around the one thing that actually got the media's attention was our 4 million dollar day (which of course they said was a fluke) followed by our 6 million dollar day (it was a lot harder to say that was a fluke). The way we were so successful was tons of us from this forum spent hundreds of hours sending out emails to Ron's friends on Myspace (this time we would have to find a new list) and for two weeks before the money bomb we asked people to help. We also asked them to help us send out the emails as well. It was very effective to have an actual person asking for the money...a person who would be there to respond to emails and point people to the campaign. I think it is a lot more effective than getting canned requests from the campaign.

If anyone can think of a way to get a list of Ron Paul supporters (we also used the meetup lists around the country) that would be excellent. Because honestly, delegates and money are the ways to success.

No matter what we wish was true, we cannot win with the MSM saying Ron is unelectable. It might galvanize a few of us, but for the most part, the sheeple won't support a loser. And we need the sheeple to vote.

Finally, the best thing I know of is to spread Ron's words to people. Pick a topic....like raw milk and send out something Ron has said on the subject to as many health food supporters that you can find. Or use the tax free tips act to send out messages to taxi drivers, waiters, casino dealers, etc. Or let folks from the small business association know about Ron's views that will help their businesses. The one person who will get Ron elected is Ron. We just need to get people to really listen to him and he does all the rest of the work.

Badger Paul
08-21-2011, 06:32 AM
Organize your precinct or county for next year's election and coordinate with other RP supporters across the state.

IDefendThePlatform
08-21-2011, 06:55 AM
I'm not sure exactly what will be discussed, but one of our Iowa Meetup heads just sent out this invite to help organize Iowa Meetups for October 15th:
http://www.meetup.com/IA-CFL/events/30147461/


The Pre Caucus Ron Paul Iowa Summit is a way for all the county coordinators to get together to share best practices with each other across Iowa and to better coordinate State efforts. The Summit will have leadership training, caucus training, guest speakers and much more... this is a grassroots initiated effort and not affiliated with the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign. The summit will also help us identify areas of Iowa that are under represented and are in need of assistance. There will be a District Break out session to help indentify fellow local supporters and plan any District strategies needed.

If any of it occurs online we might be able to have more than just Iowans there, but I didn't organize it so I don't want to make any promises.

UtahApocalypse
08-21-2011, 07:08 AM
Sign Waves still are a great, and fun way to show support. We had at least 50 thumbs up in only 1 1/2 hours yesterday

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa299/Utah4RonPaul/Ron%20Paul%20-%202012/2011-08-20150420.jpg

harikaried
08-21-2011, 07:38 AM
Does tabling work at farmers markets or other booth events? Or just gathering with others to pass out flyers on busy streets?

JohnGalt23g
08-21-2011, 08:33 AM
Walk your precincts. It's the single best way you can build popular support and organize. And you won't get a chance to do it in warm weather before the primaries.