View Full Version : *Possible Free Charter Bus from Pittsburgh to Value Voters Straw Poll on Sat*

10-02-2011, 05:45 PM
The following message is from Bill Faust, a Philadelphia area Campaign For Liberty/ Ron Paul organizer:

Ron Paul 2012 - Value Voters Summit & Straw Poll - Sat., Oct. 8th - Washington D.C.

Yo, Pittsburgh and nearby environs. Ron Paul is urgently asking area supporters to attend and vote in this straw poll. Details are below. Buy a $10 event ticket, or get one for free (see Tickets below) if that cost is a burden. The campaign will transport you, at its cost, via charter bus to and from Washington. You just need to show up. This would be a pretty early bus as Ron's speech is at 9 am. Event breakfast and lunch (http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/schedule) are not included and would be at your cost, or you may dine separately at lesser cost in the hotel with friends.

Bus logistics are being developed. Were your area to be able to muster about 55 people, you'll get your own bus. If not, but still enough, the bus would probably route toward and pick up additional passengers in Harrisburg and York before heading down I-83 to Washington. Either way, it's an early bus. Rise and shine!

Right now we need a head count to develop logistics; bus loading places and times. If you are a definite attendee or a "solid probably," please email me at williamfaust234@comcast.net. Include your name and a phone number as this would be useful on the day of departure. GET ANOTHER PERSON TO LIKEWISE COMMIT to going with you.

Who: Ron Paul supporters in PA, DE & South NJ
What: Value Voters Summit & Straw Poll
When: Sat., Oct. 8th
Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Transportation: Free round-trip chartered bus or buses - let's fill them up
Depart: To Be Determined from Pittsburgh, for 8:30 am arrival in Washington
Poll Voting: 7am to 1 pm
Ron Speech: 9 am
Ron Meet-and-Greet: 11 am

Tickets: Here (URL: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/rsvp-value-voters-summit-and-straw-poll-washington-dc/). If you cannot afford the $10, but would otherwise go, scroll down to see the email address and phone number for Rachel Kania. She'll take care of you.

Ron's straw poll vote at this event is extremely important. This is the religious and social conservative crowd. A good outcome has the capacity to affect the Iowa Caucus. Our areas are all reasonably close to Washington. Let's go.

This event is considered more conservative than CPAC. The goal here is not merely to win, but to also win some respect for Dr. Paul and his campaign. Ron specifically asked us to "dress appropriately." Inside the beltway, at events like this, for men that means a jacket and tie, but a long sleeve shirt with tie and nice slacks and dress shoes minimally, if you don't have a suit or sport jacket. Dresses, skirts or nice slacks for ladies (they always look wonderful). Leave peripheral issues behind; the issue is Ron's 2012 campaign and winning the straw poll at this event.

Bill Faust

10-03-2011, 09:03 PM
This just in from Bill Faust:

Announcements went out to meetup members yesterday via group email to try to fill a bus. Thanks go out to Don Ramaglia and Gary Denese in that regard. Unfortunately, the campaign advised me late this afternoon (I am a volunteer) that they quickly achieved their target of[deleted X] votes which they consider will win the Value Voters straw poll. This resulted from swift response to Ron's request for attendees, logically principally from the closer states of MD and VA. The campaign thus does not feel that the bus cost can be justified. As you must know, Ron is notoriously tight on money. That's why, in part, we want him at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Bottom-line, there will be no bus.

If you have an alternative means to get to DC and were pumped up to go, you should go. If you are interested in seeing if you could secure a ride with someone, or have someone ride with you, let me know that it's okay to share your contact information with the group. You can then have discussion amongst yourselves.

Please accept my apology for any disappointment. Whether or not we would have filled the bus to the campaign's satisfaction, if you purchased a ticket in expectation of transportation to DC and are upset, I will personally refund your $10 out of my own pocket if you want to retrieve it. I'd like to know if you purchased a ticket and won't go in any event. That would allow the campaign to adjust their head count. You can also call me if you need to complain to me.



10-04-2011, 08:47 AM
I have a spot available in my car for anyone that lives in pittsburgh.