View Full Version : Outreach to the older demographic

11-07-2011, 05:16 AM
Young people are busy talking to young people. Traditionally people tend to stay within their own age clique. The 10% threshold (http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-07/rpi-mrs072511.php) which is the percent of committed opinion holders required to shift majority opinion has probably been reached on university campuses.

The only way to break this is a concentrated effort to reach the older demographic. Since traditional media will continue to block all Ron Paul information - the only way to do this is by direct contact.

My idea is to model on a very successful cancer awareness fundraising technique (http://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/) that was used in Australia. Organized online (where our committed Paulites are) - but staged block by block - in coffee shops, picnics and in people's homes. All you need is some tea and a few (home-made or bought) muffins or cookies plus a video of one of Ron Paul's speeches. The reality of the situation is that this isn't just a vote between parties - a Ron Paul choice is a revolutionary choice. That kind of choice requires one-to-one education.

A recently published article suggests that convenience will increase voter turn-out (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111031132211.htm). I suspect it is also the same when it comes to distributing information. Make it simple. Make it fun. Make the individual events small.