Lovely Weather We Are Having — Practically Perfect for Meeting Neighbors!

Might I be so bold as to suggest that campaigns are not won on the internet? I am glad we have it because my mobility is challenged to say the least and it is a way for me to keep in touch and help out the only way that I can. But my greatest offerings to the movement have been some personal insight into the way the Republican party works and how campaigns are won. To that end in the last cycle, I published a strategic piece about us becoming the Republican party here if you want to read for background.

This cycle we are ahead in some ways and behind in others. We are still raising money and have a rather sophisticated internet presence. We are not significantly and effectively taking leadership roles in the Republican party and organizing our own precincts and counties for the long haul.  Yes I mean during and beyond a Republican administration. It takes consistent plodding focused efforts to be a precinct chair, organize block captains, make phone calls, and get out important timely information to people who will show up on election days and at precinct and caucus meetings.  Let’s get out there and meet our neighbors and build the Republican party with fiscal and social conservatives all blended together and working for limited Constitutional government with a grassroots orientation.

No the conservatives didn't win in Oklahoma in 2010, but we haven't given up either! Originally published by Shelli Dawdy on http://stubbornfacts1776.com/?p=2382

So step by step here is the plan of action:

  1. Register to vote Republican
  2. Sign up for email with your county/state Republican party efforts
  3. Volunteer to help and find out your precinct chair
  4. Contact your precinct chair and ask if you can be a block captain (or volunteer to be a precinct chair if there is not one already)
  5. Get to know the people on your block and get phone numbers and emails of people who want to keep in touch/share information
  6. When you complete your block, then ask your precinct chair if he/she neesd help with another one nearby
  7. Expand your efforts until precinct/county/state is done and you have a network for keeping in touch with people who care about issues that matter
  8. Keep your network informed about important hearings and meetings
  9. Recruit candidates who share your values from your community (people with moral values and constitutional understanding that you know)
  10. Help elect said candidates to office and keep challenging them to reduce government

This is very simply how we win by returning to limited Constitutional government!  It is how we restore the Republic!

[PS This is also how you build your network to the point that your precinct/county friends will make you a delegate
because you built the party from the grassroots up with people of principle and you treated everyone fairly in the process]

Note:  As most of you know and in the spirit of full disclosure, I support Ron Paul for president.  I have published this recommendation on the Ron Paul Forums here with slightly different wording.  If he is not the parties nominee this cycle, it will not change this plan and in fact makes it all the more important.  We must do the work of the party in order to get to pick the leaders of the party and set the policy aright for the party.  We must support people who support truly limited government concepts and people who actually have moral values in order to get the job done.

Other articles on political activism:

Mad As Hell? Make Sure They’re Not Going To Take YOU Anymore « Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Political Emails: Sign this Petition! It Will Save the Country! « Facts Are Stubborn Things

Political Emails: WHY Do People Forward This Stuff? « Facts Are Stubborn Things

» Ten-Minutemen

Tasks « Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Published by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Crossposted on OKgrassroots

Washington County GOP Precinct Meetings set for January 31 / reset for Feb 7

Our Precinct meetings rescheduled for February 7th will be held at Arvest Bank, 4225 SE Adams RD in the Community Room at 7 p.m.  All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend.  Hopefully we will have better weather.

Thank you.
Grace Farmer
Chairman

(email update received via Suzanne Callihan on Feb 4th)
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Sample Resolutions to consider introducing are posted here.
Hope to see you there!

Blessings,
Sandie
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Washington County Republican Party Precinct Meetings have been cancelled for Monday January 31st. They will be rescheduled for Monday February 7th at 7:00 p.m.

If you live in another County please follow the link in the letter below to determine who to contact for more information.  Our state GOP website is here.
If you would like more information on some sample resolutions to consider introducing at your precinct meeting please visit Okgrassroots here.  Resolutions are downloadable on scribd here.
If you would like more information in how to get involved in the legislative process this session, please connect with OK-Safe here and make one of their upcoming training sessions if at all possible.
Sandra Crosnoe
Washington County GOP
Precinct Chair 28

Precinct Meeting and Elections 1-26-2011
“Organize the whole state, so that every Whig can be brought to the polls. Divide the country into small districts and appoint in each a committee. Make a perfect list of voters and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote. Keep a constant watch on the doubtful voters and have them talked to by those in whom they have the most confidence…and on election day see that exactly every Whig is brought to the polls.” 


-Abraham Lincoln
Illinois State register
February 21, 1840

Oklahoma Republicans-

We can’t organize our state without first organizing our precincts. You have a chance to help in this effort on February 1st, when most counties in Oklahoma will hold precinct meetings for precinct elections.

We must build our Party block by block- and organizing our precincts is the way to do it.

One of the fundamental responsibilities of our Republican county leadership teams is organizing the precincts within their boundaries. We can raise all the money we want, but without the volunteers to make the phone calls and walk the neighborhoods it’s much harder to build a winning formula.

Every county is different- some counties have one location for their precinct elections, others meet in House Districts, and still others meet in individual homes throughout the county. Bottom line: you need to reach out to your county chairman today to figure out where and when your precinct election is. If you are having problems reaching your county chairman we need you to call the State HQ immediately.

We can’t micromanage your precincts, but when it comes to precinct elections and county conventions, we want to help if help is needed. So please, call your county chairman today (a list can be found here) and make plans to attend your precinct election.

We aren’t after Whigs, but Honest Abe had the right strategy 171 years ago. I’m asking for a few hours of your time to help keep this state moving in the right direction. As precinct chairman for Precinct 188, I will be there. Will you?

Matt Pinnell
Chairman of the OKGOP and Precinct 188

 


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Make plans to attend your precinct meetings today in whatever state you live in.  Know when they occur and be there!

Be salt and light in your county.

If you want some resolutions to take to your meeting here are some samples posted recently on OKGrassroots.  Start the discussion in your precinct and mobilize forces at your capitol during the legislative session with OK-Safe .

Note:  While most meetings will be on February 1st, the Washington County Meeting will be on January 31st.

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