Well – now it is time for the rubber to meet the road, the boots on the ground to step into action as it were; yes time for real people to do the real work that gets the best candidates elected and works to restore the republic.
So, time to talk to your neighbors and engage with people you can look in the eye and relate to. There are many ways to do this, but I am going to do a series of stories here on what I am doing and how I am doing it and some personal stories about what comes out of doing so. I am hoping that you will find a way to replicate it in your area to the extent your time and energy permits.
I am the Republican Party Precinct Chairman in my neighborhood and I have access to walk lists for it. Some people only go door to door for Republicans in primary season, but I use it as an opportunity to meet all my neighbors! I want to reach out to all the folks and find out which ones are conservative, independent, constitutional, liberty lovers and invite them to be a part of the GOP.
Now if you are saying “whoa there”, I am not so happy with the R’s right now, you are not alone! But that might be because you have not been faithfully showing up and working to make the R’s be who they say they are. I have and will continue to do so and progress is being made, even if slowly. You know it is all about who shows up and knows the rules and has the most people there!
So let’s do this together and share stories about how it goes! Here’s what you need to do:
1) Call your GOP headquarters and ask who your precinct chair is. Contact that chair and offer to help walk the neighborhood. If they don’t have a precinct chair, then volunteer and ask for a walk list.
2) Visit with your favorite candidates in the area and ask them for their best door to door flyer and tell them the quantity you can pass out door to door for them.
3) Get a supply of voter registration cards to have with you and give out as you deem appropriate. Clearly our goal is not to register Democrats – duh!
4) Have some personal cards printed with your contact information on it that you wish to share with your neighbors.
5) Have a clipboard for the walk lists and some lined paper to take notes. Find out what your neighbors need and are concerned about. Make notes if you promise to get back to them and be sure you do. Update incorrect information on the walk lists. Make notes of prayer requests that are sharable and needs that are sharable and look for ways to solve problems as you go.
6) Determine when would be the best time of day to do this in your neighborhood and what fits with your schedule and do a few houses a day until you complete the job. Look for others who want to help and teach them how to do what you are doing. Find out what blocks they want to walk and make notes and check back with them to see if it has been done!
Some may be skeptical as to the effectiveness of this approach, perhaps. If the articulation above does not convince you as to the necessity of door to door / one on one interaction, then perhaps a video made by progressive Democrats about their efforts might….
Based on trends in recent elections, the Democratic party seems to have the “localism” and shoe leather necessities figured out. Time to catch up!
Have fun getting to know your neighbors and sharing about the great candidates in the mix in 2010. We are preparing to take back the House and restore State Sovereignty too! For a really terrific overview of State Sovereignty and why the best decisions are made locally please take a look at Julius Goertzen’s recent testimony in Nebraska here.
For Life and Liberty,
Republican Party Precinct 28 Chair
Washington County, Oklahoma
originally posted April 18, 2010 @19:36
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