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The Beginner's Guide to Grassroots Politics is the "how to" manual for having an impact on our political system.
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As I mentioned, it's a "beta test" for version 1.0. Our design team is making improvements to it each evening, and will continue to do so as you help us identify any needed fixes, or any good suggestions you may have for useful improvements that could be made.
We'll update you on the progress as we go, but in the meantime...
As we all know, there's a lot out there to complain about. But if you plan to "do" something about it, rather than just complain, be sure to go about it in such a way as to have the greatest impact.
Here’s a handy list of the most basic tools you should have at your disposal if you’re going to try and build an organization at the precinct/local level that can truly have an impact on the things you care about.
A list of all registered voters in your precinct.
It’s hard to identify and organize if you don’t know who the registered voters are, (or aren’t). You can get this from your local election (or voter registration) board.
Blank voter registration forms.
For all those new people you’re going to register. Because if people aren’t registered, they can’t vote…and don’t count.
A map of the precinct.
Having a map makes it easier to get an idea of who is where and how to get to them. You should be able to get this from your local planning commission or voter registration office, (or they will know where). Try to get one with street lines and names overlaid on it.
A political events calendar.
Keep track of dates of party primaries, general elections, special elections, school board, local council and local political party meetings that you should keep people informed about.
Copies of church directories.
Having membership lists from conservative churches will allow you to cross-reference them with voter registration lists. That way, you know which registered voters go to conservative churches…and which members aren’t yet registered to vote, (so you can get them registered). read more »
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Conservative patriots all across the country are joining together to let their voices be heard. But being heard is not enough. In our system of self-government you get what you pay for – or work for. No victory or defeat is permanent, and the battles always rage.
As Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction” – which means we need to get busy!
All of which brings us to the basic who?, what?, why?, when?, where? and how? of Tea Party activism.
Use the tips and techniques in this e-book to have a greater impact on the things you care about by working just a few hours a month. read more »
Harnessing the power of grassroots activism
In response to the formation of a Tea Party Party in Florida, I wrote last week that I didn't think it was a good idea for the Tea Party movement to become a political party.
The strength of the Tea Party movement is in holding all parties accountable, especially for fiscal responsibility. We should seek out, encourage, support and endorse candidates who hold our values regardless of party.
I think it's time to begin building a strategy for what the Tea Parties can and should do to bring this nation back to a path of fiscal responsibility and limited, constitutional government. Here's a list of activities for a start:
- Activist recruitment/training
- Education on issues
- Promoting Tea Party values
- Voter registration
- Communication with parties & candidates
- Promoting specific candidates
The first three are already being done throughout the country. There are something over 800 local Tea Party organizations. That is an unprecedented rise in grass-roots activism. We've organized rallies, marches and demonstrations. We've flooded our elected representatives with email, faxes and phone calls. We've caused many of them to cancel town hall meetings and turn off their answering machines--not a good thing to be sure, but a predictable response from those who weren't in office to represent us in the first place. read more »
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The good news is that you don't have to be a politician in order to make a difference. You just have to be willing to participate and then let your voice be heard.
The purpose of the Grassroots Training Series is to cover the highlights and break down the complexities of the political system and give a basic understanding of the fundamental techniques that can help you achieve success.
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