You are a Redstater. Maybe you claim the title of “political activist.” Maybe not.
Do you own a clipboard?
Have you, in the past election cycle, gathered a signature on a nomination form for:
– a candidate to get on the ballot?
– a voter initiative to get on the ballot?
– a voter referendum to get on the ballot?
Besides writing about issues conservative Republicans care about on blogs and in tweets, other, “boots on the ground,” tasks await, in your neighborhood, warm bodies to carry them out.
May I suggest another way to engage in political activism?
Consider attending your local Republican Party committee meeting. It probably meets once a month near where you live. And get a clipboard. And seek out an organization you can help by getting signatures to get something on the next ballot for the voters. For a candidate. For an initiative. For a referendum. In your neighborhood. (Your local Republican Party committee leaders can help you find a candidate or organization that needs help gathering signatures. It’s not hard and it’s fun.)
If your state elects precinct committeemen, maybe you can even gather signatures for yourself. To get your name on the ballot for the office of precinct committeeman. Your local Republican Party committee will help you learn how to do this.
Because, in the end, the outcome of the elections is the “main thing.” And knowing that over half of our Republican Party precinct committeemen slots are, on average, in every locale, vacant, the “main thing” — winning the elections — will best be helped by each one of us if we occupy, together, the vacant precinct committeemen slots as soon as possible.
That puts us each in the best position to help register as many conservatives as possible as Republican voters and then getting as many registered Republican conservative voters to the polls to vote for conservative Republican candidates. You will also be in a position to help get to the polls all those independents you were not able to register as Republicans who will, nonetheless, vote for conservative Republican candidates.
So, what are you going to do? If you want to do something with a clipboard, go to the links below. And if you’re not “mobile,” go the links below anyway — there’s much else you can do by telephone and e-mail.
Will YOU help make 2011 “The Year of the Precinct Committeeman?”