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Central committee and beyond

From: user 5.
Sent on: Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:24 AM
Something I was organizing in DC (douglas cty) before I moved to washoe last year, took central committee mtgs a step further, to educate voters, strengthen numbers, and give a sense of community to the GOP:

Following the model of many churches, I thought precinct captains should be running weekly "bible studies" at their home or neighborhood coffee shop. 

These would just be gatherings of republicans (and non) in your precinct to discuss issues, candidates, take action, etc. 

In DC the central committee is very clique-ish, and only productive because a few retired women work double overtime. Not an efficient way to build. 

Very little was being done to reach out. And the bylaws really don't allow for much growth in the CC. There's a cap which we had met!

And let's face it, a meeting of 150+ people doesn't allow for discussion. 

People need an outlet as well as an opportunity to feel productive, politically. 

Imagine how easy precinct canvassing would be if you were already mtg with your neighbors once a week!

Washoe is bigger, so there are different logistics, but because of the size of washoe, it is imperative to find ways to connect with the voters. 

Speaking with a campaign manager yesterday for some of my political clients, we reviewed how RP'ers are amazing at getting into positions of power, but horrible at turning people out to vote. 

Let's consider starting a "constitution study" or a "politics and pie" group in our neighborhoods. Because the next 6 months are about reaching voters! 

Thoughts?
Gertie
http://wakinggirl...­
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