Ron Paul is urgently asking area supporters to attend and vote in this straw poll. Details are below. Buy a $10 event ticket, or get one for free (see Tickets below) if that cost is a burden. The campaign will transport you, at its cost, via charter bus to and from Washington. This would be an early bus as Ron's speech is at 9 am. Event breakfast and lunch (http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/schedule) are not included and would be at your cost, or you may dine separately at lesser cost in the hotel with friends.
Bus logistics are being developed. Provisionally, a bus or buses will start in S. Jersey and stop next in Philadelphia, probably at Amtrak's 30th Street Station. If enough people in surrounding counties are going, there will be a stop(s) in the suburbs. The trip to Washington will take just less than 3 hrs., so the bus will likely leave its last Philly metro area stop at approx. 5:30 am. Rise and shine!
We need a head count to develop these logistics. If you are a definite attendee or a "solid probably," please email me at williamfaust234 @ comcast.net. Include your name and the name of your municipality if getting to Amtrak's 30th Street Station in Philly won't work for you.
Who: Ron Paul supporters in PA, DE & South NJ
What: Value Voters Summit & Straw Poll
When: Sat., Oct. 8th
Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Transportation: Free round-tip chartered bus or buses - let's fill them up
Depart: last Philly metro area departure approx. 5:30 am (5 am from S. Jersey)
Poll Voting: 7am to 1 pm
Ron Speech: 9 am
Ron Meet-and-Greet: 11 am
Ron's straw poll vote at this event is extremely important. This is the religious and social conservative crowd. A good outcome has the capacity to affect the Iowa Caucus. Our areas are all reasonably close to Washington. Let's go.
This event is considered more conservative than CPAC, The goal here is not merely to win, but to win some respect for Dr. Paul and his campaign. Ron specifically asked us to "dress appropriately." Inside the beltway, at events like this, for men that means a jacket and tie, but a long sleeve shirt and tie minimally if you don't have a suit or sport jacket. Dresses, skirts or nice slacks for ladies (they always look wonderful). Leave peripheral issues behind; the issue is Ron's 2012 campaign and winning the straw poll at this event.
If I don't beat you to it, please post this message to other meetup groups either via group email and/or calendar event. We need definite head counts.