Saturday, June 23, 2007

Getting Started

Your Precinct

A single individual can walk a precinct, talking to neighbors and passing out literature and getting them to register. A single individual can also put on Ron Paul Film Showings, using the wonderful material available on YouTube.

First Step: Register Republican.

Building your Infrastructure and Knowledge

Get on line and find your county GOP organization. You can either do a google search or just stay on the GOP National site and find it through there. Call your GOP County Chairman and tell him/her you want to register Republicans and ask for assistance in obtaining the walking lists for all registered voters. Each state is different in how this is handled but everyone has them. Take notes as you talk and then document what you are told so you can make this available to others in your state.

You can also call the County Auditor – Recorder and you should do that. Who handles this will be different state to state, so making the notes saves everyone who comes after you time and creates the learning curve we very much need. Get the information up on line asap.

Again, take notes and get the name of the person who provided the information with date. This can be a blog from It links to the Ron Paul Republican National Site. All this site is intended to do is provide links and this information. Let's keep everything as local as possible. Comments can be used to provide insights and further information. Let us know if there is a good hub with resources easily accessible and listed we we can add that link there. Send that as an e-mail to Lots of people are doing great things.

Organizing your information, GOTV

Copy the GOP urls so you can refer others to them on the phone and through your site.

Link to the GOP official sites.

You are building a Ron Paul infrastructure to be used for the nomination process and then in the general election. We need to parallel the Republican Party in this, looking ahead to a Get Out the Vote Campaign. Organize it like this one in Iowa. You do not need to spend any money. You can use a blog from Just look over Iowa and copy it.

Discussion about databases!

Your Website

Check to see if anyone in your state has put up a Ron Paul Republican site. If so, contact them to add your information. This saves you TIME for registering Ron Paul Republicans.

As more begin contacting their county chairs compare notes. Link to and contact everyone working for Ron Paul in your state and put up their contact information. Like this for the RLC Iowa inclusion is lovely. For resources, such as graphics and more literature either link directly or send the link onto the Ron Paul Republican National Site and we will add it there.

We need to get enough Ron Paul Republicans to elect those delegates who will determine who is elected at the county level.

Your Local Plan

Lay out a plan for yourself that could include all of these elements and others that occur to you. Remember to share ideas that work as you try them!

Walking your precinct with literature, registration cards, Ron Paul Republican Membership Cards, and DVDs.

Ron Paul Coffee – Film Showings to friends, neighbors, members of your church and other organizations.

Republican Clubs

Republicans have Clubs that are potential resources for recruiting.

Along with these national clubs there are local clubs. Ask your county chairman for information and if you are inclined start going and take literature with you.

National Clubs

Young Republicans

Young Republicans are ages 18 to 40, so you may qualify for this. They tend to be skewed towards NeoCons right now. They have also experienced the same implosion still hitting the whole Republican Party. They were the organization where the ideological battle for freedom was played out in the Goldwater years.

College Republicans

This provides opportunities to recruit on local college campuses. Since members are students the turn over is rapid and they often lack continuity. This actually can provide better opportunities for enlisting activists, so don't view it necessarily as a negative until you check them out.

National Federation of Republican Women

This is the largest club in the Republican Party and historically has done a large portion of the actual work of politics at the grass roots. They get no respect but they are effective.

Pachyderm Club

The Pachyderm Club is relatively new as Republican clubs go. They are dedicated to training activist so that people at the local level understand how to be effective in politics. Clubs are concentrated in a few states but the national organization lays out an easy to follow process for starting new clubs even when there is already one in an area. Their mission is to make becoming an effective Republican activist easy.

Republican Liberty Caucus

This is an explicitly libertarian viewpoint within the Republican Party. It is small but growing. They will make it easy to start new chapters. Ron Paul is a member of this group.

National Federation of Republican Assemblies

The Assemblies are very conservative and there are a lot of rumblings there, expressing unhappiness about the Bush NeoCon Administration.

Log Cabin Club

Gay and Lesbian Club -- Republicans have a big tent.

Take a close look at the Pachyderms and RLC.