Skip to comments.Call to action: Regional FReeper Conventions: California
Posted on 02/15/2009 2:52:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson
A few weeks ago, I posted a thread asking how many of you would be interested in holding a centralized FReeper meeting somewhere in the middle of the country, possibly on an airline hub so a maximum number of FReepers could attend. Lots of people sounded interested, but only if it were held closer to home and preferably within driving distance.
Ok, if one big central meeting is not feasible, I posted another thread asking about regional meetings. Sounds like a lot more people are interested in this, but everyone's asking when one will be scheduled in their area. Well, folks, please do not wait on me to schedule your FReepmeet.
I would like to explore ideas for taking our country back from the Marxists. I would like to see us rebuild our chapters and networking systems, only stronger than ever. I think we need to form groups or chapters in every congressional district in the country. In fact, right down to the county and city level. We need to form groups of people who can work together to recruit and penetrate the local political organizations at the district and state levels and right on through to national politics.
We need strength in numbers, ideas, candidates, funding and get out the vote efforts. We'll need homegrown networking in case Obama reinstates the fairness doctrine and neuters talk radio and possibly even the Internet.
I think we need to organize in every city, town or community where we can put together a group of ten or more FReepers. The local groups can work with district or regional groups and tie into state groups. We need to penetrate into Republican politics at every level. We need to ensure that the very best CONSERVATIVE candidates are nurtured, recruited, supported and elected at the city, county, state and federal levels.
We need to get to know each other personally. Local networking is the key. Meet and know your local FReeper allies. Exchange phone numbers and email addresses. Build websites and mailing lists. Penetrate into other conservative or political groups. Educate and recruit. We take it back one assembly district, one city, one county, one state at a time. No, belay that. We do it simultaneously in each and every assembly district, city, county, congressional district and state in the entire country!
There is nothing stopping us from getting started today!
If not us, who? If not now, when?
Ok, getting started. I've reviewed where our hits are coming from and not surprisingly the largest numbers come from California, Texas, Florida and New York. I think for sure we should have regional conventions in these areas, and in just about any populous area where we can get a hundred or more FReepers to meet. There's no reason we shouldn't have meetings in Chicago, St Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Seattle, Atlanta, New Orleans, Las Vegas, etc, just to name a few cities that were suggested on prior threads. Also, we can't forget Alaska and Hawaii! Also, in any local community where we can get ten to twenty-five FReepers to attend.
Any group in any state, region, city or community can organize and schedule a meeting. No need to wait on anyone to get started. In fact some states or regions may need more than one. For example, I can easily see regional conventions being necessary in Northern and Southern California and two or more in Texas and Florida.
I think we can submit and debate ideas on how best to accomplish our goals, how to organize, whether or not we should form a PAC or a 527, how to advance our best ideas and people, etc., whether or not a national convention would be helpful, even selecting delegates for a national convention, but for sure just to start building a network of conservatives on the ground.
With this in mind, would like to start entertaining serious proposals for possible locations and dates for Northern and Southern California. Also will need volunteers to help organize and coordinate our activities.
And hopefully, other states and regions will follow suit.
By the way, I'd like to attend as many of these events as I possibly can, so hopefully, they will not all be scheduled on the same weekend. Hoping we form many chapters and hold dozens of meetings and as many FReepers as possible attend one or more!
How about Tulsa, OK? It is an American Airlines hub and the conservative center of America, home of Senator’s Inhofe and Coburne, and Rep. John Sullivan.
That would be great! Ping you local FReepers and get it started.
St. Louis, MO checking in. I’m all for forming regional groups.
SF Bay area freepers may want to look into this organization to meet regularly. I joined this group last fall and attend their monthly meetings in Santa Clara.
Well there are several us in Maine and we have a couple of good conservative Republican legislators to work with.
I hope we can elect a couple more in 2010.
I can certainly come to NYC with a month’s notice.
Washington County, VA here, ditto for the regional groups
Definitely interested here in Orlando, but would feel overwhelmed and underqualified trying to start the organizing. Am more than willing to team up though!
Good to see more followup on this, Jim.
I’m going to see that the FR pages of California (OK, I live here), Texas, Florida and New York are infiltrated and put a link to this thread on each of them.
Maine would be a great place to get together. Just my opinion, but I’d say there are a couple big targets there that need replacement.
Conservative FReeper PAC?
Feb 12, 2009 | Jim Robinson
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:35:04 PM by Jim Robinson
This may be a topic for our regional FReeper conventions coming up, but how many of you would be interested in forming an official conservative FReeper PAC for raising funds to help replace Dems and RINOs and to get conservatives elected?
Want to ping the Michigan list?
Great!! Thank you very much, Syncro!!
Agreed - Regional is the better way to start.
At the time you posted the centralized FR meet weeks back, I posted re having state and county FR groups. Glad to see this has been picked up.
With different states and even counties within states have
different demographics, it is easier to focus on the needs for each area.
I’m in Jim! Will explore a Southeast convention or assist anyone who is already doing so.
Great! Thank you very much! Hope to see you there!
By the way, any chance we can recruit Governor Sanford to run for president?
Definitely am interested in getting started in Ohio. I don’t have a lot of experience politically, but it is time to “change” that!! Any other Buckeyes ready to jump in?