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Call to action: Regional FReeper Conventions: California
Feb 15, 2009 | Jim Robinson

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!


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To: Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; Kathy in Alaska; STARWISE; ...
From Jim:

We'll need homegrown networking in case Obama reinstates the fairness doctrine and neuters talk radio and possibly even the Internet.

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!

Go forth and DO it, y'all!!!

21 posted on 02/15/2009 4:00:45 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: PistolPaknMama; Jim Robinson

Same here. If you need design work, let me know. I’m in KY.

Eagles UP!


22 posted on 02/15/2009 4:10:01 PM PST by kimmie7 (***even deeper sigh***)
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To: Jim Robinson

Who is in the Dallas metroplex besides me? We can do one here that would draw all of northeast Texas and probably southern Oklahoma.

I don’t have the Texas list, but please whoever does, put me on it and ping me, and let’s roll.


23 posted on 02/15/2009 4:16:18 PM PST by erkyl (The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, stay neutral)
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Say WA? Evergreen State ping

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.

Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

24 posted on 02/15/2009 4:19:45 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5(SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|TaglineSpaceForRent)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, I think a PAC would be useful and likely turn out a lot more effective than we might believe in the beginning. A REAL conservative outlet, and alternative to the GOP. I would love to hear more.


25 posted on 02/15/2009 4:24:33 PM PST by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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Quick link: WA State Board
26 posted on 02/15/2009 4:30:02 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5(SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|TaglineSpaceForRent)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am looking into venues & possible education/entertainment opportunities for a West Virginia State FReeper Conference. I am gonna stick my butt in the wind for this one. Hope there’s enough interest.


27 posted on 02/15/2009 4:31:19 PM PST by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: dware

Great! Thank you very much!!


28 posted on 02/15/2009 4:32:45 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes, after the “stimulus vote I agree.

And to think I admired Susan Collins until this past week.
Did not always agree with her, but now I will do all I can to replace Collins and Snow-unfortunately we don’t have a very good bench in the Republican party.


29 posted on 02/15/2009 4:34:17 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Jim, I’m up for Atlanta. Three hour ride from here.

FWIW, Atlanta is also home to Neal Boortz.


30 posted on 02/15/2009 4:36:55 PM PST by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: upchuck

Sounds great! Thanks!


31 posted on 02/15/2009 4:52:56 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson; John Robinson; Admin Moderator
All of this sounds great, count me in 200%, especially what you stated about getting to know one another personally. To that end, I take this opportunity to point out again that the Michigan state board (and I suspect others) is not working properly.

On each state board, there is offered the "To be notified of new messages in this locale, click here" option. When one clicks this on the MI board, a message pops up letting you know the document doesn't exist.

This has been hurting us in the Great Lake state since before the election. Many of us used to make great use of the MI board, particularly for local and state politics and networking. It's not just a matter of us being to lazy to peek in on the state board once in a while; without the instant notices, many of us literally forget that it's there.

Is there some way this can be fixed? I know we're not the only state having this particular problem. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

32 posted on 02/15/2009 5:26:58 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m up for a meeting in the SF East Bay, or any SF county.


33 posted on 02/15/2009 5:27:37 PM PST by JoeA (JoeA / welcome to third world politics.)
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If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

Great idea ping. We need to get on board with this, even if we have to make our very own mitten cell.

34 posted on 02/15/2009 5:28:20 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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Bttt.

5.56mm

35 posted on 02/15/2009 5:28:36 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: taildragger

This is for you!


36 posted on 02/15/2009 5:39:27 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: grellis

Definitely interested, and thanks again for the ping. While I am in the UP, I would definitely take the time to come downstate if something gets going. I believe I could probably get some others to join as well. As my organizing skills are lacking, I must count on you or whoever you find gets something going to ping me, if you would be so kind. Thanks again, really appreciate your pings, Grellis.


37 posted on 02/15/2009 5:57:22 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m in Metro-Detroit. Please keep me posted.


38 posted on 02/15/2009 6:11:03 PM PST by OldBlondBabe
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To: Jim Robinson

If the largest number of freepers live in Southern California, then this should be a major factor, and of course the weather.


39 posted on 02/15/2009 6:14:22 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: 75thOVI; Adder; albertp; Androcles; asgardshill; At the Window; bitt; blu; BradyLS; cajungirl; ...
An off-list topic ping to all lists (and a few others):
Jim Robinson: ...a centralized FReeper meeting... regional meetings... taking our country back from the Marxists... rebuild our chapters and networking systems... stronger than ever... groups or chapters in every congressional district in the country... right down to the county and city level... recruit and penetrate the local political organizations at the district and state levels and right on through to national politics... our hits... largest numbers come from California, Texas, Florida and New York... meetings in Chicago, St Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Seattle, Atlanta, New Orleans, Las Vegas, etc... regional conventions being necessary in Northern and Southern California and two or more in Texas and Florida... whether or not we should form a PAC or a 527... building a network of conservatives on the ground... 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... 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.

40 posted on 02/15/2009 6:15:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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