Skip to comments.What grass-root organizations should conservatives join?
Posted on 11/11/2008 7:31:07 PM PST by Ballygrl
I'm sorry for the vanity, but I'm really tired of sitting around complaining and I want to join a group to try to have an effect on upcoming elections, especially after seeing Sarah on Greta's show. I want to support Sarah and candidates like her. Dick Morris has touted The National Republican Trust, are there any other organizations out there I can support as far as time and some money goes? For the moment I'm done giving to the RNC, I'm kind of mad at how Sarah has been treated and would rather contribute elsewhere if possible to help out real conservative candidates, not Washington pinky out when drinking tea RINO's. I don't want to rule out not giving to the RNC in the future, but right now I'm mad.
Have you been to: http://www.teamsarah.org/
That’s a start.
Michael Reagan has something going on.
We need a conservative Moveon.org.
GREAT Question and GREAT POST!
I have a few thoughts, and am actually in the processing of developing one....
but— I like Americans for Prosperity for one....
The NRA. One year $35.
The American Conservative Union. Memberships from $25.
Heritage Foundation. Memberships from $25.
Club for Growth. Free membership, I believe.
do not do not do not join a “Recruit XXXX for President” group. Way too early.
Just signed up at Team Sarah and I’m shocked they have over 56,000 members, wow!
That's a really catchy name; I like it! It may already be in use, however.
Don’t give the GOP pure contributions but join a local Republican group and maintain a presence. Build a caucus with those that are more conservative.
Join the issue groups that are most important to you...perhaps Pro-Life groups, pro-gun groups (Second Amendment Sisters), conservative women’s groups (Concerned Women of America or Eagle Forum). Build a coalition for New Jersy.
That’s what I want to be a part of, a conservative MoveOn.Org. Dick Morris has been saying I think the National Republican Trust is supposed to be a counter to that, not really sure though by looking around that site.
My advise is to keep joining until you find one that allows you to be productive in ways that count -- especially on the local level -- even the local GOP organization.
FreedomsWatch was supposed to be the “answer” to Moveon.org, however no organization has matched Moveon.org’s grassroots organizing capability and fundraising capability.
Thanks guys for all your suggestions. I bookmarked all of them and joined 1 already, and I’ll check all the others out.
The verbal beating that is happening to Palin, and the complicity of the media in selecting a Presidential candidate has me saying enough is enough.
During this campaign, my 76 year old Mother, her twin, my 71 year old Aunt, and my 70 year old Mother in law all said to me, that if I could get off of work and could get tickets to see Sarah, to please get them tickets also, I wasn’t able to go to any of her rallies, but Sarah has energized these women in my family like no other candidate before. I want more candidates like her!
Are you a precinct committeeman? Call your local Republican Party and get involved.
It is in use.. it is the one I recommend...
the one I am working on is actually more of a movement...within a different org...
the org is Madison Forum... the movement is Back 2 the C
as in Back to the Constitution.... I already go to Universities and talk to students about the Constitution and actually hand them out to the students...this Friday will be my first time doing the same thing, but only with 3rd graders....
sry for the confusion— LOL!
How about your local FR chapter. And if there’s not one in your area, forming one?
Yeah join the NRA, that way when Obama wants to start collecting weapons he’s got a head start on the hardcore.
We need a new Conservative PArty so we will have a political home and a platform for enacting the things we hold dear.
The GOP is done. tired. worn out, and infested with RINOs who will only change when they shed their mortal coil.
What should with name it?
How about The Prosperity Party?
Pro-Income Tax Reform
I mean, the very name would attract people. Who would be against prosperity?
Time for a new start, a new vison, and a new political brand.
Let the GOP go the way of the Whigs. They have pissed on conservatives one too many times.
And now we have a Marxist about to assume the Presidency, with an America hating Congress majority in both houses ready to enact his programs.
The Prosperity Party—Change You Can Prosper With!
Isn't GOA (Gun Owners of America) more "hardcore" than the NRA?
Gun Owners of America
Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership (you don’t have to be Jewish)
American Center for Law and Justice
I really do agree. The GOP has way too much baggage and poseurs.
The New Republican Party?
I think the most hardcore gun owners would be the ones that would go through all their ammo shooting at the people trying to confiscate them.
I have some involvement with my town, but that’s all, not at the county level. And what’s bothering me is the fact that at 1 time my county was heavily Republican, not anymore though, Bush beat Kerry in our county by 15%, McCain beat Obama by a little less then 10%.
My suggestion: run for an elected office. Might you lose? Yes. Might you win? Yes. It is not good enough to just vote - conservatives need to run for these offices. Because if we do not, we will continue to get more of the same liberal idiotic policies.
As they challenge why certain candidates of issues candidates are treated differently they can also educate. It could be quite a powerful and interesting group. Heck I would start it if I had PR type conservative friends or at least outline the goal and objectives and start out small. It will need a variety of people from different fields and backgrounds. Just some thoughts. Speaking of communication I hope I have articulated my vision or thoughts on this new group well--LOL.
It’s good to know about these various organizations.
Just throwing in:
There’s Joe the Plumber’s website: http://www.secureourdream.com
He’s putting his dreams of a plumbing business on hold to become a government watchdog.
NumbersUSA.com has an anti-illegal immigration bent. They are currently sponsoring a petition to Obama asking him to reject amnesty as an option.
I think the name “Republican” is a now a fatally tarnished brand name.
The GOP has really lost its way. We conservatives saved it in 1980-1989 and George H.W. Bush squandered it and we got Clinton for 4 years.
We saved the Party in 1994, and then the GOP ran Dole and we got Clinton for four more years—and these were the most damaging years. The GOP House impeached Clinton in 1998 but the GOP Senate refused in 1999 to follow their Constitutional duty to put on a real trial.
Then we saved the 2000 and 2004 elections for George Bush the Younger. So the GOP rewarded us by giving us McCain as the candidate, and now we have a Marxist in the White House come 1/20/09.
My position is that we need to leave “Republican” behind-totally. They are losers and they liked their perks and corruption more than the country itself. The 2006 elections were a timely warning to the GOP and so was the vote fraud in 2000 and 2004.
History shows what they did with the warnings.
So why waste time with them any longer.
I would be skeptical of donating to any organization that Dick Morris is pitching.
All the more reason to get involved. And you’ll get to meet the greatest people, and have a lot of fun while you work to make a better community and country.
I think we can join as many groups as we want, but we do need 1 main group that we’re all a part of where we can counter the obvious bias of the media with strength in numbers.
The biggest unchecked power in this country is the media. I seriously think that it is time for all of us to put the media in check. We need to defend this country from those who want take away our freedoms. The meida is the enemy of freedom and a weapon of the left wing... Just think about how many conservative politicians have been taken out by the left wing media..and we did nothing..The time for kowtowing is over... my $.10 cent rant for the day.. sorry for spewing my anger on this board..
I’ve been looking at www.grassfire.org I checked them out a few years ago then didnt hear from them for a while. I sent them a couple bucks this week. they seem to be getting active again.
Conservatives are defined as believing in rugged individualism and personal responsibility, they are not real big on joining and group think.
Even if it is to provide housing for homeless toe suckers????
We need to gain control of the Republican Party.
Jim DeMint has a PAC, Senate Conservatives Fund,dedicated to electing conservative senators. senate conservatives.com
One of the main problems is that for the most part, conservatives have missed the boat when it comes to social media.
The political conversation has moved. Yes, talk radio is still important however; the masses, the community and the way to get the message and the vote out is through social media.
Moderate Conservative/ Anystreet.org understands that. Few others do.
If we don't embrace technology and adapt to this medium quickly, we will continue to lose elections.
People keep talking about how badly liberals do in talk radio...It doesn't matter much with the social media machine they have built online.
There's a lot of catching up to do and it takes time. If people don't start now, trust me, the result in 2010 won't be much different.
GOP Trust's Rev. Wright ads were lame-o. I can't believe they blew $5 mil on them. Such a softball ad.
I notice you give G.W. Bush a pass you don't afford to his father or Dole. W. has been a disaster for Republicans. And not because of his policy failures, but rather his complete and utter inability to connect and communicate with the American people in any way. He destroyed our brand by seeming not to give a sh*t, even though he obviously does.
huckpac??? We don’t need more politicians telling us how to think, we need to tell them how we think... that is what she is looking for a group of proactive people who will take on his ten million man internet machine.