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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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1 posted on 02/15/2009 2:52:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


2 posted on 02/15/2009 2:56:14 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: DBCJR

That would be great! Ping you local FReepers and get it started.

Thanka!


3 posted on 02/15/2009 2:58:20 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

St. Louis, MO checking in. I’m all for forming regional groups.


4 posted on 02/15/2009 2:58:39 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Jim Robinson
Hi Jim,

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.

http://www.theconservativeforum.com/join.html

5 posted on 02/15/2009 2:59:27 PM PST by glock_fan
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


6 posted on 02/15/2009 3:02:17 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Jim Robinson

Washington County, VA here, ditto for the regional groups


7 posted on 02/15/2009 3:02:36 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Jim Robinson

Definitely interested here in Orlando, but would feel overwhelmed and underqualified trying to start the organizing. Am more than willing to team up though!


8 posted on 02/15/2009 3:03:58 PM PST by Roos_Girl (Help! Help! I'm being repressed!)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


9 posted on 02/15/2009 3:12:41 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Maine Mariner

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.


10 posted on 02/15/2009 3:13:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: All
This is a follow up to a thread started by Jim Robinson on February 12, 2009:
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?


11 posted on 02/15/2009 3:15:57 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: grellis

Want to ping the Michigan list?


12 posted on 02/15/2009 3:18:21 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Syncro

Great!! Thank you very much, Syncro!!


13 posted on 02/15/2009 3:25:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Agreed - Regional is the better way to start.


14 posted on 02/15/2009 3:29:23 PM PST by Loud Mime (Stop the Clown-Car Stimulus!)
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To: JustAmy; mtngrl@vrwc; gracie1; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; notpoliticallycorewrecked; chadsworth; ...

ping


15 posted on 02/15/2009 3:29:41 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm in Jerry Lewis’ congressional district. Also Anthony Adams’ (traitor to the cause) and George Runners’ California districts.
16 posted on 02/15/2009 3:31:17 PM PST by Excellence (What Madoff is to finance Gore is to global warming.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


17 posted on 02/15/2009 3:33:18 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m in Jim! Will explore a Southeast convention or assist anyone who is already doing so.


18 posted on 02/15/2009 3:33:58 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (We're mad, but when do we get REALLY mad?)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Great! Thank you very much! Hope to see you there!

By the way, any chance we can recruit Governor Sanford to run for president?


19 posted on 02/15/2009 3:38:37 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

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?


20 posted on 02/15/2009 3:43:07 PM PST by buckeye49
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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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To: Libertina; RedinaBlue; trustandhope; SoldierMedic; Global2010; Keith Brown; torqemada; WKL815; ...
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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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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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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To: Jim Robinson
I'm interested.

My thoughts would be possibly Memphis or Dallas for national, and Sacramento or San Jose for California.

Thanks.

41 posted on 02/15/2009 6:19:45 PM PST by thecodont
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To: SunkenCiv

I would like to get the word out that there is a protest of the Porkulous bill, planned for Seattle tomorrow at Westlake Park, 401 Pine Street, from 12-3. I don’t have a ping list and the WA board doesn’t have automatic noticing anymore.


42 posted on 02/15/2009 6:37:41 PM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Jim Robinson; NYTexan; mylife; laurenmarlowe; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; ...

I’ve been doing my best to meet and get to know as many FReepers as possible! It really builds a bond, and we have so much in common (and have so much FUN together!). It is strength in action, and, Jim, you’re right, this way we can get around any nutty laws that are passed before we can take back our America!


43 posted on 02/15/2009 6:37:47 PM PST by LUV W (SARAH PALIN FOR PRESIDENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Great idea Mr Robinson!!

I’m good for any meetings in SW VA.


44 posted on 02/15/2009 6:42:21 PM PST by KoRn (Autumn Has Come To The Tree of Liberty)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m wondering if the effort should be in one or three important states ONLY, to concentrate efforts and resources and consturct a basis for expansion. If FreeRepublic could influence elections in California, Florida, and New York, the wave created would sweep nationwide like a tsunami!


45 posted on 02/15/2009 6:45:05 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why don’t we settle this the easy way...

We form a schedule to meet in each states capitol city?

Those that can attend won’t have THAT far to go!


46 posted on 02/15/2009 6:46:38 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Sounds good.....Maybe claim we're part of ACORN and demand a share of the 2 Billion.

Will also need to become precinct election workers and learn the art of producing enough mysterious ballots to overcome any vote-count differential.

A complete database of headstone pictures from as many cemetaries as possible will also be an absolute requirement.

Also, Freepers should be required to vote in as many precincts in as many states as possible within a 10-hour drive of their home.

Does anybody know an ultra-right-wing billionaire "Soros" type?

47 posted on 02/15/2009 6:49:49 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Northern California here. I recommend Sacramento. Bay Area is too far and probably needs its own group.


48 posted on 02/15/2009 6:54:37 PM PST by GVnana
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To: randomhero97; Jim Robinson; Forest Keeper

Randomhero, I’m also in the St Louis metro area and am interested in a FReepmeet. So, are you in charge of getting it set up? :)

Ping to FK. FYI. You interested?


49 posted on 02/15/2009 6:57:49 PM PST by Jen (The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.)
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To: Randy Larsen
"We form a schedule to meet in each states capitol city?"

Good idea. Really big states (geographically) might need 2 or more such meeting locations.

But....really need a national meeting (with reps from each state) to show whether this idea will be supported enough to be really useful.

50 posted on 02/15/2009 7:01:54 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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