Trevor Lyman Email: A 2012 Moneybomb CalendarSubmitted by removed-by-requ... on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:50
Ron Paul Needs Money Each Month To Win The Race - A 2012 MoneyBomb Calendar
On June 5th, 1933 the U.S. Congress abolished the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment of Federal Reserve notes in gold. Historically Gold, Silver and other precious metals have always maintained their value whereas paper/fiat currencies like the U.S. Federal Reserve note have not. Today, while the value of the paper Federal Reserve note plummets, it is illegal for Americans to use Gold, Silver or other precious metals as currency. Is this freedom? Ron Paul doesn't think so.
Please join us this June 5th in support of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign for the "Legalize Gold And Silver" moneybomb. Please visit www.LegalizeGoldAndSilver.com to pledge (via email or facebook) and for more information.
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Learning from the past
On November 5th, 2007 our community raised $4.3 million dollars for Ron Paul's campaign. The media blitz that ensued afterwards was epic. Six weeks later we held another moneybomb on Sunday, Dec. 16th and raised $6.1 million dollars in a single day. The media barely covered the story. Additionally in the weeks of the build up to the Dec. 16th moneybomb (a six week time span from Nov 5th to Dec 16th) the campaign sent out an email asking for money NOW rather than later, six weeks was too long to wait. As a result we set up the moneybomb called "Rudy's Reading List" as a middle ground to help get cash to the campaign right away.
The lessons we should take from this are twofold.
1.) While money raised during moneybomb's will always get press the excitement of the story is not as strong as it was during the moneybomb's first appearance. So rather than going for a flash in the pan big money bomb we need to adopt a "sure and steady wins the race" approach. Especially considering the fact that...
2.) The campaign needs money every month.
As a solution to the lessons learned from the past we are rolling out a monthly moneybomb calendar for the Ron Paul campaign during the 2011-12 presidential race. Yes, we should strive to raise as much money as we can during each event and I do believe we can reach the ten million per month mark before too long (perhaps even more), but more importantly we need to give the campaign a constant flow of money to work with. Consider all the media buys and event planning they must do. Having random fundraising events that are spaced at odd intervals will make their task much more difficult, whereas a steady flow of money from us will allow them to plan and predict according to perceived capabilities. Steady money each month will help the campaign run more efficiently and effectively during the election cycle.
Below is a list of the moneybomb pages we have so far (a few more to be added shortly). We welcome your feedback and may change dates based on your input (nothing is set in stone). Currently we have placeholder graphics at each of these web pages. We will add full graphics shortly. In the meantime please pledge to the efforts you will be supporting as the pledge boxes are live. We will report the number of pledges as they come in.
- July 4th-5th - www.IndependenceDayBomb.com (two day moneybomb to cover Independence Day)
- July 19th or 26th - www.ReadyAmesFire.com (this moneybomb is not organized by us, final date to be announced)
- August 20th - www.RonPaulBirthdayBomb.com (happy birthday Ron Paul!)
- Sept. 17th - www.ConstitutionDayBomb.com (couple this event with the distribution of constitutions?)
- Nov 11th - www.VeteransDayBomb.com (during this event lets also focus on taking real actions to help our Veterans)
- Dec 16th - www.BostonTeaPartyBomb.com (let's take over the Tea Party once and for all)
- Jan 10th - www.CommonSenseMoneyBomb.com (celebrating the most popular pamphlet of the American revolution)
- Feb 21st - www.PresidentsDayBomb.com (here's to President Ron Paul)
- April 19th - www.RevolutionMoneyBomb.com (celebrating the anniversary of the "Shot Heard Round the World" and start of our revolution for independence)
- May 30th - www.MemorialDayBomb.com (honoring those who have fought for this nation)
All moneybombs will include a live all day radio marathon with distinguished hosts and guests. Schedules to be announced. Up to three additional moneybomb dates may be announced.
In 2007-08, when we were much smaller, we held a few money bombs within a few months raising over fifteen million dollars. Now Ron Paul has won CPAC twice, CampaignForLiberty is over six hundred thousand strong and we can and must be a financial force to win. Remember, Barack Obama is planning on a billion dollar war chest this race. The time to get energized is NOW! Ron Paul has the best chance to beat Barack Obama this election cycle and he is also in the best position he has even been in to win the Republican nomination. Let's give the campaign a steady, monthly flow of cash and get as close to ten million per month as quickly as possible.
Please spread the word about this moneybomb and pledge today. Thank you for your support at this critical time in our nations history.
P.S. If you are a blogger and you make a blog post promoting this event please send me the link so I can include it in the next email blast.