Step 2: Attend local County GOP meetingsSubmitted by purplefetus on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 22:49
Now that you've joined your local Ron Paul Meetup group and C4L--you've acquainted yourself with other fellow liberty-minded individuals. You've also surprisingly increased your knowledge of the constitution and ideas of freedom & liberty through bouncing ideas with others in the meetup. After much discussion & reading you have a strong grasp of the issues. NOW you're ready for the 2nd STEP!
First get a voter registration form, and register to vote if you haven't done so already or simply update some info such as your current address, and political party--> REPUBLICAN! We all need to register as republican because Ron Paul is running in the republican presidential primary.
Attending your local GOP meetings is very important and VERY EASY : ) There is very little effort involved. Monthly meetings that last an hour are hardly considered a time draining commitment. The key to these meetings is to get to know the people in charge and express your dedication to the platforms of the GOP -- in a nut shell--> it's small govt. THIS IS NOT THE FORUM to be advocating Ron Paul. At this stage it's important you:
1. Don't reveal your support for Ron Paul.
2. Don't focus on the issues.
3. Acquaint yourself with the GOP County Chairman and other Official County GOP Committeemen.
4. Feel out where most Committeemen & the Chairman stand on the issues. Be subtle as you gather this info.
5. It will only help you if come across as a sophisticated, friendly, and helpful individual.
6. You're here to make friends, get some info. This is NOT the place to spread the message.
Surprisingly in my experiences, the GOP meetings aren't very exciting. Not much action here. But it's still a great opportunity to acquaint yourself (this means: show your face, introduce yourself, shake hands, and just smile and nod) with all the Committeemen and the Chairman.
If you like writing you may volunteer to write an article in their local GOP newsletter. Include common sense constitutional ideas. As this person did.
The immediate goal is to become a Committeeman yourself! Every county is different. You'll need to inquire regarding this position amongst your RP meetup group leaders, or the C4L regional coordinator, or as a last resort at the GOP County Meeting ie. the chairman or other committeemen.