What Grassroots Effort or Event are YOU Working On Right Now?Submitted by 1lIl1 on Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:13
I saw a thread about the flying Ron Paul banner ad over the debate chipin idea. One thing that is really missing from THIS election cycle compared to the 07/08 election cycle is the GRASSROOTS EVENTS.
While we had many grassroot ideas that flopped pretty bad, some wasted a ton of money and others were just a blast to participate in.
What it did however was bring us together, allow the grassroots to come up with whatever wild idea it had and run with it.
I loved seeing a ton of chip-ins about so many random ideas. Many I thought were FUNNY at best BUT having everyone participate and contribute as THEY saw fit is exactly what got us to where we are RIGHT NOW.
I feel this election cycle is very controlled and centralized. I believe it is actually affecting our money bombs as well. Some might disagree BUT no matter who's right or wrong one thing we all should agree on is that we ALL should be doing something BESIDES donating to the campaign on certain campaign assigned money bomb days.
I am working on a few ideas myself to get ME excited, energized and active LOCALLY. I feel there are many who are just putting out their bank cards or paypal and that's that.
Why not come up with 5 or 10 GREAT grassroots ideas and post them as a reply below. Maybe you just have ONE great idea, post that and lets see where it goes.
You don't have to create the next HUGE money bomb event BUT you might come up with a great idea that generates huge buzz LOCALLY and ends up getting YOU involved with OTHER ron paul supporters in your own city/state.
I know sign waiving days do not generate votes or donations BUT they do energize the new to the campaign supporters. It is a great stepping stone to grassroots campaigning and allows someone to do something NOW.
I remember my first sign holding for ron paul in 07. I felt like it was ME against THEM lol. I loved it and loved showing my support for ron paul. I loved going down to the local fox news station and boycott them. It didn't do anything BUT we did end up on the local news about 5 times during the election cycle.
We called every local news station anytime we had a meetup, a sign holding or anything. Some would come and others wouldn't BUT it jazzed US up.
We need our grassroots back. Who's with me?