Introducing RonPaulCountry.com - A new web tool to improve organization of the Ron Paul grassrootsSubmitted by D.A.S. on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 20:41
We would like to introduce Ron Paul Country, the new web tool for:
- locating and contacting fellow Ron Paul supporters and activists nationwide,
- organizing events promoting Ron Paul
- increasing turnouts at events promoting Ron Paul.
Please watch the video we made about RonPaulCountry.com to get a brief overview of what we're doing for the Ron Paul community and how we're doing it:
The goal of RonPaulCountry.com is to bring together all the Ron Paul supporters, activists, and leaders into one place with a general idea of everyone's location (only city, state, county, and zip are required to register), so that we can help mobilize our troops into any part of the country where help is needed!
RonPaulCountry.com makes it possible to map and contact Ron Paul supporters nationwide, to suggest events, to enter events into our master calendar, and to help organize and promote events more efficiently anywhere in the country.
To locate and communicate with Ron Paul supporters, RonPaulCountry.com allows you to:
- map Ron Paul supporters/activists nationwide (location marker for each reg. user),
- search for Ron Paul supporters by State, County, and Zip code,
- contact other Ron Paul Supporters via private messages,
- enter a Ron Paul event into our master events calendar (or contact site admins with an event to promote)
- send out emails (via Site Admins) to Ron Paul supporters located near a Ron Paul event you want to promote
We send out notices about all Ron Paul events on our master calendar to our site users located within 30-100 mile radius of the event location (depending on event magnitude)
To register with RonPaulCountry.com, every user is required to submit:
- working email (activation link is sent there),
- and Zip code.
(Emails are kept private and are not visible to other users. Only your State, County, City, and Zip are visible via the map markers. You can choose a City/Zip of a neighboring town if you are concerned about privacy.)
Aside from those organizational features, the site also offers
- early-state info (election data from 2008, donation data from FEC for Q2 and Q3 2011, and Campaign Headquarters info)
- Iowa Events feeds
- New Hampshire Events feeds
- Ron Paul News feeds
- Ron Paul Twitter feeds
- RealClearPolitics poll feeds for IA and NH
- site statistics (top user registrations by state, users registered over time)
- site invite and referral features
To promote RonPaulCountry.com in Iowa (as well as Ron Paul and the Caucus date), we had launched print and online ads at the Iowa State University, The University of Iowa in Iowa City, and the University of Northern Iowa:
- The Daily Iowan (U of Iowa) AD SCREENSHOT
- The Iowa State Daily (format 1) AD SCREENSHOT
- The Iowa State Daily (format 2) AD SCREENSHOT
RonPaulCountry.com has been developed and is being managed exclusively by Ron Paul volunteers and activists to improve grassroots organization, to help grassroots leaders promote Ron Paul events, and to help all Ron Paul supporters organize events in their local communities. As highlighted above, we have the capability to send out location-targeted emails to Ron Paul supporters located near any event submitted to us.
Site development and improvement is still on-going, and we're absolutely open to feedback for new features or for improving what we have currently. We want to be as useful as possible to grassroots leaders anywhere in the nation.
Most importantly, please go to RonPaulCountry.com and SIGN UP.
The faster we grow and develop, the bigger difference we can make in improving grassroots organization, improving communication, and getting people together in the time that we have left before early-state contests and beyond.
We thank the Daily Paul for all the work they have done and are doing for Ron Paul Community, and we appreciate this opportunity to introduce RonPaulCountry.com as a brand new tool for the benefit of the Ron Paul Community.