Why supporting the grass-roots is crucial: inspirational letter from San Diego activistSubmitted by Dr.K.Research on Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:30
Received this letter from DP'er Wisdom Strategies by email and wanted to share it with you:
I am having incredible success getting new people every day.
Last night was a sight to behold: Ron Paul at UC San Diego: Thousands and thousands!
I wore my Ron Paul 2012 long sleeve shirt with the RVOLUTION logo down the arm (...didn't see ANYONE with that shirt! I guess I was the only one) and became The Evening's Santa Claus: I handed out hundreds and hundreds of brochures and a couple of hundred of bumper stickers.
It was interesting because at first I would approach people with a brochure to give (...and stickers in my hand for those who ASKED...I didn't just hand those out) and at first a few people seemed reluctant (...as if I was selling them! How funny! :)
Then I started talking with a gentleman and a lady came to ask for a brochure and sticker. I gave it to her and continued my conversation. Then another one came up, and another one, and another one. Word spread that I was giving these out for free and people came coming up to me - all while I am in the middle of a long conversation: talk about multi-tasking!".
Some people were shy to ask, I would just smile and tell them: "We are family", hand them a brochure and sticker and send them off with a pat on the shoulder. All the while there is this guy - an opportunistic vendor-trying to sell Ron Paul Buttons! (((Laughs!))).
Then, people start coming back for seconds: "Can I have another sticker for my friend, husband, wife?" Here!
I could see some people were surprised at the LOVE and GENEROSITY in our movement.
And the truth is: OUR SPIRIT IS CONTAGIOUS AND SPREADS! Who wouldn't want to be a part of such an awesome family?
The stickers were an interesting story: A BIG HIT with those who already had brochures (prior to the event) but didn't have a bumper sticker.
It reminded me of the story of Jesus and The Fish Basket. I gave out a couple of hundred...NO MATTER HOW MANY I GAVE OUT (thanks to the large stack I was given) I came home with a few bumper stickers left.
The time to hand materials out is before Ron Paul's speech (of course) plus I was not going to miss it. I was at the bottom of the hill close to the podium. No way to get out of that OCEAN OF PACKED SARDINES until after it is over.
I guess I did 80% of my work before the speech and 20% afterward.
It was an AWESOME evening I will never forget.
Tax Free Tips Cards: THOSE ARE A BIG HIT at restaurants, coffee shops, hairstyle saloons and every place that accepts tips. I offer them a TAX FREE TIPS CARD and get a smile in response. Then I hand them a brochure and invite them to The Daily Paul link at the bottom. I tell them it's FREE to join and to Text, E- Mail and send that link to ALL their friends on Facebook, Tweeter and All Social Networks.
To hand out brochures I simply smile and say: "Hi! I am doing a survey. It's ONLY 2 questions. I don't get paid to do this but I am doing it for kids ♥
# 1- Would you like this wars to STOP so that no more kids get hurt?
# 2-Would you like The Economy to get better?
If the answer is YES to either or both questions, I tell them: "Good news: We are very close to achieve that". Take this and tell your friends (I hand a brochure).
"Nice meeting you! Have a nice day!"
*** It takes from 30 seconds to 1 minute - maximum - per person.***
Warmest hugs from Southern California.
Signed: Wisdom Strategies (a fellow Daily Pauler)
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