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Dr Paul wants our help...Coordinated Signs And Message for Tampa

In a recent letter to supporters, the campaign has made announcements about the upcoming rally in Tampa. In that announcement Dr Paul has asked everyone to line the streets as the Ron Paul campaign and delegates enter the GOP Welcoming event.
See the post with the letter here:
http://www.dailypaul.com/248505/speakers-anounced-for-ron-pa...

So this thread is for people to make suggestions or submit ideas for a coordinated and overwhelming response to Dr Paul's request.

Here is my reply to the above post which prompted this thread:
http://www.dailypaul.com/248505#comment-2663688 (Thanks Nonna)

I think we night want to include info about street layout, planned routes, rally points, etc.

Also consider there will need to be a fairly large group of people willing to (at least) leave the rally early in order to already be in place.

UPDATE:
From a campaign source "...We’ve been working with the RNC Host Committee, the Secret Service and the Clearwater Beach police for weeks to get this settled, and every time we talk, they change something. They way they have things set up now, there is just no way that’s it’s going to work to line a street anywhere near the route that RP and the delegates will take to the Tropicana.

Instead, we’ve decided the best things to do is to have RP supporters line the street RP and the delegate buses will be taking when they depart from the Sun Dome."

From this response, it appears the main party should plan to line the streets outside of the Sun Dome.

If anyone else wishes to form a second group closer to the Tropicana, it may be possible if the initial reports of not security perimeter on the Sunday hold true. Watch this space.

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Hi Brit; Need a Favor

Your "source" from the campaign;
Can you find out what Security Restrictions are in place on Sunday evening..between 5pm and 6pm, at Tropicana.
The Stadium is in St Pete...that's the Local Law Enforcement Agency.

I think it would be great if we could get two groups:
One at USF SunDome; and
Another early departees setting up at Tropicana.

That would be an intense surprise, and a pleasant one to show our appreciation to the delegates...they've busted their butts to get this far, and that "extra mile" of effort would be the apex of this event.

The next few days should work themselves out...this is the request made personally by Dr Paul.

I'm burning up some phone lines in Tampa, trying to get some eyewitness reports also....thanks!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Sorry for the delay, but here is the info...

"...we scrapped our plans for a sign wave at Tropicana because there is not going to be any place anywhere near Tropicana Field to do it.

We’ve spent countless hours in communication with the Secret Service and the St. Petersburg police trying to work something out, but it’s just not going to happen.

The Secret Service has an iron tight security perimeter around the Tropicana and nobody is getting anywhere near it. There will be a number of streets completely shut down all the way around the grounds, and then some. On top of the streets the Secret Service has closed, the St. Petersburg police are putting barriers on nearby streets, outside of the Secret Service perimeter, to control the flow of foot and car traffic.

Bottom line, there was NO PLACE RP supporters could line the street along the route that RP and the delegate buses would be taking that is anywhere near the Tropicana, so we scrapped it and opted to instead have supporters line the exit route RP and the delegates will take from the Dome."

So maybe an organised wave outside the event is out, but liberty supporters are resourceful and there are a lot of spaces in between,

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Thanks Britons4Paul...I will

..be moving up my travel itinerary to scope out earlier these locales.

A reconnaisance of sorts for the RP Revolution...And will post and UPDATE from there...in Tampa...eyewitness verification.

The RNC could have booked Raymond James Stadium...closer to all.

Goes to show the extent of Romney Skull-duggery here.

Speak soon...God Bless!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Reported road closures link

Will do

Let me make an enquiry, and I'll come back to you with an update.

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From a source in the Campaign...

"...We’ve been working with the RNC Host Committee, the Secret Service and the Clearwater Beach police for weeks to get this settled, and every time we talk, they change something. They way they have things set up now, there is just no way that’s it’s going to work to line a street anywhere near the route that RP and the delegates will take to the Tropicana.

Instead, we’ve decided the best things to do is to have RP supporters line the street RP and the delegate buses will be taking when they depart from the Sun Dome."

From this response, it appears the main party should plan to line the streets outside of the Sun Dome.

If anyone else wishes to form a second group closer to the Tropicana, it may be possible if the initial reports of not security perimeter on the Sunday hold true. Watch this space.

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Clearwater is across the bay from Tampa

Maybe we could just focus on the area from the Sun Dome to the bridge? ALL delegates will have to cross that bridge... if we could have signs there it would be great!

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

AngieD; Which Bridge?

The Route from Sun-Dome,USF will be Fowler to Rte275, elevated hi-way, continuing SW to Tropicana Stadium.
That's 24 miles......
...The Bridge that is along the way is 10-12 miles from Tropicana Stadium...and I just forgot the name dammit!
(Fenton Harbor Bridge?)

So...10-12 miles to the bridge...10-15 to the stadium.

The parade area "given" out by officials is adjacent to the Convention Center which is "somewhat" along the way, but also "out of the way".

Britons4; thanks for your link to tropicana area..will be checking that.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

The one right next to the airport

I'm not sure what the name of it is.

The area of the parade route is supposed to be the only place we can hold signs *during* the RNC.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

And the Parade Area

Near the Convention Center?...read on.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/us/politics/to-prepare-for...
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" The Tampa government has paid $57,000 to sublease a lot, which will be open to protesters 24 hours a day, a few hundred feet from the convention center. About half of a $50 million federal security grant has been allocated to pay 1,000 local officers and 3,000 officers from other cities to police the protests. The city has also bought gas masks for officers and installed security cameras in downtown Tampa.

At the same time, the National Lawyers Guild is assembling a legal support team of volunteer lawyers from Florida to represent protesters. Members of Occupy groups from around the country are planning caravans to Tampa. And the Rev. Bruce Wright, of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, said that he was arranging for an encampment called Romneyville to be set up on private property, where he said the city’s rules will not apply."
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NOTE: This is adjacent to the CONVENTION CENTER, NOT TROPICANA.
Thank You Britons4 for the link.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Nice...

I'm glad lawyers are volunteering.

THIS is where they are going to expect to keep us during the RNC and if we are with OWS protesters I would expect us to be classified as such instead of what we really are. It also makes me even more worried about them trying to provoke us.

Tropicana is where the delegates will be taken for dinner or something Sunday evening after Dr. Pauls rally.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

That's Where Delegates Must Show Up

To get their IDs and "Guide-info", the Granger has given info here on this, SHE is the "resident authority" it seems to me.
My DP-Email is not working as yet otherwise I'd drop her a line.
She would be a wealth of info re this...and could probably make inquiries that we cannot.
"Ferg's Sports Bar" is a few blocks north of the Stadium, that's later that night.
p.s.
Since I'll be in Ybor City,nearby I am told that a "jitney" or trolley-car will be available from, and to there.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

You should be able to contact her now.

Check your email and be sure to thank AngieD.

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bump

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what the what?

what a big bunch of confusing signals.
Benton says RP doesn't want to rock the boat and seek nomination.
Why on earth does RP want people to come down to Tampa to hold signs?
They better be going there to make a difference and change that old establishment around.

This is not critical in a negative way - I have always supported since 2007 .... however, so many differing messages coming forth.

If RP just wants another feel good rally - ya, that can be done. Everyone will preach to the choir - everyone will feel good after all said and done. What will it accomplish? Maybe it will continue some to stay on fire and add some to the fold...

You know the media is not going to care - they will pat him on the back and say - wasn't that nice of the GOP to throw a bone to good old Dr Paul by making a controlled/censored video about him. Thank you for your interviews - your supporters brought us good ratings - we never agree with you - now, just go back to your private life, we have a NWO to establish.

That is what needs to be interfered with - exactly that agenda.
Needs to be interrupted and turned around. If not this year - most likely never will.

My suggestion

to any and all planning to demonstrate support in any way is to ensure there are multiple individuals filming the proceedings. Not only for your own protection but for posterity's. We could have five million lined up and the MSM would choose to ignore us.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

Per Tampa Bay City Hall

We have to have a permit to hold signs during any portion of the RNC. HOWEVER, Sunday is not included the ordinance and therefore is not considered part of the RNC. They also have a designated "parade route" where people can have signs Monday through Thursday. She is emailing me the information on that so that I can see what they are expecting of us.

FYI: My questions were very general, nothing detailed, at all. :)

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

AngieD...Great!

Got your email, thanks.
I am also working on picking up some Ron Paul Beach Towels...great impromptu signs for all and easily stashed, and mobile.

Nonna has been conferring with me on this...she's met the towel-man.
I intend to purchase as many as possible and distribute them in Tampa to our people....stay tuned...I will travel to NJ for these.

My phone call from Tampa didn't happen last night, but it's not a worry...later today....dribs and drabs will come in.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Oh, I want a towel!!

I will be more than happy to buy a couple of them if you can pick them up for me!

I will forward you the email that I just got from city hall with the parade route and permit info attached to see what you think. I'll also go ahead and fill out the permit for the parade route area so that we will be covered if we have signs in that area during the RNC just in case it hasn't already been done.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

The Least I Can Do

One towel reserved for AngieD!

I believe towel-guy is probably running:

"Full-Steam-Ahead"!...The Ron Paul Express.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Just spoke on the phone with the

towel guy. He's on the road and hasn't gotten to his email yet. You really do need to speak with him. He will be in Tampa and is having a big shipment of towels sent to a friend in Tampa, instead of lugging them there from NJ. He wants to meet with you in NJ to show you what he has so you can take some down with you and maybe you should pick up the rest in Tampa.

Hope your email got through to him. He should be online later today to look for your comments, just in case.

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―Emmet Fox

Nonna

I'm going to try to send you both mine and danton's contact info through a message. Please let me know if you get it. Thanks!!

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

Great Job, AngieD!

I am communicating with I am no via email and I have his home number, since we know each other from NJ grassroots HQ. He, Danton and I have been having problems sending/receiving email through the contact tab. I just tried to send you a message. Please confirm your receipt. Seller is willing, buyer is willing and somehow or other the towel saga will end well for all. Thanks. :)

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I did not get your message

at least not yet.

Danton has my direct email as well as a link to my facebook profile. I don't mind him giving it to you. Just be sure to let me know who you are on here if you send me a friend request. :)

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

Thanks, AngieD.

The problem is that right now we have no way of communicating with each other, except to post comments here. Emails are not going through, either from the contact tab or direct contact! I don't do and won't do facebook. Oh well... maybe the mods will get on this soon and we can get this problem resolved.

Thanks for trying to help us, AngieD. Much appreciated.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Nonna: Towel-Guy has my Info

I emailed him a proposal/inquiry.
Still no word from Mods...WTH?
Looking at map for "parade area" outside Conv Cntr.
Need to ascertain if this is a wild-goose chase,as
the Convention center/Parade/Viewing area and Delegate Greet area
may be separate..or far removed...Believe it is the latter.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Good!

As long as he receives your message, he will get back to you.

I think you had a great idea about using the towels as portable signs in Tampa. Hope the deal works out for both of you.

Just sent a message to The Granger. Hopefully she will get it to you. Also left comment for the mods.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Good info

Thank you for making the calls.

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Thanks Britons!!

And thank you for all that you are doing to help, as well!!

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

My pleasure...

and privilege to support the cause of liberty.

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