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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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This might be a bit over the top but...

What about a flat bed lorrie or box van with a large plasma screen (or projector) and sound system playing some of the best Ron Paul videos? A small generator would be more than sufficient to keep it powered during an "organic parade of Ron Paul supporters"

Again, this could be used not only during the Welcome event but through out the days and nights leading up to the nomination.

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Goodie Bags

What about a "goodies bag"? Basically a small bag with a message on it, filled with inexpensive items like balloons, key-chains, bottle openers, magnets, info card, campaign buttons (to wear on your shirt), maybe some sweets, pocket constitution, etc.

If someone wanted to be really generous, we could include a raffle ticket of sorts in each bag, and then give away some small token prizes like a silver dime, the Ron Paul towels, Ron Paul cut-out, or other commemorative item.

These "goodie bags" could be given out at not only the Welcome event, but also through the days and evening leading up to the nomination.

The custom printed bags can be done for around .50 each. It might be possible to fill them with already existing bumper stickers, buttons, brochures, etc. for little or no additional costs, big bags of sweets and lollies can be purchased pretty inexpensively as well.

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this convention should consist of

the biggest - loudest peace rally for non-intervention ever in history. It is the number one thing that the GOP hates about us. It is the number one thing that the liberty message is based on. GOP needs to see and hear we are passionate about a new foreign policy .... it has to come from us. This is the prime opportunity. (storm the stage take the mic - whatever it takes) make history.

How about using that photo

that's on the front page today? That picture really is worth a thousand words of foreign policy statements.

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

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Ron's request was to have many RonPaul presence with signs

etc between SunDome RP Rally event (noon - 5pm) (USF: Hwy 582 Tampa) to RNC Welcome event (6-8pm) at Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, FL). It's 33miles (42min) trip according to Google Map.

"Liberty Rocks After Party at Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill" (8:30pm - 1am) is a few blocks to the north of Tropicana Field.

Is the idea to have clusters of RP supporters with signs on Tampa & St Petersburg sides of the Hwy 275 bridge between 5 and 6pm?

YTC: Thanks!

I just got off the phone w/Tampa, and the 275 route I expected is the most probable.
The Bridge: Is it the Benton Harbor Bridge?
Can't remember the name..(that would be ironic..Benton?)
anyway I've been told it is 10-15 miles away from the Delegate Meet and Greet at TROPICANA Stadium.

It's also where you leave Rte275.
Sounds like a plan, but wish it was closer.
Can't get any info as to Secure Areas put up around the Stadium.

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

The closer the better...

I have been trying to find (without much success) specific info about the planned charter bus route as well as the exact streets and areas that will be part of the security perimeter of the RNC Welcome event.

Once we have those key pieces of info, we can decide where to best try to get groups of people to line streets.

So if anyone knows this information or knows where to find the info, please post to this thread.

Meanwhile let the ideas for specific signs, banners or message continue to come.

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Be a walking sign too!

My thought was wearing large lettered messages on your clothes,

RON PAUL WON'T LIE TO US!

Not something the campaine would use. People know
this to be true even if they support the guy they know lies,
it might make them think.

GO Ron Paul Delgs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We've been

trying to get this idea off the ground now for a while (with not much success).
http://www.dailypaul.com/240640/for-those-who-wish-to-throw-...

The real question is WHAT do you want to say?

Do you want to make a namby pamby kiss the ring of Romney sign, or do you want to send a message to the "non-Paul" delegates that Mitt aint it?

If it were me, I would be doing whatever I could to make them think twice about nominating these two clowns. Dr. Paul said he was in it to win it, and that he was going to fight all the way through Tampa. Now we're getting alleged word that he won't be seeking the nomination?

The RP delegates have to make a decision as to how important their positions are in their local GOP, and if they want to risk losing them by not "playing nice" at the RNC.

The supporters (IMO) can do whatever they want, since they are not bound by any position they would be afraid to lose.

I just can't see going to this thing and NOT putting up a fight. There is too much at stake here.

I personally would love to see THOUSANDS of signs that say things like:

"Don't get fooled again RNC"
or
"Just say NO to Romney" (with the "O" as the Obama symbol showing that they are one in the same)
or
Romney = McCain Part 2
or
A giant pair of flip flops with Rom's and Ryan's faces on them with the positions they've flip flopped on, written on them. (perfect for Florida)

There are a hundred ways we could get creative.

Flip flops !

Love your idea! GIANT ones!

Deekey

I am no Dr Paul but sure...'s picture

Hey Britons4Paul please click on link at the bottom of this post

and tell me what you think, others interested in this topic - click the link below.
Thanks.

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected, once it's realized that our Liberties and Wealth are in Jeopardy. -Ron Paul

I like the towel idea...

But like the idea of the Ron Paul cut-out (a very good idea) at 20.00 per item the budget could quickly become quite large. If we could get the cost down on these, I think they are both fantastic ideas.

What about a "goodies bag"? I am going to post a separate comment about this, but basically a small bag with A message on it, filled with inexpensive items like balloons, key-chains, bottle openers, magnets, info card, campaign buttons (to wear on your shirt), maybe some sweets, etc.

If someone wanted to be really generous, we could include a raffle ticket of sorts in each bag, and then give away some small token prizes like a silver dime, the Ron Paul towels, Ron Paul cut-out, or other commemorative item.

These "goodie bags" could be given out at not only the Welcome event, but also through the days and evening leading up to the nomination.

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What State are You Located In?

Because I may be able to Pick up a massive order.
I am in upstate NY, Catskills Region.
I will also email you...this IS a fantastic idea "who's time has come".

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

I am no Dr Paul but sure...'s picture

Danton I am in

NJ, not to far north of Toms River. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Nonna sent me an email, I sent her further contact info.

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected, once it's realized that our Liberties and Wealth are in Jeopardy. -Ron Paul

Great!

I will email you my contact info.

Thanks!

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

Got my coffee in hand and it will be morning

in about 4 minutes.

I have one of those towels and it is beautiful! You're gonna love 'em! I met the guy at NJ HQ. I can give you his info via email, if you're set up yet. Otherwise, give me a little time and I will see if I still have any info I can post here. I do know that he can ship right away and it will only take maybe a day or 2 before you get your order. Or, better still, send him an email. He's a good guy.

Oh, if click on his screen name, you will see a photo of the towel. Really, the photo is just okay. The towel really looks terrific!

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

I May Be Paying a Visit

To Mom...she 93 and lives on her own in Toms River.
I usually attend to some chores around her house and there are some things that need doing.
She'd appreciate it before I leave for Tampa, as my brothers (who are the other caretakers) don't have the freedom of travel I have.

Mom says she will vote for Dr Paul on my account.

I have the towel-guy's email address, and would rather make a cash purchase and distribute them in the Tampa area to " the faithful".

Can you believe that I could not buy a Sun-Dome-Ron Paul- Commemorative T-shirt?....since it's a "donation" and I've maxxed-out according to FEC Rules.
Will have one of the bros do it for me online instead.

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

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Re: Sun-Dome-RP-Tshirt

If you are maxxed out with the campaign, perhaps your MOM can buy it for you!?!

Okay... If you do drive down to see your Mom,

I will assume you will be taking the GSP to get there. If so, you will have to exit off in central Jersey onto Rt 9 after the Driscoll Bridge. Believe it or not, there is a very good chance I may be in the town where purple festus lives one day this week to visit with my daughter and the kids. So, if I can help, let me know. You can let him know that I offered to help. He knows me on sight, so it shouldn't be a problem.

Dumb questions but, did you change your email address since becoming a member or did you try to edit your profile?

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

My bad!

Wrong town! Found address. Sent him an email and asked him to give you mine.

Sorry about that, Danton.

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

Good Question

NOT dumb..suggestion apreciated.
I have accessed my profile to double-check it and haven't changed anything..no answers/replies from the mods.
Angie from AL was brave enough to give her email...I may just post mine here in a reply to you or have her fwd it to you.

It's worked before when I contacted Zsh-You-know-who...maybe the Mods are targeting a select group here?...Big T...gone also haven't seen Rhino..and guess Fonta is on vacation.

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

Purplefustus may still have my email address.

At any rate, I still have his and can ask him to give it to you when you contact him. If you do want to post it, I won't reply to your comment, just vote it up, so you can edit your comment and take it out.

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

Danton to Nonna

It is DONE!
Thanks!

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

You're not gonna believe this but,

tried to send you an email and got delivery failed message!

Reason: Remote SMTP server has rejected address
Diagnostic code: smtp;550 #5.1.0 Address rejected.

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

Nonna: Contact AngieDfromAL

She has my email address...I will also be emailing the towel-guy today.

AngieD?...your assistance if possible,as the Mods have not responded to my request.

Thank You to All.

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

Done.

My bad again. The towel guy's screen name is I am no Ron Paul. I mistakenly said purplefestus. Have phone number for you to speak with him and I asked AngieD to send you my info. Hope THAT email goes through to her.

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

Here at home wave signs as Delegate head to Tampa.

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Free includes debt-free!

Here's the Solution...

...The RON PAUL ROAD-RALLY.
Everyone driving to Sun-Dome Sunday plasters Ron Paul Signs all over their vehicles and drive to Tropicana Stadium.

We might even be able to effect an "escort" to the charter buses, following them...honking horns, lights on,etc.

Funerals routinely line-up the mourner's cars and, in some cases, blow through the red lights at a slow pace to keep "connected".

Volunteers have already been requested to leave Sun-Dome early to "post" the "roadside sign-bomb"....another facet of this operation.

It's worth a shot.
The bridges and overpasses are all being monitored by Secret Service and Law Enforcement, so my previous "banner-hang-idea" may be useless.

Boaters are taking their boats out of the water...the security presence has all but shut down any maritime enjoyments.

So since security is in lock-down mode (I warned about this in April),we will have to go mobile.....ROAD-RALLY!

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

Is there another thread

about this which is requesting volunteers, Danton? If so can you please post a link? Thanks!!

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

Ron Paul's Newsletter

Which I received via email, which states:

"This is our opportunity to show that we are the future of the Republican Party, so I’m asking all of my supporters who aren’t delegates and alternates to line the route with signs so our delegates can make a grand entrance."...
(Ron Paul from an email;Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:38 PM)

So...If you're not a delegate or alternate,you are being asked to do the above...TO VOLUNTEER...Ron Paul knows we will step up and meet his requests.
This is the email you've referenced in your OP here:
http://www.dailypaul.com/248505/speakers-anounced-for-ron-pa...

I have even requested contacts to "scope-out" Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill which will be the "RP-social event" that night.
I expect a phone call late tonight, but it my contact just flew in to Tampa late last night.
I'd send you an email, but am still awaiting a reply from the Mods regarding a req for assistance..the email contact thingy is not working.....that is frustrating!
Iwill post here for any more updates..thanks for your activism.

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