"EvanAlaska" Update on the Draft Dr. Paul CampaignSubmitted by EvanAlaska on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 03:22
There has been a lot of excitement (and confusion) regarding our Teleconference this past Sunday.
The response so far has been overwhelming! We are working on a new webpage and facebook group which will be opened late tomorrow night. Trusted members of Alaskans for Ron Paul 2012 are helping now, as the response has grown exponentially.
You can share our most current information: Here is the teleconference link: https://www.facebook.com/events/343258709094797/
Updates first, then details on the conference.
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Tuesday, Sept 4th, 1PM: The Tonight Show with RON PAUL
Show Dr. Paul in person your support for him to keep up the fight - SIGN BOMB Starts at 1pm - Outside the Jay Leno Show Studio, Burbank CA.
(Note: Inquire about free parking lot up hill from studio entrance ~ mod)
From Calvin Lee, California Organizer:
This is your chance to see Ron Paul again especially if you missed the Tampa Rally. INVITE & GO VIRAL!
We are here to show Dr. Ron Paul support if he so chooses to run for president as a third party candidate. His convictions throughout the last 30 years have changed the American political climate for the better. Top priority issues like the 16 Trillion dollar national debt, abolishing the Federal Reserve, Constitutionality, civil liberties, and internet freedom are now at the forefront of political policies and actually matter to the youth, all thanks to the tireless efforts of Dr. Paul.
The welcoming committee will meet and sign bomb will take place on corner of Bob Hope Drive and Parkside Avenue (address and phone number of the studio at the bottom)
► Sign Bomb Starts at 1pm
Los Angeles Grassroots will be having a debriefing right outside the Leno studios (#11) in Jonny Carson Park so please plan to stay for that event.
If you can't get ticket confirmations, make sure you get to the ticket center early in the morning at 6-8am to wait for standby tickets.
Monday Update: I have it on high authority with the Libertarian Campaign that they are open to Dr. Paul as VP, and will poll their state organizers, leaders and executive committee to make sure there is agreement, should Dr. Paul accept our plea.
In the meantime, our efforts to try to win Dr. Paul's support are not in vain.
Dr. Paul will have to let the Libertarian Party know of his interest ASAP due to certain ballot access timing restricitons--please encourage him to stand tall and soon. I'll add a list of things to do to this post a bit later today.
Also, the response has been so overwheming that we have created a team of trusted activists from our work here in Alaska to help improve the communications. We will soon have a website up with all the best and most up to date information, as well as a Facebook Group just for this effort. Look for another update here tonight with email, phone, and website information.
I'll copy a letter I sent to Dr. Paul today, so you can see my own message. Everyone has a different view of course, and you are entitled to it, with mutual respect.
In the meantime, the vast majority of feedback I'm getting from Republicans, Libertarians, Democrats, and Independents alike is that this is a worthy and widely supported effort, so it will continue.
Pessimists, and others who disagree, we understand and respect your doubts and concerns, but we are going to keep trying, because it feels right. It is a free society, and we are doing what we can to preserve and spread the message of Liberty now, not 4 years from now.
Thank you to everyone who is positive and working on this option! Keep recruiting more!
PS It's Labor day today, so be patient with calls--you will get through to Dr. Paul's offices better tomorrow.
Sunday Night Update: The Sunday Call had 1804 callers, according to the call detail. The room only holds 1,000 people, so some people got disconnected and they called back or were displaced. There is clearly wide demand for this effort.
If you would like to hear the Sunday night teleconference, the contact info is below:
For those who missed the call and would like to hear it, here is the playback number, you can call in and replay the entire two hour call. Conference Playback Information
Playback Number: (559) 726-1299
Access Code: 811476
The next (second) call is Thursday at:
5:00 PM ALASKA TIME That is:
6:00 PM Pacific
7:00 PM Mountain
8:00 PM Central
9:00 PM Eastern, for those who might be confused. I apologize for any mistakes made in earlier annoucements.
As posted before, I spoke with Dr. Paul Saturday about continuing the fight by running on a third party ticket. I will continue to share what he said to me and let you know what needs to be done to make this happen. It can happen, but it's going to take some work. If you are willing to support this effort, please share this event and call in:
Conference dial-in number: (559) 726-1200
Participant access code: 811476
We will also have at least one live stream over the internet for those who can't attend by phone, and will again record the call for people who can't make it.