How You Can Help Ron Paul
Thanks to the stranger for passing this along. Jay Taylor, a New York based investment adviser, sent this around to his subscribers yesterday:
I suggested in an earlier message today that you should do what you can to help Ron Paul win his bid for the Presidency. Then later this day, I received an email from John Cliffton, who heads a group of people here in NYC who are working hard for Ron.
Many of the ways suggested to help Ron are directed here in New York City and update New York. However, there were a number of activities that are appropriate from all around the country. I am passing those particular ideas along to you in the hope that some of you will be willing and able to do your little part to help this champion of liberty and our Constitution. By the way, the man who is heading up this effort here in Queens New York where your editor lives is a wonderful guy named John Cliffton. John ran for Governor of the State of New York as a libertarian in the last election. John can be reached at email@example.com. In any event here are ways you can help Ron:
URGENT IOWA PHONE BANK PROJECT: Paul won a straw vote in NH over the weekend, which shows he has some organizational strength when amidst the right audience. But Romney's forces are immensely in place to produce a strong showing for him in the pivotal Iowa Straw Vote in August. Paul's secret weapon? US!!! Supporters have melted the phones down before to reverse GOP efforts to exclude him, and to get media to include him. The Iowa vote will be hugely covered by the media, so this is a call to arms---this time, we NEED to roll voters directly.
1. YOU CAN ACT be a part of Ron Paul's national phone bank, to call likely voters in Iowa to improve their awareness of our candidate. Push-calling is done by the well-funded candidates all the time---only in our case, we are emphatically SINCERE in our pushing Paul. If you have a phone, it is perhaps THE MOST CRUCIAL way for you to help at this point! A Paul victory or strong second will send shock waves across the establishment. The below YouTube video explains exactly what to say and how to get involved (locally, contact member Avery Knapp for details, averyknapp AT gmail.com). Orack may have his 'Obama Mama,' but we've got Rachel, the Ron Paul Junkie!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl6SVrqhdDM
2. Paul Torrent Download Available: For those who missed the memo, a 4.3 GB .iso video file of Ron Paul's interviews and speeches is now available through the 'bit torrent' system. This is perfect for downloading and burning to disk, for mass copying and handout purposes. Additionally, the more people who have the file on their computers, the easier it will be for others to also download the file (google the topic and read up on bit torrents to understand how this works). Download the torrent file at: http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3728002/RON_PAUL_2008.iso
3. CBS and NBC Campaign: Okay, Paul has broken the big broadcast media ice with his appearance on ABC's This Week---now for the other two! Below is the contact info for Meet the Press and Face the Nation---gently INSIST they also interview Ron Paul. Now that Paul is one of the top three announced candidates (money wise), and has been on ABC, no more excuses! Go to this link to send a message to Bob Schieffer at CBSâ€™ Face The Nation, and ask him to interview Ron Paul: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/08/ftn/main13479.shtml
Go to this link, and ask NBCâ€™s Tim Russert, again, to interview Ron Paul for the full hour in his current "Meet the Candidates" series on Meet The Press:
VOTE: We will be getting an informal sense of the meetup members as on two matters----1, what day/week and circumstances where the meetup should meet with Ron Paul or his campaign manager this summer, and 2, should the meetup in some way endorse the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative (to start a new investigation). The latter project is part of a coalition strategy to potentially help bring together several groups (Paul supporters, 9/11 truthers. antiwar groups). This could allow Paul's message to ultimately penetrate a larger grassroots community of already-established networks. If there are ideas olong this line you would like to also share, bring them with you on Saturday.
-Beachfront Activism: The city and LI beach areas are places for quiet activism, where you can promote Paul literally while laying in the sun. 'Outreach on the beach' is a very low-key, low-pressure way to get the word out. At the strategy meetup members held Friday in the Long Beach area, we enjoyed free happy hour drinks and food near a harbor, while other custumers of the restaurant picked up our Paul palm cards from our table with hardly any hard-sell done on our part. If you're going to the beach anyway, take your Paul flyers or cards with you, along with a 'Take One' sign, a beach chair, a large Ron Paul sign and a portable DVD player running Paul videos, then watch what happens!
-That's all I've got, see you at the meetup!!
---Peace & Freedom, John---
Organizer, NYC RP Meetup