30 Days Until Iowa Straw Poll - Ron Paul Needs Your HelpSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Thu, 07/12/2007 - 11:55
Coming off the great success of the Rally for Life and Liberty in Des Moines last Saturday, we now need to keep the momentum going with a victory at the Straw Poll in Ames on August 11th.
Itâ€™s time to convert our internet energy into real political power.
We need you to be there. We need you to bring your family and friends.
Thousands of Iowans need to vote in the Straw Poll for Dr. Paul. And thousands more need to come from around the country to participate and volunteer at the event.
Our success in this event will catapult Congressman Paul into the national spotlight.
This need is urgent.
Thank you for demonstrating your commitment to freedom in this most practical way.
We look forward to seeing you at the Straw Poll on August 11th and thank you for your support of Congressman Ron Paul.
Iowa State Coordinator
Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee
What is the Straw Poll?
The Iowa Straw Poll is a Republican Party fundraiser. Each candidate has a brief opportunity to address the attendees, who then vote in a mock election. This year it will take place in Ames, IA on August 11th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Hilton Coliseum.
Who can vote?
You must meet all voting requirements in order to vote:
- Be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, November 4, 2008
- Be an Iowa resident
- Be willing to purchase a $35 ticket
This poll is open to anyone regardless of party affiliation. Anyone can vote. You will need to bring proof of your Iowa residency; a driver's license, a state of Iowa ID, a student ID, or a military ID will work.
ANYONE can attend and lend support.
Why is the Straw Poll important?
The straw poll is critical for a number of reasons. There is a vast amount of press coverage, and the nation’s eyes will be on Iowa for the day. This is a tremendous opportunity to display Congressman Paul’s strength of support to a national audience. Also, success at the Straw Poll is a strong indicator of success at the Caucus. It is the next big step on our road to the White House. Candidates who fail to perform adequately at the Straw Poll often remove themselves from the race shortly after. Because the Straw Poll requires people to show up and spend their money, it is a truer test of a candidate’s actual support than a phone poll, which requires no real effort on behalf of the supporter.
I’m sold! What can I do to help?
Attend! Show up and vote, or show up and help out! And bring all your family and friends! You can RSVP for the Straw Poll by clicking here .
Spread the word! If you can’t make it, encourage others who can. You can call all your friends, send out an e-mail with a link to this page, mention it on your blog, or bring it up at your next club meeting.