Mass Action Day This Friday 01/30Submitted by LatinsforPaul on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 18:14
January 28, 2009
Dear friend of liberty,
While driving to work two weeks ago, Campaign for Liberty member Chris Engel was listening to a conversation on talk radio. After one particular caller, Chris decided he couldn't just listen anymore; he had to join the discussion. "It is hard not to pay attention to what is going on in the world today," Chris said. "To put it lightly, there is a lot." So, he picked up the phone and dialed the number for Bill Bennett's radio program, "Morning in America." "The host and screener were very nice and the show had many opinions offered," Chris explained. After getting on the air, Chris made a great point about how we not only enjoy the sacrifices made by our nation's founders, but that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents struggled to give us an inheritance we are now too willing to throw away for a short-term gain."At the end, I got a quick shout-out in for Dr. Paul and the folks trying to swing the pendulum back the other way at Campaign for Liberty," Chris said.
Chris did a great job!
Inspired by Chris, Campaign for Liberty would like to encourage all of you to follow his lead with our first Mass Action Day. Campaign for Liberty Mass Action Days are one-day events where the national organization encourages its members and state groups to perform a specific task in order to achieve a stated organizational goal. The first Mass Action Day will be centered on National Freedom Day.
According to the Library of Congress, Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave, fought to have a day when freedom for all Americans would be celebrated. When Wright received his freedom, he went on to become a successful businessman and community leader in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Major Wright chose February 1 as National Freedom Day because it was the day in 1865 that President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution...Wright gathered national and local leaders together to write a bill declaring February 1 "National Freedom Day" and President Harry Truman signed the bill in 1948 making it official.
"National Freedom Day" provides a backdrop for us to discuss the principles that made our country great - limited government, a noninterventionist foreign policy, and a respect for civil liberties.
For this Mass Action Day, we are asking you to contact national and local talk radio programs to share and elaborate on items within Campaign for Liberty's Core Principles and message of freedom.
This year, February 1 falls on a Sunday. For that reason, and because most talk shows accept a wider range of calls on Fridays, the Action Day is this Friday, January 30th. A set of basic talking points along with a list of national talk radio programs and their contact information has been created to help you with this effort. Please view these documents http://www.campaignforliberty.com/materials/National_Freedom... and http://www.campaignforliberty.com/materials/radiostations.pdf.
The goal is simple: we want to educate and influence mainstream political thought so that its adherents begin to adopt our core principles as their own. Thanks for all the hard work you have done, and for the support you have given to Dr. Paul and his message of freedom. Together, we can ensure the success of our message and see a day when our Constitution is respected and our liberties are secured.
If you make it on the air, please send a link to the audio of that show. We will be posting successful calls on Campaign for Liberty's main page.
Director of Marketing, Campaign for Liberty
P.S. Follow the lead of Campaign for Liberty member Chris Engel, and call a national or local talk radio program on Friday, January 30, 2009. Click here for a set of basic talking points along with a list of national talk radio shows and their contact information here. If you make it on the air, please send a link to the audio of that show. Again, we will be posting successful calls on Campaign for Liberty's main page.