Volunteer for Ron Paul in NH
I felt that this information was so important that I took my comments from another post to use as a full blog entry. Iowans and South Carolinians may take note and follow suit!
Being the first primary states, we need at least 16 volunteers each weekend to fan out in pairs to do up to 8 events that a ready made for getting lots of people to know about Ron Paul.
I did three events this weekend, but 5 more needed to be attended to. The ones that were covered often did NOT have any of the other candidates present besides Rudy Mitt or John (and when I say present, I mean, someone representing them) but I was pleased that there was a lot of interest for Ron in the crowd, especially when people saw the 4x8 sign in Exeter. These are the kinds of events that the whole family goes to, where they have colonial militia and colonial culture recreated with cannon shoots and cooking and fife and drums corps playing. Very colorful! People mill around in throngs all day. It's a big part of NH culture.
Today we did an Old Home Day and then drove another hour to a GOP picnic. The picnic was small, but I was able to give the GOP committee there our literature..as I did to the Nashua GOP who had a formal dinner.
The GOP in each town usually has a table or tent set up at almost every one of these outdoor town, state, or county functions, and all you do is stand there and hand out literature, signs, and buttons to those interested and answer questions if you are asked. It's nice to have a buddy but I've even done them alone, making two trips to the truck, one for the bag of stuff and small signs, and a second to bring the large sign over.
Why are these events so important? Because they are easy to do because THE PEOPLE COME TO YOU. They walk by and browse the candidates and many pick up all the literature, which shows they are completely undecided at this point.
When someone takes a bumper sticker and pin, you KNOW they are committed. I'm happy to report I'm almost out of stickers and lawn signs.
If you live anywhere near the NH border, please join either the Nashua or Concord Meetup and watch for these venues to be posted and RSVP to me on there. There are quite a few BIG FAIRS and festivals coming up and we'll need all day help.
Come to NH and make it a day! It's fun and colorful, and there's always plenty of food around. I keep bottled water in the cooler and we will have all the signs, literature, buttons and donations sheets you would need. You can pair up with a NH person who knows where you are going.
Now that Ron is in third place for cash on hand, the presence of his representatives and literature is a MUST at these functions. Come on up and help!