Help! Looking for Organization Direction...
by chanupi, Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 08:35:21 AM EDT
I moved back to my home state in Novemeber for family reasons. So now I am back in Mi4 Congressional District.
I am ready to rock, but need some help...
But, the party here in Northern Michigan is filled with a bunch of old men. I was by far the youngest at the Mi4 meeting, and if it weren't for the College Dem's I would be one of two 30 yr or so olds at ICDP.
Basically things move way to slow for me, and the College Dem's agree. We decided (at the first Drinking Liberally in Mt Pleasant) that we needed more action. We have come up with some great ideas.
One of the limitations is that our area still has not embraced the internet. Heck, it's hard enough to pay for dial up with Party Store and Wal-Mart jobs. So the blogtopian model, while important and will be incorporated, I have to think Old School.
There a plans to start a pamphleteering campaign. You know, with a Revolutionary (as in Thomas Payne/Paul Revere, not Che)theme. We will target all of county fairs and festivals this summer. I also want to hit up all the hair rock concerts, you know, go after the guys with "rebel flags on their trucks."
I also would like to start raising funds to start a campaign to start exposing the Corrupt Country Club Republican agenda. I have a vision of advertising in the small town newspapers and indy weekly's, use ads to get the message out in our media. I would like to try using CD-rom's as way to get people to fire up their computers and bring them to the website's like Dkos, MyDD, etc.
My plan isn't to go after the college kids at Central Michigan (although my College Dem allies will), I want to go after the rural people in the small counties.
I need help to get started, so if anyone can answer my questions, fire away:
- Where do I find rules about raising money? Do I need to/How do I start a PAC?
- Besides Lakoff and watching Blog's for language help, how do I craft a message that I know will work?
- Does anybody know about rules of politicing at a fair's and other semi-public events?
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