Hi all--sorry I've been an absentee temporary local leader. If anyone can make it into DC on Saturday, November 20th, we would love to have you join us for the local meeting.
Posted all over the place:
FSP Mid-Atlantic Group
November Meeting and Announcements
Saturday, November 20th, 1pm
Luigiâ€™s Restaurant - http://www.famousluigis.com
1132 19th Street, NW
Come on up to the second floorâ€”I have a table reserved, and it should be quiet and conducive to some real work (with some good food). Because of the reservations, I will ask people (more seriously, this time) to try to rsvp to krick at freestateproject dot org in advance. No harm done if you canâ€™t, but we can make sure to have a seat for you.
Now that the electionâ€™s over with, letâ€™s get back to business. The FSP needs more members than it has, and Iâ€™m taking it on as a personal goal to add 200 new folks (to our 400-ish now) in the Mid-Atlantic region in the next six months. Thatâ€™s half of what weâ€™d get if everyone who receives this email recruited one person. Itâ€™s more than doable.
To that end, Iâ€™m going to ask for help on a few projects, and offer help on projects that you come up with. My projects include:
- The great flyer give-away. This is activism at its simplestâ€”just tack these things anywhere you can reach. Iâ€™ll supply the flyers, you supply an hour of your time. Iâ€™ll bring a pile to the meeting.
- FSP overpass banners. A cheap way to get seen by a bunch of people right when they feel least inclined to be meek and agreeable (i.e, when theyâ€™re stuck in traffic on the way to work). We can put these things up everywhere from I-95 to various beltwaysâ€”anywhere with a nasty rush hour will do. We need slogan ideas and volunteers. I can make a few of these and try to find ways to fund them (donations, anyone?), or you can take this on as your own activism with any help I can offer.
- Keith Murphyâ€™s radio ad. Keith is working on a radio buy for a Baltimore station that targets our audience. He needs to raise some more money, and may still be taking edits on the script. To get involved email him at kmurphy at freestateproject dot org or go to http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=4;action=display;threadid=8630
That leaves your stuff. Tell me what you want to do, what you need help on, whateverâ€”itâ€™s my job to be of assistance. Every one of us is less than 3 recruitments away from New Hampshire, and I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™m no longer in a patient mood. Letâ€™s get started. Hope to see you Saturday.
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