NOTE: I am going to keep this short and sweet and list resources at the bottom for further reading.
How do we get conservatives back in office in 2010?
First they have to be on the ballot and I would guess 99% of the time backed by the Republican Party. Yes I know this may send some of you over the edge but this is just the way it is.
So if YOU
are interested in getting conservatives back in office READ ON
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-To get elected, your candidate must be on the ballot.
-To get on the November ballot you must win the Primary.
-To win the Primary, you must get the support of people who make endorsements in the Primary, who reliably vote in the Primary, and who get out the vote of others in the Primary. Those people are the Precinct Committeemen
Did you know that many, maybe up to 50% of the Precinct Committemen positions are Vacant! Yes Vacant? And if they are not vacant you have a good chance of becoming one via election.
Imagine, with thousands of vacant committeeman slots open in the Republican Party conservatives could easily regain control of the Republican Party. Before you say anything about the Republican Party read below.
Do you even KNOW your local Republican Party's position or are you just listening to the news?
Last night I went to my county Republican executive meeting. I really didn't know what to expect. To my surprise the group was Very Conservative and very disgruntled with the image of the Republican Party, particularly on the state level. This was encouraging in the fact they were conservative and recognized the fact the Republican Party has an image problem.
I am not writing this as a Republican recruiting new members, I am writing this as a conservative looking for a way to get conservatives in office. Before passing judgement attend a meeting or at least visit your county's Republican Party website. You should get a feel for their position. You might be surprised.
How Do I Become A Committeeman?
The rules are a little different in each county but generally you have to go to a few meetings and get your name on the primary ballot.
Here is how one of our members, Cold Warrior, became a precinct committeeman:
"The requirements vary from state to state, but Arizona is typical. One has to get 10 registered Republican or independent voters from their precinct to sign a nomination form requesting that their name be placed on the primary ballot. (In Ohio, for example, one needs only 5 signatures.) Most precinct committeemen run unopposed. I was able to get my ten signatures in fewer than three hours on a Saturday. As suggested by the existing PCs, I got five extra signatures just to be safe (people move!). Before gathering your signatures, the Party will give you a computer print out showing where all the voters in your precinct live. And how often they voted in the last four elections. You go to the homes of those voters who ALWAYS vote. They will be happy to sign your nomination papers."
Generally a Precinct Committeeman will represent 1000 people. If your precinct has more than 1000 then you may have two. Google your county plus GOP or Republican executive committee and you should find information about your county's procedures.
TCUnation and Precinct Strategy
What can I do? That question has been asked many times here on TCUnation. I believe the Precinct Strategy (PS) is a real grassroots way to get conservatives back in to office. Here is what I propose for TCUnation members.
-Find you local GOP executive committee website. Contact them about your precinct and the requirements to become a precinct committeeman. I found out everything I needed in about 15 minutes.
-Recruit other conservatives in neighboring precincts to do the same.
-If you like keep TCUnation updated. We would love to hear your story.
Special thanks to Cold Warrior for providing much of this information. I strongly encourage you to read the following links below for more detailed information.
TCUnation Member - Cold Warrior
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COMMENTS: If you are a committeeman please share your experience. Also, for other comments please stick to the topic.