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Dateline: DECEMBER 2012 ITI HOLIDAY EDITION
MISSOURI PRECINCT PROJECT (MOPP)
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MERRY CHRISTMAS… MERRY CHRISTMAS… A HAPPY NEW YEAR! A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Dear MOPP Subscriber/Supporter… As we move quickly toward 2013, we look back at Election Year 2012 as very disappointing politically for all the reasons we are all painfully aware of, but it was also a year of incredible activity and accomplishments for the grassroots across the State of Missouri. The caucuses, in early spring, saw a record number of participants. As the year progressed, many conservatives stepped forward to implement the “precinct strategy” by running to fill committee positions in their county’s central committee, while others ran for a variety of offices within their communities or engaged in working to get their favorite candidate(s) elected. It has become even more apparent that the only way we will be able to REALLY change things is on the local and State level…that is where we have the most power. As you know that is exactly the model that MOPP endorses - all politics is local - we are strongest and can yield the most influence locally which will then trickle up Missouri Precinct Project/MOPP will continue to promote/encourage the precinct strategy as a means to maximize our influence on the local level…below you will find a list of our goals for 2013…
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MOPP’S PLANS FOR 2013…. Continue to add representation in the counties, by adding county coordinators, with the goal to achieve 100% coverage, thus continuing to build a cohesive statewide coalition and communication network. Continue to work with like-minded groups/coalitions across the State to accomplish our mutual goals. Continue to use the Political Gravity database system to identify conservatives and continue to build our network to keep the rolls up to date going into coming election cycles, so we do not have to start from scratch everytime…and to also use this information to “convert” people to conservatism Continue to work with True the Vote in order to use the information from the past election to expose and report and clean up voter fraud in each Missouri county. Expose/work to eliminate Agenda 21 initiatives in counties/municipalities. Continue to implement the “precinct strategy” to restore conservative principles and values to the process. Continue to inform and educate via newsletters, emails, meetings, seminars, etc.
(Note: 2013 is starting off with a “bang”…see below for a number of important dates/events in January!)
JANUARY 2013 EVENTS
JANUARY 5TH ELECTION MISSOURI GOP PARTY CHAIR (see article below from Frieda Keough regarding this) JANUARY 9TH
THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS IN JEFFERSON CITY
Make plans to attend and visit your lesiglators
<<NOTE: TWO RALLIES ARE ALSO TAKING PLACE ON THIS DAY…SEE DETAILS BELOW >>
JANUARY 9TH AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY/MISSOURI RALLY 12 noon Location: Missouri State Capitol Hearing Room 1
Join Americans for Prosperity-Missouri as we join the Missouri General Assembly on their opening day. Learn about AFP-MO's Legislative Agenda and discuss it with your Senator and Representative.
For more event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/476769979040069/
JANUARY 9TH RIGHT TO WORK RALLY A message/invitation from Mary Hill and Theresa Emerson (MOPP County Coordinator/Platte)
We are gathering on January 9th at the Capital to discuss Right to Work and How it could be helpful to Missourians and People who need JOBS! It is a fact that many large Corporation will not even consider States that are not RIGHT TO WORK! Kansas has just passed a law that all Kansans who live and work in Kansas will not have to pay State Tax. That is going to drive a lot of businesses to our neighboring State. We need to discuss what our lawmakers are doing to make MISSOURI look attractive to New Business. How do we become more competitive for companies? So COME JOIN US To discuss What NEEDS to be DONE? We will be organizing Car Pools and want everyone to contact your groups to JOIN US in Jeff City at 10AM on January 9th to support Missouri becoming a Right to Work State. If you need more information come and and listen and see if you think this is best for our State. Other Groups will be gathering at the Capital as well so it is a Great Day to visit your Reps, Senators and Officials. People are READY to DO something NOW!! LET's UNITE and CONQUER! COME TO SUPPORT, LISTEN AND LEARN HOW WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! We KNOW there is Strength in numbers so PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US! Thanks, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Theresa Emerson 816-880-4642 (Organized Republican Conservatives of America) Please INVITE your GROUPS to Join us and Let Us Know How Many Plan to attend so we can Know what size Room We will need to Meet in. THIS EVENT IS BEING ORGANIZED BY MARY HILL for More information you can contact her at email@example.com or 816-456-4538
JANUARY 12, 2013
AGENDA 21 SEMINAR/SPEAKERS’ BUREAU TRAINING Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Frankie D’s Restaurant/Banquet Room Lebanon, Missouri Cost: $10.00 fee for printed materials Attend this seminar to learn more about U.N. Agenda 21 which is being implemented in communities across the state (and nationally), oftentimes “under the radar”, in order to convert communities to be compliant with the goals of Agenda 21. Become familiar with the program, the terms and how you can take this information back to your communities in order to stop this insidious plan in your own community. Our own Missouri homegrown expert on Agenda 21 will be a speaker at this event. For more information contact: Ike Skelton (MOPP County Coordinator/Lebanon) – firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra Davidson (MOPP County Coordinator/Sullivan) – email@example.com (Note: While this is not a MOPP-specific event, MOPP does support the event and encourages participation.)
Forum on Missouri Economic Prosperity
Time: 1-4 P.M. Location: MIDWEST MUSIC CONSERVATORY 15977 CLAYTON RD., BALLWIN, MO 63011
The Saint Charles County Liberty Project and the Missouri Citizens for Sound Money and Economic Liberty cordially invite you to a forum on Missouri economic prosperity, featuring Thomas E. Woods Jr. from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, former U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner, Doug Tjaden from the Tenth Amendment Center, and more! Speaker of the House Tim W. Jones will emcee the forum! Join us for an afternoon of discussion on innovative ways to protect the citizens of Missouri from instability in our economy and monetary system. For more information, check out our website
or download our invitation and invite your friends and family!
See you on January 19! Saint Charles County Liberty Project
JANUARY 24, 25 AND 26
Educational Policy Conference 2013
Speakers include: Michelle Malkin, Jamie Allman, John O’Sullivan and Hannah Giles (and many others)
To register/more information go to: http://www.epcconference.net/ Or call: 636-386-1789
COMING THIS SUMMER… YOUTH LIBERTY FEST (working title) SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2012 Now in the planning stages this event promises to be a great event!
At this point in the production, we are looking for groups or organizations that will offer their support in spreading the word about this event and will lend their name as a sponsor to this event. Any assistance and participation will help to make this venture a success. Thanks in advance for your consideration. For God and Country, Jim Holland (MOPP County Coordinator/Callaway) For further information, go to the web site; or call 573-220-0911
(Note: While this is not a MOPP-specific event, MOPP does support the event and encourages participation.)
MOPP CONTACT INFORMATION
(print for future reference) • • • • • • On the web: www.moprecinctproject.org Just go to the “Contact Us” tab to join Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org By phone: 314-717-1411 Facebook: http://alturl.com/f4qja FreedomConnector: http://alturl.com/o23hh Twitter: https://twitter.com/ (at mopporg) Missouri Precinct Project is proud to be… • a Missouri contact for American Majority’s “Precinct Project US” at this link http://precinctproject.us/states/missouri/ • a member group of the Missouri Conservative Coalition at this link… http://moccnow.com/ • a member group of Missourians for a Conservative Senate ORGANIZERS: Frieda Keough Anita Foelsch Judy Sofka (can be reached via email@example.com)
TO OUR MOPP VOLUNTEERS:
Thanks to all of our volunteers who have committed to making the Precinct Strategy work!
Our county coordinators act as the contact for their particular county for new MOPP volunteers in order to build a team in their county…inquiries can be directed to your county coordinator to find out more information on how you, or someone you know, can help. (Go to the MOPP website at http://www.moprecinctproject.org/, click on “County Coordinators” tab for complete contact information). More county coordinators will be added as they come on board. Audrain County: Boone County: Callaway County: Cape Girardeau County: Cooper County: Cole County: Crawford County: Dallas County: Franklin County: Jackson County: Jasper County: Jefferson County: Laclede County: Macon County: Marion County: Monroe County: Newton County Platte County: Randolph County: Scott County: St. Louis City/County:
Ron Beedle Fred Berry Jim Holland Brian Bollman Ron Swift Jim Lambirth Barbara Siegfried
(Interim: Laura Hausladen)
St. Charles County: Ste. Genevieve County: Warren County:
Mike Smith Sandra Davidson Mary Gilbert John Putnam Kelly Jaye Pratt Ike Skelton Cathy Cochran Ron/Mart Staggs Ron/Mart Staggs Jonathan Russell Theresa Emerson Darrel Hansen Pam Yant Frieda Keough Carol Downen Anita Foelsch Deb Varga Bev Ehlen
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Barb Siegfried email@example.com, Attn: Laura Hausladen mikesmith.4liberty @yahoo.com firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Sandra Davidson email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (Attn: Pam Yant) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thanks for our County Coordinators. If you or someone you know would like to serve as county coordinator for your county, contact Judy Sofka, MOPP State Coordinator at email@example.com for more information.
Like most grassroots organizations, depends exclusively on donations by its supporters to operate and pursue its stated goals. Any/all donations are gratefully accepted and can be forwarded to c/o 207 Southern Oaks Dr., St. Charles, Missouri 63303.
“Effectivist” Training by American Majority (videos)
Ctrl+Click here www.networkamerica.org (website) to read “A 10 Minute Lesson”… ON HOW WE CAN TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK...FROM THE BOTTOM UP...ONE PRECINCT, ONE COUNTY AT A TIME!
The Heritage Foundation has made their guide to the Constitution available for free on their website; a great way to learn more about this essential founding document! (h/t Jefferson County Tea Party, Kelly Pratt/MOPP Jefferson County Coordinator) http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/
We have recently made available our latest handbook, “MOPP You Can Stop Voter Fraud Handbook” that explains the importance of being a poll worker and what to watch for. This and our other handbooks can be downloaded for free by going to the MOPP website at www.moprecinctproject.org, click on “Training”, then “Training Materials” and you will see them listed. You can also order hard copies by sending a request to MOPP at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a cost of $5.00 for a hard copy to cover printing/mailing costs. Our handbooks are as follows… o o o MOPP CAUCUS 101 MOPP PRECINCT PROJECT 101 MOPP-YOU CAN STOP VOTER FRAUD
You will also find other “training” and “educational” materials at the MOPP website under the “Training” tab including handouts, templates and training materials.
Some recommended WEBSITES…
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Missouri Precinct Project: moprecinctproject.org Putnam’s Patriots: http://putnamspatriots.com/ American Majority: o americanmajority.org o precinctproject.us. Alliance for Truth: http://www.thealliancefortruth.com/ Concerned Women For America: cwfa.org Champion The Vote: http://championthevote.com/ Eagle Forum: eagleforum.org Family Research Council: www.frcaction.org/votertools I Heard the People Say: http://www.iheardthepeoplesay.org/ Missouri Conservative Coalition/MoCC: www.moccnow.com Missouri First: www.mofirst.org/
GETTING INVOLVED IN YOUR PRECINCT
Because we believe “all politics is local” Become involved at the local level to restore conservative values and principles that will then “trickle UP” to all levels of government MOPP is not the first to utilize this strategy – Phyllis Schlafly implemented the “precinct strategy” to defeat the ERA 30+ years ago We believe that Missouri needed to join the ranks of other states with similar efforts, including Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Utah. We want to encourage Missourians across the State to work in their own communities and counties to make a difference…
MOPP’s 4 pronged strategy: 1. Key element (hence the name Missouri Precinct Project): Identify the 40-50% of the unfilled precinct/township committee positions in their county that go unfilled. (many of our members have filed to fill these positions across the state – ie., St. Louis County stat, 35 new) 2. Get out the Conservative vote – a. MOPP encourages its members to utilize our database (we are in the final stage of determining which program we will be using) to canvass their neighborhood to identify and register conservative voters, educate voters on issues and candidates and get them to the polls on election day. b. MOPP also partners with “Champion The Vote…encouraging our volunteers to become Champions in the Champion the Vote program to register unregistered Christian voters. (*in Missouri in 2008 there was only a 4000 difference between the 2 presidential candidates…that’s a pretty close margin, but yet there are approximately 150,000 unregistered Christians in the State.) Go here to become a “Champion” http://championthevote.com/headquarters/missouri 3. 4. Encourage becoming a poll worker to help prevent voter fraud. Build and maintain a database in order to form a more effective coalition, united voice for Conservatives across the State
Educate/Motivate– 1. Precinct training seminar last October partnering with Dallas Tea Party and American Majority 2. Precinct Organizing and Preventing Voter Fraud training (Feb 2012) 3. Caucus Training Seminar 4. Training Manuals – --Caucus 101 Handbook (We are very pleased at how many grassroots individuals participated in the recent caucuses, even though they have never been involved before) Note: MOPP will soon release… 1) “Precinct Training Manual” and a 2. “Becoming a Poll Worker” manual. 5. Newsletter 6. Blast emails 7. Action alerts 8. Presentations to various groups statewide 9. Training Seminars
If we are ever to get control of our government and change the type of people we get into office and the control that bigmoney currently brings, we must get directly and actively involved at the grassroots level in the two-party system. It is not going to be easy, and it is not going to change overnight. But without this approach, we are simply reshuffling the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. Do we just want the furniture to look better before we crash into the iceberg, or do we want to change the ship’s course to prevent it from sinking?
Restore Constitutional principles and conservative values by engaging conservatives in grassroots politics.