Dateline: MAY 2012
MOPP E--NEWS!! MOPP E NEWS
MISSOURI PRECINCT PROJECT (MOPP)
www.moprecinctproject.org email@example.com (Join us now on Facebook and FreedomConnector for regular updates)
… NEXT STOP… THE PRIMARIES
Dear MOPP Supporter…
The Missouri Caucuses are now history. first time. Some Caucuses --like St. Charles County-- actually MADE history!
Overall, the Caucuses saw a record number of citizens statewide participate in the caucus process -- many for the We applaud all those who stepped forward to engage in this political process in order to exercise their Good luck and prayers to those who have been entrusted with the civic duty to have an impact on a local level.
responsibility to serve as delegates with honor and integrity all the way to the National Convention. As we move forward toward the primaries -- and the November elections -- MOPP would encourage fellow Missourians to continue to stay engaged in the process by carefully vetting candidates that will appear on the primary ballot on August 7th. NOW is the time to determine which candidate(s) is/are worthy of your support and get involved in supporting those candidates financially, spiritually and by donating your time and talents to their campaigns in order to get worthy individuals elected who are reflective of your principles and values. By becoming involved, YOU can be directly responsible for impacting the outcome of the quality and success of the campaigns of those running to fill offices from the most important position of central committee member -- to the Presidency of the United States. MOPP would also continue to encourage fellow Conservatives to step forward to become poll workers in order to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of volunteers who stand ready to oversee and guarantee the integrity of our most precious privilege as Americans – the ability to vote in an election process that is as free from fraud as possible. Voter fraud can be prevented…the answer? More poll workers to keep it honest! Lastly…another critical aspect to a successful outcome in November will be organizing volunteers to contact fellow voters in their communities -- either by phone or door to door -- in order to identify and register other Conservative voters across the State. We cannot stress enough how important EVERY SINGLE VOTE will be in There are 3,425 precincts in Missouri…that November. Elections can be won or lost by as little as ONE VOTE! Example: In the 2008 presidential election there was an approximate 3903 vote difference between the 2 candidate. means the outcome could have changed based on 1+ vote PER PRECINCT!
Read on for more information and “action items” for WINNING IN NOVEMBER! (IMPORTANT NOTE: The last day to register to vote in order to vote in the August 7, 2012 primary is July 11 th!)
CONTENTS “Getting Involved” “Winning WITH the Middle” “Bringing Politics Back to the People” “Building a Congressional Firewall” “May 3…National Day of Prayer” “A Message from Political Gravity” True The Vote Summit Report/John Putnam Post Caucus Wrap-Up/Comments Statewide Elections Candidates for Major Statewide Offices at a Glance Upcoming Events Getting Involved in Your Precinct Champion the Vote A Picture is Worth a Trillion Words Appendix o MOPP Contact Information o The MOPP Bucket List o Resources o Quotes o Order Forms o Coming Soon
by Frieda Keough, MOPP
We have 56 positions for committeemen and women in 28 Townships for St. Louis County. Did you know that 35 new individuals filed for these positions in addition to the incumbents? Coincidence?? We don't think this happened because people felt they have nothing else to do. We think people are doing this because they have been energized and are realizing that if you want to change things you need to get in the game from the ground up. And this is not just happening in St.Louis…it is happening across the state. This is very encouraging and we believe pretty soon we will see changes in the Missouri Republican Party. At the last Central Committee meeting in St. Louis County, four new committee people were appointed. Ever heard of Raging Elephants? It’s time for a “STAMPEDE”!
Winning WITH the Middle
by Frieda Keough, MOPP
We often hear how our State is divided between St. Louis/KC and the rest of the State. We believe Missouri is a microcosm of the United States – heavily Democratic metropolitan centers on the East and West and a Conservative base in the middle. In order to win in November we need to work together. Did you know that in 2008 Obama lost the State of Missouri by approximately 4000 votes? That is a pretty slim margin. The 1262 precincts in St. Louis/Kansas City voted overwhelmingly Democratic. The 2092 precincts in the rest of the state voted overwhelmingly Republican. MOPP would like to challenge conservatives in the 2000+ precincts in the middle of the State to increase their registered voters/voter turnout by AT LEAST 25 VOTES! This would generate an additional 50,000 votes statewide and would help the entire State achieve a larger margin of votes which we need to ensure that Missouri stays a “red” state. This is a goal that could be easily attainable. We encourage everyone to do their part to get more conservative voters registered and go to the polls for the August primaries and the November elections. (Join MOPP!)
Bringing Politics Back to the People
Are you frustrated with politics controlled by special interests, big money, and top-down control that ignores the voters? So are we! If we are ever to get control of our government and change the type of people we get into office and the control that big-money currently brings, we must get directly and actively involved at the grassroots level in the twoparty 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 right the ship and prevent it from sinking?
Building A Congressional Firewall It is vitally important that we work to elect candidates that will serve as “Constitutional champions” in whatever office they are elected to…from the local to the national level. Besides maintaining a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, this is of paramount importance as it pertains to the U.S. Senate. It is imperative that a 41 vote filibuster proof majority be established in the Senate that can stand strong on the issues from Supreme Court nominations to legislation, based on the principles of social conservatism, fiscal conservatism and faithbased adherence to the Constitution in order to build a “Congressional firewall”. It is important that we, as voters, carefully vet candidates who will not waiver in their dedication to the aforementioned principles. Missouri’s U.S. Senate race is one such race. We would encourage you to get to know the candidates and ascertain who among them will stand strong against the onslaught on our liberties emanating from D.C.
May 3…National Day of Prayer….A Message from Champion the Vote
Did You Know? This year is the 61 anniversary of the National Day of Prayer observance. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Every president since 1952 has signed a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations. It is estimated that in 2011, over two million Americans stopped their activities and gather for prayer at more than 30,000 observances at state capitols, county court houses, city halls, schools, businesses, churches and homes across the nation. Learn more: http://nationaldayofprayer.org/about/history/
A Message from Political Gravity
If you are upset with the direction our country is headed and your moral compass is NOT broken, consider stepping up to run for a LOCAL office. See if you can handle it by sitting in on your city's council meeting and your district's school board - even if you don't have kids in school! Get out there and WATCH your LOCAL government...it pales in comparison to all our founding fathers gave!
True the Vote 2012 Summit Report by John Putnam
(MOPP Southwest Missouri Coordinator)
Voter fraud has become rampant in the US and is expected to be greater in 2012 than ever before IF citizen/patriots don't learn how to combat it at their local polling stations. I have just returned from an Election Integrity Summit sponsored by True The Vote in Houston, Texas. TTV began just two years ago and now has over 20,000 trained volunteers nationwide who are effectively stopping voter fraud in their local elections. They are recruiting 1,000,000 more watchmen (and women) before Nov. 2012, have developed data research tools that can be used from your home to identify voters that should no longer be on the voter registration roles, and are training citizens how to assist their County Election Boards in cleaning up their data. We need this training in Missouri to prevent evil forces from stealing the election this fall, especially in Kansas City and St. Louis. Missouri Precinct Project (MOPP: http://www.moprecinctproject.org/) and local Tea Party groups are considering joining the initiative to help insure election integrity in the 2012 elections. Please watch the short video linked below to learn more about True The Vote and then go to their website and register to be a volunteer. There is no obligation to stay involved long-term, but we can help advance Missouri's voter data to the front of the line by increasing the number of Missourians registered at True the vote (only 19 states are currently online). By registering, you will also receive an invitation to attend their next online orientation so you can decide if and how you want to be involved going forward. Every Poll Observer needs this training!
Below are 4 action items you can take: 1. 2. 3. 4. You can find the 9-minute TTV intro video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyBfAqcSDmY Please sign up for the next TTV orientation webinar here: http://truethevote.org/volunteer/ Learn more about the TTV 2012 Summit here: http://truethevote.org/ Get a full hour-long story behind TTV and what happened in Harris County, Texas when TTV volunteers started watching the election process, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiUxV8TYkRk
Thanks for looking at this. It is a game changer! John John Putnam 417-674-1946 ComSense@jscomm.net www.PutnamsPatriots.com
Post Caucus Wrap-Up:
MOGOP releases unofficial results of the Congressional District Conventions
April 21, 2012 (Reprinted from:http://www.mogop.org/2012/04/6241/ ) Missouri Republican Party has released the unofficial results of the Congressional District Conventions, which took place today to select delegates to the National Convention, as well as nominate presidential electors. A total of 12 delegates were bound to Mitt Romney, 7 delegates were bound to Rick Santorum, 4 delegates were bound to Ron Paul, and 1 delegate was bound to Newt Gingrich. The results are unofficial until the State GOP receives signed documentation from each convention—a process which may take several days to complete. Please note: 25 additional delegates will be bound at the State Convention in June. The State Chairman, National Committeeman, and National Committeewoman will also serve as delegates. In total, Missouri has 52 national delegates. The results by Congressional District: Congressional District 1 Delegates Heather Coil (Paul) Connie Eller (Santorum) Tom Schweich (Romney) Elector David Stokes Congressional District 2 Delegates Allen Icet (Santorum) Phyllis Schlafly (Santorum) Jim Talent (Romney) Elector John Judd Congressional District 3 Delegates Cody Baker (Romney) Scott Dieckhaus (Romney) Mitch Hubbard (Santorum) Elector Penny Quigg Congressional District 4 Delegates Carla Young (Romney) Bill Kartsonis (Romney) Mary Ellen Snider (Romney) Elector Stanley Cox Congressional District 5 Delegates Mark Anthony Jones (Paul) Ralph Munyan (Paul) Paul Trask (Paul) Elector Michael Koop Congressional District 6 Delegates Jim Willis (Romney) Jim Rooney (Gingrich) Matt Johnson (Santorum) Elector Matt Gerstner Congressional District 7 Delegates Gordon Kinne (Romney) John Putnam (Santorum) Patsy Wilcox (Santorum) Elector Layne Morrill Congressional District 8 Delegates Scott R Clark (Romney) Jason Smith (Romney) David Courtway (Romney) Elector Bob Green
AN UNOFFICIAL CANDIDATE FILING LIST FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS CAN BE FOUND AT THE MISSOURI SECRETARY OF STATE’S WEBSITE AT THIS LINK…
http://www.sos.mo.gov/candidatesOnWeb/DisplayCandidatesPlacement.aspx?ElectionCode=750002299 OPTIONS at this link include:
Click on “List of Offices” to see every candidate that has filed in the State of Missouri from U.S Senate to Circuit Court Judges. Click on “Withdrawn/Removed Candidates” to see a list of those who have terminated their candidacy.
(Note: All candidates and parties are listed in ballot order)
Below is a summary of the number of candidates that have filed for each office by party. In order to see each candidate’s name and information, click on “list of offices” on the website indicated above.
Office Democrat Republican Libertarian Constitution Total
U.S. Senator Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State State Treasurer Attorney General U.S. Representative State Senator State Representative Circuit Judge Total
1 3 8 2 1 1 17 18 155 26 232
8 4 4 3 1 2 21 24 204 39 310
1 1 1 1 1 1 9 1 5 0 21
0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 6
10 8 14 7 3 4 49 43 366 65 569
CANDIDATES FOR MAJOR STATEWIDE OFFICES AT A GLANCE
U.S. Senator: Democrat: Claire McCaskill Republican: Todd Akin Jerry Beck Sarah Steelman John G. Brunner Mark Memoly Mark Patrick Lodes Robert (Bob) Poole Hector Maldonado Libertarian: Jonathan Dine Governor: Democrat: Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon Republican: John D. Weiler David (Dave) Spence Bill Randles Fred Sauer Libertarian: Jim Higgins Constitution: Leonard Steinman Lieutenant Governor: Democrat: Susan Montee Dennis Weisenburger Fred Kratky Becky Lee Plattner Judy Baker Sara Lampe Jackie Townes McGee Bill (William) Haas Republican: Charles W. Kullmann Brad Lager Peter Kinder Mike Carter Libertarian: Matthew Copple Constitution: Cynthia L. Davis
http://www.akin.org/about-todd-akin N/A http://www.sarahsteelman.com/meet-sarah-steelman/about http://johnbrunner.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-memoly-missouri-us-senate-candidate http://midwestdemocracy.com/candidates/mark-patrick-lodes/ N/A http://hectorforamerica.com/?tag=hector-maldonado
http://www.spenceforgovernor.com/ http://www.billrandles.com/ http://www.fredsauermatrix.com/
http://susanmontee.com/ http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Dennis_Weisenburger http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Fred_Kratky http://www.beckyplattner.com/ http://judybakerformissouri.com/ http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=716066#.T5M8gNXB3q4 N/A http://www.votebillhaas.com/
http://kentucky.statelawyers.com/Lawyer/Profile.cfm/AttorneyID:82794 http://bradlager.com/ http://ltgov.mo.gov/ http://vote4carter.com/
CANDIDATES FOR MAJOR STATEWIDE OFFICES AT A GLANCE (cont)
Secretary of State: Democrat: Jason Kander MD Rabbi Alam Republican: Scott Rupp Shane Schoeller Bill Stouffer Libertarian: Cisse W. Spragins Constitution: Justin Harder State Treasurer Democrat: Clint Zweifel Republican: Cole McNary Libertarian: Sean O’Toole Attorney General Democrat: Chris Koster Republican: Ed Martin Adam Lee Warren Libertarian: Dave Browning
http://jasonkander.com/ 4 http://my.democrats.org/page/community/tag/MD+rabbi+Alam
http://www.ruppformissouri.com/ http://www.shaneschoeller.org/ http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem21.htm
This list can also be found at the website.
Go to http://www.moprecinctproject.org/index_htm_files/Candidates%20listing%20for%20website-2.pdf to access the complete list including U.S. Representative, State Senate candidates. would encourage everyone to “vet” the candidates running for these important offices to make sure that they are reflective of your values and principles.
Reiterating…MOPP would encourage fellow Missourians to continue to stay engaged in the process by carefully vetting candidates that will appear on the primary ballot on August 7 th. NOW is the time to determine which candidate(s) is/are worthy of your support and get involved in supporting those candidates financially, spiritually and by donating your time and talents to their campaigns in order to get worthy individuals elected who are reflective of your principles and values. By becoming involved, YOU can be directly responsible for impacting the outcome of the quality and success of the campaigns of those running to fill offices from the most important position of central committee member -- to the Presidency of the United States.
To all MOPP members, MOPP county coordinators, supporters and fellow activists...
will be represented this Saturday, May 5 at the "YOU WIN Power Campaigns and Activists" seminar in Eureka, Missouri. We encourage you to attend this great event. Topics include: --Fundraising --Message Development --Building Your Organization --Effective Activism --Campaign Budgeting --Grassroots/Volunteers --Opposition Research --Effective Advertising The description says..."don't miss this opportunity for State of the Art training for your candidacy or your coalition building grassroots organization". The cost is $65.00 and includes lunch. Note: You can register and pay at the door the day of the event. More details about the event and registration can be found at this link... https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/376952905683326/
A message from event organizer, Robbie Brouk…
“I'd like to invite you to register and attend this Power Packed Campaign Seminar May 5th. A lot of you have already helped on many campaigns in various ways and this seminar couldn't have come at a better time with the upcoming election cycle, one we all feel could make or break our country as we know it! Learn even more than you thought you knew and what you didn't know you did NOT know! Bring a friend and partner up, for your plans! Seasoned and professional instructors with all the hands on and up to date campaign instructions you may use for your participation in winning races! Subjects ranging from Fundraising, Campaign Plan, Grassroots/Volunteers, Effective Advertising, on and on...you will leave with more than you may use, but with all you will need to apply and build on, within your candidates campaign plan. The day will hold "pop in" visits from a few surprise candidates and a delicious buffet style luncheon and much more. You will not be disappointed you invested your time and energy to attend but more importantly; giving YOUR best as volunteers to invest in your state and country and those who would give their time and energy for YOU. Show them you trust in them by taking advantage of the opportunity to develop your skills. It will go a very long way in your efforts and your candidates victory.
Looking so forward to your attending! You Win Enterprises; Robbie Stay in Touch, Roberta "Robbie" Brouk 636-274-1340 314-920-7900
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND…and visit us at our
Saturday, May 19th The Patriot Field of Dreams Holts Summit, Missouri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (for event details, tickets… http://www.rallyforcommonsense.org/ )
“Occupy Common Sense”… or another name for The Rally for Common Sense could be “Patriot-palooza!” A star-studded line up of speakers, live entertainment, patriot vendors and exhibitors! Our goal is to inspire, motivate, and challenge both groups and individuals to get involved and take action between now and November. Stay engaged! Stay informed! Stay inspired! Guest speakers include…
Herman Cain Mark Block K.Carl Smith
Alan Keyes Alfonzo Rachel Dave Roland
Rev. CL Bryant
Common Sense Conversations… The vision for Rally for Common Sense has always had an educational component. Between our featured speakers there will be mini-seminars on a smaller stage, covering topics such as the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, nullification and other Constitutional issues. Mark Block will provide insight on grassroots leadership. Question and Answer opportunities. “Occupying” Common Sense will take on new meaning. Lil’ Patriots Occupy… What would a family style event be without bounce houses, face painting, and old-fashioned potato sack races? Not as much fun for sure! All kids activities are included with your admission ticket. Children under 16 are FREE. The Rally for Common Sense is a family event and supervised children are welcome. Historical Reenactors… You never know who you’re going to run into at the Rally for Common Sense. One minute you might hear “Fourscore and seven years ago” by Abraham Lincoln and then you round the corner and get to meet Frederick Douglass for the first time. Maybe even see Ben Franklin fly his famous kite. (Bring your OWN kite.) Who knows? You’ll have to be here to find out. Candidate Central… While the focus of the event is “We the People,” the Rally for Common Sense will host an area dedicated to the candidates that are running for election in 2012. This will be YOUR opportunity to ask the tough questions and make them EARN your vote! Vendors & Exhibitors… Here’s your chance to meet many Constitutional Conservative and Tea Party organizations, as well as other civic non-profits, and learn how you can become involved. Take time to support the patriot vendors, because another important element of the vision has been that these groups have an opportunity to do some fundraising. As many of you can attest, that can be very difficult. Let them know that you’re occupying common sense with them. Rally for Common Sense welcomes your application – particularly other non-profits that would like to do some fund raising for their own groups. See Vendor page for details. Primitive campsites – tent and RV – available!... See Tickets to purchase your weekend pass Open: Noon, Friday Close: Noon Sunday Sunday morning: Outdoor non-denominational church service As freedom loving patriots we don’t like too many rules, but these are common sense: Fires must be self contained Be respectful of your neighbors Leave the campsite as pristine as you found it Upon your arrival there will be a volunteer(s) on site to guide you. Have fun! And be safe! Remember, this event will likely sell-out. Purchase tickets today to secure your spot! No ticket sales at the door. Online purchase only. Rain or Shine. Follow us on Facebook for the latest news!
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. COMING SOON: “WINNING IN NOVEMBER” Seminar….watch for details.
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 right the ship and prevent it from sinking?
Restore Constitutional principles and conservative values by engaging conservatives in grassroots politics.
Just a reminder…
AND MOBILIZE AND MOBILIZE MISSOURI VOTERS TO ATTEND THEIR CAUCUS RIGHT FROM THE MISSOURI VOTERS TO ATTEND THEIR CAUCUS RIGHT FROM THE CONVENIENCE OF YOUR OWN HOME!! CONVENIENCE OF YOUR OWN HOME
…CAN HELP CAN HELP
Go to the Ctrl+Click here:
HEADQUARTERS page at this link
Click on the “Get Started Today” box and “Join” (or “Log In” if you are already a registered Champion.)
(NOTE: When you fill out the simple sign up form it will ask who you were referred by…if you are signing up because you heard about “Champion the Vote” from , we would appreciate it if you would enter name in the box. That helps both CTV and pinpoint where the referrals are coming from.)
Once you have joined, in you will get your “
(BE SURE to enter your number everytime you make calls so you receive proper credit for your work.)
Go directly to the Missouri Caucus page at this link Ctrl+Click here:
To make calls simply click on the purple “Makes Calls” button. A separate screen will then pop up with names and contact information, along with the prepared script below:
[Voicemail Script] Hello, this message is for _____. This is ____ with Champion the Vote and United in Purpose. We're a non-partisan Christian group working to get out the vote in 2012.
I'm calling to encourage you to participate in the Missouri Caucus on March 17th. All eyes will be on Missouri, and it is important for Christians to make their voices heard.
I hope you will consider voting in the caucus. To find the polling location near you please visit www.ChampionTheVote.com/missouri (repeat web address 2 times)
A Tip from : When making calls, the person you are calling may ask if you know time, location, and/or date of their caucus. You can direct them
to the link below where they can look up their county‟s caucus location (Note: St. Louis County will meet by „townships‟; all 28 townships in STL County will be listed at this link as well.
OR..If their county/township is not listed yet, you can either click on the ORANGE BUTTON labeled “FIND YOUR CAUCUS” which will take you to a map of Missouri where you can click on a Missouri county to find the names/contact information for that county‟s central committee…or you can give this link to your contact and they can contact their committee member(s) themselves…
You will then very conveniently document your call results (i.e., positive/negative response, wrong number, etc.) online, similar to the method used by phone banks.
(NOTE: The calls to caucus are time sensitive and need to be made prior to March 17th when the caucuses are scheduled to begin...HOWEVER, after that date, we would urge you to continue to make calls to get more conservatives registered to vote prior to November 2012.)
** This message is brought to you courtesy of the Missouri Precinct Project @ www.moprecinctproject.org ** Please feel free to make copies of this page and circulate to your group members, friends and family and encourage them to make calls too!)
A Picture Is Worth a *Thousand Trillion Words….
(*modified to reflect the new “norm”)
RIP…we are saddened by the loss to the Conservative movement of this great Patriot.
APPENDIX 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: 314-966-8724 – or – 314-916-0441 Facebook http://alturl.com/f4qja FreedomConnector http://alturl.com/o23hh 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 of the Missouri Conservative Coalition at this link… http://moccnow.com/ 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: Cooper County: Cole County: Jasper County: Jefferson County: Macon County: Marion County: Monroe County: Newton County St. Louis City/County: Ron Beedle Fred Berry Jim Holland Ron Swift Jim Lambirth John Putnam Kelly Jaye Pratt Cathy Cochran Ron/Mart Staggs Ron/Mart Staggs Jonathan Russell Frieda Keough North County: Carol Downen St. Charles County: Anita Foelsch Ste. Genevieve County: Deb Varga Warren County: 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Get other friends, family and neighbors to join
Register 1-2 NEW voters (i.e., friends, family, church members, students) Make sure your own voter registration is current and valid
Go to http://prezi.com/izpbdhlnki3d/am-precinct-power/ and watch “Precinct Power” by American Majority Volunteer to become a poll worker
Help support a constitutional conservative candidate (either financially &/or with your time) (or run yourself!)
on Facebook &/or FreedomConnector TODAY! Become a “champion” at CHAMPION THE VOTE.com
Attend your county’s Central Committee meetings, school board meetings, etc. Make them do what they do in front of you!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The last day to register to vote in order to vote in the August 7, 2012 primary is July 11 th!
We hope you will join us in helping to make these efforts successful…our country’s and our children’s…future depends on it!
RESOURCES A NEW RESOURCE:
HOW CONSERVATIVE ARE YOU MEMBERS OF CONGRESS?…The Heritage Action Scorecard measures votes, co-sponsorships, and other legislative activity to show how conservative Members of Congress are. Heritage Action for America http://heritageactionscorecard.com/scorecard/index.html
GOP Delegate Tracker
Website: It takes 1144 delegates to secure the Republican Party‟s nomination for president…follow the results of the 2012 Republican primaries and caucuses as the candidates accumulate their delegates Ctrl+click this link: http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/delegates
PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES
Video: How states choose their delegates for the national party conventions Ctrl+click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_QeYCg4yJ8&feature=share
The 2012 Values Voter Republican Presidential Voter Guide From Family Research Council (FRC)
Ctrl+click this link: http://downloads.frcaction.org/EF/EF11L04.pdf
Conservative Stats: Mapping
Ctrl+click this link: http://www.conservativestats.com/p/mapping.html
“Precinct Power” by American Majority (video)
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/#!/
Some recommended WEBSITES…
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/
FOUNDING FATHER, THOMAS JEFFERSON, ON SEPARATION OF POWERS PERTAINING TO WARDS AND PRECINCTS "The article... nearest my heart is the division of counties into wards [precincts, townships]. These will be pure and elementary republics, the sum of which taken together composes the State, and will make of the whole a true democracy as to the business of the wards, which is that of nearest and daily concern. The affairs of the larger sections, of counties, of States, and of the Union, not admitting personal transactions by the people, will be delegated to agents elected by themselves; and representation will thus be substituted where personal action becomes impracticable. Yet even over these representative organs, should they become corrupt and perverted, the division into wards constituting the people, in their wards, a regularly organized power, enables them by that organization to crush, regularly and peaceably, the usurpations of their unfaithful agents, and rescues them from the dreadful necessity of doing it insurrectionally. In this way we shall be as republican as a large society can be, and secure the continuance of purity in our government by the salutary, peaceable, and regular control of the people." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:70 "Divide the counties into wards of such size as that every citizen can attend, when called on, and act in person. Ascribe to them the government of their wards in all things relating to themselves exclusively. A justice chosen by themselves, in each a constabe, a military company, a patrol, a school, the care of their own poor, their own portion of the public roads, the choice of one or more jurors to serve in some court, and the delivery within their own wards of their own votes for all elective officers of higher sphere, will relieve the county administration of nearly all its business, will have it better done, and by making every citizen an acting member of the government, and in the offices nearest and most interesting to him, will attach him by his strongest feelings to the independence of his country and its republican Constitution." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:37
(To learn more go to http://www.famguardian.org/Subjects/Politics/ThomasJefferson/jeff1050.htm)
"The whole state must be so well organized that every Whig can be brought to the polls. So divide the county into small districts and appoint in each a committee. Make a perfect list of the voters and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote... Keep a constant watch on the doubtful voters and have them talked to by those in whom they have the most confidence... On Election Day see that every Whig is brought to the polls. --- Abraham Lincoln, Letter to a friend, 1840"
“The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America oOo
WE NEED MORE PEOPLE GOING TO THEIR LOCAL MEETINGS. SCHOOL BOARDS. CITY COUNCIL, ALDERMAN MEETINGS! --Brandy. Pedersen, St. Charles County Central Committee Member
TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE BY ORDER:
If you would like to order a printed copy of the MOPP CAUCUS 101 HANDBOOK, please fill out the order form below, and forward with cash a check for $5.00 for each copy requested (to cover printing and mailing costs), made payable to Missouri Precinct Project and we will forward them to you by return mail.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MOPP CAUCUS 101 HANDBOOK ORDER FORM Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City/Town___________________________________________________________________________Zipcode___________________________ # of copies_____________ x $5.00 (per copy) = $____________ enclosed Paid by: ________(cash) _______(money order) ___________(check) (make checks payable to Missouri Precinct Project) Mail order form and payment to: 411 S. Sappington Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122
--A MOPP Training Seminar…“WINNING IN NOVEMBER” – more details to follow...
PRECINCT PROJECT 101 HANDBOOK- Organizing Your Grassroots Efforts”
VOTER FRAUD 101” HANDBOOK – Becoming a Poll
--Note: MOPP’s website is currently being updated and is “under construction”, but can still be accessed at…