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MOPP E NEWS MAGAZINE
Dateline: JUNE 2012
MISSOURI PRECINCT PROJECT (MOPP)
www.moprecinctproject.org firstname.lastname@example.org (Join us now on Facebook and FreedomConnector for regular updates)
… Preparing for… THE PRIMARIES
Dear MOPP Subscriber/Supporter… August 7th is primary election day and candidates are now in full campaign mode. In this issue of the MOPP news magazine, you will find many helpful tools, articles and events to help prepare for the upcoming election. As a voter and concerned citizen, there are many things you can do in the days leading up to election day. Below you will find a partial list of suggestions… Do your homework! Find out who is running for elected positions that will affect you and then carefully “vet” those candidates to determine who amongst them will best represent your principles and values. “Like” on Facebook…to join us on Facebook go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Precinct-ProjectMOPP/103820183051754 ...while MOPP does not endorse candidates in the primaries, we will post candidate forums and debates, as we become aware of them, so that you can attend these events in order to help educate yourself on the candidates and their positions on the issues. Missourians…if you know of candidate forum or debate in your area, please forward information about the event to email@example.com so we can post it To find a list of candidates running for statewide offices (including judges) go to: http://www.moprecinctproject.org/index_htm_files/Candidates%20listing%20for%20website-2.pdf To find a list of candidates running for local offices, go to your county‟s election site Volunteer to work for a conservative candidate‟s campaign…there are many ways you can help, something for everyone!…phone banking, lit drops/door to door, working at events, etc. Donate…your time and/or your money…to a deserving candidate‟s campaign…even $5.00 helps and your time is “priceless" Go to “www.areyouregistered.org” to make sure you are registered and that the information is correct Then, get 1-2 (or more) of your unregistered conservative friends or relatives to become registered voters If you‟re not currently registered to vote, be sure to register by July 11 th to vote in the August 7th primaries If you cannot go to the polls on August 7th, be sure to vote via absentee ballot…for information on absentee voting go to this link… http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/s_default.asp?id=absentee Find out how you can help prevent voter fraud….sign up for “True the Vote” webinar orientation…Tuesday, JUNE 19 | 6:00-7:00 PM CDT…space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/583249782 Sign up to be a poll worker at this link… https://www.sos.mo.gov/pollworker/signup.asp Utilize the tools and links on the „12”…and beyond! website, and encourage others to join, so we can grow our numbers and “MOPP „em up in
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND MOPP‟S “WINNING” IN NOVEMBER” SEMINAR ON JULY 14, 2012. Learn about new tools available to the grassroots…the same ones that helped Scott Walker win his recall election in Wisconsin…for more details see the full page flyer in this issue or go to… http://americanmajority.org/events/st-louis-mo-activist-training-2 or at our Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/118960201576434/
Preface Contents You‟re Invited to the MOPP “Winning in November” Seminar flyer MOPP News and Editorials o MOPP “Winning In November” Seminar o Coming Soon…MOPP Voter Initiative (powered by CTV) o An Important Message from John Putnam Re: True the Vote o MOPP County Coordinator Update o Updates to the MOPP Website o MOPP on MGC Internet Radio o Kudos to Candidates in St. Charles o About SJR 51 o Are You Registered to Vote o Important Primary Day Deadlines and Information o If You‟re Running for a Central Committee Position… True the Vote Who Counts in 2012…A Message from True the Vote The Left‟s National Voter Fraud Strategy Exposed A Message from Champion the Vote Analysis: Conservatives Used Tactics of the Left in Wisconsin November is a Plebiscite on the American Revolution Obama‟s Second Term Transformation Plan Winning the Youth Vote The National Popular Vote – 41 States Could Decide the Presidential Election Recap/Updates Resources Spotlight Resources Page Champion the Vote Upcoming Events A Picture is Worth a Trillion Words Appendix o MOPP Contact Information o The MOPP Bucket List o Recommended Links o Getting Involved in Your Precinct
“„Winning‟ in November”
You are cordially invited to attend MOPP’s next strategy/training seminar …
DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2012 TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LOCATION: The Pillar Foundation 15820 Clayton Road (near Clayton and Clarkson Roads) Ellisville (St. Louis County), MO 63011 COST: $25.00
(includes a box lunch, beverage and training materials) Special Guest Speakers: BILL DALLAS Champion the Vote (www.championthevote.com) Topic: “Are you concerned about the future of America? Here's how we can make a difference, one by one, multiplied across the nation.” FRIEDA KEOUGH Missouri Precinct Project (www.moprecinctproject.org) Topic: “MOPP Launches MOPP Voter Initiative” BEV EHLEN Concerned Women for America/CWA (www.cwfa.org) Topic: “She Votes? Yes She Does!” ERIN ANDERSON True the Vote (www.truethevote.org) Topic: “Equipping Citizens to take a stand for free and fair elections.” CHRIS LITTLETON American Majority (www.americanmajority.org)
“Getting out the CONSERVATIVE Vote” “Political Gravity…Gamechanging Tools to Help Spread the Conservative message, GOTC and Win Elections” (www.politicalgravity.com) TO REGISTER Go to: American Majority, “Get Trained”, “View All” --or click on this link… http://americanmajority.org/events/st-louis-mo-activist-training-2/) --or go to our website… www.moprecinctproject.org
(for questions call: 636-379-0128) (Register ASAP in order to be guaranteed a seat at the event)
NEWS AND EDITORIALS
MOPP “WINNING” IN NOVEMBER” SEMINAR (see flyer enclosed for event details)
Please make plans to attend the MOPP “Winning” in November” seminar on July 14, 2012 (from 9am to 4 pm). It will showcase a variety of tools that are available to the “grassroots” in order to achieve victory in the upcoming elections. Their effectiveness was demonstrated in the recent Wisconsin recall election. Presentations will include “Champion the Vote” and “areyouregistered.org”, “True the Vote”, “She Votes 2012”, “American Majority Action”, and “Political Gravity”. “The topics at this Seminar include the latest technological tools and are crucial to winning in November. This is cutting edge stuff!”…John Putnam, MO Coordinator for True the vote and MOPP County Coordinator/Jasper County. Please help us spread the word to your contacts about the event to other grassroots activists by reposting the information contained in the flyer on the prior page and/or you can also post the registration link at: http://americanmajority.org/events/st-louis-mo-activist-training- 2/ where they will find event information ...or... at the Facebook event link at https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/118960201576434/
COMING SOON…THE MOPP VOTER INITIATIVE
MOPP is currently working with “Champion the Vote” to develop the “MOPP Voter Initiative”. We plan to launch this program at the July 14 “Winning” in November” event. More details to follow...
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM **JOHN PUTNAM RE: TRUE THE VOTE
The Left's strategy for 2012 looks increasingly like their only recourse is to STEAL THE ELECTION! Now MO patriots have the tools to stop voter fraud from our own homes! I would like to invite all Missouri Patriots to attend the upcoming TRUE the VOTE Orientation webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to educate potential TRUE the VOTE Volunteers about our resources and how you can get started in your county helping to clean up your voter roles. This webinar will be hosted by Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of the TRUE the VOTE initiative. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation. If you're not sure that voter fraud is a problem, please go here first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS90fz6H5Rg If you have already attended a TRUE the VOTE Orientation, you are welcome to attend as often as you like or forward to someone you think might be interested. **IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT the TTV TRAINING PROGRAM**
Due to the overwhelming response from across the country from citizens wanting to TRUE the VOTE, we are transitioning our training programs to an ON-DEMAND format. This will allow you to access our training programs at your convenience, connect with leaders and participate in forums about election integrity programs in your local communities. Look for more information about our TRUE the VOTE Volunteer Portal in the coming days! The time for this webinar is posted for the Central Time Zone, **PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LOG IN ACCORDING TO YOUR TIME** Tuesday, JUNE 19 | 6:00-7:00 PM CDT Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/583249782 Also please watch this important video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS90fz6H5Rg (**John is currently serving as interim Missouri state coordinator for “True the Vote”; John is also MOPP County Coordinator for Jasper County and MOPP Congressional District #7 Coordinator)
MOPP COUNTY COORDINATOR UPDATE
Thank you and welcome! to MOPPs newly added County Coordinators… Scott County: Pam Yant Franklin County: Sandra Davidson Crawford County: Barbara Siegfried
A complete listing of MOPP County Coordinators can be found at the end of this newsletter. If you know someone who lives in any of the counties listed, please encourage them to contact their MOPP County Coordinator to learn how to get involved. If you have a recommendation(s) for someone who you think would be a good candidate to be a County Coordinator for MOPP, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Judy.
NEWS AND EDITORIALS (cont.)
UPDATES TO THE MOPP WEBSITE
We have completed changes to our website to get ready for the elections in August and November. This is what we have added and updated. MOPP Videos - a list of various videos from speeches and/or presentations we have given over the past 18 months. 2012 Elections - there is a listing of all Candidates that have filed in the Missouri Primary Election on August 7, 2012 for local, State and US federal offices. Where available, we have added the candidate's website or other comments that might be noteworthy about the candidate. We are in the process of collecting/providing comparative information about candidats running for the same office. In addition, we have added videos of various campaign events for different candidates and will add more as time goes on. After the primary we will start providing information about judicial races in the state. Blog - Time permitting, we periodically write on this blog Meetings/Calendar - An explanation of the various state offices/races and a monthly global calendar that captures event from various organizations State Maps - various maps that show re-districted US Congressional, Missouri Legislative and Missouri Senatorial Districts after re-districting Training: Training Material - Training Manual, Durties of County Coordinator, Duties of Precinct Captain, Precinct 101 "Winning in November" and coming soon "You can prevent Voter Fraud Handouts - Various brochures/fliers/information material Tools & Templates - Sample Documents for Door Knocker and Business Cards Contact Us - You can sign up to become a volunteer or get our newsletter Archives - A listing of all of our newsletters We will continue to work on the website to make it more user friendly or more material that might be useful for our volunteers. (fk)
MOPP ON MGC INTERNET RADIO
MOPP organizers, Freida Keough and Judy Sofka, recently “guested” on the new Missouri Grassroots Radio…other guests included Laura Kostial of Concerned Women for America, Bill Dallas of “Champion the Vote”, Brian Hook of Missouri Journal and Tom Martz. To hear the broadcast in its entirety go to this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missourigrassrootsradio/2012/06/07/mgc-radioculture-vigilante . (Note: MOPP’s interview begins at mark #30) js
KUDOS TO CANDIDATES IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY by Anita Foelsch (MOPP St. Charles County Coordinator)
I don’t know if it is a record, but it sure feels like one!! 59 NEW people have filed for township chairmen/women positions in St. Charles County and 21 incumbents for a total of 80 people. Only 4 Townships will have no competition. This is really great, because the Central Committee will have a real chance to reflect the wishes of it’s constituents. For the first time, many townships will actually show up on the ballot, alerting many voters that these positions actually exist! I give a big bravo to all of these Candidates.
ABOUT SCS/SJR 51 by Frieda Keough
SCS/SJR 51 - This constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, would modify the composition of the Appellate Judicial Commission and the selection process for judges to the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. This act increases the number of individuals that the Appellate Judicial Commission nominates for vacancies in the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals from three to four. Currently, the Appellate Judicial Commission consists of seven members as follows: one Supreme Court judge, a member of the bar from each appellate district elected by members of the bar in that district, and a non-bar member citizen from each appellate district appointed by the Governor. This act replaces the judge member of the commission with an additional member appointed by the Governor. Members appointed by the Governor no longer must be non-bar members. The Governor will appoint one member from each appellate district and one from the state at large. The appointed members will serve terms of four years. Their terms will be staggered so that a Governor will appoint two when taking office and two during the middle of his or her term. The Supreme Court will appoint a former Supreme Court or Court of Appeals judge to serve as a nonvoting member of the commission. The former judge cannot have been removed for cause or failed to be retained in a retention election. The changes to the Appellate Judicial Commission will take effect on January 15, 2013. If this is approved by the voters, the governor will be accountable for the judges appointed, not a faceless group of lawyers.
NEWS AND EDITORIALS (cont.)
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Did you know that 33 million — or, 14% of Americans of voting age — believe they are registered to vote but are not? We need to get every single conservative we can out to vote in November so we can outnumber the deceased and cartoon characters that their side has on the voter rolls! Go to a great new web page that is being promoted by Champion the Vote, David Barton/Wallbuilders, GBTV and many other groups including MOPP, at this link …www.areyouregistered.org. Make sure you are registered to vote...check and see if your friends, relatives are registered...if not send them them an email with the link so they can register too! Together we can do this! js
IMPORTANT PRIMARY ELECTION DAY DEADLINES and INFORMATION…
July 11: The last day to register to vote in the August 7th primary election Week of July 25: If you will need an absentee ballot, you may request one up to six (6) weeks before the election date of August 7th Note: The completed absentee ballot must be returned to the voter’s local election board authority…NOT the Secretary of State Mail in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. the night before the election. Remember: The primary election is VERY IMPORTANT…this is the voter’s chance to vote for the candidate that will best represent their principles and values in the general election in November. So, if you can’t make it to the polls on August 7th, please vote via an absentee ballot. For more details about absentee ballots go to the Missouri Secretary of State website at this link: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/s_default.asp?id=absentee
IF YOU’RE RUNNING FOR A CENTRAL COMMITTEE POSITION …
As the Missouri Precinct Project, our main focus has been to promote that individuals get involved on the local level and one of the most important ways to get involved is in your county’s central committee by becoming a committee person in your local Precinct or Township. Many other groups have supported this message as well. It is very encouraging to find out how many individuals have stepped up and filed for precinct or township committeeman/women across the state in this election cycle. Many individuals across the state have heard the call to get involved and run for committee positions (Precinct Captains/Township Committee people/Ward President/Central Committee officials). Many of these individuals have never run for anything in their lives. In some cases, the new people have gotten themselves appointed prior to the filing deadline and might not have to run a campaign…in some cases you might be running for the position unopposed… and in other cases you might have several candidates running. But in any case…you might be asking yourself…”Now what?”! Well, we've put some notes together as to how you might want to approach your upcoming election: Design/create a letter/flier about why you have taken this step and why you think you would be the right candidate for this position, including your vision as to what you think this position represents and why it is important to become part of the Republican Party at the grassroots level. Ask a trusted friend, relative or business associate to help you with this. Include a picture of yourself, as well as some background information about your family, your job, your interests. * Think about your message and be prepared to speak about it “on the fly” as you meet people and want to promote yourself. * In your comments always say something positive about yourself and know some tidbit about your opponent. * Have this letter printed professionally, in color if possible. Don't print too many as you start out because you might need to make changes. * Take this wherever you go and distribute to as many people as possible. * Post your flier in as many public places/bulletin boards as possible. * Go to your local election office and ask for a map of your Precinct or Township and ask them for a list of all REGISTERED voters in this area. Generally, a list of data will cost approximately $45.00. The same is true for a map. Note: Be aware, that the list of registered voters does include Democrats and Republicans. * You can also ask your current Central Committee Chairman for a printout of the VoterVault or to get access to VoterVault. This is a database maintained by the Republican party of all people that have voted in the last four elections and it will tell you the party affiliation of the people on this list. * Once you have either one of the above-mentioned lists, you can mail your letter/flier to all the people on that list asking them for your vote. * Through your local papers and Meetup groups find out any events in your area, like picnics, church festivals, etc. Go there and distribute your material and try to talk to the people. * If you belong to a church, try to talk to the congregation at an appropriate time. * Go to your local city hall or municipality meeting and announce during the public comment section that you are running for the position of Republican Committeeman/women and distribute your flier. Note: We have recently made available our latest handbook, “MOPP Precinct Project 101” that explains the importance of the “precinct/committee” positions and many “how-tos” as well. This handbook 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 it listed. You can also order a hard copy by sending a request to MOPP at email@example.com. There is a cost of $5.00 for a hard copy to cover printing/mailing costs.
About True The Vote
Unfortunately, Americans have lost faith in the integrity of our nation's election results and fraud and law-breaking has become all too common in our electoral system. We hope to change that perception. True the Vote is a citizen-led effort to restore truth, faith, and integrity to our elections.
True the Vote is an initiative developed by citizens for citizens, meant to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. We promote ideas that actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. We are working to restore integrity to the American system of electing its leaders. With True the Vote, we have, "deconstructed the entire process, focusing on educating voters, examining the registry, recruiting, training and mobilizing election workers and poll watchers, training how to collect data all along the way, then use the data to shape government action and legislative agendas to support desperately needed election code reform." Our government was built upon the belief that election results represent the true will of the people and our election processes were always intended to be supported by citizen volunteers. We are helping stop corruption where it can start – at the polls.
Our initiatives include:
Mobilizing and training volunteers who are willing to work as election monitors Aggressively pursuing fraud reports to ensure prosecution when appropriate Providing a support system for our volunteers that includes live and online training, quick reference guides, a call bank to phone in problem reports, information on videotaping at polling places, and security as necessary Creating documentaries and instructional videos for use in recruiting and training Raising awareness of the problem through strategic outreach efforts including advertising, social networking, media relations, and relational marketing Voter registration programs and efforts to validate existing registration lists, including the use of pattern recognition software to detect problem areas
Who is True The Vote?
Based in Houston, Texas and headed by Catherine Engelbrecht (President), True The Vote is staffed by volunteers all across the country. Essentially, True The Vote is you and me. Every day Americans interested in the integrity of the elections in the home district.
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
reprinted from: http://truethevote.org/news/who-counts-in-2012-a-message-from-true-the-vote
Who Counts in 2012? A Message from True the Vote
How are our votes really counted? And who really counts them? Recently, reports have surfaced about the purchase of SOE, a Tampa FL based vote tabulation company, by SCYTL, an international vote tabulation company, based in Barcelona, Spain. So. Now what? We at True the Vote believe that the best safeguard against any potential problems in our elections is an active, organized, educated citizenry who are willing to take personal responsibility, stand in whatever gaps in our electoral system exist, and work to improve them. Now is not the time for panic. Let's get some answers, figure out what's going on, then spread the word. We are asking Congress and the FEC to address what, if any, role they had in approving the SCYTL/SOE purchase and what the impact will be, if any, to online military vote processing. Here's how you can help:
1. Contact your Secretary of State and ask them to provide a statement on how votes are tabulated and reported in your state and if SCYTL/SOE is involved at any point in the process. You can contact your Secretary of State here. Please email us the responses you receive, we will post them at www.truethevote.org. You can email us here. Here are the Secretary of State responses received thus far: TEXAS, ARIZONA, ALASKA, MISSOURI, ALABAMA, OHIO, WASHINGTON 2. Volunteer to help True the Vote. Commit to get involved, to volunteer at the polls, to record the final vote tallies at the polls where you work, to track those tallies, make sure they are being accurately reported, and be prepared to take meaningful and swift action if breaches are found to exist. We won't change the electoral process until we are willing to roll up our sleeves and take responsibility for it. Sustained responsibility. 3. Never forget, we are not victims. Victims have no options. We do. Though stories like this will shake us up, we must remain resolved to keep level heads, acknowledge real problems when they exist, work towards solutions, and not get caught up in rumor or manufactured hype. The days ahead will test the mettle of us all. But see victory, not defeat.
The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed
Posted By James Simpson On May 7, 2012
reprinted from: http://www.aim.org/special-report/the-lefts-national-vote-fraud-strategy-exposed/print/
This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to establish a “permanent progressive majority .” As two New York Democrats recently caught in a vote fraud scandal told  police, “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections…”
Low income individuals are the perfect dupes for this strategy. An expanding welfare state makes them increasingly dependent on government benefits, a development that guarantees their vote for liberal-left candidates. At the same time, people with marginal attachment to society may be less inclined to report illegal activity at the polls—or actually participate. The “victim” narrative promoted in popular culture and press may even encourage such behavior. Meanwhile, a growing tax burden and public debt suck private enterprise dry—pushing ever more people onto the dole.
Politicians of both parties are not above engaging in vote fraud. But this kind of corruption is relegated to individual campaigns or areas where corrupt political establishments have been able to develop unchallenged. It is not a systematic component of overall national strategy, as it is with the Left.
This strategy has been under development for decades. They have constructed an entire industry devoted to this task and pursue a multifaceted strategy to accomplish it:
1. Swamp election officials with overwhelming numbers of registrations at the last possible minute, a huge proportion of which are deliberately fraudulent, in order to create systematic chaos. This accomplishes numerous goals:
Makes verification of registrations difficult, given the small size and limited budgets of state and local election offices. Provides multiple opportunities for vote fraud. Throws the entire voting process into question, providing pretext for lawsuits where concessions may be obtained from election officials. When election officials challenge registrations, they are accused of “voter suppression.” This in turn serves complementary goals:
Charge of “voter suppression” reinforces the Left’s narrative about America as an oppressive, “racist” country. Publicity and lawsuits intimidate election officials, who settle on terms favorable to the Left.
2. Activists sue state authorities for “voter suppression,” creating further chaos and pressuring them to become de facto taxpayer-funded voter registration operations;
3. Eric Holder’s Justice Department tacitly supports voter intimidation tactics, sues states and backs private lawsuits, and resists reform as “voter suppression.”
4. Leftist echo chamber discredits allegations of vote fraud, supports “suppression” theme, and promotes advantageous legislation.
The ultimate goal is a systematized, taxpayer-funded voting machinery that will guarantee maximum participation from the Left’s voting demographic while undermining the ability to manage elections and prevent fraud.
The ACORN Swamping Method
The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed (cont)
Key to understanding the Left’s vote-fraud strategy is the community organizing group ACORN  and especially vote fraud .
. ACORN has become synonymous with corruption, complicity
in the subprime mortgage crisis
ACORN and its voter registration arm, Project Vote , hire marginal and unskilled workers at very low rates and use incentive bonuses or quotas to encourage them to collect as many voter registrations as possible . The resulting flood of registrations are fraught with duplicates, errors and omissions, and a large number are overtly fraudulent, including names like “Donald Duck,” “Mickey Mouse,” “Tony Romo” of the Dallas Cowboys , etc.   According to Matthew Vadum , the senior editor at Capital Research Center, a total of 400,000 bogus ACORN registrations were thrown out in 2008 alone. ACORN was supposedly disbanded in 2010 but resurrected itself under a slew of new names. Former ACORN President Bertha Lewis bragged  that they created “…18 bulletproof communityorganizing Frankensteins…” These are reproduced in the table below. Most of these groups occupy former ACORN offices, many with the same staff. ACORN is directly connected to Obama and the Democratic Party. Counsel to The Advance Group, a strategic planning company, is Michael Gaspard , Patrick Gaspard’s  brother. Patrick is currently the DNC’s executive director and President Obama’s former political director. He has worked for ACORN, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Working Families Party, a descendant of the ACORN-founded New Party which Barack Obama joined in 1996 . Obama has bragged of “fighting alongside ACORN  on issues you care about my entire career.” ACORN’s former deputy regional director, Amy Busefink was convicted in 2010 of vote fraud stemming from a 2008 Nevada case . Judicial Watch found that, “while under criminal indictment in Nevada… [Busefink] managed an online program for Project Vote’s 2010 Colorado campaign, the ultimate goal of which is to allow people without a driver’s license or state identification to register to vote online.” Busefink is now national field director  for Project Vote.
A MESSAGE FROM…
NEWS FROM THE TRENCHES – FLORIDA
Champion Tom Coutre and his wife helped set up 25 Voter Registration Drives in 25 different churches in Sumter, Marion, and Lake Counties, prior to Florida's Presidential Primary (PPP). With the help of volunteers from the churches, they distributed about 2,000 voter registration forms. Tom reported that the churches with the highest rate of success did these two things: 1. The Pastors played the "Champion the Vote" video at their services, and according to Tom, people were shocked by the statistics in the video. The Pastors said something like this from the pulpit:"If you are not registered to vote, or fail to vote, you are not doing your duty as a Christian or as an American citizen." They then directed the congregation to pick up a voter registration form and a voter guide after the service. Tom said that, in the end, registering new voters may not have been the most important result of the effort. Tom believes that the real importance of the drives was that they raised awareness of the power of the primary. He reported that Sumter County, Florida had the highest percentage turnout for the PPP. While he does not attribute this directly to the voter registration efforts, the Supervisor of Elections said that during the drives, they experienced an unusual number of new voter registrations in which voters changed their party affiliation. Let us know what you're doing to champion the vote in your community and beyond! Blessings, The Champion the Vote Team Making a Difference One by One, Multiplied Across the Nation
NOTE: Elections can be won or lost by one vote…we need to outnumber them! Every vote is going to count in the upcoming primaries and general elections. We need to get every conservative voter we can registered in order to counterbalance the tactics as enumerated in the above article, “The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed. A good place to find conservative voters is in your church. To help make it easier, “Champion the Vote” has a “Church Voter Registration Drive Kit” available at this link…http://championthevote.com/churchvoterregistrationdrivekit.html .
Analysis: Conservatives used tactics of the left in Wisconsin win
6:57 p.m. CDT, June 6, 2012
MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Activists with the conservative Tea Party movement say they owe a lot to their schooling in left-wing community organizing tactics for the historic Republican victory over the Democrats and their union allies in the Wisconsin recall election. While the Democrats said huge campaign spending by conservatives supporters of Republican Scott Walker allowed him on Tuesday to become the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election, the Republicans point to their grassroots, get-out-the-vote work as more important. "Advertising can only do so much," said Ned Ryun, head of the national conservative group American Majority, whose sister group American Majority Action worked closely with Wisconsin activists. "But talking to someone face to face is a game changer." Combine that personal contact with energizing a mass movement of door knockers and the latest phone software technology to track voters and you have many of the ingredients for the victory, they say. The conservative activists have literally taken a page out of a left-wing radical's guide to organizing - as many have read the late Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." Born in 1909 in Chicago, Alinsky - who died in 1972 - began his organizing career in the city's poor Back of the Yards district and is widely considered the founder of modern community organizing. "There was no manual for organizing on the right, so we adapted it to the conservative cause," said Brown, of We the People of the Republic, a Tea Party group based in Madison, Wisconsin. "The left has been good at it for 100 years, so what better place to start?" Labor unions and liberal activists forced the recall election against Walker because of his successful effort last year to curb the collective bargaining powers of public sector workers in the Midwestern U.S. state famous for its beer, cheese and Harley-Davidsonmotorcycles. The unions, with a reputation for excelling at grass-roots organizing, not only failed to oust Walker - but he beat his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, by an even bigger margin than his 2010 gubernatorial victory. Out-of-state conservatives flooded Wisconsin with tens of millions of dollars in campaign cash in an election seen as a barometer of the American political mood ahead of the November 6 presidential election. Walker outspend Barrett by more than 7-to-1. Leading U.S. conservative donors made donations to boost Walker. Luke Hilgemann, Wisconsin state director of Americans for Prosperity, which is backed by conservative billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch, said the group coordinated a network of some 100,000 local activists. Most of their efforts centered on 17 key counties. Money alone doesn't win elections. In the three weeks before the election, Walker benefited from a disciplined get-out-the-vote drive mounted by people associated with the Tea Party movement, which reviles President Barack Obama. Wisconsin could be a key battleground state in the November 6 election as Obama seeks re-election against Republican Mitt Romney. A lot of the campaign cash bankrolled a wave of pro-Walker advertising. Exit polls taken on Tuesday, however, indicated the ads may not have been a decisive factor; nearly 90 percent of voters say they chose their candidate before the ad barrage. "Not only is the Tea Party alive and kicking, those guys ran a great get-out-the-vote campaign," said Ford O'Connell, a Republican strategist and chairman of the CivicForum PAC political group. "They have given away the secret recipe for what could win the election for Mitt Romney." "This is a paradigm shift," added Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, a conservative group chaired by former Republican House of Representatives Majority leader Dick Armey that provides training and resources to Tea Party activists. "If the grassroots embrace a cause, they make all the difference."
Analysis: Conservatives used tactics of the left in Wisconsin win (cont.)
UNION FAULTS Analysts said Democrats and unions made fundamental mistakes in Wisconsin. Instead of uniting behind one candidate to challenge Walker, Democrats waged a divisive primary and most unions did not back the eventual winner Tom Barrett, who has had his own disputes with unions as mayor of Milwaukee. The Democrats lost valuable time and money while Walker was traveling the country collecting millions of dollars to back his election effort. They also may have miscalculated in choosing Barrett, who previously had lost to Walker in 2010. "If they are going to recall a governor, it hardly makes sense to try to challenge him with a candidate who lost against him last time," said Marick Masters, a professor of business and director of labor studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. On Wednesday, top labor leaders such as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa were not acknowledging any mistakes publicly and dismissed the idea that events in Wisconsin had a broad implications for the labor movement's future. "Walker needed every last dime and every last divisive TV ad to maintain a weakened hold on his office," Trumka said. Success in Wisconsin this year came with the aid of technology such as a new get-out-the-vote app called Gravity that American Majority Action provided free to Tea Party activists, as conservatives targeted like-minded voters. Prior to the election, Tea Party activists reported encountering voters who backed Walker but would be out of state on the day of the election. So activists helped them fill out absentee ballots. "We would have lost those votes if we hadn't showed up," said Matt Batzel, state director of American Majority Action. "That's what this is all about."
Note: The above article documents how the grassroots played an integral role in the Wisconsin recall. A new “get out the vote” app called “Gravity”…and groups like American Majority and True the Vote were all part of a unified effort, with many other grassroots organizations, both local and national, to help achieve victory. The sophistication of these programs, coupled with the manpower and passion of the grassroots movement was a “winning” combination! These same tools and strategies will be showcased at our MOPP “Winning in November” seminar that will take place on July 14, 2012. We hope you make plans to attend and join us to learn how you can utilize these tools for victory in November.
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November Is a Plebiscite On the American Revolution
REPRINTED FROM Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Election Day 2012 will not be a presidential election. It will be a plebiscite. Americans will not only be voting for a president (and a House and a third of the Senate). They will be participating in a plebiscite on the definition of America. If Americans re-elect the Democrat, Barack Obama, they will have announced that America should be like Western European countries -governed by left-wing values. Americans will have decided that America's value system -- "Liberty," "In God We Trust," "E Pluribus Unum" -- should be replaced. The election in November is therefore a plebiscite on the American Revolution. The usual description of presidential elections -- "the most important in our lifetime" -- is true this time. In fact, it may be the most important election since the Civil War, and possibly since America's founding. The left knows what is at stake. And the most left-wing president in American history knows what is at stake. Candidate Obama announced shortly before the 2008 election, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." He described the left's aim perfectly: to fundamentally transform America. It seeks to replace Liberty, In God We Trust, and E Pluribus Unum. That is what "fundamentally transform" means. In fact, those words are proof that American values and leftist values are fundamentally opposed to one another. The right, on the other hand, seeks to maintain America's values. Conservatives want to improve America, but, as its name implies, conservatism seeks to conserve, not transform. "Liberty" means, first and foremost, limited government -- because bigger government means less individual liberty. "In God We Trust" means that America must be rooted in Creator-based values. There are no inalienable rights if no rights derive from God. And "E Pluribus Unum" means the assumption of an American identity by all citizens regardless of their racial, ethnic or national background. The left seeks to replace Liberty with Equality. Material inequality is the great evil, and if individual liberty needs to be sacrificed to attain equality, so be it. Creator-based values are to be replaced by government-based values. "God-fearing" is to be replaced by "State-fearing." God must be removed from schools and wherever else the left can succeed in doing so. "E Pluribus Unum" is to be replaced by multiculturalism. For leftism, the very words "American identity" conjure up chauvinism, if not fascism. For these reasons, this election is not just a choice between a Democrat and a Republican. It is between Americanism and leftism. This does not mean that left-wing Americans are un-American or unpatriotic -- or that they do not love their country. The conflict between Americanism and leftism is between ideas, not between decent and indecent people. But it is an unfortunate fact of life that decent people can believe in bad ideas. If this were not so, few of the greatest evils would ever have occurred. If this election is indeed a plebiscite on America, Mitt Romney cannot campaign solely, or even primarily, on the state of the economy. First, what if the economy even slightly improves? What happens then to Governor Romney's appeal? Moreover, relying for one's success on the suffering of one's fellow Americans is morally as well as politically perilous. Second, Americans want to vote for more than an economic Mr. Fix-It, as desirable as such a person is. So, too, Mr. Romney should not overly personalize his campaign. He is running against Obama, but Barack Obama is not the biggest issue. The left's desire to transform America is the biggest issue. Barack Obama is to be opposed because he is a man of the left. Mitt Romney and the entire Republican Party need to describe this election as the plebiscite on America that it is. The most urgent task in American life is to make clear, and then repeat as often as possible: leftist values and American values are in conflict. Instead of asking, "Are you better off than you were three years ago?" Every Republican needs to ask, every day, "Do you want to fundamentally transform America?" If they do, Barack Obama is their man. If they don't, Mitt Romney is.
The Missouri Caucuses are completed. A lot of people got involved this year and were very passionate about the various candidates. Not everybody is happy. One even hears that voting for the supposed nominee Mitt Romney is no different than Barack Obama. So why bother to vote. We should all remember that the next President will probably be in a position to nominate up to four Supreme Court justices. So keep this in mind when you make your decisions about who to support: Current age of : Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg - 79 years Stephen Breyer - 73 years Anthony Kennedy - 75 years Antonin Scalia - 76 tears We cannot afford to have a President Obama replace any Supreme Court Justices, but especially not a Antonin Scalia. Especially if we do not have at least 41 Senators that would be willing to stand up and vote no for any Supreme Court nominee that does not have true constitutional credentials. Supposedly, Mitt Romney has appointed a group of individuals to review possible candidates for the Supreme Court. This is encouraging, especially since the man heading this group is Robert Borck, one of the best constitutional jurists this country has ever produced.
May 8, 2012
Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans By Steve McCann
The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America " in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders. The most significant accomplishment of Obama's first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency. During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshipping stupor, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch. The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration. This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write. For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they "shall" do something and more than 200 times when they "may" take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the "Secretary determines." In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014. The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat the nation's financial, banking and investment sectors. The bill also creates new agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not subject to any oversight by Congress. This overall process was repeated numerous times with other legislation all with the intent of granting unfettered power to the executive branch controlled Barack Obama and his radical associates. Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others. None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages. It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress. Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago style political tactics. The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists. The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics, would not only threaten government shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints. Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election. Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people. Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated. The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism. Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted. The governmental structure of the United States was set up by the founders in the hope that over the years only those people of high moral character and integrity would assume the reins of power. However, knowing that was not always possible, they dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other.
Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans (cont.)
What they could not imagine is the surrender and abdication of its constitutional duty by the preeminent governmental branch, the Congress, to a chief executive devoid of any character or integrity coupled with a judiciary essentially powerless to enforce the law when the chief executive ignores them Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal. All resources must be directed at that end-game and not merely controlling Congress and the various committee chairmanships.
reprinted from: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/obamas_second_term_transformation_plans.html (from American Thinker)
Winning the Youth Vote
Posted by Mindy Reifer 12pc on May 03, 2012 · Flag
After clearly indicating their strategic ploys to secure the women vote this election cycle, Democrats are now sharpening their rhetoric aimed at reclaiming the youth vote. President Obama directed his April campaigning towards college students, focusing on college-loan rates and other university-related political issues. Since the 2008 election results were first analyzed, the prominence of the youth vote has weighed heavily on both Democratic and Republican candidates’ campaign decisions. The popular myth circulating is that for Obama’s 2008 win, the youth vote turned out in remarkably unprecedented numbers. And all Obama has to do is continue this pattern to secure his electoral victory. But that might be easier said than done this time around. First, Obama did not in fact grow the youth vote very much and certainly not in unprecedented numbers. What Obama actually did accomplish in 2008 was to turn the youth vote largely away from Republicans, securing a majority of votes from voters aged 18-29. The actual growth of the youth vote, though, was just 1%. Posting on the Washington Post’s website on April 24, Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blakeat demonstrate that while political organizations claimed that Obama’s election was in part due to a more than 2.2 million youth voter turnout increase, “young voters comprised 18 percent of the electorate in 2008, a one-point improvement from their share of the electorate in 2004, 2000 and 1996, but nowhere near the heights they reached in the 1980s.” Misrepresentation of Obama’s success at the polls led to many dishonest facts being promulgated to bolster the supposed turnout-increasing abilities of our president. Even before the finally tally in 2008, Heather Smith of Rock the Vote (as quoted by Melissa Dahl on MSNBC.com) said, “We expected record turnout, and that is what we’re seeing right now.” Hindsight proved that it was not at all a record turnout, certainly not when the 1980 and 1984 Reagan Revolution is considered, but it was a record margin in favor of the Democratic nominee. And this youth vote clobbering likely tilted the election in Obama’s favor. Dahl says that “young voters preferred Obama over John McCain by 68 percent to 30 percent — the highest share of the youth vote obtained by any candidate since exit polls began reporting results by age in 1976, according to CIRCLE, a non-partisan organization.” It is not only Obama and Democrats who are going after the youth vote. At the same time that Obama was appealing to his prime target, Romney was giving stump speeches about student loans and college costs. (In pure campaign-mode, Obama demanded that Congress keep student loan rates low, something that Republicans in Congress have also supported!) It remains to be seen if Obama will once again secure the youth vote, or by what margin. This time around, Republicans have a stronger platform to run on: Obama’s record. Statistics released by the Republican Study Committee on April 30 show that more than half of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. In fact, 85% of college graduates will be moving back home with their parents, hardly the ideal goal of a college grad. Many of the youngest of 2008’s voters have now graduated college, and are finding themselves enveloped in student debt and facing the harsh realities of the Obama recession. And of course the older end of the youth vote have now matured somewhat, witnessing first-hand the destruction Obama’s policies have wrought on our economy and foreign image. And it is up to this very demographic to perhaps effect the biggest change in the election outcome this November. But unfortunately, youth voters are still favoring Obama over Romney by a strong margin, strong enough to win him reelection. An April 2012 Washington Post-ABC survey showed Obama leading Romney by 21 points among 18-29-year olds. Romney is correct in assuming he needs to appeal to the youth vote, not just to grow the turnout but more importantly to urge deflections over to the Republicans side, in order to secure the election. Romney needs to focus on the economy, not just student loan rates. He needs to remind young voters that they will need jobs to pay back their loans, no matter how low interest rates remain. And moving back home with Mom and Dad is no way to spend one’s first year as a college graduate. America needs to once again be a nation of unique, unprecedented economy opportunity, and a 2012 “Reagan” revolution is necessary to put the US back on track to prosperity.
Reprinted from: Smart Girl Politics at http://www.sgpaction.com/winning_the_youth_vote?recruiter_id=6
The National Popular Vote – 11 States Can Decide the Presidential Election
December 9, 2011 By Sara Noble
“The elective franchise, if guarded as the ark of our safety, will peaceably dissipate all combinations to subvert a Constitution, dictated by the wisdom, and resting on the will of the people.” ~ Thomas Jefferson While Americans are focused on the election, the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party, funded by two eccentric businessmen and a George Soros son, are stealthily orchestrating the decimation of the voting process and states rights through the National Popular Vote Compact (NPV). The NPV is a popular sound bite that will do the opposite of what it is portrayed to do – make each American’s vote count. It does not do that because it keeps the electoral college but misuses it. What it actually does is create a “forced merger” between heavily populated states and less populated states. Currently moving at a rapid pace, the NPV is a state-by-state initiative that will force states to allocate their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, rather than the winner of the popular vote in their state. NPV will greatly reduce the power of most states in that the highly populated states will be able to gain the electoral votes and, in fact, 11 states could decide the Presidential election. California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey have 57% of the votes cast in 2008, and together they have 270 electoral votes, the amount necessary to win the election. Do you want these states to decide who is President while other states have no say? Is this what the Founding Fathers wanted? An election based on demographics and geographics? Why is the current structure of the electoral college so important? Our Founding Fathers believed that the state by state disbursed system maintained the sovereignty of the states and disallowed Federalism. The containment of “mischief” or voter fraud of the ACORN type is contained within states instead of being spread nationally. The electoral college provides balance and firewalls against voter fraud. Do you believe all states should be purple and not red or blue? Then you do NOT want the NPV. Supporters of the NPV claim it will favor Republicans in that there are more underutilized Republican votes than Democratic votes, which I doubt since the heavily populated states are predominantly liberal. Whether this is true or not does not matter.
The National Popular Vote – 11 States Can Decide the Presidential Election (cont.)
We should not favor one side or the other in the United States of America. The initiative has been approved by half the states necessary to pass it. The states that have approved it equal 70 electoral votes and only 138 are needed for it to pass. It is well on its way to becoming law. NPV circumvents the Constitution by allowing individual states to change the Constitution without an amendment. However, the compact clause of the Constitution does not allow any state to “enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State.” Liberal states like California could join with Illinois, New York, and another 8 other liberal states forming a super bloc that would give all their electoral votes to the winner, forming the bloc that could take the election. Article V specifically states that the Constitution must be amended, “no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.” The NPV as structured will immediately take effect without an amendment and it will probably be in time for the 2012 election. NPV has bipartisan support and the opposition should be bipartisan as well. It is not a partisan issue, it is about states rights and the power of each individual guaranteed by the electoral college. NPV will have many unwanted side effects. The states that decide the election will probably be the states that receive the federal dollars because their votes count. They will likely be the only states that candidates will visit. Another problematic side effect reared its ugly head in my own Congressional district on Long Island. Our congressman, Tim Bishop, received most of his funding from New York City and other areas outside Long Island, including as far away as California. NPV will encourage the influx of money from outside the key 11 states. It will be lobbying on steroids. Then there is the nationalization of voter fraud. Some states require proof of citizenship, photo ID’s, no ID’s, but NPV will eliminate that choice and the containment of fraud that states provide. I personally experienced absentee voter fraud. For example, one woman voted from Canada and used the address of a local middle school. The courts in NY let these votes stand. Even the dead people we found were counted because you only have a few days to prove they are dead, and courts want a death certificate, which is hard to get on hundreds of people in a matter of days. So, in NY, dead people vote. I happen to know of a number of illegal aliens who voted as well. In Kansas, the Democratic primary of Rizzo vs Royster shows the seriousness of voter fraud. A group in support of Rizzo brought in 50 Somali nationals to vote. Rizzo won by one vote. ACORN often mobilizes aliens to vote. In Mississippi, 23 counties had more people registered to vote than were alive. Examples are endless though some would have us believe fraud is not a widespread problem. There is the costly and lengthy litigation which will ensue if NPV passes. Examples are What happens constitutionally, if a state in the NPV doesn’t like the candidate they are forced to give their electoral votes to and pulls out of the compact though they are not free to do so? NPV does not meet equal protection under the 14th amendment for the states who do not sign on to the NPV. The compact clause, Article I, suggests it needs congressional approval. Article II delegates power to the states which the NPV overrides. Administratively, a non-qualified person, not even on the ballot, could win; it will force states with solid voting requirements to go with those who allow rampant fraud if they have higher population density; the individuality of states that includes early voter registration, felons voting, voting by mail, et cetera, will dissolve into the requirements of the heavily populated states. Close elections will cause inevitable and lengthy delays. There is even a question of whether some states will be able to vote under the compact.
The National Popular Vote – 11 States Can Decide the Presidential Election (cont.)
Litigation will take a long time and could end up leaving the incumbent President in place for months or years. NPV will -
Federalize the vote Destroy state sovereignty in the Presidential election Circumvent the Constitution Disenfranchise voters by giving 11 states the power to decide the election. It will ignite endless litigation Reduce voting to the lowest common denominator Give a handful of states supremacy
NPV is a “one size fits all” and it forces many states to abandon the voting procedures and policies that make them unique. It focuses on the end results and sacrifices process.
reprinted from: http://www.independentsentinel.com/2011/12/the-national-popular-vote-11-states-will-decide-the-presidential-election/
One of our very own Republican Missouri Legislators introduced a bill in the last legislative session in favor of the National Popular Vote and to eliminate the Electoral College. Dwight Scharnhorst (93rd District before re-districting) explained that he did not know that what this bill was about and that is why he introduced it. Unfortunately, Mr.Scharnhorst is now running unopposed in the newly re-districted 88th District.
“I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.” Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Samuel Kerchival. vii, 14. Ford Ed., x, 41. (M., 1816.)
“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” Benjamin Franklin
was thrilled to be part of the “ ” held on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The organizers put together a wonderful event with great speakers, great food and great company. It was an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow conservatives from throughout the State. And, stay tuned…word has it there will be another “Rally for Common Sense” in May 2013!
ConservativeTVOnline.com did a yeoman’s job of capturing the event…here are some of the links to speakers from that day…
Herman Cain: Alan Keyes:
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Rev. C.L.Bryant: Alfonzo Rachel: Dee Rock:
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Kevin Jackson: Michelle Moore:
Stacy Washington: Dave Roland:
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The rest of the videos from the event can be seen by going to… www.conservativetvonline.com.
Note: Alex Rife, is a true patriot who is the videographer/owner of Conservative TV Online who travels around the State (and the nation)…at his own expense…to document and chronicle the Grassroots Movement during this historic time in our history. Alex is dedicated to educating the public regarding issues facing America and he depends strictly on donations to continue his great work. All gifts are used solely to maintain his website, as well as costs involved in the video production. Please consider making a one time donation and/or become a sponsor of CTV at this link… http://www.conservativetvonline.com/Donation.htm
had the privilege of attending the “Power Campaigns and Activists Seminar” as a “vendor”. The event was hosted by Robbie Brouk. Participants received “campaign school” training from a variety of impressive speakers. If/when Robbie hosts another event we highly recommend that candidates and volunteers attend.
May 25…a Candidate Forum was held in St. Charles.
was in attendance and videos of selected candidates speaking at that forum can be viewed at this link….
In this newsletter we are highlighting 4 new links/groups that are valuable resources for the “grassroots”…
A GREAT NEW CONSERVATIVE RESOURCE…
MISSOURI GRASSROOTS TALK RADIO…
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missourigrassrootsradio/2012/05/17/mgc-radioculture-vigilante (347) 677-1835
A Message from Lisa Payne-Naeger: The above link is to my new internet radio show. I will be hosting an hour long show on Wednesday evenings, starting tomorrow. It's a political talk radio show from the patriot perspective. It will cover education, judicial reform, political culture, budgets, and various patriot issues. Please call in and participate. Your support is appreciated. Thanks. NOTE: This is a great forum for grassroots activists throughout the State. If you think your event or topic is newsworthy, contact Lisa.
would encourage its supporters/readers to go to www.moccnow.com and visit the Missouri Conservative Coalition website. MOCC is a non-partisan organization of individuals, civic organizations and political action groups united in their firm believe that Liberty comes from God, not government. They support liberty, lower taxes and smaller government. The website has valuable information from grassroots member groups from across the State of Missouri. MOPP is proud to be a participating member group. The website forum allows you to discuss pertinent topics and the calendar will keep you up to date on events occurring across the State. MoCC is a very active organization and it has meetings and events regularly. Sign up today to stay informed and become involved. MoCC can also
be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/info.mocc/ .
Another link that would like to recommend is http://www.iheardthepeoplesay.org/. “I Heard the People Say” has been active since the very beginning of the “grassroots movement”. Among its many accomplishments, the organization was instrumental in passing Prop C in Missouri which passed with 71% of Missouri voters making their voices heard in opposition to Obamacare. IHTPS sends out newsletters to its members and past issues can be found “archived” on the website. The IHTPS website is a great resource for up-to-date information and editorials on various issues and events. “I Heard the People Say” can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesay
As part of the “precinct strategy”, MOPP recommends getting involved on the precinct/township level…for a calendar of township, county and club meeting times go to…
STOP JUDICIAL ACTIVISM! Learn how your state selects judges - excellent site by The Federalist Society http://www.statecourtsguide.com/ #912 #judicialactivism http://www.statecourtsguide.com/guide/missouri/ oOo HOW CONERVATIVE 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
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
’s website at:
…CAN HELP CAN HELP
AND AND MISSOURI VOTERS MISSOURI VOTERS
To use all of their new tools go to…
Please watch this video from “One Vote Matters” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKFF53Bce9k
If your group has an upcoming candidate forum or debate, or educational meeting/event scheduled, please forward the information about your event to MOPP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the timing of the event, we will put it in our next newsletter – or -- if the event will occur in-between newsletters we will post the event on our MOPP Facebook page. (Please note: MOPP does not post candidate specific events or meetings unrelated to our focus.)
June 21, 2012 7 p.m. (social begins at 6:30 p.m.) ST. CHARLES COUNTY YOUNG REPUBLICANS MONTHLY MEETING CANDIDATE FORUM: GOVERNOR LOCATION: Ham’s Deli 105 N. Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301 Please join us as we are hosting a forum for those Republican Candidates who are running for U.S. Senate. For more information, please visit us at www.stcharlesyrs.com or call 636-395-0230.
“„Winning‟ in November”
DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2012 TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LOCATION: The Pillar Foundation 15820 Clayton Road (near Clayton and Clarkson Roads) Ellisville (St. Louis County), MO 63011 COST: $25.00 (includes a box lunch, beverage and training materials) TO REGISTER Go to: American Majority, “Get Trained”, “View All” --or click on this link… http://americanmajority.org/events/st-louis-mo-activist-training-2/) --or go to our website… www.moprecinctproject.org (for questions call: 636-379-0128) (Register ASAP in order to be guaranteed a seat at the event)
August 16, 2012 7 p.m. “ElectionBoard/Voter Fraud” Presented by St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Sky Lounge 930 Kehrs Mill Rd., #201 Ballwin, MO 63011
UPCOMING EVENTS (cont.)
THE MAKING OF AMERICA SEMINARS
Concerned Women for America of Missouri invites you to join us as we discover the Founders' original success formula for freedom presented by renowned constitutional scholar, Dr. Earl Taylor, president of National Center for Constitutional Studies. Dr. Earl Taylor, President of National Center for Constitutional Studies (www.nccs.net), will make this educational and inspirational presentation on the founding of this unique land called the United States of America. When good people come together in the spirit of learning -- people who sense that something is terribly amiss in America and seeking to know if there are better answers -- a sense of peace and hope pervades the room as the story of the Founders' message is unfolded to them. Coming soon to a location near you! Monday, June 25 - Cliff Cave Library - 5430 Telegraph Rd. - Lemay, MO 63129 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 - Callaway County Electric Cooperative - 1313 Cooperative Dr. - Fulton, MO 65251 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 - Hannibal Nutrition Center - 219 S. 10th St. - Hannibal, MO 63401 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 - Gamber Center - #4 SE Independence Ave. - Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 - Higher Ground Hotel - 200 N. Delaware - Independence, MO 64050 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28 - Belton Community Center - 16400 N. Mullen Rd - Belton, MO 64012 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28 - Harrisonville Community Center - 2400 Jefferson Parkway - Harrisonville, MO 64701 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 29 - The Clinton Building -501 Campanella - Sikeston, MO 63801 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is only $5 which includes all seminar materials. Make plans now to attend and invite a friend and your pastor. No charge for pastors. Women, men and teens are all welcome. Please register by Thursday, June 21. Mail your $5 registration fee to: CWA of Missouri, PO Box 22014, St. Louis, MO 63126 Note which location in the memo. Or contact Diana Kaufman at 636-447-4244 or email@example.com. Restore the Republic Prayer Paves the Way, Action Possesses the Land! Concerned Women for America of Missouri PO Box 22014 St. Louis, MO 63126 314-608-0168 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cwfa.org 24
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MOPP CONTACT INFORMATION
(print for future reference) On the web: www.moprecinctproject.org Just go to the “Contact Us” tab to join Via email: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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: Crawford County: Franklin 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 Barbara Siegfried Sandra Davidson 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 Scott County: Pam Yant Warren County: Bev Ehlen
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: Sandra Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Pam Yant 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)
Go to www.areyouregistered.org and make sure your own voter registration is current and valid
Go to www.areyouregistered.org and check to see if other friends and/or relatives are registered; if they aren’t you can send them an email and link to the webpage where they can sign up 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!)
Go to our website and become a
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!
“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/#!/
Note: We have recently made available our latest handbook, “MOPP Precinct Project 101” that explains the importance of the “precinct/committee” positions and many “how-tos” as well. This handbook 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 it listed. You can also order a hard copy by sending a request to MOPP at email@example.com. There is a cost of $5.00 for a hard copy to cover printing/mailing costs. You will find out “training” and “educational” materials at the MOPP website under the “Training” tab including handouts, templates and training materials.
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/
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. “WINNING IN NOVEMBER” Seminar….details here http://americanmajority.org/events/st-louis-mo-activist-
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.
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