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Jan 22 2010

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TAKE MICHIGAN BACK!

TAKE MI BACK WITH FLOURISH

Michigan Patriots,

2010-the year we TAKE MICHIGAN BACK! Part 1

2009 was a momentous year because We the People went to war. Not just with those outside our country but from within.  We are at war with those who have methodically worked to dismantle our Constitution, torn apart our representative Republic, and who wish to put another form of government in its place.

We have made progress in the “court of public opinion” with President Obama’s popularity plummeting at the polls as we have held tea parties, town halls, protested, called, faxed and e-mailed. The liberals/ socialist /fascists are on the run and we will continue to keep the pressure up…the winning of governors’ races in New Jersey, Virginia, and most recently, the election of Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy’s US Senate seat prove that people are fed up…We have the momentum NOW!

The 2010 elections are one of the most important in our life time.

For 2010 we must turn our attention to home, to our beloved Michigan. As Michiganders we have seen the results of the same liberal’s policies that the Obama regime is now trying to implement. After 8 years of liberal “leadership” Michigan is in shambles. Unemployment is at almost 15%, the Car Capitol of the World has seen a government take over of GM, jobs evaporate, foreclosures rise and families leave.

Michiganders, 2010 is the year that we must and will TAKE MICHIGAN BACK!

If we are honest with ourselves we must take responsibility for not being educated and active in the polices that have shaped our lives and hurt Michigan. We need to change that, for our state, our families, and our future. We must muster all soldiers in the Constitutional Conservative army.

But how do we accomplish that?

WE MUST:

ü      Identify Constitutional Conservative Candidates with character, in all offices, local, county, state, school boards, and court system, who believe that holding office is a civic duty and that the government is the problem not the answer!

All Michigan House and Senate seats are up for re-election – we have a tremendous opportunity in 2010!

ü      We at Grassroots in Michigan are working on a site that will be “one stop shopping” for information on candidates, races and issues in Michigan as well as tools to  research candidates, voting records and ballot initiatives.

ü      We also ask Michiganders to send us information about what is going on in your District to grassrootsinMI@gmail. You may have a sneak preview by  going here: http://micc.grassrootsmichigan.com/

Campaigns need two things: People and Money

ü      We must support these candidates with time and/or money. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 hour of 40 hours to give, $5 or $5,000. What matters is that you become engaged. Any campaign will plug you in, in an area that you are comfortable with. Literature drops, phone, banks, admin, door-to door etc are opportunities.

Part Two:

Take over your Party

Like it or not, we have a two party system, despite the talk of a 3rd party. Third parties historically have either disappeared or simply can not win. And to TAKE BACK MICHIGAN we must win.

So how do we, as Constitutional Conservatives take over a party?

You want to change the direction? Then find other people who think like you do and get organized “within” the party. Focus on the next set of Republican precinct organizational meetings and county conventions where local party officials are elected, as well as delegates to district and state conventions. Identify the dates and locations and share them with your friends

ü      County (Republican) precinct organizational meetings can be found here : http://www.migop.org/index.php/site/contactCountyRep/a/

The little secret among party insiders (of either party) is that the number of people that participate in the actual organizational meetings where leadership is elected is incredibly low. Far lower even than the small percentage that participates in primary elections

Most precinct delegates require little to no campaigning and some are elected with just one vote! Deadline for filing to run in Michigan is no later than 4:00pm May, 11, 2010 at your county, city, or township clerk office.

ü      Requirements for becoming a precinct delegate in your county can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/word/embed/25453902 (Printable and downloadable)

ü      Application to become a precinct delegate can be found here: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Aff-ID_Precnt_139901_7.pdf

ü      Identify those who currently have jobs within your county party and where they stand on our core conservative principles. Then either support them or replace them. It’s as simple as that.

.ü Know the rules. Get copies of state and local party rules. Study them and pay particular attention to the rules of procedure. Remember that the personnel that you are trying to replace knows them. You need to also. Get a copy Robert’s Rules of Order In Brief http://www.robertsrules.com/ STUDY THEM so you and your conservative coalition won’t be out maneuvered!

ü      Continue to go to your county party meetings, form a coalition with other constitutional conservatives there, vote, go to the state convention, get on the executive committee, run for vice county chair, and then county chair, then you will be helping to pick the candidates on your party ticket!

When you change who is driving, you’ll change where the vehicle is headed. And in the process you’ll build critical infrastructure for the party, which will make it more likely to be successful for the issues you care about – and help build the conservative movement at the same time!

Elections have consequences, as they say, and that applies not just to public office but also to party office. If you’re really committed to conservative principles, then don’t make it any easier for liberals to win – GET INVOLVED!

  • If you want real change, then focus on the real problem. Change the personnel.

In a nutshell precinct delegates:

What is a Precinct Delegate?
The role of Precinct Delegate is extremely important and is as “grassroots” as you can get. Precinct Delegates are elected by that precinct’s voters to serve as a liaison between voters and the Democrat or Republican Party in your neighborhood.

What is a Precinct?
The precinct is the smallest political unit in the country and it is where elections are won or lost. All voters in a precinct vote at one location. It is your neighborhood, where you know the people and the issues most important to them.

What do Precinct Delegates do?
As a grassroots leader for your party in your precinct, a Precinct Delegate might:
1. Help people get registered to vote; take information on issues and candidates to voters
2. Identify and recruit others interested in your party
3. Help turn out your party’s vote in your neighborhood on Election Day; or inform party leaders about the issues that concern voters.

Complete printable and downloadable copy here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/25453283/What-is-a-Precinct-Delegate

Michiganders, 2010 is the year that we must and will TAKE MICHIGAN BACK!

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  1. jim tanner

    How do I donate ?.

  2. nancy

    I’m not republican or democratic, But I believe that both side got away from our CONSTITUTION OF UNITED STATES,
    Our Government forgot they worked for us. Michigan, I believe this national healthcare is questionable, WHY?
    NO ONE READ THE BILL, Congress failed the American people. Michigan, Healthcare non-profit organization,
    So, why is Michigan not creating jobs, Drill for oil, Coal mining, Green energy, and Farm more.

    Michigan Republicans or democratic running for Our Constitutional Rights,

    Military Funeral , NO PROTESTORS, that private,

    GOD BLESS YOU

  3. Dionne Heilman

    This e-mail is a cry for help. In this website http://homepages.umflint.edu/~dheilman I expose a Federal Conspiracy lead by President Clinton and the People’s Republic of China whom are guilty of conceiving a system to steal from America and it is this system that is destroying the United States economy. We have all witnessed the great advancement in technology such as the internet, computers, software, cell phones, credit cards, NASA, and other information technologies. However, the development and control of these technologies are the result of back door government agreements from which President Clinton and the People’s Republic of China have utilized to defraud the American people.

    The United States is bankrupt and has an unfunded liability (dept) of $72 trillion, thus no way to pay it (Burns and Kotikoff). According to Professor Laurence J. Kotikoff, Chairman of the Department of Economics at Boston, he states, “I believe the United States is poised on the edge of a financial precipice; if our leaders fail to restore a sound monetary system, our country will plunge into fiscal chaos, and we will lose our freedom” (Burns and Kotikoff).

    American’s are being betrayed. We must fight against the corruption and protect our individual human rights and equal justice for all; enforce the laws of this great country and the integrity of our public officials, “We will not stand by or be aloof. We will move…It is the law’ (Robert F. Kennedy )

    America will face a Russian Revolution or Holocaust if we the people of America do not stand up and fight for the United States Constitution. Indeed, a Communist takeover or an overthrown of the American Government deems secured.

    Please pick up the phone and call our representatives and speak up — right now. But don’t stop there. Forward this email widely. The Congressional switchboard number — (202) 224-3121.

    “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

    —Thomas Jefferson

    Sincerely,
    Dionne Heilman

  4. nancy

    november race for governor is here and not sure who to vote for, I was hoping for someone that believe in having
    company invest in michigan that didn’t need taxpayers money, and where not non-profit organization, but real
    capitalism. Who believe in our Constitution, 2nd Amendment.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA, GOD BE WITH MICHIGAN

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