Monday, August 20, 2007
ALL-AMERICA WALK FOR RON PAUL
All-America Walk in Support of Ron Paul’s Freedom MessageSunday, August 26, 2007For more information and to get involved:
Update*We now have 20 states with either planned participation in the August 26th nationally coordinated event or in the planning stages. For a list go to http://www.RonPaulRadio.US/allamericawalk.html and see the list at the right hand side of the page.* We had a great teleconference on Saturday and 4 more states joined the list on the call. The next teleconference will be:
Tuesday at 5 PM Pacific, 7 PM Central and 8 PM Eastern.
Dial-in Number: 1-712-432-2600, Participant Access Code: 26447*
If you have planned or are planning an activity in ”Support of Ron Paul’s Freedom Message”, PLEASE put it on your calendar on your meetup group and email us asap with a link to the calendar entry so we can include that on our list of participating states. This helps us build momentum and gives us a better profile as we do outreach to media.Examples of planned activities:
http://ronpaul.meetup.com/104/calendar/6165342/http://ronpaul.meetup.com/7/calendar/6181052/*Please note that although this is being referred to as a "Walk", some groups are looking at other creative forms of participation other than "walking". And that's great (though walking a long distance for a candidate does make a particular statement).*There’s a great video of Kelly Halldorson’s walk which inspired this whole thing. Must see! If one person can do so much, what can hundreds or thousands do? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyIQTsBu2C4Get InvolvedHere’s a few things you can do to help make this event a success.
1. Get Organized. We only have a week. If you don’t have an event planned for the 26th, throw something together right away and put it on your calendar. If you plan something and get the word out, most of the time people will just show up. If you already have another event previously planned, maybe consider adapting it in such a way as to make it an event associated with this national effort. Just go for it!
2. Spread the word! Take a look at the list of states. If your state is not on the list, please send an email (maybe use the text on the web page) to the meetup organizer’s and anyone you know in your state and get your state on board! If your state is on board, get involved with the group that is planning the activity. And please do outreach to the meetup organizers of the states adjacent to yours if they are not already on board. Thanks! Please take these actions right away. If you are not sure what to do or want to help with the outreach effort, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you started. And just email and call everyone you know and get them involved and get them to attend your activity! Also, try to get info about this event out on blogs, message boards and such.
3. Outreach to the Media. If you know how to do outreach to the national media, please let us know. We need someone to captain that effort. For this particular walk, we might do better to target local TV, radio and newspapers as well as blogs and online media. Develop a strategy for outreach to your local media for your group. A Press Release is being prepared and will be sent out for you to use.
4. Call it in to Ron Paul Radio. Call into Ron Paul Radio with Steven Vincent to report your plans and help build the energy for the event on the 26th. Call in number: 1-866-582-99335. Ideas? Got a great idea for the event or how to promote/organize it? Share it with us by email and/or call it in to the show and/or the teleconference on Tuesday.Suggestions-Call the Campaign HQ and request some of the great new “slim jims” that they have...the primary theme is “End the War!” and it is good general purpose material. -Try to have some signs and banners that refer to “Support for the Freedom Message” so we have a unified theme to our activities-Take lots of pictures and video for post event promotion. Let’s create and album/slide show and lots of YouTubes!-Write your own articles about your event and conduct your own audio/video interviews of participants and send these materials to the media. Give them something to work with and they just might use it!HAVE FUN with this! Let’s get out there and wake America up to the FREEDOM MESSAGE and show them that we are for real and not just an internet virus!Yours in support of Ron Paul for President,
George Hemmingergeorge4title@yahoo.com909-835-3391Kelly Halldorsonkelly@halldorson.comSteven VincentRon Paul RadioWeb Site: http://www.ronpaulradio.us/Email: email@example.comCall in number: 1-866-582-9933Listen Live: http://www.gcnlive.com/listenlive.htmMeetup: http://www.ronpaul.meetup.com/496/MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/217494572GCN Live: http://www.gcnlive.com/pgmsronpaul.htmStore: http://www.cafepress.com/RonPaulRadioFirst they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win: Gandhi
Ron Paul March Across Americahttp://www.marchacrossamerica.blogspot.com/http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=9940&highlight=walk
Ron Paul Walk Success
In just one of 29 simlutaneous walks in 29 different states around the USA today, 26 August 2007, 72 Ron Paul supporters walked 10 miles from Hollywood to Beverly Hills to demonstrate support for Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign and to show the world that Ron Paul supporters are, indeed, a force to be reckoned with. The event was in celebration of Dr Paul’s 73rd birthday!
To give you further idea of the dedication of Ron Paul supporters, the walk in Georgia today was TWENTY SEVEN MILES! And there was a march in the blistering heat in Phoenix which was called by the people there the Walk Through Hell for Ron Paul!
Here are some pictures and videos of the incredibly awesome, freedom loving, patriotic Ron Paul supporters who came out to walk walk walk for 6 hours.
Nobody walks in LA? Ron Paul supporters do!!
Here I am with some supporters in the background across the street. This was in Hollywood before we started walking.
just a few of the 72…
many people showed support as we walked through Hollywood, Melrose, West LA and into Beverly Hills, especially strong support (measured largely by honking horns) was in Beverly Hills! Some people had the following question and so we gave out many, many flyers and such..
A security guard we passed wanted to know who Ron Paul was so one of us told him and handed him a flyer…
Ron Paul supporters of all ages were on hand…
72 people walking down the street, chanting in rythym and with a megaphone (except when GARKO was singing “America the Beautiful” is a lot of presence for Ron Paul!
March Across America For Ron Paul…
and oh, yes, we had balloons…
One of the stars of the day.. this guy glided in and out of traffic giving people in cars flyers about Ron Paul and holding this sign. Almost surrealistic how awesome this was!
and you can see him in action in this video…
Our fun and adventurous Meet Up coordinator
and here is his initial report on the day…
It was the best Ron Paul support activity in LA to date. We had 72 people, at least 60% of the people were new and all were enthusiastic and full of love for Ron Paul, Freedom and the Constitution. We gave out thousands and thousands of pieces of literature and got lots and lots of honks and pedestrians and motorists alike telling us they support Ron Paul. It was amazing how many people already know and love Ron. We were blessed with cool, cloudy weather all day and even a light sprinkle to make us feel good. We chanted for Ron and Freedom the whole way. As we got to Beverly Hills, a radio station that I know called me and asked me if I could fill in for a host…so they put me on the air right then and there and we broadcast our walk and rally live! We passed the cell phone around and people told the listeners why they love Ron Paul. We got the Freedom Message out in person and remotely as well! Thank you all for attending! I find it hard to write down eloquently what a great day it was.
One of several vehicles that accompanied us ….
And a couple more videos…
Here are some initial reports from other cities…
About the walk, all I can say is wow, freakin’ wow! What a fantastic effort! I’m still hearing the shouts of “Ron Paul” echoing through the caverns of downtown. Yeah, our route took a few twists and turns, but it was all for the better. Watching you hand out lit with kids in tow was nothing more than inspiring.
We had 52 people at the event out of 58 RSVP’s! The percentage was fantastic, if not downright unheard of. What impressed me the most were meeting all the new members who took the time out of a Sunday afternoon on the week before Labor Day. Braving the heat, a couple of blistered bunyons, and representing the Paul Campign with professionalism and fire that may very well be the envy of this event. Okay, Chicago will probably blow us out of the water, because they have nine times the population. Still, I can’t even begin to convey the pride I had for each one of you.
I’m not sure of my footage, but with everyone’s videotaping, I think there’s some awesome material for YouTube and the like.
BTW, I was told that the local FOX affiliate shot some footage after we disbanded. I don’t know if they we’re picking up on the Bearcat scanner about a group of rabid Ron Paul supporters marching through downtown, or if they just noticed us at the conclusion of that support our troops event downtown. Doubt they’ll show any of it, but keep your VCR’s handy for their evening news.
Hope this email made sense. I’m too hot, sweaty, and tired to proof it.
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once upon a time in a mythical land called America there was a man named Aaron Russo.
America was a free land of free people who did free things freely but with respect for law, honor, truth and God.
But this had been many decades prior to Aaron’s time.
America had become a land of people who were oh so very proud of what it had been, “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, but which were majorly oblivious to the fact that it no longer was. For the people were no longer free people but had been enslaved by greedy bankers so that every aspect of their lives was run by a corrupt elite few and yet the people thought they were still free.
So America was in almost all aspects a mythical land of people who were living as if free while being enslaved. A more tragic story has never been told.
Americans were so blind in their belief that they were still free that they even cheered when their leaders forced other countries to be free like America no matter how many Americans and people of the foreign land had to die and in spite of the fact that the evidence of their enslavement was all around them in terms of financial duress, illegal taxation, drug pushing and mental pseudoscience and labeling of the people and lies, lies and more lies from every media outlet, politician and corporation and yet people still went to ballgames and celebrated their independence and told the whole world how great it was to be American in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Can you dig it?
Well, one day, Aaron Russo decided that this could not be. That people had to wake up. That he was going to wake people up and that this was his mission and that he would expose the greedy bankers and get people to take back their freedom and that people would listen to him and that it was worth whatever price he had to pay in order to wake people up so that they would see that they were no longer free and they would do whatever they had to do in order to take back their freedom.
And Aaron told a truth that had never been told before and he told it in a way that it had never been told before with class, humor, dignity and above all, honesty, and he did this at great expense of his personal finances and his personal health and Aaron died.
But before he died he had lit a fire for freedom within millions of people who were now aware that they had been lied to, that they were not free people and who turned from sheep into patriots willing to fight for their freedom in the span of one viewing of Aaron’s story and you can tell me about all the great men of the Bible and of all ages past and the many people who dot the landscape of history and stood up for freedom and for liberty, the Martin Luther Kings, George Washingtons and Ghandis. But no man has ever stood with so much courage alone in a time of universal deceit and told the truth in such a way that it changed everything just from telling of the story and telling of the truth.
But this is just the beginning of the story.
And the rest is history.
And the rest us up to you and me.
To fight for freedom
and preserve Aaron’s legacy.