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AFP: Your Immediate Action is Requested! NOVEMBER IS COMING!!!

AFP Oregon
Please read this email all the way to the bottom!

It’s crunch time, folks! We are on the cusp of a landmark election.  Supporters of Big Government are running scared – they know they’re in trouble, and they’re engaging in desperation tactics.  Here in Oregon, lovers of big government are telling lies, using dirty tactics, and engaging in other activities meant to mislead you.
Americans for Prosperity is having an incredible impact.  Proof?  President Obama has repeatedly attacked us – by name.  You are part of AFP.  That means that Obama is attacking you and the things that you stand for.  The President is doing a tremendous job of helping us reach our goal of 2 million Members by the end of 2010!!

For several years, AFP has been helping grassroots volunteers do effective politics where they live while shedding light on issues like health care, global warming, and others.  It is because of grassroots volunteers like you that the lovers of big government are on the run, and all of us are now in their sights.

It’s time for us to finish the job. As we head into October, there are simple things you can do that can make a real difference as we fight to correct the course of our nation.  THAT IS WHY WE ARE ASKING YOU TO BE A PART OF THE NOVEMBER IS COMING CITIZEN EDUCATION PROGRAM.

Here is what you can do:

1.   REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER IS COMING. Get on the Internet, go to November Is Coming, and register.  Please do it TODAY. This will let AFP know that you want to be a part of this historic opportunity.  If you have a email list of friends, subscribe to email lists or newsgroups, or subscribe to services like Facebook or Twitter, encourage others to also register themselves on November Is Coming.

2.   BECOME A “NEIGHBORHOOD LEADER”. This is one of the things you can volunteer to do on the November is Coming website.  Neighborhood leaders volunteer to host a small “voter coffee” of six to ten people.  AFP is not interested in preaching to the choir –  we are focusing on people who are on the fence – often those who voted in one or two of the last four elections.  These coffees are similar to candidate coffees, but feature a collection of short videos on a DVD (which AFP will supply) instead of a candidate appearance.  Here is how they work:

a.  You agree to be a “Neighborhood Leader”. You can do this on the November Is Coming website.  Being a “Neighborhood Leader” means you agree to hold a “voter coffee” in your home or at some other location you can arrange.  You determine when the event will take place (sometime during the last two weeks of October are ideal).  Let your chapter leader know or send an email to [email protected].  Don’t drink coffee?  That’s okay – TEA is fine!  Remember, if you’re willing to open your home, but don’t want to serve as a “host,” your local AFP Chapter will find someone to host for you!
b.  AFP will identify targeted people in your neighborhood and invite them for you. AFP has access to databases which identify the voters we are trying to reach.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONTACT THESE PEOPLE OR ISSUE ANY INVITATIONS.  AFP will do this for you.  You will know who is coming because you will receive RSVPs.  Feel free to invite a few of your friends.
c.  Host the voter coffee. As people arrive, offer them coffee, TEA, cookies, or whatever you like.  Invite people to sit around your television.  When the time comes, play the DVD we will send you.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE ANY SPEECHES OR SERVE AS AN EMCEE.
d.  Discuss. After the video plays, hand out some materials we will send you and invite people to discuss what they saw.  If anyone liked what they saw, invite them to join AFP.

e.  Send them home! Thank everyone for coming, and enjoy the rest of your evening.  GOOD JOB!  THAT’S ALL!
The Neighborhood Leader Program is an important part of November is Coming because it actually reaches out to our neighbors to help them understand the foundations of prosperity.  I’m sure you will agree that it is important that everyone have this information before they decide how to vote.  This is true grass roots politics at it’s best.

3.   MAKE PHONE CALLS. On the November Is Coming website, you can agree to be part of a phone bank, and make phone calls from home using your own computer.  As is explained on the website, you can download and run a program that will let you use your computer as a telephone.  Calls will be made automatically to people who AFP has identified as being on the fence and who can be persuaded to support the principles of limited government.  The website will also give you guidelines on what to say during your calls.
3.   DOOR HANGERS. If you like working outside, you can agree to place door hangers on doors throughout your neighborhood.  These door hangers will feature messages encouraging people to make choices in support of limited government and free enterprise as Election Day approaches.  The door hangers will be available from your Chapter Leader or from State Staff in the few Counties where we do not have Chapters.
4.  ATTEND AFP CHAPTER MEETINGS. By going to www.fightbackoregon.com, you can see a list of all upcoming AFP chapter meetings under “Upcoming Events” or “Find a Chapter.”  By attending these you will receive information and hone skills that will help you be more effective as you work for the principles of limited government and free enterprise!

5.  REACH OUT TO NEIGHBORS NOT YET REGISTERED TO VOTE.  For a limited time (the first two weekends in October), AFP will pay you an hourly wage to visit folks who are not yet registered to vote.  These are people we have identified who we believe will support AFP’s Freedom Agenda of limited government.  You will need reliable transportation, as the homes could be spread over a large area in your County.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, or would like more information, please “Reply” to this email and state your interest.

6.  SUPPORT THESE EFFORTS FINANCIALLY.  Every AFP-Oregon Member – all 20,000 of you – should be doing something to help us with the November Is Coming project.  If for some reason you can’t take one of the actions listed above, please consider making a financial donation at this time.  Every dollar counts, and will be used right here in Oregon to support our efforts.  CLICK HERE to make a secure on-line donation using a credit card or to learn where to mail your check or money order.  Remember, AFP can accept personal or business checks in any amount.
This is the watershed moment for the Freedom Movement.  Many of you stopped yelling at the TV, got out of your easy chair and started marching in the streets in the last 18 months.  The time for protests is past and the time for strong, consistent, effective action has now arrived.  Please visit November Is Coming right now and sign up to be an active part of the solution.

Yours In Freedom,

Jeff Kropf, State Director

Americans for Prosperity-Oregon

Americans for Prosperity® (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP does not support or oppose candidates for public office. AFP has more than 1.5 million members, including members in all 50 states, and 25 state chapters and affiliates. More than 70,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation.

For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

Americans For Prosperity – Oregon • PO Box 130 • Sublimity, OR 97385 • Phone: 541.729.6229

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