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Posted by WolverineDG in Precinct-level Politics Group
Sat Jun 24th 2006, 12:18 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committees_of...

This is an idea I have been toying with for a while now. When I attended Democracy Fest last year, I attended a session on using the media & began to think of ways to do so. I remembered from history that to drum up support for the Revolution, our Founding Fathers formed Committees of Correspondence to write letters to be printed or otherwise diseminated in public. (I looked this up on wiki & it seems that my thoughts on what the Committees did is a bit different than what they did in actuality, but I'm still going to use that term.)

Here's my plan: Since many papers have limits on how many LTTEs they will publish from one person in a given time period (plus the fact that they have the right not to publish LTTEs submitted), you need to gather a few like-minded folks together. The more the merrier! Come up with topics you need to talk about (why voters should elect Candidate A, why they should support Initiative B, etc), & have each person write an LTTE on that subject. See who gets published. DON'T USE ASTROTURF! Give folks outlines with talking points & sources. The next week, come up with another topic & flood the papers with letters on that subject. Try to keep this up until November.

Bonus: If there is a foreign language paper in your area, send LTTEs in the particular language to them too!

dg
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