Sunday, July 10, 2011

Let’s Help our Hawkeye Heroes: Iowa O4P!

Ed. Note: The following article was originally published at Conservatives4Palin. Express permission for reprinting in its entirety was granted by Organize4Palin.



by CharterOakie
Many of you have heard or read about the grassroots organizing effort in the crucial Hawkeye State by the volunteers of Iowa Organize4Palin. What they have accomplished thus far in a bootstrapped, self-financed operation is truly inspiring and an example to us all. But things have reached a stage where they could really use some help, and that’s where we come in.

Here are quotes from Iowa conservative pundits about Iowa O4P:

Craig Robinson, TheIowaRepublican.com:
[Gov. Palin has] had an unofficial presence in the state for months now [as] a group of Palin supporters have traveled all across the state meeting with county Republican officials and other GOP activists. . . . Even though Sarah Palin doesn’t play by the same rules that seem to govern the rest of the field of Republican candidates, she has developed an extensive ground game in Iowa, even if it’s not being officially coordinated by her or her advisors. In many ways, I think that Palin is probably more organized in Iowa in terms of grassroots communication than most of the current field.
Shane Vander Hart, CaffeinatedThoughts.com:
there is rarely an event I go to where . . . Organize4Palin is not. I can’t say the same about the other campaigns. So if [Gov. Palin] gets in she’ll be able to hit the ground running.
Here are links to additional media coverage by the UK Telegraph, Real Clear Politics, and the Iowa Independent.

Peter Singleton was with us at both C4P Meet-ups last year. In fact I first met Peter at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans in April of last year. Well, a couple days ago I sent Peter a note to say how thrilled I was about the grassroots organizing efforts of him and the Iowa O4P team. Peter responded immediately and shared with me more of what the team is doing and planning. And folks, trust me: it’s exciting!

But the volunteers need some help to execute their plans. Those plans are autonomous, pro-active, and they could prove pivotal in Iowa and beyond if Governor Palin were to declare her candidacy for the presidency of the United States.

So here’s the deal. I’m calling it “Charter’s Challenge.” So impressed am I with what Iowa O4P is doing that I have made an initial donation to them of $100 and a commitment to match each donation of $100 or more, up to a total of $500 out of my pocket. If you can’t afford a donation of $100 or more, please consider donating any amount that you can afford – it all adds up! And those of you with the financial means and the heart to help, feel free to step up and top my pledge.

Here is the text of the modest appeal from Iowa O4P:
“Dear friends of Organize4Palin nationwide,

We are a group of grassroots activists in Iowa who have been organizing in this state for a number of months. We need your help! Can you give $10, $20, $50, or even $100 towards some of our key efforts in this state, and do so today? Every dollar you give is enormously productive. None of your donations go towards staff salaries or paid consultants at this point, as we are all volunteers–just like yourselves. We have spent donated dollars in the past on such things as collateral to pass out at meetings and county fairs, t-shirts, and Facebook ads, etc, and will use your donated funds in the coming weeks for the most critical needs as we see them at the time.

Thank you so much! Your help and your contribution mean the world to us. To donate to Iowa Organize4Palin online, please go here:

https://secure.piryx.com/donate/kLDn6iCB/Organize4Palin/Iowa

If you have any questions about what we are doing in Iowa, please contact us at iowa@organize4palin.com.

The Iowa Organize4Palin team”
Folks, you know why we all support Governor Sarah Palin: her servant’s heart in public office; her honesty and integrity; her outstanding record of accomplishments as city councilwoman, mayor, commissioner and governor; her courage and commitment in the face of unparalleled and cruel attacks on her and her family during the 2008 campaign and since then. She is the kind of leader who inspires loyalty and dedication. Who else could inspire someone like Peter Singleton to put his life on hold, move to Iowa on his own initiative and begin to organize a network of volunteers ahead of time…just in case the Governor declares her candidacy?

We know that Sarah Palin is “not for sale at any price.” If she becomes President of the United States of America, it will be to serve the American people, not the well-financed special interests. They know it, and we know it. So let’s adopt this attitude: “if it’s to be, it’s up to me.”

Please consider these matters and follow your heart. Please donate what you can to Iowa O4P, our Hawkeye State heroes. Please do so today.

Thank you!

Update: Contributions are coming in nicely so far. Thank you all, and please keep ‘em comin’!
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