A County Coordinator is needed in each of Missouri’s 114 counties. As people volunteer, we will build an email directory to be used to communicate with each other so we can have meet-ups and inspire each other. As each county fills their positions, they will feel empowered to reach out to others to connect dots, help each other organize and coordinate.Duties:
Collect information and prepare a master schedule of events where we can pass out campaign literature.
For example: The Valley of the Flowers Weekend in North St. Louis County will have a parade. We need to know about this event, how do we get in the parade, if there is a charge, if allow political floats in the parade and determine if it is a big enough that the candidate should be there. Every county will have a county fair, a founders day, parades, the big church picnic, the first fish fry, etc. We need you to communicate with Donna about what is happening and be our eyes and ears for your county.
Work with the volunteers in your county to plan a fundraiser. This can be a lot of fun and a way to get to meet others who care about our state and country. We can give you lots of great ideas, pointers and themes, but you are the only ones who can coordinate the invitation list and have access to churches, civic organizations and know where to have it and what kinds of events create big turnouts in your area. You might have a fund raising volunteers in your county who will arrange the details, but you need to coordinate the calendar with Donna.
Management of volunteers: Making sure people get along, no fights, everyone is a well oiled machine. Keep the focus on getting to a successful victory for the cause on November 6, 2012.
The County Coordinator’s role in larger counties will be divided. St. Louis County will be divided North, South, Central and West. We need help to organize Kansas City.
The County Coordinators will report directly to the Campaign Coordinator, Donna Ivanovich, at (314) 956-6181 or DonnaIvanovich@yahoo.com
TITLE: Campaign Support Assistant:
A volunteer, or a college student, can be the campaign support person. These persons are needed in each County township/precinct. A young person can help with some of the driving, keep Rep. Davis on schedule, work the events, pass out campaign information if the candidate cannot be present, etc.
Report to the County Coordinator.
TITLE: Volunteer Coordinator:
It will be best to have someone who is a cheer leader to take on the responsibility to call the volunteers and make sure they show up. If we need 10 people in one area for a parade, the volunteer will be working on getting more volunteers and will try to plug them in to the area where they want to help. When people offer to volunteer, the coordinator will be the one to plug them in and make them feel rewarded and appreciated for their help. This needs to be someone who will follow up with people when they volunteer and make sure they are being used to their greatest potential.
Report to the Campaign Support Assistant or County Coordinator.
TITLE: Electronic Support Staff:
Data management needed to enter Church Directory information, massage the data to pull lists together, and glean phone numbers for phone calling.
Report to the County Coordinator
TITLE: Field Coordinators:
This person(s) is the one who goes out into the field and does the work. For example, if we ask 10 people to show up, the coordinator will tell them we need to meet in this parking lot at this time, has the cards, signs, supplies, and gives out his or her cell phone number so that people can contact him if they have any problems. The field coordinator will keep the supplies on hand.
Report to the County Coordinator
TITLE: Field Teams:
Somewhat repetitive of the County Captains, but in the metro regions, we need college kids who will work in teams together. These are the 20 mule teams (20 Eagle Teams). This is kind of like a bowling team. When we get these teams together we will create an “Esprit De Coeur”.
TITLE: Sign Crews:
These people need to be able to scout out locations, erect the signs, have pickup trucks, repair and monitor the signs for damage and defacement. We also need people who are willing to ask people if we can put up a sign on their property if they see a great location. (About half the time the owner of the property will say, “yes” to a sign whether they vote or not.) Put together 2-3 people in a group—formed to be in charge of specific geographical areas. They will get the signs up in high traffic locations and at the polls the night before.
The “awesomeness” of this campaign will be seen when all the crews make it happen on one night.
Note: We are also looking for anyone who can donate some fence posts for the sign crews to attach the signs to. Even if you don’t want to put up signs yourself, you can ask others if they have any used sign wires or fence posts we can borrow just for the campaign. We need to have a stash ready for all the polling places to be used the night before the election. Ideally, we should have a lot of signs on display for the August election as well as November
TITLE: Phone Outreach:
If people want to make phone calls, the purpose will be to create name ID or get sign locations. Reach out to both Democrat and Republican areas. Each is hungry for what the centrist Constitution Party has to offer.
TITLE: Fund Raising Committee:
Anyone who wants to be on the Fund Raising Committee needs to agree to raise a set minimum, like $500. Then, they will receive a title. They will co-host events in certain areas.
We will not be paying a professional fundraiser. We need to set up a call time. We don’t have the luxury of a traditional list. We need to get groups, clubs and other organizations to try to raise $1,000 for Rep. Davis. Can someone help pull together a list of donors to conservative causes who Rep. Davis needs to call? We’ll need someone to follow up with those who said they would send a check.
Cities, towns, wards, and townships will have captains—however the county coordinator wants to divide it up.
TITLE: Captain of a city, town, ward or township:
The county chairs are responsible to get their captains and the captains are responsible for getting their neighborhood lieutenants. Appoint as many lieutenants as you need or want. Take a subdivision and ask people to put out cards, distribute bumper stickers, put up yard signs, work the polls on election day?
It doesn’t matter what size the area is, but it might be 200-300 homes in an area. They can put a note with the card and will know who their neighbors are and will be a source of information that comes with a personal endorsement.
Guaranteed, we will boost our vote totals on the Lieutenant Governor’s race by having a good presence at the polls. People will come to the polls who do not have their minds made up and they will be impacted by who they see at the polls. This may be critical to the final vote tally. If we win by a slim margin, it may be the poll workers that made the difference.
We are now ready for the professional level of political sportsmanship. Let’s show the country that Missouri can pull together and the Constitution Party will win offices.