As we reach out to other voters through Precinct Organizing methodologies in an attempt to recruit more volunteers for our organizations, it is imperative that we distinguish between civic responsibility and politics. People frequently state that they are not interested in getting involved in politics. In our presentations, we clarify that an individual who votes and mobilizes others to vote, as well, is doing one’s civic responsibility, not getting involved in politics. One enters politics when deciding to run for an elected office or campaign for a specific candidate.
It is also important to clarify for potential patriot organization volunteers that all you are asking them to do in Precinct Organizing is to find like-minded voters in their community, obtain their contact information, and later mobilize them to vote in forthcoming elections. We are not asking volunteers to argue and debate the opposition with the hope of converting them to our side. Most people don’t want to do the latter. It is our experience, and that of others who have personally done Precinct Organizing, that it actually can be much fun and the challenge becomes one of keeping volunteers focused on their task instead of getting too involved in engaging discussions with like-minded voters. They should simply ask these like-minded voters to start attending patriot organization meetings where this type of discussion can occur with fewer time constraints.
It is also important to inform potential Precinct Organizing volunteers that they would only be volunteering for several hours per week, using a well-defined and proven method. Assure them also that training will be provided and direct them to our website for self-guided instruction.
Kimberly Fletcher, Founder and President of Homemakers for America, wrote an excellent article on this matter called “Fulfilling Our Civic Duty”. We highly recommend you read it. Just click on the article’s hyper-link.