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Craig
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: Conservative Activism Reply with quote

I want to create a sticky post that summarizes all the methods that people can help advance the cause of conservatism. Besides the obvious donating of money what other things can people do to advance conservatism.

The way I see it you can support the CPC (which is more short term gain) or you can advance conservative principles (more long term gain). Personally I would rather shift the Canadian public to the right rather than shift the CPC to the left.

Currently I'm collecting conservative videos and seeding them for download. It feels good because 24 hours a day I'm helping people download conservative videos for distribution.

Posting in these forums helps a little bit because it is indexed by Google. As people search for things they will come across these topics which will hopefully help persuade them.

Please list all the methods you can think of and I will make a summary sticky post.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about taking part in polls? The less that polls show lefty values as "Canadian" values, the better.

There is also volunteering for political campaigns.

Running for office.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I buy useful books for my friends, make them read interesting articles and I try to make it personal when debating them.

But buying them books is great and has worked.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think Globally
Act Locally

Your friends, family, co-workers, acquaintances....just spark up a conversation, get on the topic of politics, and try to reason them over to the Conservative point-of-view.

If all Conservatives did this, we could make serious inroads nationally.

I also like the poll idea, we should share online poll websites where we can "effect" the results to not make it as if Canada is lefty all the time.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could we not run a different poll each week accessible on the front page of the Forum and the front page of the Blogging Tories site. I'm sure with the traffic here they would show small c values and then like you say, they would be accessible through Google indexing by people looking for information.

First Poll question

Are Canadians over taxed.

I think the next move toward changing views on governemnt is on the local level. Local government policy affects us more closely than Provincial or Federal policies in many cases. That's why local party identification in some way would be good. There is alot of waste in local politics, starting with too many levels of government. City level, county level, school boards conservation authorities etc...

We need a Hazel McCallion in Toronto to kick some butt.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrsocko wrote:
Could we not run a different poll each week accessible on the front page of the Forum and the front page of the Blogging Tories site. I'm sure with the traffic here they would show small c values and then like you say, they would be accessible through Google indexing by people looking for information.

First Poll question

Are Canadians over taxed.

I think the next move toward changing views on governemnt is on the local level. Local government policy affects us more closely than Provincial or Federal policies in many cases. That's why local party identification in some way would be good. There is alot of waste in local politics, starting with too many levels of government. City level, county level, school boards conservation authorities etc...

We need a Hazel McCallion in Toronto to kick some butt.


You think their is too much branches of local politics?

lol, you should see some of the election signs I see in the United States.

They elect their judges, sherrifs, water conservation manager, CFOs, EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN IS ELECTED!! lol

I think bringing party banners to municipal politics would be a good thing.

If they say we are trying to be "American" again, we can just point to the United Kingdom as our inspiration...

I can tell you one thing, every rural town and rural city in Canada would have Conservative Party Mayor and council...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to see...

1. A collection of Canadian media email addresses

2. A collection of conservative websites (Canadian and international)

3. A tutorial about torrents and how to create and seed them (only legal videos of course)

And anything else the membership can think of that would be useful. Whatever the membership doesn't put together I will in a few days.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, when you say conservative websites I am not including blogs, thats already covered by your site:

http://www.bloggingtories.ca - here
http://www.conservative.ca - CPC official website
http://www.cpcenergy.ca/ - CPC Youth Branch
http://www.bcliberals.com/ - BC Liberals (they are centre-right)
http://www.conservativesbc.com/ - BC Conservatives
http://www.bcsocialcredit.bc.ca/ - BC Social Credit
http://www.albertapc.ab.ca/ - Alberta PCs
http://www.albertaalliance.com/ - Alberta Alliance
http://www.albertaparty.ab.ca/ - Alberta Party
http://www.socialcredit.com/ - Alberta Social Credit
http://www.saskparty.com/ - Sask Party
http://www.pcsask.ca/ - Saskatchewan PCs
http://www.pcmanitoba.com/ - Manitoba PCs
http://www.manpc.mb.ca/ - Manitoba PC Caucus Website
http://www.ontariopc.com/ - Ontario PCs
http://www.familycoalitionparty.com/ - Family Coalition Ontario
http://www.adq.qc.ca/tiki-index.php?bl=y - ADQ
http://www.pcparty.pe.ca/ - PEI PCs
http://www.pcnb.ca/ - New Brunswick PCs
http://www.pcparty.ns.ca/ - Nova Scotia PCs
http://www.pccaucus.ns.ca/ - Nova Scotia PC Caucus
http://www.youngtories.ca/ - Young Nova Scotia PCs
http://www.pcparty.nf.net/ - Newfoundland PCs
http://www.conservatives.com/ - UK Conservatives
http://www.liberal.org.au/ - Liberal Party of Australia (centre-right)
http://www.nationals.org.au/ - Australia National Party

will add later.....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done wmg. Keep 'em coming.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump.

Anyone have anything else to add? Books, email addresses, tutorials, websites, etc.

I will construct a huge conservative resource post comprised of everything soon...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that we should continue to contribute to Blogging Tories to keep making it the central clearing house for Canadian conservative information!

But that's just my bias... 8)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought Mark Steyn's America Alone for my new Canadian friend who keeps voting Green.

:D
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Running for office Reply with quote

I got active on a local business issue, started writing letters to the local paper, started a facebook group, got 200+ members, got 70+ people to a public council meeting, and ran into a we are right because we say so council. Business leaving to expand in more reasonable environment.

So a small town of 8000 has some issues at council. To sum it all up. To get things right, to give people an option, after being approached to run by several people, I decided to do it, to offer another choice.

Big question now is now what?

I wrote a letter announcing my intentions and sent it to the paper:

Quote:
An open letter to the Citizens of Renfrew

Like many of you, I am very frustrated and sick about what the Town Council has decided to do, and how they declined to state a position of dialog and chose one of closed-mouthed stubbornness.

We don't know the reasons why they declined the gift, let alone the approximately $1000/wk in tax revenue, revenue we desperately need to maintain our social programs, let alone consider expansion of recreational programs, in the town.

I know public displays and complaints from residents won't change the narrow mindedness of our Town Council. This is because no one pays attention to them until things like this crop up. No one takes the initiative to stand up and say, there is another way, we have a choice.

This is why I have decided that we need to provide an alternative to the status quo in this town. People that understand how town's grow, how the tax base is expanded, and how we can achieve the dreams of our citizens.

I ask all of you to lend yourselves to the service of all Renfrew's citizens, consider running for council, or helping get the message out to the fine folks of Renfrew that there are choices.

I am planning to put myself as a choice come November 8th, 2010. I believe we need to do something for our citizens, their children and our legacy as a great small town. I freely admit I am rather terrified, but I need to do this. We have 400 days until that election, 400 days to make a change, to ensure this doesn't happen again.

If you can help me make this town great, I'd be rather grateful.


Sincerely,

Kerry Forrest


400 or so days to campaign till November 8th, 2010. Never even ran for class rep, so suggestions, assistance and motivational speeches are welcome.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Door to door is probably the best thing you can do. Studies show that people are significantly more likely to vote for a candidate that goes to their door.

Also keep track of those that say they'll support you and who won't. This info will be handy on election day.

Also in you pamphlets or other materials don't spend much time on your past qualifications. People are more interested on what you promise to do for them, not what school you went to.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think more of us should consider running for public office, given that you are qualified. Some of us on right side of the spectrum are often too scared of public opinion or the prospect of having to convince a skeptical electorate and have allowed the progressive elements of the Conservative Party to be the public face. That needs to change.
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