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A.) URGENT NEED: County Coordinator for each county in the Metro area
B.) URGENT NEED: Donations
C.) Atlanta Tea Party Details
D.) Weekly Conference Call
E.) Volunteers and What You Can Do to Help
F.) Carpools and Buses
G.) Protest Signs
Thank you very much for your interest in the Tea Party. If you have a question or comment that is not addressed in this email or in the website, please feel free to email or call me directly. I look forward to seeing you on Tax Day, April 15th.
Have a great day!
URGENT NEED: County Coordinator for each county in the Metro area
~ Coordinate bus and/or carpooling to the event from county
~ Field phone calls and answer emails from volunteers and Tea Party Goers in county
~ Collect contact information from your emails and phone calls about Tea Party in spreadsheet format
~ Plan a Pre-Party to kick off caravan from your county to the State Capitol
~ Plan Meet and Greet Sign Making Party to happen on a Saturday before the Tea Party
We will provide you with a detailed check list and be there to help you plan. Also, we will team new volunteers with experienced political activists so you will not be all alone learning the ropes and you will have someone else to help you with the organization.
If you can volunteer as a County Coordinator, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the words County Coordinator ____ County in the subject line of the email. Using these words will help me quickly sort my email.
URGENT NEED: Donations
With the announcement of Sean Hannity’s live broadcast, we expect a much larger crowd than originally anticipated. We need to have a stage, speakers, large screen projectors, sign in tables, t-shirts, etc. We would very much like to have enough speakers and projectors that people who are further back in the crowd still have the ability to hear and see. To do this, we need money. We have a donation button on the right hand sidebar of the AtlantaTeaParty.net site.
Atlanta Tea Party Details
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Georgia State Capitol Building ~ Downtown Atlanta
206 Washington St SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
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Weekly Conference Call
We will have a weekly conference call on Monday nights at 7:30 to discuss the current details, let you know of new volunteer needs, and allow you to give suggestions and input. This is a grassroots movement and we want to make sure you have an opportunity for input.
If you would like to attend the conference call, please email me with RSVP Monday 7:30 in the subject line and I will send you the call in phone number.
Volunteers and What You Can Do to Help
We need volunteers for many different aspects of the event. The most pressing volunteer need is County Coordinators, which are mentioned above. Other volunteer needs include:
~ Teams to help County Coordinators organize the Pre-Party and the Meet and Greet in each respective County
~ Registration and Sign-In at demonstration
~ Foot Traffic Flow at demonstration
~ Potentially t-shirt sellers at demonstration
~ Letters to the editor for local media
~ Call in to local and national radio shows
~ Invite like-minded friends, family, and neighbors to attend the Tea Party with you
~ Print flyers to hand out to people you talk to on a daily basis inviting them to the Tea Party
~ Use shoe polish to write AtlantaTeaParty.net on the windows of your cars
If you can volunteer, please email me with the words VOLUNTEER ___ in the subject line of the email. In the blank type the way you can volunteer. Thanks. Using these words in the subject line will help me sort my email quickly.
Carpools and Buses
With the announcement of Sean Hannity’s live broadcast and the fact that there is a Braves game in town, we expect traffic to be even more of a nightmare than it normally is in Atlanta. Parking will not be easy either. We need to have as large of a turnout as possible at our event since it will be televised nationally. We want to make transportation and parking to the demonstration as easy as possible for the Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party Goers.
The County Coordinators will arrange a central meeting place in each county to kickoff your trip to the Capitol. County Coordinators will plan a special Pre-Party before leaving for the State Capitol. If you absolutely cannot go downtown, you will be able to participate in the Tax Day Tea Pre-Party. We are listing the County Coordinators on Atlanta Tea Party website (http://atlantateaparty.net/).
Having buses and caravans arriving from all over the state will help us get additional press coverage and will get attention of people passing on the expressway. We are asking everyone who is not volunteering at the event to ride with the caravan from their county to the State Capitol.
The Tea Party is a protest of irresponsible and out of control government spending. The major theme for the Tax Day Tea Party is “Repeal the Pork. Cut Taxes.” We encourage you to bring your own handmade protest signs to the Tea Party. For specific sign ideas, I will update the AtlantaTeaParty.net site in the next day or so. Please watch it for sign ideas.
Protest signs that are not in line with theme of the event will asked to be removed at the demonstration. Such signs include but not limited to: campaigning, racially inappropriate slogans, anything that suggests violence or unlawful activity, and/or partisan slogans.