I formed this group and titled it with the word "ACTION" in it for a very specific reason in mind. To turn my group into a group that acts. Not at all putting anyone down for not acting. I formed it and took a step out of my comfort zone during these past several years of dramatic and heavy political activity (on both the Tea Party side and the progressive side). There seems to be an accelerated pace which has made me very, very concerned. Not fearful but merely being sober minded in what I continue to read and watch on TV on a daily basis.
There are 3 immediate actions I am asking of you all:
1. Be willing to protest. You don't have to expend much gas as I will only be asking you to protest in your area and with a local group of Tea Party/9-12 patriots. I'm not asking for loud and certainly not violent protests. Just the peaceful protests like our movement has been like from it's beginning 3 years ago. These protests will not be regular and it most likely not be with other CAP's group members. I don't care if CAP's gets credit for an increased activity. I just want to do my part to increase our response's politically.
2. Be willing to write or call to your congressperson both state and federal. And you don't have to write but a small paragraph sharing at least one main point you are concerned with. This usually involves a proposed or voted upon bill.
3. Be willing to look for opportunities to either grow this group or to add members to your local group. That to me is action for sure.
I am not asking for all three to be done all in the same month. Only that you do what you can that is just one single small step outside of your comfort zone. I am not asking for any promises.
You all game?
CAP's founder and group leader
Freelance Writer for The Patriot Today (Denver based)
Agreed, I live in COS (Academy and I-25) and work at Ft Carson, I just ask for advance notice and Task and Purpose statement.
If we need unified talking points for the press I will help write them.
Cindy, I will do 2 and 3 from here, and monitor this and other info sources.
See you in late August, when does your group meet again, day and time, I will need a coffee with you too to chat.