I was thinking about the stuff we talked about last night, and I had a few ideas that I wanted to run past all of you. Premo and I sort of discussed this last night briefly, but I think we should consider forming some sort of an organization and elect leaders. I know you all have been discussing this for a while, but I think it would add more to the meetings if new people could see there was an organization with a plan to do something. Another suggestion would be to have the “internal” meeting to discuss business and organization at some other time than when new people are present. While I don’t mind staying for a 2 - 2 ½ hour meeting, I’m afraid it may run some people off who just want to see the presentation. What about doing the internal stuff starting at about 6 or 6:30, and then the presentation at 7:30 or so…or on a different day? Here are some ideas about getting the word out:
1. Start a newsletter and send it out to the e-mail list. That way even if people don’t come to the meetings, they can still get some information and maybe send it to other people.
2. Consider setting up a joint meeting/presentation with the ASA (www.americanseniors.org
) I’ve heard of them before, and somebody mentioned last night that they supported the FairTax. Their website actually lists the FT as one of their 4 pillars, and they are located in Alpharetta, GA.
3. I mentioned this last night as well, but we could create marketing fliers for specific situations and relate the FairTax to those issues (health care, stimulus bill, etc.). We could potentially keep it non-partisan…for example, if someone supports the health care bill, we could show how the FT could help pay for it by increased revenues and a growing economy. The same goes for social security, medicare, and the stimulus bill.
4. We could have form letters to elected officials ready for people to sign at the meetings. Then all they would have to do is sign them, and we would put them in the mail. We could do letters for state and national officials. A few letters may not do much, but they could be a start.
That’s all I have for now.