Ron Paul and the Iowa Straw Poll
Iowa: Four Items
August 6, 2007
1. Tickets to Iowa Straw Poll
Thanks to the generous donations of supporters around the country, the campaign has purchased 500 red tickets and will make them available at no charge to eligible Iowan residents who have yet to purchase a ticket for the straw poll. In addition to voting, this red ticket will allow access to the Hilton Coliseum where the candidate speeches will be delivered.
Subject to the provisions below, these tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis to those of you currently without tickets. Please contact our field coordinator, Heather Olson, at email@example.com and you will receive a voucher for a ticket that can be picked up at the straw poll.
You must be eligible to vote in the straw poll. This means you must be an Iowa resident who will be 18 years of age by November 4, 2008, and have a driver's license, a state ID, a student ID, or a military ID.
To reserve a ticket, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and the type of ID you will use. You will be sent a voucher by e-mail to print and bring to the straw poll with your ID. There will be a table at the Ron Paul tent where you can redeem your voucher for a ticket.
RSVP for the straw poll at http://www.ronpaul2008.com/events/iowa-straw-poll/
if you haven't already.
If you don't live in Iowa but know of someone who does, encourage them to attend the upcoming straw poll and vote for Ron Paul.
2. Volunteers Needed for Iowa Straw Poll
If you're coming to the straw poll in Ames, Iowa on August 11 and want to help, the Ron Paul 2008 campaign in Iowa could really use you.
This straw poll is critical to Dr. Paul's long-term success -- as it is the first major test of a candidate's organization -- and we need about 300 volunteers to assist with the event that day (and a little bit the day before and after) from about 6 am - 8 pm. Over 40,000 people will be descending on the Hilton Coliseum Complex and we need to make a good impression and get as many Iowans (non-Iowans can't vote) as possible to vote for Dr. Paul.
For each of the different positions below, we will be putting you in touch with a team captain, and he/she will contact you. You will meet with your team captain and become familiar with the grounds and walk thru what you'll be doing on the day of the straw poll during a dress rehearsal.
We will hold the dress rehearsal on Thursday, Aug 9th at 6 pm (two days before the event). This rehearsal will be held at the Ron Paul tent site (#1) at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Street which is at the far northwest corner of the Hilton Complex.
Please note you can do more than one job as long as it doesn't overlap in time with another. Volunteer to help by completing a brief survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=9wWcdaAbGdxNcuARtN_2fCFQ_3d_3d Check the appropriate boxes describing the volunteer opportunity that you'd like to participate in, and the time.
3. Rally in Cedar Rapids
As our campaign has been gaining momentum in Iowa over the last few days, we have witnessed a large amount of support from all over the state of Iowa and from supporters around the country. We would like to send a heartfelt "thank you" to all our volunteers and supporters for making the success in Iowa happen.
We also want to invite you to a rally and celebration of our volunteers and supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Thursday, August 9th at 8:00 pm. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are expecting many supporters, both from Iowa and the surrounding areas, to come and celebrate with Dr. Paul.
Help us prepare for the event by completing an RSVP form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=K8ZIsgeNmfBZoLDufDAcOA_3d_3d. If you are attending as part of a larger group, please have your organizer or leader fill out this form. If you are attending as an individual, fill out this form for you and your guests. The rally is free and open to the public.
4. Private Briefing in Cedar Rapids
A private briefing with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 pm; just before the rally. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Paul will speak, as will national campaign manager Lew Moore, and both will answer your questions. You are welcome to take photographs with Congressman Paul. No press will be allowed.
A minimum donation of $1,000 per person.
For information or to reserve your place at the private briefing, call Kent Snyder at 703-248-9115 or send an e-mail to email@example.com .