I've heard it suggested that the first weekend in March would be a good time for a tea party in King. I would like to suggest maybe having it a bit further out, like March 20th or 27th? I believe by doing so, it might provide us a good opportunity for several actions leading up to the event:
- Ads in the local magazines (Foothill Times) to promote the event
- A flyer canvassing date by Carolina Liberty and other groups like perhaps Stokes Freedomworks to advertise the event
- A mini web page advertising the event (I already have a few domains in mind). I've also got some marketing ideas as well. Something graphically simple but dark, spotlighting a group of tea party folks in the middle, like a movie trailer announcement for an intense movie. Something like "On March ___ We the People converge on King, North Carolina. ... __Web address here (has tea party in the name)__."
Carolina Liberty has discussed and has possible funding options available for advertising, billboards and other methods, which we've already discussed during our meeting with Jim Capo of the John Birch Society two weeks ago. We were making plans to advertise in King publications to spread around a survey to the people of King, asking about their satisfaction with current events and the leadership that is there now. The Tea Party would provide a great launching point for a lengthy campaign in King. I've copied several others with this initial message, including Nathan Jones of NC Tea Party. I'm sure he has a lot of experience in this area as well. I've also copied Jack Gibson of Stokes Freedom Works to see if he could provide some insight as well.
Let's get some feedback going here in the forum so that we can establish a date.