How should we recruit new members & get 3rd party endorsements?
- We need to recruit many new members (I would like to get over 1000)
and get endorsements of range voting from all the main US third parties
and a lot of prominent-sounding people.
The question is - how?
Several strategies suggest themselves, your advice is requested about which
one to use (or not) and/or other approaches.
1. SPAMMING. Send emails to e.g., all the Green Party officials
we can get email addresses of, saying IRV is bad for the Greens, Range Voting
is good, endorse Range voting, etc. With some automated aid
may be able to reach thousands this way (?). However, only a small
percentage of them will respond.
2. TARGETED RECRUITING. To get, e.g. Libertarian Presidential candidate,
Micahel Badnarik to endorse RV, we recruit somebody closer to him,
who recruits somebody closer to him, etc, until we have a direct
friend of Badnarik's telling him that supporting IRV is idiotic for Libertarians
(ad even supporting Approval Voting is idiotic) and they must endorse range voting
since it would get them tremendously more votes. Problem is, this approahc
takes time, it may be too long a chain of people is required, and
recruitment targets usually do not get recruited.
3. EXPONENTIAL GROWTH.
Each member tries to recruit N new members, (where N=5 say) and
in this way we grow exponentially. I think this is a good idea but
I also think I do not have a critical mass yet. Once we have enough mebers
and enough endorsements from important-sounding people, it becomes
a lot harder to ignore us.
4. DIRECT APPROACH. Try desperately and repeatedly to reach, e.g. Michael Badnarik
directly by phone, and demand to talk to him for 1 hour to convince him.
Seems probably impossible...
5. OTHER IDEAS?
- At 08:34 PM 9/22/2005, Abd ulRahman Lomax wrote:
>NOTICE OF POLL CLOSING. The poll established as described in theThe poll has been closed. The result mail is quoted at the end of this mail.
>below-quoted mail will be closed on or after September 27, 2005.
The vote being 2 YES and 3 NO, with four explicit abstentions, the
Note that the temporary chair, who also submitted the motion
initially, abstained, per the rules.
Except for objections regarding this process, motion to reconsider
(which must be submitted by a person who initially voted NO), or
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If members desire to comment on this, it should be outside the MOTION thread.
>The following RangeVoting poll is now closed. Here are the
>POLL QUESTION: [MOVED:] That this list, functioning as an advisory group,
>elect a chair to facilitate decision-making process.
>Please vote Yes or No. A Yes vote favors the election of a
>chair. An abstain option has been provided for the explicit
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>CHOICES AND RESULTS
>- Yes, 2 votes, 22.22%
>- No, 3 votes, 33.33%
>- Abstain, 4 votes, 44.44%
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