Re: [FSP] Re: [FSP-Doers] Re: Feedback sought for FSP strategy
- All that is needed is for one big name person to join and/or advocate the
FSP and the 20,000K will be easy. Has anyone considered approaching large
groups such as NORML? I am an early signer and have NOT been impressed with
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Sorens" <jsorens@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 3:29 PM
Subject: [FSP] Re: [FSP-Doers] Re: Feedback sought for FSP strategy
> I've replied at the thread below.
> On Sun, 17 Dec 2006, Morey Straus wrote:
>> On 12/17/06, Morey Straus <morey.straus@...> wrote:
>> > This is important. I would ask that anyone signed on as an FSP
>> > participant please take a moment to review the post below.
>> > As posted at: http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=12925.0
>> > <http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=12925.0>
>> > Dear fellow FSP members:
>> > I am writing this post of my own volition. It is not an official query
>> > on
>> > behalf of the leadership, and it is not entirely impartial.
>> > Next month, your board of directors will make a decision about FSP
>> > strategy. If we are to properly represent our membership, then we need
>> > your
>> > advice.
>> > In spite of the best efforts of numerous dedicated volunteers, the
>> > First
>> > 1000 is unlikely to succeed as planned. Some of us believe that the
>> > combination of f1k falling short, the large number of unreachable 20k
>> > signers, the unofficial September cutoff, the current signup rate, ad
>> > nauseum, calls for a change in strategy. I'm not going to go into
>> > details
>> > on the above - lengthy debates on each of them have already been
>> > discussed
>> > in previous threads.
>> > There are three main options on the table, and I (and hopefully the
>> > other
>> > board members) are open to others as well.
>> > 1. Get out of the numbers game entirely. Drop the 20k, don't repeat
>> > anything resembling the F1K, and stay away from all signup counts
>> > forevermore. Adopt a pure strategy that touts the pro-freedom benefits
>> > of
>> > New Hampshire and why you should move here ASAP. This may or may not
>> > include continuing to track the number of actual movers who take the
>> > time to
>> > inform us of their relocation.
>> > 2. Make the commitment threshold more flexible. Allow people to choose
>> > a
>> > number of other movers or signers that will trigger their own move.
>> > This
>> > could be set up as a multiple choice quiz, or a number of their own
>> > choosing. Continue to encourage moving now or at a lower threshold.
>> > 3. Keep doing what we've been doing. Leave the 20k counter where it
>> > sits, and only remove people by explicit request. Encourage people to
>> > move
>> > early. Hope that we reach 20k in our lifetimes and that those signers
>> > haven't forgotten about the FSP.
>> > If you are ambivalent about the right course of action, then feel free
>> > to
>> > stay silent. If you do feel strongly, then please reply to this
>> > thread, or
>> > alternatively, email the board members privately. Please do not flood
>> > the
>> > thread by restating your position as a reply to every other post.
>> > Let the games begin.
>> > Yours in liberty,
>> > Morey Straus
>> > Director
> Dr. Jason Sorens, Assistant Professor
> Dept. of Political Science
> University at Buffalo, SUNY
> 520 Park Hall (North Campus)
> Buffalo, NY 14260
> (716) 645-2251 x419
- - I am an early signer and have
> NOT been impressed withI am a late signer and early mover.
> the progress.
If we have 1000 people here in NH we would be rockin'.
Please everyone consider if you can sign the First1000
We are almost there. Sign today!
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