The Online Community that will "Pound the Pavement" in Every Local Community
Our thoughts for this group are not really an organizing effort of yet another group for folks to join and incur responsibility, indeed that is one of our greatest fears in the new information age, overload, addiction, the theft of peoples offline lives as they become more immersed in networking and the technologies that follow them everywhere they go.
Unlike Facebook, Myspace, Linkedin and others there will not be an endless troop of new groups or causes marching across your screens. We have very definite goals here as expressed in the "Mission Statement". It may seem there are a lot of groups but if you look closely each has a definite purpose in the Network. They advocate for a social issue important to us, they advocate for candidates running for office, they advocate for some of our great leaders, they represent our individual committee units around the state, they represent Congressional District Committees, they represent Womens Clubs, they represent YR's, College, Teens and so on. Each group fills a particular niche, we try to be careful in who is setting them up and we try to not have duplication. When someone comes here we want them to be able to get the information they need very quickly, comment, socialize or network without having a universe to search through, or being bombarded with offers to join multiple groups for the same causes.
Our main purpose is to create an information resource for Virginia Republicans and do it in a way that allows them to network with each other, help each other, announce events statewide, present the Candidates and offer a place for them to share views with others and network socially online. We do not want to steal their lives away, we hope to provide the opportunity for them to find what they need quickly and get back to the grassroots efforts they are involved in, because we all know, that is where the votes are won.
Our vision for this group, is such a resource. We hope to get as many folks to join and contribute as possible. As they comment on ideas, techniques or technologies we will try to split out separate forums by area of interest. As new developments in technology for the grassroots become available we hope to share them with everybody.
For those looking for a role beyond commenting, we will be looking for some members with expertise in particular areas to moderate or be admin on the forums here, as it grows.
We want this group and website to enhance the on the ground "Grassroots" efforts in every community around the state. We wish to take little and give back a lot.
To all, our best wishes in all your endeavors, keep clicking those keys but don't forget to save time, to "pound some pavement"!!