RPVNetwork

Grassroots Network of the Republican Party of Virginia

RPVNetwork Grassroots

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RPVNetwork Grassroots

A group devoted to sharing ideas, strategies, techniques and technology to enhance & expand a successful grassroot effort.

Location: Everytown Va.
Members: 122
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2011

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"!!

Discussion Forum

Bob McDonnell Winning Weekends

Started by Tom Whitmore Apr 29, 2009.

Grassroots Anthem (We're not gonna take it) 7 Replies

Started by Tom Whitmore. Last reply by O. P. Ditch Mar 28, 2009.

Discussion of Tea Party Events and Rallies 2 Replies

Started by BowlMeOverVa. Last reply by BowlMeOverVa Mar 5, 2009.

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Comment by BowlMeOverVa on May 3, 2009 at 2:15pm
If you search for Bob McDonnell on You Tube there is a anti-Bob video being "Promoted" - not sure how to bury it ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=bob+mc...
Comment by BowlMeOverVa on May 3, 2009 at 2:09pm
Similar add is on YouTube also,
http://www.therealbobmcdonnell.com/
Comment by MEC 20151 on May 3, 2009 at 2:08pm
Looking at that site I see nothing that says they will not do political ads. They do advertising through NYT ($20,000 start) and Google (budgets lower than $10,000)
So, I hope Mr. McDonnell's folks are aware that Common Sense Virginia has copied the look and feel of Bob's site and put in their twisted content. They (the Democrats) obviously have an unlimited budget for IT and internet advocacy.
Comment by MEC 20151 on May 3, 2009 at 2:02pm
See http://dc.about.com/od/neigborhoodprofiles/u/Neighborhoods.htm
these ads rotate in and out and you may need to click around or refresh before you see it. It's a Flass ad, otherwise I'd send you a picture
Comment by MEC 20151 on May 3, 2009 at 2:01pm
the ad displayed on the neighborhoods tab of the page Sue points to...
it is a doubleckick ad and eventually resolves to http://www.therealbobmcdonnell.com/
this is a website paid for by "Common Sense Virginia"
it is intentionally designed to confuse the vistor with the official mcdonnell website
Comment by O. P. Ditch on May 3, 2009 at 1:55pm
Sue, what was the ad about? and where was it? I don't see it now.
Comment by Sue G on May 3, 2009 at 11:35am
Tom,
On an About.com webpage, there is an ad that is ANTI-MCDONNELL (http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/4thofJuly_2.htm), but the terms of advertising on About.com states: "...the following are also inappropriate for About.com Run of Network Advertising and About.com Children Related Guidesites:
...Politics (lobbyists, PAC sites, political campaigns, alternative lifestyles advocacies) ...
...

Is About.com violating its own policy? I'm not connected with anyone in the know, or in a position to fight this, so please pass this on to those that might be interested. I'm just a frustrated, conservative, real American who's sick and tired of the b.s., cheating, conniving, slimy...well, you get the point.
Comment by Tom Whitmore on May 1, 2009 at 12:29pm
I'm with you George, that is a good idea and is being addressed, by the RPV New Media Committee. A number of ideas have been presented. Among them a Q & A forum of some type and working with blogs. We have a meeting in Richmond tomorrow, I will make sure it is brought up again.

Both the RPV site and this site have links where folks can email or call their elected officials be it state or federal. The most effective way to be heard is for folks to contact their officials and let their feelings be known. I don't think very many elected officials are sifting thruogh the comments here. Direct communication is still the most effective means of having your voice heard.

There are plenty of blogs out there where folks can participate, we will have at least 40 bloggers on "Bloggers Row" at the Convention in May. And I believe blogs are in the future of the new media initiative at the RPV. But, folks should not expect to go on a blog and have just anything fly, blogs do moderation, too.

I recognize the need for people to vent a little and express their feelings, but at the point it becomes damaging or adds ammo for the opposition, we have to find another way for them.

Of course there is always the option of stating one's objection and then making a case for their proposition or candidate. It is the constant disparaging remarks and the beleaguring of a negative position that turns off most folks. Without a positive plan to work toward, change is not effected. Making a positive case for your position is what garners backing and allows you to advance to the winners circle. While negative comments, may get a rise out of people, they do little to really sway opinion and further a cause.

Thanks for your inquiring and even tempered contributions to the site George!
Comment by George Daily on May 1, 2009 at 11:44am
Ha! Mispelling of "Republican" below was a typo, not intentional!
Comment by George Daily on May 1, 2009 at 11:43am
Tom,

You wrote,

"The issue I take here is that this is not truly a public forum, it is a partisan site to do the work of electing our candidates, period. Anything else we allow here is out of courtesy to fellow conservatives."

Even though I've been involved in discussions about the direction of the Republikcan Party, ideology, and so forth, I'm cool with that.

But, the discussions here and elsewhere on this site expose an issue that RPV should address. Only a fraction of Republican sympathizers, supporters and members have the ability to take up politics as an avocation or become activistists. Perhaps RPV could create a site specifically for those who wish to communicate with each other and with the RPV leadership on topics that may be inappropriate for the purposes of this site? An outlet with a direct line to the leadership of the Party could promote involvement and avoid the frustration, anger and the eventual indifference that might otherwise result.
 

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