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Offline The Old Guide

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Congressman Appleseeder
« on: November 05, 2014, 02:54:31 AM »
Bruce Poliquin was elected to represent the Second District of Maine. I attended his victory celebration tonight. Bruce was on the firing line at Columbia last year in the sleet and rain. He's an Appleseeder. I supported him in the primary and the general election. He stands for Constitutional carry.
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 10:03:22 AM »

   Hmmm - this could be the first sign of the future of the program...

   Convey our best wishes, and be thinking about how he might be able to help implement "the spirit of Appleseed" in Maine.

   Post or PM me with any ideas, accomplishments or plans you guys come up with.

   Great news! Thanks for posting!
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 11:16:23 AM »
Our governor was also reelected. Paul LePage was the first governor to proclaim April as "Patriot History and Heritage Month". I expect he will do it again this coming April. (PM to Fred to follow.)
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 09:12:33 PM »
Huzza!

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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 12:30:34 PM »
Congratulations for the election victories .  O0

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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 01:23:26 PM »
Someone that came to a Colorado Appleseed was so inspired he went home and ran for city council in Crested Butte.  Another council member realized he didn't know enough when a gun issue came up. The Appleseeded member told him to get to an event. He came to the last Leadville shoot and was blown away by the what he learned. Discussions over dinner opened a whole new world to him as he realized all the shooting disciplines.

So, that's two Appleseeded city council members.

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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2014, 02:31:55 PM »
Someone that came to a Colorado Appleseed was so inspired he went home and ran for city council in Crested Butte.  Another council member realized he didn't know enough when a gun issue came up. The Appleseeded member told him to get to an event. He came to the last Leadville shoot and was blown away by the what he learned. Discussions over dinner opened a whole new world to him as he realized all the shooting disciplines.

So, that's two Appleseeded city council members.

Kim

   I'm not kidding - we're seeing the future of the program unfolding before our eyes.

   Now to figure specific things we can all be doing to hasten the process...
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2014, 09:48:05 PM »
TOG,

Great job!  O0

One tactic we've used was to get the Congressional staff out for a one day AS. Staffs are usually a little easier to schedule (and they do boatloads of research for the rep)

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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2014, 02:40:55 AM »
That is so cool.
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2014, 08:40:51 AM »
Huzzah!

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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2014, 12:53:23 PM »
Awesome job to you guys in Maine!

We had our local county accessor show up to our Carson shoot. She and her husband loved the program!
The next step up the ladder is State Rep. All politics is local as they say.
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2014, 07:45:40 AM »
Great minds think alike. I'm contacting all the state reps and senators within 100 miles of our Columbia, Maine shoot, telling them about our US Represenative and asking them to come to Columbia.
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 06:52:26 PM »
We did it again. Our governor has written a letter of recognition for April 2015. He has a practice of issuing a Proclamation just once which we got in 2013.
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 03:05:54 PM »

   Old Guide, excuse me, as I wonder why Maine can do this - and no other state can? :'(
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2015, 03:15:24 PM »
That's why I PM'd Old Guide yesterday to find out how he did this, so that we could get on track to do it as well.

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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2015, 05:05:23 PM »
 O0
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Re: Congressman Appleseeder
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2015, 10:13:54 PM »
Five years ago I was our governor's first town chairman in his campaign. Sean O'Rahilly (SeanO) followed soon after. Our candidate spent about $3 per vote in his campaign. His opponent spent over $240 per vote. It was a grass roots campaign, sort of like what happened at Lexington and Concord. The other side never knew what hit them.

Then I invited our former state treasurer to our April 19 Appleseed last year. He fired on the line in the sleet and rain. He heard the story with no notes. He loves our Constitution, but is a novice with firearms. We fixed that. He ran for Congress and his opponent had no such backing or opportunity. It was a resounding win. Our letters to the NRA helped get him an A+ rating.
We don't watch much TV. At our state convention he said he would support Constitutional carry and he got the biggest standing ovation of the convention. He knew it would be popular, but he did not fully realize the importance until that moment.

Timing, focus on the goal, depth of dedicated supporters. Same as 1775 and it still works.
Our history is not a list of dates and places. It is a dynamic adventure of freedom and individual courage.

Crak's IBC, August 2010.
Fred's AIBC, April 2011
kDan's IBC, March 2012
Northeast SC Confab, Feb. 13