Notes from the Eagle County GOP Chairperson

CONVENTIONS
With both conventions over- thank the lord!!- we at least know who the candidates are but probably not much more. I sincerely doubt that either event changed anyone’s mind but apparently Trump’s bump was higher than expected and Hillary’s a little lower. Now if someone would just take Donald’s phone away from him or at least disconnect his service, maybe he can stay out of his own way.
 
EVENTS
As for Eagle County Republicans, we have almost completed our summer events all over the county. We participated in Eagle Flight Days, Vail 4th of July Parade, Gypsum Daze and Eagle County Fair & Rodeo. We also had part of our team at the Western Conservative Summit and at the Trump rally in Denver.
 
Our last official event of the summer is our annual picnic which is being held on Saturday, August 13th, from 12pm to 3pm in Minturn at the Little Beach Park. We have most of our candidates attending will continue to update the list as more confirm. The donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children and kids under 5 are free. We’ll have our typical grilled picnic fare with free beer and wine. Can’t beat that!  It’s also a great opportunity to meet fellow Republicans, enjoy an afternoon in this beautiful spot along the river, have a picnic with family and friends and meet the candidates. For more info, go to eaglegop.com or call 970-376-5100.
 
GOP ELECTION HEADQUARTERS
With all of that said, the real work for us starts now. The really good news is that we finalized a spot for the Eagle County Republican Headquarters. YEAH!
 
This year we will be located in Eagle at 56 Market Street between Edward Jones and Treasures. The week of August 15th, furniture and supplies will be moved to the office from storage. On Saturday, August 20th, everyone is welcome to join us in setting up and decorating the office. We have received donations of a TV, computers and printers, but could use help with chairs and desks.
 
VOLUNTEERING
Additionally something that would be terrific and that we desperately need would be a volunteer willing to more or less manage the day to day operations of the office. Maybe even 2 people who could split it up. That would require organizing the schedule as well as other really basic functions. During the last election, we had a volunteer who typically worked from home but brought her computer to the office and worked from there just so we would have basic coverage every day. Our goal is to be open 11-6 Sunday - Friday and 9-6 on Saturday. Please contact Kaye at 970-376-5100 or reply to this email if you are interested in helping out.
 
Additionally, we need volunteers to act as coordinators for
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Voter Registration
  • Sign Waving
  • Sign Placement
  • Phone banks
  • Door knocking
 
If I haven’t mentioned something that you think is important and/or would like to coordinate, let me know. If we all do a small part we will be able to tackle the big picture on the road to the November election.
 
DONATIONS
Of course, one of the main things we will need is money. We need money for rent, phones, ads, meet and greets, campaign signs, debate parties, office supplies, equipment rentals etc. So if you’ve got some cash you just don’t know what to do with, we would gladly be the recipient and we promise to put it to good use. No donation is too small as every little bit will help us in our goals of electing our local and state candidates along with beating Hillary in November.

 

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