Last big push event - RECALL THE GOVERNOR DAY

RECALL THE GOVERNOR DAY

We have been pushing every day, circulating in every county throughout California. THANK YOU! Now it is time to plan for the last big push,  "RECALL THE GOVERNOR DAY."


WE ALL CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN, WHEN WE ALL PARTICIPATE! THE LAST PETITIONS TO COME IN WILL BE THE LARGEST IN VOLUME. WE HAVE OVER 90,000 COALITION MEMBERS, 150,000 LIBERTARIAN PARTY MEMBERS, AND SUPPORTED BY THE GOP, 4 MILLION REACH -- WE SIMPLY NEED MEDIA AND ORGANIZATIONS TO ALERT THE PUBLIC AND TO BE OUT THERE TO OFFER THE SIGNINGS AND CAPTURE THE SIGNATURES!!


CALL TO ACTION!!


On Saturday, February 1, 2020 we will hold signing events throughout the state. We don't want just two or three booths in a county heavily manned, we need dozens throughout the county heavily manned!


When: February 1, 2020

Time: MINIMUM - 11AM-3PM

Locations: State Wide GO TO recallgavinnow.com to locate on our map!


Please organize within your county, utilizing our Authorized Personnel list, Regional Coordinator information to Volunteer for events in your area. GO HERE


If you are coordinating an event, do the following

  • List your POP UP event on our MAP! RECALLGAVINNOW.COM
    • INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION IN THE PROVIDED FIELDS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, INCLUDING YOUR COORDINATOR CONTACT INFORMATION, DESCRIPTION OF WHERE YOU WILL BE LOCATED.
    • MUST BE LISTED ON THE MAP BY: JANUARY 28TH
  • Email your Event Details to: join@ranaf.org with "YOUR COUNTY - BIG DAY" in the subject line. We will be compiling locations to release to news media for this event, well in advance -- the sooner your organize and let us know, the better.
  • If you are on Facebook, share your event on our Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RECALLNEWSOM/
  • On social media ALWAYS
    • Use hash tags: #RecallTheGovernorDay #YOURCOUNTY #RecallGavinNow #RecallNewsom
    • Include the following links: 
      • Our MAP: RecallGavinNow.com 
      • ranaf.org/petition
  • Contact your LOCAL media, SEE BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS and HOW TO!

Please have two or more people at each location, for safety.


Suggested home-made signs: "Recall The Governor," "Sign Here!," etc... 


We want to help you get the word out about your locations, so be sure to do all of the above steps so when media covers the events before hand, when we do advertising, people are able to find you to come and sign!


Thank you for your continued fight to Save California!

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ACTIVISM PORTAL

Newspaper: Write A Letter To The Editor

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One way you can make impact is by writing your local papers with a Letter to the Editor. Most letters to the Editor are put to print. We share the how-to's and guidelines below. Read carefully.


Many local papers have an online submission page for writing your local Editor. If your local paper does not have a submission page you can find your paper's information on their website or the paper itself and send your letter "snail-mail."


ALL Letters to the Editor should be in response to an article found in RECENT print in the paper you select. Read your local Letters to the Editor to see examples of selected LTTE published material.


Guidelines:

  • Keep your letter under 200 words (see local paper guidelines and rules, OBEY them for highest possible success rate for publication.)
  • Use one of two Approaches:
    • Mention the Article (within 3 days of your letter) you are responding to, use the title and pick a hot ticket item within it you can focus your letter on, then inserting our Recall Gavin Newsom Petition. The goal is to have your letter printed in the following weekly edition, daily editions are a bit more flexible.
    • Refer to a Community Event or activity where the paper addressed or covered  with a story, highlight the concern about the paper not attending or covering a recall event or signing or the recall in entirety, offering a future event or suggested gathering where the paper can cover for the general public.
  • Be to the point
  • USE FACTS.
  • Professional, factual statements and expressions are likely to be printed - stay away from foul language, insults, negative statements. The goal is to reach the public and get your letter published.
  • Always give our recall information so people can find out more, these key statements will help if readers use google to find out more.
    • RAN Action Fund
    • recallgavinnow.com
    • Erin Cruz initiated Recall of Gavin Newsom
    • Deadline: February 13, 2020
    • ranaf.org/petition
  • Letters can be anonymous, you can also use first initial and last name or an alias. We suggest you use your full name and indicate if you would like YOUR NAME ONLY to remain anonymous in your letter.


Sample Letter Guide:


Your Name

Address Line One

Address Line Two

Email

Phone Number


Formal Date


Editor Name

Paper / Publication Name

Address Line One

Address Line Two


Dear Editor Name,


(State if this is an open letter or if you would like to keep your name anonymous.)


I request you keep my name anonymous for obvious reasons, although you have my permission to print my letter contents.


OR


Move right into your letter contents...


Talk about either the Article you are responding to, site name of article OR Community Event you are referencing. State your concern or observation. In our community we have experienced an increase of homelessness (keep it directed at whatever topic you are focusing on.) Governor Gavin Newsom has [enter information here.] This is why I have gotten involved in the RAN Action Fund recall of Gavin Newsom initiated by Erin Cruz. In [your town] [state problems/solutions.] The public needs to be aware there is a recall of Gavin Newsom and be directed to the website ranaf.org/petition so they can decide if they would like to participate and sign the petition, or not.  The deadline for the petition is February 13, 2020. Start to close the letter with positive, attention grabbing outcomes with the solution, recalling Gavin Newsom summerizing your main point.


Sincerely,

Your Name, City


NOTE: If your first or second letter is not printed, use another approach. Write to the Editor regarding their non-coverage of the community/county involvement in the Recall of Gavin Newsom. Use the information outline above tailoring the letter to fit your county/city and newspaper specifically.

Media: Working With Your Local Press

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Media plays a large roll in our society today. We need local media coverage to turn out at local signing events. In order to show up at events, media needs to be made aware of your local activities. 


Start by doing the following:

  • Identifying your local newspaper and tv networks. 
  • Create a List
  • Go to each of their websites and see if they have a contact us to report news page, portal, or contact person to reach out to.
  • Have a draft script to share with either the contact person or to put on the submission for "contact us" or form/portal.
    • Keep your script under 200 words (see submission guidelines and rules, OBEY them for highest possible success rate for response.)

Script Guidelines:

  • Give your Name, your contact information, information about the RAN Action Fund Recall of Gavin Newsom spearheaded by Erin Cruz. 
  • Offer information about opportunity to cover a recall event or signing, provide a future event or suggested gathering where the media can cover for the general public.
  • Be to the point
  • Always give our recall information so the press contact can find out more, these key statements will help them find out more.
    • RAN Action Fund
    • recallgavinnow.com
    • Erin Cruz initiated Recall of Gavin Newsom
    • Deadline: February 13, 2020
    • ranaf.org/petition


Sample Script Guide:
Good Afternoon, [Name of Press Contact,]
My name is [Your Name] and I am reaching out because we have a community event coming up we want the public to be aware of. This is a great opportunity for your network to have a story many people here will want to watch. ( Use your own words. The goal is to have them interested and take your information down.) We are holding an event on [Date, time, location] as a part of the non-partisan effort to Recall Gavin Newsom. As a community member and volunteer of the Erin Cruz led recall of Gavin Newsom, and a resident of [city/county] of [state years] I watch your network and know this is the kind of news worthy material you would like to share. (Again, in your own words.)


Be sure to give all important information mentioned in the guidelines above. If the press want to talk to Erin Cruz or a Representative of RAN Action Fund, please have them reach out to join@ranaf.org - Email is the most efficient way to get their message to us quickly. If you have press interested, they are sending RANAF an email, let your Regional Director know right away so we can be looking for the email outreach.