Join Your State’s Local Response Team Rita Dunway May 20, 2014 News Did you see the op-ed Allen Boettcher published in his local paper? If you liked Allen’s article and were inspired to write your own, then we encourage you to consider joining your state’s “local responders” team! We’re organizing these teams in each state to ensure that we, as a nationwide grassroots organization, are prepared to issue responses to local opposition arguments. Here are the criteria for candidates: - Strong supporter of the Convention of States Project. - Strong written and oral communication skills. - Ability to be tough on issues, but gentle on people; to respond graciously. Here is what we will be asking local responders to do: - Monitor state/regional news to identify published opposition arguments and/or opposition events. - Write response letters to the editor/op-ed articles (using our online response library for content ideas, if desired). - Arrange for someone to attend local opposition events to ask good questions. - Be prepared to write letters to the editor/op-ed articles in response to opposition meeting outcomes. - Communicate with me about these activities as they occur. If you meet these criteria (or know someone who does), please send me the candidate’s name and contact information so that I can begin building this team. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, again, for all that you are doing for the cause of liberty and self-governance.