August 13th is the Ames, Iowa presidential straw poll. Why is this so important? The winner of this straw poll almost always wins the primary next year in Iowa, and Iowa is the first primary state in the election so it’s critical to the campaign’s momentum to get an early victory. A member of our SB Meetup, Jun Dam, has created a website for people to phone bank in Iowa here: http://grassroots.wildfireplatform.com/t/sbrp. It’s really easy to use, and if you just have a little spare time after work or on the weekends, then any amount of calls can make a big different. All we need to do is identify Ron Paul supporters and urge them to purchase tickets for the straw poll in Ames.
Another helpful website related to this is http://www.iowaforronpaul.com. This site was created by Ron Paul’s PAC and has up to the minute news about the campaign’s progress in Iowa and ways you can help out. If you navigate to the Projects section, there’s a breakdown of all the operations that need funding that you can donate to directly.