01 November 2007 at 12:03 PM EST

Calling All Tancredo Supporters!

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Tom needs your help!

We are in the midst of a petition drive in numerous states and are in need of volunteers to help get Tom on the ballot for the primaries/caucuses.

Getting signatures is relatively easy as it is not necessarily an endorsement of the candidate.  The only difficulty is that each state has different rules and requirements. 

If you live in or near on of the following states, unless otherwise noted, and are willing to help then please call our Ballot Access Coordinator Kevin at 1-888-GOTOM08.

Illinois, petition due 11/28/2007.  5,000 signatures of registered Republicans required (Must be 18 years old and an Illinois citizen to solicit signatures).

Rhode Island, petition due 12/7/2007.  2,000 signatures required.

New Jersey, petition due 12/10/2007.  2,000 signatures required (Must be 18 years old and a registered NJ Republican to solicit signatures).

Virginia, petition due 12/14/2007.  20,000 signatures, 400 from each district (Must be 18 years old and a Virgnia resident to solicit signatures).

D.C., petition due 12/14/2007.  2,000 signatures (Must need 32 volunteers to be a delegate before collecting signatures.  You must be a D.C. resident, registered Republican).

Alaska, petition due 1/5/2008.  100 signatures from registered Republicans, no more than 10 from each district.

Vermont, petition due 1/21/2008.  2000 signatures.

Nebraska, petition due 3/14/2008.  600 signatures of registered Republicans, at least 100 from each Congressional district.

Thank you!

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I'm in VA. I don't know enough of the area to be collecting signatures, but I'd gladly sign if someone would point me to where.

Wait a minute--Tom doesn't have enough clout--by now--to already be on the ballot? Then he ought to find a remaining Republican who best understands the immigration realities, lend his support to that candidate, and drop out of the race. The immigration issue is too important.

And for goodness sake, DON'T give up his House seat. We need Tom fighting the good fight in the House.

I know lots of folks in Illinois that have been begging to get this started... thank you!

I will be wearing red on Fridays from now on.. I have a personal passion for the military and those who are falling for us... God Bless them all...

Let's all join in and make Friday's RED SHIRT FRIDAY
in honor of our troops, our country and what Congressman Tancredo stands for, the security and sovereignty of our great country...!!

this is a true story, passed on to me.....

Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine
sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together. After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and inquired if he was heading home.

No, he responded. Heading out I asked?
No. I'm escorting a soldier home.
Going to pick him up?
No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq; I'm taking him home to his family.

The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier's family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days.

I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, Thank you. Thank you
For doing what you do so my family and I can do what we do.

Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and made
the following announcement over the intercom.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor
of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign."

Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting
The casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.

So here's a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for what you
Do so we can live the way we do.

Red Fridays. Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red
Every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority." We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to
Recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that ... every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every
Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make
Things better for you?" is. "We need your support and your prayers." Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every Friday.

Nick - You don't get it! There are NO Republican candidates running for president who will stand firm on illegal immigration! I attended an immigration forum in Phoenix two weeks ago. Six nationally known guest speakers participated. To summarize the three hour forum, they all warned audience members that candidates from neither party can be trusted on the immigration issue. Two names were mentioned by one speaker as "candidates who walk the walk and talk the talk regarding illegal immigration - TOM TANCREDO and Duncan Hunter". I felt so proud to be wearing my Tancredo shirt that evening!


ALL candidates must meet the State's requirements of signatures to be on the ballot. It doesn't matter how much "clout" you have.


Please call Kevin at 1-888-GOTOM08 and give him your names for Illinois. Thanks!

Alan, I just picked up your message to call Kevin, it is 6:00 and he is gone, I tried calling him. I emailed everyone my email list from IL and everywhere else (about 1000 people about this so things are a rolling! Plus I'm getting Deb Miller SE Iowa (Illinois quad cities) involved, she knows a bunch of IL folks...

just wanted you to know.

To Mr.Nick Byram,Nick I am another Tancredo supporter that has noticed your negativity towards Tom.At times I wonder what side you are on.Tom already has enough agaist him.To me you are not worthy to be on here and need to do a little soul searching.Martin Peterson

Patrice: Don't forget about John Cox ... I'd trust him if he got any exposure ...

I live outside St. Louis, MO in South County. I will be happy to help gather signatures in Illinois, as I live very close. I'll try to get hold of Kevin tomorrow.

I live outside St. Louis, MO in South County. I will be happy to help gather signatures in Illinois, as I live very close. I'll try to get hold of Kevin tomorrow.

CAUCUS TRAINING AND UPDATES: There have been a few updates to the Caucus
Schedule that we sent to you previously. You can access the new
schedule by
clicking on this link:


Notable changes are: The Des Moines and Ford Dodge dates has been
and Storm Lake has been cancelled.

An additional date has been scheduled for Cedar Rapids.

Des Moines Register has article "Iowa should allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses". Please read and reiterate your and Tom's opinion on this!!!http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071107/OPINION01/711070336/1036

Another chance to present Tom's opinion by commenting on article :"Basu: There's no highground when condoning torture".-- Des Moines Register.

Iowa GOP inundated by irate calls from Ron Paul fans
The Iowa Republican Party put out an advisory Tuesday setting standards for participation in a Dec. 4 debate it is sponsoring with Fox News. The phone has been ringing off the hook ever since.That's because the sponsors said participants need to average 5% support among Republicans in recent national or Iowa polls -- and so far, Texas Rep. Ron Paul is one of the candidates not making the cut.


News of the party's decision and how to protest it was spread quickly over the Internet by supporters of the anti-war, anti-tax, anti-abortion libertarian. "We are getting bombarded" with calls and e-mails from Paul's supporters, said GOP spokeswoman Mary Tiffany. She said there were 25 voice mails from angry Paul supporters before the start of business Thursday.


"I'm all about the First Amendment, but at the same time, how is this productive?" she asked. "They need to start calling voters and start door-knocking instead of calling the Republican Party of Iowa."Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo and California Rep. Duncan Hunter also fall below the 5% threshold at this point.


Tiffany said Thursday there had been a few e-mails from Hunter fans and no word from anyone about Tancredo. No campaigns have objected so far, including Paul's, she said.In Pollster.com's latest averaging of national poll results of Republicans, Paul's support comes in at 2.7%. The website calculates Paul's support among Republicans in Iowa, based on polls there, to be 3.8%.




You can register and comment at the above link.Reach Ray Hoffman at this addy to demand Tom be included and who the sponsors of this debate are. ray@iowagop.org


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