FHCRP and Rebuild the Party meeting.
FHCRP, REBUILD, and RagingElephants.org Meet To Discuss Our Future:
by Chelsea Winfree,
I walked into BerryHill’s Baja Grill in the Galleria Area of Houston not quite sure of what to expect, but when I walked out of that restaurant, I knew that things were going in the right direction.
The group of 12 crowded around 2 round tables and discussed the direction of each of our organizations and the status of the Republican Party.
The first topic of the night was started from the simple question, “Is the Republican Party able to be saved?” Quickly, everyone shouted responses of, “Yes!” in some form or fashion. Simply put, we are a broken machine that needs to be fixed! And we need more helpers to put it back together. But how do we put this machine back to full functionality?
First: We need to get together, not just as people in one group, but as groups with other groups and states with other states to rebuild this party. FHCRP and Rebuild are working with Raging Elephants to find ways to capture the attention of more people locally and get that sense of unity. Here at Raging Elephants, we are already connected to many people across the country, and plan on starting Raging Elephants chapters across the nation!
Second: Teach each other about technology and resources. Attend Facebook and Twitter classes, to better understand how to connect and communicate with other republicans. Also: if you already know how to use Facebook and Twitter, start your own class!
Third: The Republican message has to be POSITIVE, we can’t continue to beat down the Democrats. We have to show why WE are a good party, and why WE are worth your vote and dedication!
We also discussed the need to outreach to both politicians and students. Politicians don’t even want to associate with the republican party! So we have to bring them back, give them a reason to be proud. As for students, we have to find out what THEY are concerned about and appeal to them. We need them! They are highly motivated and could help this party grow even faster.
So there you have it… That is what we discussed at the meeting. Great ideas were passed around and it developed new bonds between each group. Be sure that you attend the next meeting! It doesn’t matter where you are (in the Houston Area) be sure to attend our joint meetings. We will post info about the next meeting on the website as it comes to us.