As an operative for the Republican Party in McHenry County sends out (again, not to me) Chairman Mike Tryon’s letter discouraging attendance at the Special Meeting of the local GOP at d’Andrea’s Saturday morning at 9 AM (public is invited), the woman who initiated the meeting has sent the following:
A personal note: The strength of the Republican Party is at the grassroots.
Learning about McHenry County politics has been fascinating!
I have especially appreciated meeting Committeemen and local candidates these past couple of days at Liberty Center (Vaughan’s in Woodstock).
Illinois law and McHenry County By-laws mandates McHenry County Committeemen have a weighted vote to elect two representatives from the 63rd House District. Along with Chairman Tryon they form a legislative committee.
Following the vote on Saturday, the newly formed legislative committee will immediately reconvene at Woodstock Square (Starbucks) to vote for or against Tonya’s placement on the Republican ballot.
Yes, I do want to persuade you to vote YES for our pro-Tonya slate, and welcome the opportunity to do so between now and Saturday morning’s vote.
More importantly, I want to ask you to show up to vote.
I called the meeting, but I am not the leader. We are.
25% of McHenry County Committeemen and many additional Committeemen we are contacting from Victory Center (Vaughan’s).
We offer you information and the venue to meet as Committeemen and then to vote.
We are not engaging here to fight Chairman Tryon and his team.
We are here to fight Mr. Incumbent – AKA Franks and Madigan.
This election is about providing choices to Republicans in McHenry County.
It is about engaging in the conversation with Democrats, race by race!
I respectfully request that Chairman Tryon and the McHenry County Republican Party team join us and lead us on Saturday.
Even if we disagree, let’s engage as McHenry County Republicans, on Saturday morning.
And then – better for this exercise in Liberty, join and work together. November is nearly here, and it is time to change the General Assembly and the White House!
From Yesterday – Update: The supporters for Tonya have arranged for Republican election lawyer, Laura Jacksack, to be available to answer questions you might have about legal issues related to the meeting.
Today’s Events: Good Ole’ Retail Politics – Meet and Greet for lunch, snacks and dinner. We are responding to Mr. Incumbent’s greeting he left at Victory Center. Also, we are contacting fellow Committeemen and organizing the weekend petition walk.
We are moving quickly as we organize.
Really, Vaughan’s food is unbelievable.
Join us all day today (11am-9pm) for food, conversation, and mobilization.
SHARING RESOURCES: SEND US/DROP OFF YOUR LITERATURE: Do you want to communicate with your fellow Committeemen?
We don’t have much time, but if you send me a jpeg type file, (by 11pm tonight) we will add it to our PowerPoint for tomorrow.
There will be time for visuals to flip through the background from 8-9am and then after the meeting (out by 11am).
If you have a local issue (or are a candidate) please send us something by 10pm tonight.
Also, bring your literature to Victory Center.
We have precinct walk sheets with phone numbers for the entire 63rd District for distribution and sharing.
This is a great time to promote Republican leadership, and we look forward to the meeting on Saturday!
With enthusiasm, we are looking forward to Saturday. Tonya and her team are motivated and experienced grassroots workers. We also love to have fun while we work.
PS: Lori Miller has a surprise to share on Saturday. 🙂
Vaughan’s Family Restaurant
790 S Eastwood Dr, (Hwy 47)
Temporary Campaign Phone Number 847-304-8800.
Friday: 1:00 am – 9:00 pm
Lunch or Dinner! Phone Calling – Pick Up Walk Sheets, and Committeemen Folders
Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Petition Signature Central – Pick Up Walk Sheets – Notary After 4pm.
Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Petition Signature Central – Pick Up Walk Sheets – Notary
200 Hours to Success- The Challenge: Traditionally, in door to door campaigns, 10 signatures an hour can be collected. Signatures collected door to door, are by far the most reliable and walking provides an opportunity to drop off literature to inform voters.
Based on the calculation of 10 signatures an hour, we need 150 walking hours to achieve 1500 signatures. Rounding that figure up to 200 walking hours provides extra cushion.
Two days… We need commitments for 200 walking hours, 100 each day.
UPDATE: We have 100 hours committed to already! We have a structure in place to help us keep track of the commitments and the walk sheets. Over the weekend notary Linda Moore will be available to assure each petition is properly notarized.
We have acquired neighborhood by neighborhood walk sheets for the entire 63rd House District. That is over 19,000 Republicans. We will hand these out from our Victory Center beginning Friday. We will also have literature to hand out. Join us and we will provide you updated walk sheets for your precinct!
Our temporary Victory Center call-in number is 847-304-8800. We invite you to bring your cell phone and help us to make this campaign a success as part of our response to Mr. Incumbent’s welcome message yesterday!
At the Victory Center are packets we made for Committeeman specifically for the McHenry County Republican Party Special Meeting on June 2nd. We mailed these to Committeemen, if you do not have yours by Friday night, please stop by and we will give you a second one. If you are appointed AFTER May 24th, we don’t have your name or address yet, so please let us know! We have extras at the Victory Center.