This is kind of interesting, and effort to do something like the BlueBroward calendar on the state level. I would rather not have it associated with any one campaign site, though, or at least to have a life beyond this campaign cycle. I’ve been toying with the idea of expanding beyond the county level and have a reservation on blueflorida.org. Anyone want to encourage me to go for it?
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Subject: Smith for Governor Events Center for DEC and Club Events, and Rod Smith for Governor Events
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 12:15:12 -0400
From: Paul Neaville <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello this is Paul Neaville, Rod Smith’s campaign manager. Please forgive this intrusion, but I wanted to give you all access to an exciting new tool we have on our website, www.rodsmith2006.com , which will allow you to post YOUR events on our website and allow our supporters and your members to have awareness of your events.
http://tools.rodsmith2006.com/page/event/search_simple is the link, and as it says, its simple!
You can do many things here, the main one being that you can create your own event–and upload your club and DEC meetings into our calendar.
While there are sites like www.bluebroward.org that have county specific events, we are hoping to replicate these successes on a statewide level for all Democrats!
From our homepage, www.rodsmith2006.com, you can go to the Events Center on the right hand of the screen and follow the prompts to either find an event near you, or create your own.
If you go to this link, and click on “plan an event” you can follow the prompts to load your events, be they regular meetings or special events you’re having, into our website.
Once you enter in your zip code, just follow the prompts to set up an account and you’ll be able to put your events out in one simple clearinghouse for the members of the Rod Squad. While we envision this being a tool for primary use by our supporters, we also envision this being a way for your members to communicate with a larger audience who may not attend normally scheduled meetings. There is no cost to you, we just ask that you only put events here that are not related to our opponent in the primary. We welcome other events related to other candidates other than our opponent. I’m sure you will understand this simple rule–other than that, we are happy to assist you by adding new categories or to add features you might find useful.
Please let us know what you think of the system, and thanks for being loyal Democrats!!!
Rod Smith for Governor
PS–forward to your friends and colleagues, I’m sure I missed some email addresses!