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Setting a political course a simple guide all politics is local thomas p o neill

Setting a Political Course

a simple guide

“All politics is local”

-Thomas P. O’Neill

Team 839 : Rosie Robotics

Agawam High School (Agawam, MA)


Setting a political course a simple guide all politics is local thomas p o neill

Town

  • Work on campaigns

    • Get to know the players in each camp

  • Attend meetings

    • Listen, Learn then Speak

  • Citizen speak

    • Offer up solutions not just problems


Town and city boards

Town and city boards

  • Work on campaigns

    • Learn the ins and outs of the process

  • Attend meetings

    • The deals are made here

  • Speak at Public Hearings

    • Put your smiling face on TV and on the record


Clubs

Clubs

  • Join or get involved with Shriners, Lions, Rotary, etc

    • The movers and shakers of the community

    • Engineering opportunities will present themselves

  • Participate (you and the team)

    • Volunteer at the Shrine circus, Leos Club (Lions for teenagers), Eye Mobile project through EPICS project, MIT/Lemelson Road Iron


Schools

Schools


School administration

School Administration

  • Know them by name-Mary, Bill, John, etc

    • Parents need to know who the are

  • Help when you can- setup for events, participate in activities

    • Freshman Night, bake sales

  • Invite them to events

    • Most important!


School committee

School Committee

  • Work on campaigns

    • Rosemary, Juzba, Young, Cavallo, Me

  • Attend meetings

    • Get on camera, citizen speak, workshops

  • Get them to talk about you

    • Wow’em

  • Invite them to events

    • Most Important


Parent groups

Parent Groups

  • This is supply line for Mentors

    • Welders, NEMs, machinists, writers, accountants

  • PTO, PTSO, School Improvement Councils

  • Join and participate- info tables

  • No one wants student to succeed more than mom and dad


Party affiliations

Party Affiliations

  • Town Committees

    • Join, buy ads in books

    • Support them, they will support you

  • Convention Delegates, become a delegate

    • Run with the Big Dogs

    • State level


State

State

  • Team 842 Falcon Robotics is working on a directory for all state level Reps and Senators. Watch CD for more information


Party committees

Party Committees

  • Know who is in office

    • And their assistants

  • Run for position

    • Even if you don’t win, they will remember your name


State representative

State Representative

  • Know your representative’s name

  • Work on the campaign

    • Hold a sign, answer a phone

  • Know the name of local staff

  • Write letters

  • Visit the office

  • Invite them to events


Senate senator

Senate Senator

  • Know your senator’s name

  • Work on the campaign

    • Hold a sign, answer a phone

  • Know the name of local staff

  • Write letters

  • Visit the office

  • Invite them to events


Executive branch

Executive Branch

  • Work on the campaign

    • Hold a sign, answer a phone

  • Know the name of local staff

  • Write letters

  • Visit the office

  • Invite them to events


National

National


Congress

Congress

  • Know your Congressman’s name

  • Know the name of local staff

  • Write letters

  • Visit the office

  • Invite them to events


Senators names

Senators Names

  • Know your Senators’ names

  • Know the name of local staff

  • Write letters

  • Visit the office

  • Invite them to events


Executive branch1

Executive Branch

  • Know the name of local staff

  • Write letters

  • Visit the office

  • Invite them to events


Remember

Remember

  • It is not who you know

    but who you know

    that knows.


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