Education, Our Total Strategy
by Christian Gomez, Research Project Manager
As resolutions applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention (Con-Con) continue to be introduced in state legislatures, the more imperative it becomes to safeguard the Constitution and the God-given rights it protects. As a follow-up activity to the legislative day, The John Birch Society encourages chapters in states targeted by Con-Con promoters — including Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming, among others — to do literature drops in your community. We recommend getting clear plastic 6” x 16” (SKU: BAGCL6X16) or 9” x 14” (SKU: BAGCL9X14) bags. Both sizes are sold in lots of 100 at ShopJBS.org.
In each bag, we recommend putting one copy of the following three pamphlets: “Article V Convention: America’s Answer?” (SKU: PAFAA), “Nullification: The Founders’ Solution to Federal Overreach” (SKU: PNFSFO), and “Term Limits: Will They Fix Congress?” (SKU: PTL). Additionally, we recommend including a copy of the new Freedom Index January 2023 reprint (SKU: RPFI0123) and copies of Legislative Scorecards of the state legislators who represent the area you are doing the literature drops in. Legislative Scorecards can be downloaded from either TheNewAmerican.com or TheFreedomIndex.org. Remember, be sure to research which state legislators represent the areas you are covering, and print only those Legislative Scorecards.
Rather than putting a bag on every door in your neighborhood, target the doors of primary-election voters, or registered Republicans and independents (if this information is publicly available in your state). Other indicators for homes to target include those with campaign signs for Republican or conservative candidates. Houses with the “thin blue line” flag may also be home to a receptive audience. We do not want these materials to be simply thrown away by disinterested households. We want to get them into the hands of people who will likely read them, become informed, and act as a result. Members of appreciative households may even become JBS members.
A good time to do this activity as a chapter could be on a Saturday morning or a weekday evening. JBS members who are retired or who do not work during the day have the benefit of also doing these on a weekday morning or afternoon. You can break up the literature drops for different days and times to accommodate the different schedules of your chapter members. Also, be sure to have an organized plan of which teams or persons will cover which areas, in order to prevent a household from receiving two or more literature bags. Always be respectful to anyone you may encounter to avoid getting into any potential arguments. In the meantime, good Birching!