Friday, August 14, 2009

Found My Issue!

Well it took me long enough but I found my issue.

As many of you know I have been involved with county politics, and I've also been hanging out with a few good guys in Fountain Valley politics as well. I always knew I wanted to make a difference, especially in the younger community. My first attempt failed because a lot of the people I know that are my age in Fountain Valley just don't care about anything. Time to change that...

City Council was on my mind. But honestly...this is Fountain Valley "A Nice Place To Live", so there really isn't too much fixing up to be done. Then School Board came to mind and I said, "Hey! That's perfect! But what will I do? What's my platform? My issue?"

Someone told me the biggest issue with the school system is the budget. OK, that's one.

Then I thought, "Hey! The budget sucks, so why not volunteer at places like the Boys and Girls club or local elementary schools and start up a free reading program?"

And now I have my issue, and my plan.

Step 1.

I need to introduce myself at either the schools or the Boys and Girls club. Tell them my plan to start a free reading program, where once a week, or month, me and volunteers from the High Schools in the area will go and help younger kids learn how to read.

Step 2.

Go to the High Schools and talk to some of my old teachers who have Senior and even Junior students. Seniors now have to complete a certain amount of community service to graduate from HS. So this would be the perfect opportunity for them to get that written off.

Step 3. I have to gain the attention of the City Council. Ask a Council members to join us and watch us read with these kids and ask him/her if they would honor our group.

If honored, the support base I will need will be right there. I'll know more of the teachers, the students, the city council members, maybe even the police or Fire Fighters.

So then, in the future like say...a few years from now I'll be well known in the community and can start working toward a campaign.

I owe most of this idea to a guy I met last night. He has been involved in LA politics, and he gave me a lot of good insight. THANKS TOM!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, Reno. As a part-time web techie, I would recommend that you create a website, facebook group and twitter account to help inform and unite people who might be interested in your issue.


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