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Wednesday night on the Glenn Beck Program, Glenn invited several guests from the FreedomWorks organization onto the program to talk about their FreePAC event, as well as their new initiative "12 in 2012". What is "12 in 2012"? Find out in the clip above!
Erica Ritz from The Blaze explains:
FreedomWorks, an organization that advocates “lower taxes, less government, and more freedom,” has made an impressive impact on the political debate in recent years. Glenn Beck fans, in particular, will remember the “Freedom Connector,” a social networking site for patriots that helped revolutionize how like-minded, small-government proponents can connect.
Now, with hundreds of thousands of grassroots volunteers and countless more supporters, the organization has revealed to TheBlaze a “sneak peek” of its 2012 agenda ahead of the official announcement at FreePAC tomorrow in Dallas in an event tied to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Love” initiative this week (tickets for “Restoring Love” can be found here).
The theme? “12 in ‘12,” or twelve main policy proposals deemed to be the most important solutions to our nation’s problems this year, that FreedomWorks will be pushing across the board.
Even more, in keeping with the organization’s focus on grassroots action, the twelve proposals are actually still being voted on by the public, and the voting will remain open almost until the announcement.
Michael Duncan explained that there will be both a heavy “endorsement component” and a heavy “activism component” to the 2012 campaign.
The endorsement component, essentially, is when Americans sign petitions or vote on matters like the “12 in ‘12″ campaign, so that FreedomWorks can unequivocally show lawmakers how many millions of people support the issues.
The activism component, on the other hand, is more multifaceted.
In addition to distributing the twelve final policy proposals to each of the Republican delegates and FreedomWorks’ massive network of contacts, Duncan explained that FreedomWorks will also help activists keep in touch with the Romney campaign and delegates from the GOP to keep them on track. FreedomWorks will also have a strong presence at the Republican National Convention, to help set the tone of what really matters in 2012.
As the “12 in ‘12″ website indicates, FreedomWorks is endeavoring to build a platform by the people, for the people.