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2024 Goals and Objectives Rev. 1

Rev. 1 12.29.2023 

A. State Grassroots Goal

(1) Recruit and assign three (3) Volunteer Activists in each district with a district captain.
(2) Actively involve three (3) new or existing VAs in districts with a DC, as indicated by completing two activities from the Menu of Volunteer Activities.
State Objectives
Oversee the FUT and provide instruction in the FUT process for volunteer interests.
Provide training in the LMT process.
Provide training in best practices for recruiting new volunteers.
Enlist the assistance of the Comms team to help in recruiting new volunteers.
Welcome new VAs and send a Menu of Volunteer Activist Activities (in districts with no RC or DC)
Develop a plan for activating previously assigned VAs in regions with no RC.
Provide new volunteer training on Slack.
A - RC Objectives

8. Notify DCs in my region of volunteer interests in the FUT. 
9. Assist DCs in my region in onboarding VAs in their districts.

10. Onboard VA applicants in districts without DCs.
12. Welcome new VAs to my region. Attached is a copy of the Volunteer Activist Activities.
13. Develop a plan for activating previously assigned VAs in my region in districts with no DC.
A - DC Objectives
15. In the FUT, contact volunteer interests in my district.
16. In the LMT, onboard VA applicants in my district.
17. Notify my RC or SD when a new VA is assigned in my district.
18. Contact new VAs within a week, assigning a monthly challenge from the Menu of Volunteer Activist Activities.
19. Contact existing VAs monthly, assigning a monthly challenge from the Menu of Volunteer Activist Activities.
20. Meet periodically, individually or in small groups, with VAs in my district.
21. Provide training in various COS tools, i.e., the COSAction app and TelePatriot.
22. Stay in touch regularly with VAs in my district through calls, emails, and texts.
23. Use People/Users to find and contact volunteer interests in my district.
 B. State Outreach Goal

Obtain at least 2,800 new petition signers using monthly events and speaking engagements throughout the state.

State Objectives
1. Present best practices in outreach methods on state calls.
2. Discuss outreach ideas for weekly state calls.
3. Assist volunteers in planning COS presentations to the public.
4. Assist teams in completing and submitting event request forms and post-event questionnaires.
5. Post events on #events and #la-calendar on Slack.
6. Investigate opportunities to present COS to young people, e.g., TPUSA.


B - RC Objectives
  9. Set a yearly goal for events in the super region of ______ events/presentations.
10. Set a yearly goal of 700 petitions per super-region to help reach the state goal of  2,800 petitions signed in 2024.
11. Maintain a calendar of super-regional events.
12. Assist DCs in recruiting volunteers for events. 
13. Assist DCs in entering petitions into the computer using tags and QR codes. 
14. Assist volunteers in planning COS presentations to the public. 
15. Assist teams in completing and submitting event request forms and post-event questionnaires.
16. Provide instructions on reporting the number of monthly petitions signed with personal referral codes.
17. _________________________________________________________________________________
18. _________________________________________________________________________________
B - DC Objectives
19. Set a goal of _____ events/presentations per year in my district to help reach the super-region yearly goal of ________ (excluding regular meetings).
20. Set a monthly goal of ___________ petitions in my district to help reach the super-regional goal of 700 and the state goal of 2,800 petitions signed in 2024.
21. Report the number of monthly petitions signed with my referral code.
22. Hold/participate in events to obtain signatures
23. _________________________________________________________________________________
C. State Legislative Goal

COSLA will meet personally with returning legislators not previously contacted and with incoming legislators, explaining our Article V project through the use of COS materials, obtaining each legislator's position, either positive, negative, or undecided, and maintain contact monthly with legislators in each district, with COS leadership.
State Objectives
1. Disseminate a list of legislators who need a personal visit.
2. Make materials readily available through the LA webpage.
3. Provide instruction on state calls regarding how to meet with legislators.
4. Provide updates to the team on legislators' responses following meetings.
5. Complete LL 200 - "How to Influence Your Legislator" in COSU.
6. Make a plan for contacting legislators in regions with no RC.
7. Maintain contact with legislators.`
8. __________________________________________________________________________________
C - RC Objectives 
 9. Assist DCs in the region in personal meetings with legislators.
10. Develop a plan for meeting with legislators in regions without DC.
11. Report results of meetings with legislators to the State Director and Legislative Liaison.
12. Complete LL 200 - "How to Influence Your Legislator" in COSU.
13. Maintain contact with legislators and assist DCs in doing so.
 C - DC Objectives 
15. Make an appointment to meet with a representative/senator in my district.
16. Enlist Volunteer Activist(s) in my district to attend the meeting(s) with me.
17. Maintain contact with legislators monthly or semi-monthly through emails, mail, social   
      media, etc.
18. Enter all contacts with legislators in progress reports.
19. Complete LL 200 - "How to Influence Your Legislator" in COSU.

 D. State Leadership Goal

COSLA will recruit, assign, and train 10 district captains, one (1) state grassroots coordinator, one (1) state communications director, and two (2) regional captains and provide ongoing training for those currently assigned to positions.
State Objectives
Periodically send email blasts recruiting for these positions.
Onboard applicants for state positions and those DCs in regions with no RC.
Provide training for state roles and those DCs lacking a Regional Captain.
Provide ongoing training on state calls and RC/DC state calls.
Meet regularly with RCs, providing training on the FUT and LMT processes. 6.______________________________________________________________________________

D - RC Objectives

8. Recruit DCs from active VAs in my region.
9. Onboard and train DCs in my region.

10. Contact DCs in my region at least twice a month to determine needs and provide monthly challenges.
11. Review the RC manual to familiarize myself with my RC job description and become skilled in the CB tools necessary to execute my role effectively.

12. Review the DC manual to familiarize yourself with the DC job description and become skilled in the CB tools necessary to execute that role effectively.
13. Meet with leadership for training.
14. Attend state call; Tuesday webinar; Passed States call.
D- DC Objectives

15. Mentor at least one VA in my district to add them to my DC Team to be assigned to their district as DC. 
16. Encourage VAs in my district to complete the introductory courses in COSU.
17. Determine the skills of my VAs, encouraging them to apply for a leadership position.
18. Review the DC manual.
19. Attend state call; Tuesday webinar; Passed States call.
20. _______________________________________________________________________________________


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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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