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"Grassroots Groundbreakers" Debuts!

Published in Blog on May 16, 2024 by Matt May

The inaugural episode of the dynamic new COS podcast "Grassroots Groundbreakers" is now available! 

Click here to access Convention of States Action (COSA) chief grassroots officer Mike Ruthenberg's incisive and informational discussion with his first guest, COS Illinois state director David Winters

Mike and David examine the challenges that David encountered and lessons learned upon first becoming state director, and his strategies for strengthening the team by recruiting volunteer activists, district captains, and other leaders. 

They also discuss hosting events throughout the state, interacting with new COS petition signers, and David's approach to his responsibilities as state director -- including not overburdening volunteers with training, finding great events for promoting COS, and having fun in the midst of saving the republic.

You will find out why Illinois is such a successful and cohesive team.

"Grassroots Groundbreakers" will emphasize the highly-effective strategies and planning behind the most successful grassroots activists, and the keys to keeping the grassroots engaged and involved. 

Make a point to check out the first edition of "Grassroots Groundbreakers" and subsequent episodes. The program will be available every third Friday of the month here

We are certain you will enjoy listening to Mike's conversations with the superlative leaders of the grassroots army. To become a part of that army and lend your time and talent, sign the petition below:

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