Politics and Weight Loss: The Conservative Primary Shred

PolitiChicksWant to lose weight while helping your favorite conservative get elected to office? Candidates across the country need “boots on the ground” to reach out to neighbors and voters. With only a couple weeks left in primary elections, now is the time to kick start your physical fitness routine by volunteering to walk precincts. All you need to do is Google your favorite candidate, visit his or her Web site to locate contact info, and express your interest to help with the campaign by phone or email.

The best part of the “precinct walking shred” is that it won’t cost you anything but a good pair of walking shoes. No expensive gym memberships.

You can walk as little or as much as you’d like, assuming you have clearance from your doctor. For safety reasons, most campaigns will schedule volunteers to walk in pairs. That’s a built in workout buddy for you.

Many of our elected officials could stand to learn a thing or two about political weight loss. The addiction to fees and taxes needs to stop. Burdensome regulations need to be reversed. Bad legislation needs to be repealed. It’s time to trim the fat in local, state, and federal governments. That starts with a good ground game to help elect true, conservative candidates—ones who understand that the role of government is not to tax small businesses out of business, tell its citizens what kind of light bulbs to use, or enact education policy which benefits corporations and non-profits at the expense of America’s children.

In the age of social media, face to face connections still make a difference. The ground game can make or break a close election. If you are unhappy with the direction our country is going, voting by itself is no longer enough. It’s time to get more involved. It’s time to take action through getting the right candidates on the ballot.

Regardless of whether you are looking to lose a few pounds or not, our government needs to lose more than a little weight. Instead of balanced budgets, legislators create bloated budgets, feasting on the hard earned dollars of American workers. Help send the message that it’s time for Washington—and our state and local governments— to go on a diet by getting involved at the ground level.

Join thousands of conservative across the country in this primary season workout. Put your boots to the ground for some precinct walking. Are you ready boots? Start walking!

Kathryn Porter

Kathryn Porter is an elected member of the Colorado GOP State Central Committee and the El Paso County Republican Party Executive Committee, currently serving her second term. As an illuminator of truth, she was banned as a guest of the 2016 Republican National Convention by the former Colorado State Chairman. Following her banishment, she contested the entire 2016 delegation to hold the state party accountable for balloting errors, the disregard of bylaws, and numerous irregularities at the state convention. The 2016 RNC Credentials Committee granted her a convention pass, overruling the former chair's pronouncement. In an RNC report responding to the case she brought before the Committee on Contests, the Colorado Republican Committee was chastized for its "embarassing incompetentence." She pledges to continue holding the Colorado Republican Party accountable.

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