First, it is fantastic to meet everyone. I am truly thrilled to have found this forum and excited to get involved.
With regard to the above discussion, I would like to volunteer for any position that currently needs to be filled. In the long term I am not a person suited for many of the political party related tasks that lay ahead of us however I am exactly the kind of person that is willing to do what it is needed to get something like this moving.
I am currently situated in DC (temporarily with family) but will return to Florida at the end of the month. I have been living this past year in Fort Lauderdale but will be moving to just outside Tampa at the end of the month. I work best with people (as opposed to online) and would love to get together with anyone in or around either of those areas at the end of the month.
I will also be creating meetup groups in an attempt to find interested people locally and to establish a weekly meeting/discussion for interested individuals.
Ideally from these groups we can begin to develop the constitution (or contribute many ideas for the consitution) as well as start to build interest/gather signatures.
Beyond that, and with further regard to the discussion, I think its best to lock down a set name. In the spirit of thinking globally and acting locally, I think our name we identify with should reflect the global intention of the party as well as the local region. We could be identified as something as simpleas:
Global Meritocratic Movement
American National Meritocratic Party
Meritocratic Party for the State of Florida
Local Meritocratic Chapter
State/Equivalent Region Meritocracy
Local Meritocracy Group
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I personally find it hard to move forward without a firm sense of identity and deciding on a name will help me to create the various meetup/social networking groups I intend to establish.
This is the first thread I have read and apologize if these ideas have already been discussed, I am new to the movement.
Again, fantastic to meet everyone and I look forward to a meritocratic society.