You live in District 9 and we need your support...
Before you read on please understand that the Pickens Plan is in a new phase of organization. Our first goal was to get as many members as we can and now it’s time for you to find your district group and join them. All of us belong to a variety of groups but it’s important that you find your district group and get plugged in because this is where many of our calls to action will come from. These groups are where the real work will begin.
I’ve just got off the phone with Ed Matricardi, Regional Leader for the Pickens Plan. I had a bunch of questions about my role as the Pickens Plan Group Leader for the VA-09th District. Like always Ed was very helpful and provided key things we should be working on. Unlike Ed I’m not as savvy in the political arena and I have never been very active in political activities. But I know how to build groups and networks and I’m anxious to do my part.
All Pickens Plan State Districts Groups have been appointed leaders to head them off. You can find your group by entering your zip code at this link. Please understand that we all have something of value to offer and anyone of you can take the lead role. Group leaders have been assigned the first task of getting 500 people to join each district group. For those of you new to political campaigns and more importantly how to influence our political leaders there are some basic fundamental to understand.
Every state is divided into districts and each district is represented by a person we elect. These elected officials are called congressman and serve on the “Hill” or House of Representatives. Some larger states like Florida, Texas, and California can have as many as 50 seats in the house, but in Virginia we only have 11 seats or 11 districts. Although many of the representatives have been in power for several years they serve two year teams.
In Virginia we have 11 districts and the representatives are:
Davis, Jo Ann (R) - 1st District
Drake, Thelma (R) - 2nd District
Scott, Robert C. (D) - 3rd District
Forbes, J. Randy (R) - 4th District
Goode, Virgil H., Jr. (R) - 5th District
Goodlatte, Bob (R) - 6th District
Cantor, Eric (R) - 7th District
Moran, Jim (D) - 8th District Boucher, Rick (D) - 9th District
Wolf, Frank (R) - 10th District
Davis, Tom (R) - 11th District
I’ve been assigned the 9th District which covers Western Virginia and these counties: Allegheny, Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe. If you live in one of these counties please join our group.
I live in Floyd County a small mountain community nested on a plateau atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. I’m originally from Miami Florida, served in the Marine Corps and have a professional background in website design, graphic design and relationship marketing. I work from home and will devote the time required to make sure our VA district 9 is represented well.
In the next few weeks I will do my best to keep everyone informed and up to date with the task that will be coming from the Top Leaders of the Pickens Plan including Mr. Pickens himself. We need to be ready to act by calling and writing our elected officials. Please tell all current members of the Pickens Plan to find and join their perspective groups. Don’t forget to invite people who haven’t heard about the Pickens Plan to get involved.