The Secrecy of the EPC GOP Illustrated in a Training Event

Last night I attended the volunteer training NDA signing event with the EPC GOP.  The event illustrated the EPC GOP’s continued priority of secrecy above all else.  As for the actual content of the training, i’d say it was sparse and something that was better suited for a web based slide show.  This is especially true, for those people that had to drive close to an hour to get to the training. The quality of the presentation of the training material was far worse. The instructors spent mere minutes on actual content and mostly rambled off-topic about things like decorating the White House. The event’s real focus was to ensure that each and everyone signed an NDA.  For those of you keeping count out there, this is the fifth NDA that the EPC GOP has asked me to sign.

Vickie Tonkins opened the meeting with a speech about how good the new website looks and asked a couple of ‘did you know’ questions.  Only a couple of dozen hands went up.  It was not that shocking about how few actually knew the details of things like the caucus.  After all, the party had just released the first mentions of the caucus a couple of days ago.

After her speech, Vickie was sure to make sure everyone signed an NDA and to be clear that the NDA was so secret it could not even leave the building.  I was not handed a form in the beginning of the event, so I had to wait until the end to sign.  The NDA signing was so important to the EPC GOP, that they even posted the signing to their Facebook page #LeadRight.

Dress Right, Dress

The first speaker’s topic was the dress code for volunteers. But after approximately eight minutes of rambling about random topics, she took 30 seconds to talk about the dress code. After which she began to ramble on about more random topics. Mostly about confidentially and how the names and phone numbers of voters are so secret they cannot be released to Democrats. She said she was willing to give you 5k names of people in your precinct, but the names and phone numbers are “pretty confidential.” A quick search of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder website shows that the following voter information is public and therefore not secret.

  • Full name
  • Residential address
  • Party affiliation
  • Date of affiliation
  • Phone number (if the voter provides)
  • Gender Identity (if the voter provides)
  • Birth year
  • Vote history of elections voter has participated in
Dr. Strangelove Siding with the EPC GOP

#LeadRight

The final speaker of the night was Christian, a paid employee from the Trump campaign. His training was the most substantive. His topics included, how to take photos in a half-filled room, what Twitter accounts to follow, and finally what Hashtag to use for social media posts. He also confirmed that the party will use Campaign Sidekick for their door knocking campaigns, but he offered no training on the application itself. During his training someone asked if their would be scripts to use during door knocking campaigns. Christian answered that the Campaign Sidekick app would give that to you. After an hour, the training event was essential over.

I was handed an NDA package just before I left the training room. As I left the room, I passed Vickie. She immediately asked for the NDA package. I told her that I was going to the reception area to sign it. She scolded me that the NDA could not leave the building. I stopped at the reception desk, fittingly under a cardboard cutout of President Trump, and signed the NDA.

I Didn’t Mean THAT Social Media

As I walked up to throw my NDA on the stack of signed copies, Christian asked to talk to me in private. What followed was the most stark example of secrecy in the Republican party I can provide.

Once we were in a quiet corner of the HQ building he asked if I was video recording the training. I was, I answered. He asked if I was going to release the recording. I answered maybe. He stated that his face is so secret that I could not allow it to be exposed on the Internet. I did not reply to him after he made that ridiculous demand, I just smirked and started to walk away. I had enough. As I walked away, he was sure to tell me that he will not ask me back. So I suppose the secret is out, I will not be a volunteer at the next Trump rally.

It is so ridiculous that this party believes in so much secrecy. The default setting of the party is to exclude those that they even think pose a threat to their tight control on data. It is silly and counterproductive to a party especially in Colorado, that needs to be a ‘big tent party.’ We must begin to embrace openness.

A Call For Action at the State Capitol — SB20-077

Submitted by Ted Mische

New Legislation, co-sponsored by Shane Sandridge, to protect the life of a new born baby after a failed abortion in Colorado is scheduled for the Kill Committee on 3 February 2020.

Senate Bill 20-077 “Establishes a physician-patient relationship between a child born alive after or during an abortion.”

This bill is headed for the “kill Committee” on Monday February 3rd at 1:30 PM at the State Capitol. The Progressive Democrats are in favor of the physician being able to leave a new born baby, after a failed abortion, alone and without any care from anyone. In the end, this means the baby will die, alone, after birth,

This is your chance to be a part of the solution! “The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.”

Show up to the State Capitol on February 3rd at 1:30 PM to show your support of this bill. If you can’t make it, call all the legislators in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee (Kill Committee).

Chris Kennedy – 303-866-2951
Sonya Lewis – 303-866-2920
Monica Duran – 303-866-5522
Stephen Humphrey – 303-866-2943
Cathy Kipp – 303-866-4569
Susan Lontine – 303-866-2966
Janice Rich – 303-866-3068
Emily Sirota – 303-866-2910
Dave Williams – 303-866-5525

You can read the entire bill here.

A Call For Action at the State Capitol — HB20-1063

Submitted by Ted Mische

New Legislation sponsored by Tim Geitner to protect parental rights in Colorado!!

House Bill 20-1063 defines parental rights as “The right to direct the upbringing, education and care of a parents child and establishes parental rights as a fundamental right in Colorado.”

This bill is headed for the “kill Committee” on February 13th at 1:30 PM at the State Capitol. The Progressive Democrats do not want you to have rights to your children, they want to control your children because they think they can raise your children better than you can.

This bill is a first step in preventing/abolishing law that gives government control over our children, such as the Sex ed bill HB19-1032, the Civics bill HB19-1192, future forced vaccinations bills and anything else the government wants to force on our children. The government does not know the needs of your child, the government does not know your child at all. You know your child and what is best for your child. This bill gives the parent more control and the government less control over your child.

This is your chance to be a part of the solution! “The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.”

Show up to the State Capitol on February 13th at 1:30 PM to show your support of this bill. If you can’t make it, call all the legislators in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee (Kill Committee).

Chris Kennedy – 303-866-2951
Sonya Lewis – 303-866-2920
Monica Duran – 303-866-5522
Stephen Humphrey – 303-866-2943
Cathy Kipp – 303-866-4569
Susan Lontine – 303-866-2966
Janice Rich – 303-866-3068
Emily Sirota – 303-866-2910
Dave Williams – 303-866-5525

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Click here to read the full text of the bill.