Ron Paul Supporters in Stow Saturday
A group of Summit County Ron Paul supporters will be gathering on the corner of a busy Stow intersection Saturday.
Honk early and honk often if you support Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul Saturday when you drive past some of his supporters from noon to 2 p.m. at the Graham Road and Darrow Road intersection.
The group, unaffiliated with the official campaign, is called Summit County for Ron Paul and is a grassroots organization with 59 members, according to Press Secretary for the group Craig Thompson. "These members volunteer time and money toward helping restore America to its Constitutional roots," he said.
Those who aren't members of the group may still join the effort by showing up at the corner by noon Jan. 27.
"We always encourage membership (which is free and without any minimum commitment), but we welcome participation at any level," Thompson said.
“Our previous sign waves have been very successful, and a lot of fun! We’re educating as many people as we can before our state’s primary on March 6th," said Philip Weeks, a Ron Paul supporter since 2007. “The race is still very close, in terms of delegates won, and we want to help win over voters in a state that’s always pivotal in national politics."
The group will wave signs for about two hours, or until weather conditions possibly impede visibility.
“We expect that people won’t see supporters waving signs for any of the other candidates before March 6, especially this far in advance, so our goal is to leave them with a positive first impression: from real-life, local citizens who are passionate enough about what they believe in to stand in the freezing cold in support of the ideas they’re committed to," Mike Wigle, a group member, said.