Romney/Ryan Yard Sign and Bumper Sticker Update
With the Republican Presidential ticket finalized and the national convention just around the corner, we’ve gotten plenty of requests for yard signs and bumper stickers. The Georgia GOP just announced its plans to make yard signs and bumper stickers available to county parties and interested groups.
The FAQ below describes this process, and how you can get your signs and bumper stickers. Note that the deadline to make contributions to the Georgia GOP has been extended to September 3rd.
Briefly, what exactly is the plan?
Immediately following the national convention, the GAGOP will order 50,000 yard signs and 100,000 bumper stickers. These signs and bumper stickers will be distributed to county parties at an Atlanta rally sometime in mid-September. The number of signs a county will get is based on its share of the statewide McCain vote from 2008.
The Georgia GOP will order additional signs for distribution to county parties, district parties and other groups based on donations to the state party. Donations must come from individuals, however the group receiving the signs can be designated at the time of donation.
How many signs and bumper stickers will the Gwinnett GOP receive?
The Gwinnett GOP expects to get about 3,900 yard signs and 7,500 bumper stickers. That’s about 25 yard signs per precinct. These will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis, although we will hold some signs back to use at precincts on Election Day. We will get additional signs if there are donations to the GAGOP specifying the Gwinnett GOP as the sign recipient.
How can I get some signs for my group or organization?
The Georgia GOP is accepting donations to its sign fund. It’s expected that each $10 contributed will purchase 9 signs and 8 bumper stickers. While all contributions must come from individuals, the donor can designate which group should receive the signs.
You can make a donation by going to this website, and entering your personal and credit card information. If you would like the signs to be distributed to a county or district party, select the county/district in the My Team dropdown box. If you want the signs to go to another organization, like a Young Republicans group, College Republicans group, or even a Rotary or Kiwanis Club, put its name in the ‘Other’ box.
Can’t my group or company donate to the sign fund and get our signs that way?
All contributions must come from individuals because of Federal Election Commission rules. While the easiest way to donate is by credit card using the link above, you can also collect checks from individuals and use the form and instructions found here to send the checks to the state party. Just make sure you indicate which organization should get the materials.
What is the deadline for contributions, and when will the signs be delivered?
Contributions to the sign/bumper sticker fund must be made by Monday, September 3rd. The materials will be ordered after that, and typically take about two weeks to be printed. While no exact date has been announced, it’s likely that the signs will be distributed on September 15th or 22nd.
Will there be another opportunity for me to order signs or bumper stickers?
Probably not. Because of the closeness of the election and ordering/lead time issues, this is likely to be the only chance to receive signs via contributions to the Georgia GOP. Also at this point, we are not expecting to receive any materials from the Romney campaign, except what you might order from their store.
What if I or my group just go to a printer and have them print the signs?
Because this is a Federal election, there are some very strict Federal Election Commission rules that require documentation and reporting. By using this program, the Georgia GOP will handle all these issues. Plus, it’s highly unlikely you would be able to order signs this cheaply.
What if I want something else, like buttons, T shirts, coffee mugs, etc?
The best place to get other campaign material is the Mitt Romney Store.