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jdberger
01-07-2011, 11:38 AM
It looks like the Brady Campaign is on a recruiting drive for Field Organizers. Just the other day, they posted an ad for on in Texas. Now, here's one in Arizona.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/HJm2ZGwc3hSP/

I encourage everyone to apply early and often. I figure that by overwhelming them with applications, we can divert their resources from more "productive" work. After all, they wouldn't want a Mary McFate to infiltrate their organization, would they?

SKSer
01-07-2011, 11:46 AM
that would be hilarious to get that job and turn it around on them.

nick
01-07-2011, 11:50 AM
Wish I lived in AZ. I would probably get hired, too :)

jdberger
01-07-2011, 11:53 AM
There are no Marquess of Queensbury rules in this fight.

All is fair.

Our objective is the complete and utter destruction of the Brady Campaign or, at the very least, total marginalization. Let them mutter with the Klan, TacMars people and the Flat Earthers.

They need to be nullified as a political force, forever.

jdberger
01-07-2011, 11:53 AM
Wish I lived in AZ. I would probably get hired, too :)

What? You can't change the address on your CV?

nick
01-07-2011, 12:03 PM
What? You can't change the address on your CV?

I would actually want to be hired :)

CCWFacts
01-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Dude...

I've given up on North Korea. I'm not putting any of my personal pro-liberty time and energy into saving North Korea from socialism. You might say I've written it off.

You would think that the Brady Campaign would think the same way at this point about Arizona? CCW is shall-issue for the state, but optional for people who want to carry guns? No AWB? What else can AZ do at this point to be more gun friendly? Is any anti-gun-rights politician ever going to win a state-wide office there? Maybe AZ's most liberal area will elect a state rep who is anti-gun-rights, so the Bradys will have one reliable vote in the state?

Uriah02
01-07-2011, 12:24 PM
Our objective is the complete and utter destruction of the Brady Campaign or, at the very least, total marginalization.

Who is the "Our" in your statement. A calgunner could get the job and use their own resources and funds for education on how to prevent gun violence (armed society is a polite society) as well as lobby for more strict federal laws (stricter punishments for criminals maybe?). Simply because our idea of "sensible" might not line up with what they mean by "sensible" doesn't mean a pro 2A couldn't skillfully get that position. This is what is known as subversion a much more efficient means of contention.

PEBKAC
01-07-2011, 12:42 PM
Dude...

I've given up on North Korea. I'm not putting any of my personal pro-liberty time and energy into saving North Korea from socialism. You might say I've written it off.

You would think that the Brady Campaign would think the same way at this point about Arizona? CCW is shall-issue for the state, but optional for people who want to carry guns? No AWB? What else can AZ do at this point to be more gun friendly? Is any anti-gun-rights politician ever going to win a state-wide office there? Maybe AZ's most liberal area will elect a state rep who is anti-gun-rights, so the Bradys will have one reliable vote in the state?
I would guess they might be trying the "throw sh*t at the wall and see what sticks" strategy at a local level. I'm not saying it would be at all successful but if I were them that is what I would by trying as I'm pretty sure anything at the state level would be impossible at this point.

dustoff31
01-07-2011, 12:42 PM
I might have to give them a call. Could I do it part time? I wonder what the salary is? I might be able to beef up my armory a bit.

I'm not moving to TUC though.




ETA: Nevermind, I'm not qualified: Demonstrated fluency in Spanish

sawchain
01-07-2011, 12:47 PM
Why don't I see any CGF openings for FO's?

wildhawker
01-07-2011, 1:12 PM
Why don't I see any CGF openings for FO's?

We're not a member organization, per se; rather, we are a board which chooses areas of litigation, education, and other efforts to which we apply funds generated by fundraising (e.g., your generous donations). Specific tasks and initiatives are headed by one or more of our board members with much support from our volunteers (see, Gray Peterson, ObeyGiant, AndrewMendez, DanTodd, goober, kcbrown, Librarian, and many others who contribute tons of time and energy to various projects).

The largest grassroots initiative we put together so far, to my mind, would be the AB962 flier campaign, with the Carry Reform & Sunshine Initiative a close second. Another example would be the CGF Nordyke amicus brief. These are more "projects" to manage than "membership/constituent" management, which Brady seems to find lacking in their organization in a number of states.

nick
01-07-2011, 1:13 PM
Why don't I see any CGF openings for FO's?

Because

1. They're filled.
2. You're not looking in the right places, it seems. Check out the C3 chapters, etc. Those are "field organizers" :)

yakmon
01-07-2011, 1:14 PM
brady campaign in AZ kinda reminds me of that snowball in hell metaphor.

J.D.Allen
01-07-2011, 1:20 PM
I might have to give them a call. Could I do it part time? I wonder what the salary is? I might be able to beef up my armory a bit.

I'm not moving to TUC though.




ETA: Nevermind, I'm not qualified:

Well...I speak fluent Spanish, In fact, I'm a certified Spanish court interpreter. And I already live in AZ, albeit a few hours from Tucson...but I do like Tucson...hmm...

ptoguy2002
01-07-2011, 1:23 PM
I thought they were broke?
And they are hiring people in at least two states?

Mikeb
01-07-2011, 1:27 PM
I'd love to be a field organizer... alright all you corn plants I want you over there, in nice straight rows. Now you barley plants attenhut...
Mike

Jack L
01-07-2011, 2:18 PM
Here is a Brady Campaign Field Organizer

IrishPirate
01-07-2011, 2:22 PM
When signing up to join, they ask the basic ID info then ask this:

Question - Not Required - Please indicate if you are:

Against gun control or any inconvenience to law abiding citizens

Chapter Member/Gun Violence Prevention Activist

College Student

Journalist/Member of the Media

Law Enforcement (Active/Retired/Former)

Non-Profit Organization Interested in Partnering with Us

State Elected Official

Target Shooter, Hunter, or Gun Enthusiast

Victim/Survivor of Gun Violence



does checking the first one get you immediately banned for life? it's funny because the way it's worded makes it seem like they know they are doing something stupid that is only hurting law abiding citizens.

I feel like starting the Second Amendment Campaign Against Stupidity......any takers?

dustoff31
01-07-2011, 2:24 PM
Well...I speak fluent Spanish, In fact, I'm a certified Spanish court interpreter. And I already live in AZ, albeit a few hours from Tucson...but I do like Tucson...hmm...

Give it a shot. Ooops, maybe shouldn't have said that.

But then you need a new job when they finally do get disbanded.

Bigtime1
01-07-2011, 2:28 PM
It looks like the Brady Campaign is on a recruiting drive for Field Organizers. Just the other day, they posted an ad for on in Texas. Now, here's one in Arizona.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/HJm2ZGwc3hSP/

I encourage everyone to apply early and often. I figure that by overwhelming them with applications, we can divert their resources from more "productive" work. After all, they wouldn't want a Mary McFate to infiltrate their organization, would they?

Is that anything like a Community Organizer?

J.D.Allen
01-07-2011, 2:48 PM
Give it a shot. Ooops, maybe shouldn't have said that.

But then you need a new job when they finally do get disbanded.

Yeah, plus then I'd have to hate myself for being involved with them. Then I'd get confused with this whole love/hate relationship with myself...I get confused easily. I might end up shooting myself lol :D

On a more serious note, I don't think it'll pay anywhere close to what my cushy court job pays.

dustoff31
01-07-2011, 3:07 PM
On a more serious note, I don't think it'll pay anywhere close to what my cushy court job pays.

True, if you would get paid at all. As another poster pointed out they do seem to be chronically broke nowadays.

But, it's fun to think about.

jdberger
01-07-2011, 4:18 PM
I thought they were broke?
And they are hiring people in at least two states?

Nope. Their PAC is doing just fine. They had a recent fundraiser in Chicago, an event in LA and NYC - all to raise money for their political activities. I think that the 501(c)(3) has been having funding problems, though.

nso1
01-07-2011, 4:37 PM
I say we all donate to the brady campaign in the form of checks for 1/10000th of a penny, I mean every little bit helps right?

Mstrty
01-07-2011, 4:43 PM
any idea of their firearm policy at work. Might just be a deal breaker for me.

WDE91
01-07-2011, 4:48 PM
bombmaster
its better to ask forgiveness than permission

Im thinking a Mp5 with a trench coat ought to work

cmichini
01-07-2011, 4:56 PM
That would be hilarious. I can see it now.

Actually, it would make a terrific video on youtube. Picture it in your mind:

You apply and get the job, work tirelessly all year to reduce gun violence (albeit by supporting people to be able to defend themselves from criminals) by holding gun introduction/instruction classes at malls, schools, the Post Office, etc.

Then when you're performance review comes you get hammered for having horrible results during your tenure.

You coyly reply 'but I'm totally against gun violence. The best way for people to be safe is to be able to protect themselves. Look at all the outreach events I held this year. I personally got over 1,000 people to take up the shooting sports and learn gun safety.

Then when the reviewer peels themselves off the cieling and clears the spittle from their chin they inform you that they want to reduce gun violence by enacting gun control laws.

Your response is, 'but law abiding citizens should be able to own and carry guns. It's right there in the Consitution.'

The scene cuts to the coroner van pulling up.

Cut to coroner guy standing over a body bag on a guerney talking to an LEO 'So their head exploded right there in the office huh? Wow they shoulda cut down on the salt and fat in their diet'.

five.five-six
01-07-2011, 4:56 PM
Well...I speak fluent Spanish, In fact, I'm a certified Spanish court interpreter. And I already live in AZ, albeit a few hours from Tucson...but I do like Tucson...hmm...

yes, we need a mole

snellav
01-07-2011, 5:39 PM
Well...I speak fluent Spanish, In fact, I'm a certified Spanish court interpreter. And I already live in AZ, albeit a few hours from Tucson...but I do like Tucson...hmm...

I'm in Tucson most of the year. If you were to take the job I'd let you crash on my couch!

LAWABIDINGCITIZEN
01-11-2011, 9:43 PM
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/HJm2ZGwc3hSP/

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BRADY CAMPAIGN FIELD ORGANIZERS:

• Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Middle East Studies or practical Waterboarding

• Demonstrated fluency in German AND North Korean

• Professional or volunteer experience in the field of rabble rousing, and riot instigation

• Excellent organizational skills in rounding up the usual suspects

• Excellent interpersonal skills, both one-on-one and in groups, three gun matches and crew served weapons

• Good computer skills including hacking of web sites, denial of service attacks and Spam-O-Rama festivals

• Self-motivated and able to function independently as well as in a team. Must Drink Beer.

• Availability for possible weekday evenings, weekends, night Ops, Field Exercises and occasional office building break-ins

• Have access to a car/tracked vehicle, have a valid drivers’ license with evasive driving certification, and willing to travel in designated Red Neck/Bubba infested project areas

• Physically able to do outreach, inreach, carry meeting supplies and hump 3K rounds of linked 7.62 a distance of 12 miles through the Arizona desert.

• Demonstrated cultural incompetence including a complete lack of what it means to be an American; never having read the Constitution of the US, and never have studied American history. Must have never read the biography of George S. Patton. Must never have watched a John Wayne movie.

• Commitment to gun laws which make no sense and have no possible chance of reducing crime

Able and willing to work from home or in a van down by the river.

Brady Campaign is an equal opportunity employer except for Cal Guns members.

SwissFluCase
01-11-2011, 10:23 PM
The NRA already had a mole at the Brady campaign:

http://motherjones.com/politics/2008/07/theres-something-about-mary-unmasking-gun-lobby-mole

Freaking epic if you ask me.

I apologize for the Mother Jones link. There is not very much info about this case.

Regards,


SwissFluCase

N6ATF
01-11-2011, 11:01 PM
@LAC: You should post that job offer!

jdberger
01-12-2011, 12:25 AM
The NRA already had a mole at the Brady campaign:

http://motherjones.com/politics/2008/07/theres-something-about-mary-unmasking-gun-lobby-mole

Freaking epic if you ask me.

I apologize for the Mother Jones link. There is not very much info about this case.

Regards,


SwissFluCase

Mary McFate didn't work for the Brady Campaign. She worked for the various "Against Gun Violence" organizations funded by the Joyce Foundation. I think that she did some initial work for the Freedom States Alliance.

We actually have a number of sympathizers connected to Anti-Gun organizations. I'm not aware of anyone who works (collects a paycheck) for them, but there are a number of tangental connections. Most Anti orgs are based out of other businesses, law firms, PR firms, etc. and most of their officers have day jobs in which they ask secretaries and other staff to work on projects for them. And of course, many of us are on their mailing lists and "members" of their organizations who recieve regular updates on what they're planning. You'd be might be suprised at the information comes our way. ;)

That doesn't mean we couldn't use a couple more people in there on the ground, though.....

Anything we can do to disrupt and discombobulate their operations helps.

jdberger
01-12-2011, 12:29 AM
Oh - this reminds me: If anyone has a copy of the Brady Campaign's rules for electing board members, etc. I'd be interested.

(the formal name is completely eluding me...)

wildhawker
01-12-2011, 1:05 AM
Oh - this reminds me: If anyone has a copy of the Brady Campaign's rules for electing board members, etc. I'd be interested.

(the formal name is completely eluding me...)

Bylaws and chapter regulations?

MrSigmaDOT40
01-12-2011, 1:19 AM
I hope this has been posted on some AZ forums. I say Subvert, Subvert, Subvert.

GOEX FFF
01-12-2011, 5:01 AM
Man, whomever gets that job thinking they're gonna accomplish anything in AZ has another thing coming. That "application" is clearly a one way ticket to the lion's den for a brady to step foot into. AZ scores a "2" out of 100 on Helmke's sand panda state list. Sending a lone Brady field "tester" in there trying to deny or restrict AZ their firearm freedom rights is campaign suicide. Makes one wonder why Helmke doesn't go there himself for the position.

If anything, this whole tragic incident makes Arizonians feel that much stronger about the need for carry for self-defense against lunatics like this, as mandatory.
The anti's are purely gun-control ambulance chasers that thrive off of when the next big shooting takes place fueling political agenda and personal gain. AZ saw what this parasite did to good people in their state. A Q-tip top ninny with an over sized brady campaign sweater "protesting" for more restrictions of gun-owners will be stepping face-to-face with one of their biggest F graded nemesis.... who ultimately will chew them up and spit them out. A brady won't last long in AZ....not in just the desert heat, but the political firestorm as well. AZ told the US Gov. to kiss off when it came to enforcing their own immigration laws. An erected 2A infringing brady pop-up tent in AZ would only be a mere nuisance.

Ford8N
01-12-2011, 5:03 AM
Mary McFate didn't work for the Brady Campaign. She worked for the various "Against Gun Violence" organizations funded by the Joyce Foundation. I think that she did some initial work for the Freedom States Alliance.

We actually have a number of sympathizers connected to Anti-Gun organizations. I'm not aware of anyone who works (collects a paycheck) for them, but there are a number of tangental connections. Most Anti orgs are based out of other businesses, law firms, PR firms, etc. and most of their officers have day jobs in which they ask secretaries and other staff to work on projects for them. And of course, many of us are on their mailing lists and "members" of their organizations who recieve regular updates on what they're planning. You'd be might be suprised at the information comes our way. ;)

That doesn't mean we couldn't use a couple more people in there on the ground, though.....

Anything we can do to disrupt and discombobulate their operations helps.


http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq280/Ford8N_2008/excellent.jpg

jpigeon
01-12-2011, 5:36 AM
Its time we start joining these groups and teach these ignorant folks some American values. Even if they cant learn it wil be fun throwing a wrench in...

jdberger
01-12-2011, 8:33 AM
@wildhawker -

Bingo.

Bylaws and Chapter regulations.

Wouldn't it be fun to elect Bwiese to their BoD?

Fobjoe
01-12-2011, 8:46 AM
I'm really, really tempted to send in an application...I'm now having day dreams of going to events carrying pistols, rifles, SBRs. Then I'd say it's to protect myself from the "Crazy gun nuts" :43:

jdberger
01-12-2011, 9:44 AM
I'm really, really tempted to send in an application...I'm now having day dreams of going to events carrying pistols, rifles, SBRs. Then I'd say it's to protect myself from the "Crazy gun nuts" :43:

Please do.

Every extra application they recieve is one they have to vet. The time spent vetting applications is time they can't spend plotting to curtail our rights.

Bruce
01-12-2011, 9:53 AM
"Responsiblities include: Lying your effing arse off by citing bogus statistics."
Fixed it for them. :D

Uriah02
01-12-2011, 11:24 AM
The NRA already had a mole at the Brady campaign:

http://motherjones.com/politics/2008/07/theres-something-about-mary-unmasking-gun-lobby-mole

Freaking epic if you ask me.


Epic indeed!

Shady
01-12-2011, 12:37 PM
we should get EVERYONE on here to apply
there is no way they would be able to find someone then

N6ATF
01-12-2011, 12:48 PM
The only way to do this is to make a legend with http://www.fakenamegenerator.com
No way am I giving an organization whose sole purpose is to protect and benefit criminals anything they can use to track me down and victimize me.

jdberger
01-12-2011, 12:59 PM
I sent it off to AZ Citizens Defense League.