The people who know, appreciate, and love you are out there. If you are willing to get them all together, it’s an amazing way for me to reach a lot of people at once.
It doesn’t need to be fancy. And you can make it fancy if you want. You get to decide how much the event is about me.
Here’s what I would suggest:
- Have it at your home. Consider it having a few people over for a snacks and conversation.
- If you have kids, include them. Or not. They are your kids.
- Tell people I’m coming, that I will speak for literally five minutes, and that I will not be asking for donations.
- Let me know when to be there.
That’s it. But that is what politics literally is. Part of my job is to convince you to have parties for people to meet me.
And no, it doesn’t matter where you live. If I can get there in an hour, I’ll make time to drive there. If you’re farther away, I can join by video call.
It’s weird. But it’s the only way we can make this happen, if a lot of people agree to try something different.