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Published August 18, 2010 in Operation Politically Homeless by Sharon Harris
Very soon, somewhere near you, there will be an event -- a concert, a political rally, a county fair, a neighborhood party -- that is a perfect site for an OPH libertarian outreach booth.
Will OPH be there? It's up to you!
OPH (Operation Politically Homeless) is the Advocates' acclaimed "event in a kit" that can help you discover dozens or even hundreds of libertarian-leaning folks in your community or on your campus. Getting the names and addresses of these people is a great way to build a libertarian organization and to raise awareness of libertarian ideas and activities.
OPH is one of the great success stories of the libertarian movement. Hundreds of thousands of people have encountered the ideas of liberty through OPH.
And millions more people are out there, just waiting for someone -- maybe you? -- to introduce them to the ideas of liberty with OPH.
OPH transforms an ordinary static outreach booth into a dynamic event that draws crowds.
OPH works like magic. And it's... fun! Fun for the public and fun for OPH operators.
Libertarian outreach -- fun? You bet! Over and over again, I've heard OPH users say that. As Scott Kjar, author of our online OPH manual, says:
"I've been doing OPH for several years. I have administered thousands of Quizzes, seen people with all manner of political views, been asked questions ranging from the insightful to the provocative to the absurd, and generally had fun. That's right, I had fun."
Get a OPH kit and start recruiting members for your group, introducing people to libertarianism, and having fun!
Here are a few quotes from OPH users over the years:
"At least twice, maybe three times, we actually chased people away to close the booth. We said, 'I'm sorry, we'll come back next month, but we gotta go.' And we'd just start folding up, and there's still be people standing there, still waiting to take the Quiz." -- George Schwappach, Advocates Board member.
"OPH is great. Unlike the other political booths, we had something that intrigued people -- they wanted to see and take the Quiz, they wanted to see where they stood politically on the chart. OPH is a great, great tool to have -- a great way to discover new libertarians!" -- Beth Morgan, Georgia.
"The OPH booth was a big hit. Numerous people stated that it was the most interesting exhibit on the grounds that day." -- Carl Wimmer, Kentucky
"I could not believe the number of people who stopped at our booth! There were so many that I barely got a chance to sit down. I saw many faces light up with understanding." -- Elle Spertus, Massachusetts
"At times, we had six, seven, or eight people lined up at our booth taking the Quiz." -- Ed McGuire, Vermont.
Consider using OPH to take the ideas of liberty to your community -- to build your local or campus libertarian organization -- and HAVE FUN!