Iowa Gun Owners is Seeking County Coordinators in your County!

“That’s all I know for now, I’ll let you take it from there,” said an IGO member who called our office last year.

That’s how the ball got rolling in North Liberty, last fall, as Iowa Gun Owners went on to stop another town- based gun ban that was in the works.

Honestly, almost every single one of the gun bans we have stopped over the last couple of years has come from tips offered up by members and activists of Iowa Gun Owners, who tipped us off via Facebook, email, and phone calls.

As you know, Iowa Gun Owners has ALWAYS relied on our grassroots army to take action to defeat gun control, advance pro-gun legislation, and hold anti-gun legislators accountable for their actions, as we all fight to defend our Second Amendment rights here in Iowa.

Now, as we make a major push to advance Stand-Your-Ground law in 2016, Iowa Gun Owners is announcing the roll-out of our County Coordinator program!

With over 250,000 activists on Facebook, tens of thousands of supporters following us via email, and thousands upon thousands of donors all across the state — we need additional pairs of eyes to help us manage all of this.

That’s where our County Coordinators come into play.

The job of an Iowa Gun Owners County Coordinator is fairly straight forward — we need you to be our eyes and ears on the ground in your community.

Specifically, we are looking for gun owners who have a passion for defending their gun rights for themselves, their children, and grandchildren, who are willing to help us in the following ways:

  1. Keeping an eye out for proposed local gun bans in your community; if we don’t hear about them, we can’t stop them.
  2. Candidate recruitment; our Political Action Committee is always looking for candidates to run for office, and the County Coordinator will help us to find solid pro-gun candidates in their area.
  3. Helping us identify volunteers; whether it is for gun shows, literature drops, rally days at the Capitol or other activities — the County Coordinator’s ability to help us identify and mobilize volunteers for specific projects is incredibly important.
  4. Membership recruiter/local point of contact; as a County Coordinator you’ll be on the constant lookout for new members, as well as being the point of contact for IGO when local issues arise.

As we said earlier, you would be our eyes and ears on the ground in your community.

More and more, anti-gunners — whether in Des Moines or in city councils across the state — are trying to keep their proposals away from public scrutiny.

They know that if Iowa Gun Owners hears about a gun control scheme they are pushing, that we will do everything in our power to mobilize as many people as we possibly can to stop it — as aggressively as possible.

That’s why we need your eyes and ears on the ground — to help us make sure we don’t miss anything.

One of the most frustrating phone calls we get in the office is from a member who wants to know how he or she can repeal a gun free zone that is already in place in their community.

And while that is possible, it is much easier to nip these proposals in the bud in advance.

One of the second most frustrating phone calls, is to hear from a member about a possible candidate that could have run for office in their community — but we did not know about it in time to get their candidate filing forms completed before a deadline.

County Coordinators can make all the difference in situations like these, all across the state.

But unlike some organizations, IGO is not looking to brand you as the County Coordinator with no training and no support.

As a County Coordinator, you’d be invited to Des Moines for an exclusive day-long training seminar with Iowa Gun Owners staff that will enable you to be supremely confident in your job as the County Coordinator

After you’ve completed this day-long training seminar, you’ll be equipped with all the tools and resources you’ll need to be effective in your community.

That’s why I hope you’ll strongly consider becoming an Iowa Gun Owners County Coordinator

The 2016 election cycle is already upon us. Gun grabbers in the legislature are already trying to find ways to mask their record and lie to their voters about their record on the Second Amendment.

Every day that goes by, additional cities and towns across the state are considering drafting proposals to ban firearms on all “city property” — hoping you and I won’t find out about it before it’s too late.

And all too often, we are unable to attend as many gun shows and other events as we would like to, because we simply don’t have the man power.

As a County Coordinator, you can make all the difference in this fight.

Don’t think that you’ll be left out in the cold all alone, either. At the first sign of a problem in your county, I hope you’ll immediately alert myself or other members of our team here at Iowa Gun Owners.

We will immediately come to your aid and stand with you and other members of your county at any time.

And you won’t have to worry about doing media interviews or anything else like that.

Again, we need you to be our boots on the ground in your community — alerting us to attacks on our gun rights that may otherwise go unnoticed.

If you feel like this is a job for you, I hope you’ll click below and put your name down as a possible County Coordinator for Iowa Gun Owners.

Whether you have the desire to get involved in this capacity or not, I can’t thank you enough for your constant activism and support of Iowa Gun Owners as we work to advance pro-gun legislation, defeat any gun control initiatives at the Capitol, and prepare for the 2016 elections.

It is grassroots gun owners who have saved our gun rights here in Iowa time and time again in the last couple of years — just as you are fighting for Stand-Your-Ground law now!

If you have any questions about this program and what it would entail specifically, please do not hesitate to call our office at (515)309-7858.

For Freedom,

Aaron Dorr
Executive Director

P.S. With the 2016 election rapidly bearing down on us, an aggressive legislative program underway right now, and more and more towns trying to spring local gun bans upon multiple communities with no notice — things are busier than ever here at Iowa Gun Owners.

That’s why we are announcing the creation of our County Coordinator program!

As a County Coordinator, we will be counting on you to be our eyes and ears in your community.

Tipping us off to local proposed gun bans, helping us identify pro-gun candidates who can run for state office, helping us identify volunteers that can be involved in gun shows and other activities in your community — these are the types of things an Iowa Gun Owners County Coordinator would be a part of.

You would also receive top-notch training from Iowa Gun Owners to be able to run these critical programs in your community.

If you would like to get involved as a County Coordinator in your community, please click the box below.

If you have any questions about this program and what it would entail specifically, please do not hesitate to call our office at (515)309-7858.