I seem to be fairly regularly up until 1 a.m. these days, trying to get some of the many things on my “to do” list done (although the list keeps growing faster than I can cross them off). Tonight, I was working on some class prep for tomorrow, and started getting a flurry of e-mail messages from one C4L group that I belong to. They were all talking about this: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=10584
I don’t know what the real story is on this particular issue, and will wait for a response from someone who has authority to speak for the group before I say too much about it. But what struck me was this: as I write this, it’s 12:30 a.m. Central time, and there were e-mails flowing into my e-mail box—all, as it happens, from state coordinators—at midnight, my time (which means that those East Coast folks who were writing were up until 1, already.
I’m not sure that anyone appreciates the fact that unlike some organizations out there, most of the C4L folks in the states are still primarily volunteers, doing their work part-time (or full-time aside from their regular full-time tasks). Some of them may be starting to get enough money in the bank that they an get reimbursed occasionally for expenses, but many of us are still footing a good chunk of the bill (not just the state coordinators, but the regional and county ones, as well) for printing, purchase of brochures, banners, etc.
It occurred to me, though, that given the hours that most of the coordinators are putting in, that liberty probably never does sleep in the U.S. If, for instance, most of us are up until 1 or 2 a.m. our own times, that would mean that if the Alaska and Hawaii folks are still up at 1 their time, it’s pushing 5 or 6 a.m. on the East Coast—a time that a lot of folks would be starting to get up and get moving…
Just a random thought at 12:45 a.m.