John Tuttle of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., has been appointed Director of State Coordinator Support. This new position within the Separation Alliance underscores the commitment to develop groups of active, local volunteers.
State coordinators will help foster the building of Separation organizations at the county, city, or school-district level, as well as special-interest groups.
"We want to find out what people want to do, and then help them do it," Tuttle explained.
Tuttle said one need is to come up with an attention getter that will draw people to learn more about Separation at street fairs and other events. He pointed to Operation Politically Homeless, a booth project successfully used by libertarians to spread their message, as an example of what he hopes to develop for Separation volunteers. (Operation Politically Homeless is based on the "diamond chart" quiz developed by Marshall Fritz when he was head of Advocates for Self-Government.)
Anyone with ideas for John Tuttle, or who wants to start a Separation chapter or join an existing one, is invited to call him at 517-866-2365. He is available between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time Mondays through Wednesdays, and all day Thursdays through Saturdays.
Tuttle is a pharmaceutical salesman who lives with his wife, two dogs, and four cats "out in the country." He expects to have a computer system, with attendant email capabilities, set up within a few weeks. As demonstration of his commitment to the Separation cause, Tuttle noted that his wife recently won a motorcycle but, "We're going to sell it to pay for the computer."