Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In which the organizer responds and encourages Primo to come just to network

email from the event organizer:

Last thing - 

Our privacy clause does not exclude you from networking at this event and using these contacts to follow up with and discuss your campaign after forum. I've made great contacts through forum and been able to both help contact and benefit from those I've met through forum. So again, I would encourage you to come this evening and come at 5:30 to meet and greet with people and sit down and have dinner with the members. There is a lot of time to mingle during these events.  

Trump's campaign manager had to drop out at the last minute because of Trump's daughter's visit so this will most likely open up more time for the local session. 

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 4:20 PM, [the event organizer] wrote:

Hi Primo, 

I am sorry I was not able to get back to you right away. I have just started a new job and have been juggling this event and another event I am planning. The event is private and it is meant to inform our members. We seek to not have anyone quoted by media in these meetings to keep the dialogue open and honest. Members are intended to learn from the discussions and take back insights from the event to their communities, but they are not meant to quote people or speakers at our events. This means that yes we take some ideas from the forum, but we keep our sources to ourselves. This is usually to protect speakers and members from being scrutinized for their honest opinions and thoughts or lack of knowledge related to issues. Race is a huge issue that we talk about and many people have missteps when speaking about this, but it is a necessary when trying to have these difficult conversations. 

While this forum is different because you are actively running for election. I encourage you to come tonight and we can discuss further with the president. There will still be a restriction on any social media during the actual event. It is natural to want to campaign and influence as many potential voters as possible, so I understand your concerns and they are completely legitimate so I will work with our leadership that suits both of our interests. 

Additionally, we have after forum at a bar close to the venue and there are no restrictions on media then except that you are not allowed to say this is a forum event. This can also be a very good opportunity to speak with potential voters and know that they can directly quote you. 

Please feel free to call me if you would like to speak more in depth. 

Thank you for your patience, 

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