Ways To Hand Out Literature
Contributed by Sense and Sensibility
There are two main methods I like: Hand outs, and drop offs. Today I’ll discuss handouts, and tomorrow, drop offs.
BTW, these are NOT rules, policies, or orders, merely suggestions.
Handing out literature is just what it sounds like. You go up to people, or wait until they pass by you, and you hand them a flier.
The best places to hand out literature are public parks, in front of stores, or on street corners. There are certain risks with each. STAY AWAY FROM SCHOOL ZONES! After all, you don’t want to be arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors. Are we delinquent? No way, but you know how the government can be. They’ll use anything they can against us. Besides, the ANP does not have a Youth Corps, nor do we accept minors as Official Supporters, so there’s no need to go anywhere near a school, public or private.
Now with parks, there should be no legal problems. We all have a right to use our parks, and handing out fliers is not a crime.
With parking lots, there could be legal issues. Look for signs posted that prohibit solicitation. Since we are promoting the ANP, it could be considered solicitation. If store personnel ask you to stop what you’re doing, then stop at once. They have the right to ask you to leave, but only if absolutely no one else is being permitted to do the same thing. If they allow another political group to distribute their literature, then they have to allow us. We cannot be excluded by law. However, if they ask you to leave, then do so. You could be arrested. If you are, you definitely have a case of discrimination, but it will still cause you a lot of trouble. What I would do is if some kid collecting shopping carts tells you to leave, I’d say, “I will, but only if the manager or assistant manager tells me himself.” That covers you. I don’t take orders from some pimple-faced high school kid, but if the boss comes out, then that’s different. If you are discriminated against, take down the manager’s name, the store name, address, and other pertinent information, and perhaps a lawsuit could be filed against them later.
With street corners, you may be arrested for loitering if you stand in one spot too long. If the police tell you to move on, then don’t argue or they could arrest you. Just move to another corner, and you can stay there for awhile before it’s considered loitering. If the police are harassing you, but not others engaged in similar activities, again, you could have a lawsuit. Take down the officer’s names and badge numbers. By law, they have to give you this information. Never behave in a hostile manner, nor say anything that could remotely be considered a threat other than the threat of a lawsuit or it’s the Greybar Hotel for you. Always deal with the cops in a civil manner. Never forget that they can arrest you, but you can’t arrest them. That does give them an unfair advantage!
Wherever you go to handout literature, I recommend for safety’s sake, you NEVER go alone. Three is the minimum safe number in my opinion. This is not just for safety, but if you feel you are being harassed or discriminated against, having one or two comrades will give you witnesses and you can all testify for each other if you decide to sue.
The real watchword is safety. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. If you think someone is watching you, then assume they are. If a group of hostiles starts to gather, and you are feeling threatened, don’t stand and fight. Just pack up your fliers and leave. If a fight breaks out, who do you think the cops are going to arrest? Will it be a bunch of unfriendly liberals, or a bunch of Nazis?
Now let’s say you’ve given out all your fliers, or your time is up and you have to leave. Pay strict attention to everyone around you. Make sure you’re not being watched by anyone suspicious. If you think you are being followed, then assume you are. Don’t go home. Drive around for awhile. If they are still with you, then stop at a public place like a McDonald’s or Dunkin Donuts, or maybe just go into Ralph’s or Kroeger’s like you need some groceries. If they follow you into the parking lot and sit and wait, then you most probably are being followed. Take no chances. If you have a cell phone, and you should never go out to hand out fliers without one, call the police. The cops will come, and question them. Naturally, they’ll deny everything. However, the cops will have been alerted, and your tailers will know this. If they continue tailing you and you call the cops again, the next time they will be arrested and they know it. But still, be careful going home.
Remember, always be aware of your surroundings. If you’re careless, you could get hurt. Good luck and stay safe.
Like hand-outs, this also is just what it sounds like. You just drop off literature on people’s lawns or driveways. Since you don’t come into direct contact with the public, it is safer than hand-outs, but there still are risks.
Scattering fliers all over a neighborhood could result in a littering charge if you are caught, depending on the city you live in. There is a good alternative. I did this the first time when I was still with another organization. It immediately made the newspapers, and a Rialto police officer who was interviewed said there was nothing they could do to stop such activities because they are LEGAL.
What I did, and continue to do is take one or two fliers or cards and put them into zip lock bags, with a rock about the size of a golf ball. The rock makes the bag easier to toss from a car, plus the wind doesn’t blow it away. At this time of year, we get 65 MPH winds so a rock is essential or the darn thing will blow every which way except where you want it to go!
It does take a couple of hours to prepare the bags, but you can sit and watch TV while you’re doing it. If you do 30 minutes a day, in three or four days you’ll have your 200. A box of plastic bags only costs three or four bucks. Sandwich bags are ideal. The smaller ones are a pain because you have to fold the fliers too many times, and the larger ones are harder to handle when tossing them.
You should go out very late. I mean like 2:00 AM. The bars have closed, and even on weekends, most people are home and in bed. The neighborhoods are nice and quiet. Put your baggies in a couple of grocery bags or a box. I use my laundry basket. It’s large enough for 200, and easy to carry. Even with the rocks, it won’t weigh more than 20 lbs. Probably less.
Always try and go out with a partner. That way, one can drive while the other tosses the bags. If two of you go, you can easily do 200 in an hour, once you get to the neighborhood you’re going to do it in. With one, it will take longer. You’ll have to drive and toss, plus, you’ll have to drive on the left side of the road. Be EXTREMELY careful of parked cars, pets, the occasional child, and even drunken idiots stumbling home from a party or bar.
Stick to quiet residential neighborhoods. While you’re tossing, if you see a car coming, stop tossing. Do not stop your car. Keep going. Either skip those houses, or come back later. You don’t want a rezzy (resident) to see you and start shouting, “Hey, what the f#%k are you doing?” If that does happen, leave as quickly as you can without being unsafe. Again, you can come back later or on another night.
NEVER get out of your car for any reason. If you toss at a driveway and it lands in the gutter, just leave it. Toss another and move on. You don’t want to be outside your car if a rezzy comes out and demands to know what you’re doing. He may not mind. He may even be interested in our fliers, but if he’s not and he gets pissed, you don’t want to be away from your car.
As with hand-outs, never fight. If you feel threaten, just leave. Again, ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings. Be on the lookout for anyone who may be watching you. If you think you’re being followed, don’t take any chances. Don’t go home. Drive around. If the car stays with you, go to a well-lit public place. After 2:00 AM, there may not be that many places still open. Find an all night convenience store or donut shop. Go inside. If they wait in the parking lot, call the police. If you have a cell phone, always bring it along. Like I said yesterday, if you call the police, they will come out and question the ones you think may be following you. They will of course deny everything. But you will have alerted the cops and if the ones in question continue to follow you, the next time the cops will arrest them. If you confront these creeps yourself, they could have a gun. Even if it’s just a fist fight, chances are the cops will arrest the Nazis, and not them.
The watchword here is also safety. Don’t day dream. Stay alert. If you don’t, you could get hurt.
DO’S AND DON’TS AS TO LOCATIONS
Stay away from predominantly non-White neighborhoods. I know for some people, myself included, that can present a problem. In my neck of the woods, it’s hard to find an area that ISN’T mostly non-White. If that’s the case with you, choose a racially mixed neighborhood. At least some of the rezzies will be White.
Now there’s an area over in San Bernardino that is nearly 100% Mexican. Even the local Catholic church looks like it was made in Mexico, and transported here and dropped onto it’s current location. This is exactly the type of neighborhood you want to avoid. Aside from being too dangerous, dropping off fliers would serve no purpose except to piss off the locals. Our purpose in distributing literature is to inform our fellow Whites, not piss of Mexicans, Blacks, or Jews.
Which also brings me to something else. AVOID targeting churches, synagogues, or mosques. Again, it will cause an uproar, which serves no purpose, and indeed could get the ANP sued for hate crimes.
SOME MORE DO’S AND DON’TS
NEVER put fliers in people’s mailboxes. It is a federal offense for anyone to open a mailbox other than the box’s owner, postal employees, or cops and feds with a warrant. Don’t even jam fliers in between the mailbox and the little red flag. It’s technically legal, but you’re better off tossing baggies and leaving the mailboxes alone.
Never, under any circumstances set one foot on someone’s property. That’s a little thing called trespassing, and many states, especially Southern states and the New England states take that very seriously.
Be very careful not to hit people’s houses or cars, for obvious reasons.
Be super watchful for pets, adults, and children. Actually, reverse the order I just listed. Be careful of parked vehicles. Motorcycles can be difficult to see at night.
Never get out of your car and place fliers on windshields alone on dark streets. It’s legal, but you’re at risk in a bad neighborhood. If you want to stick fliers on cars, do it in a well-lit store parking lot, or better yet in the daytime. It’s just safer. Always try and have a partner. Don’t split up. Stay together. There’s safety in numbers. You take one side of the parking lot lane, and your partner can take the other. You’re only two seconds run away from each other.
I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but always be aware of your surroundings. If you do that, you’ll be just fine. Good luck, comrades!