We need to develop a list of phone contacts for parliamentarians to prepare our people for the conventions.Submitted by ksmo17 on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 12:41
After watching the livestreams of the AZ and OK conventions, and the disorder that is hard to overcome in the face of the Establishment's corruption, it occurs to me that we NEED to learn from AZ (especially) and have some recourse set up i advance for our people there on the ground.
For example, perhaps we could try and set it up so that whenever we have a livestream cameraperson he or she can have a side-kick that just follows the chat on another device or phone. In that way, when we have valid and helpful suggestions coming through the chat it is not up to our cameraman to video AND field these comments and ALSO try and implement them. That is just too much to ask one single person. We Need to team up on this stuff. Because I did notice many helpful suggestions from others, watching, that know the rules and proper proceedure than perhaps our people at the conventions.
So we should do that.
And also, from those comments, It would seem that many of us think that the campaign is being neglectful in not sending a master parliamentarian to each Convention. I think that it is absurd that we have not been doing that. Maybe true Parliamentarians are very rare and hard to come by, but surely there must be some of us in Each state that is rather well versed in Robert's Rules? I was not during my ND convention and we were cheated while most of us felt helpless and unsure of what to do. The lingo and protocol can be daunting if it is unfamiliar and therefore we Need to have "Old Hands" at our disposal.
What do you think?? We NEED to be prepared for more of these shenanigans and Ready so that WHEN we march outside, we do so in perfect order and with unimpeachable form. Thus, we can be uncontested.
And also, if any of us are internet savvy, we should always try to have a livestream FOR SURE and that it is being recorded as well. In full.
I don't know much about how to do any of this. But it seems like many of us do and with our powers combined, we can and will triumph against this blatant and despicable corruption.
And please, any other ideas? I think it would not be so hard for us to streamline this business and master these conventions.
2/3s majority to adjourn can become our tipping point. Bc we can ALWAYS outlast those without heart.