Dr. Steven Parent helps a newbie sweep his CDsSubmitted by Joe Blaze on Sun, 05/20/2012 - 20:07
Michigan held its State Convention this weekend and I had the pleasure of representing Congressional District 1. This was my first experience as a delegate and it goes without saying that I was somewhat nervous.
About 5 hours before I left to attend the convention, I entered a video chat,
While I was there some guy started talking about how conventions go down regarding the rules. I could not believe it, he was answering my questions before I even asked them. I joined the audio chat and informed him that I was about to attend my convention. He stayed online with me until I had to leave for the convention, about 5 hours. It was an incredible lesson in the exact things that I needed to know at the convention.
I also live streamed the convention and while I was doing it, I noticed the guy was sending me chats telling me what to do while on the floor. This guy was Dr. Steven Parent, a well know parliamentarian. Imagine, I was on the floor at the state convention and receiving real time assistance from Steve Parent. How INSANE is that?
My CD swept 2/2 delegates and 2/2 alternates for Ron Paul.
Dr. Steve has been in the video chat:
about 12 hours every day since then (if not more). He is in there as I write this. He is answering Robert's Rules questions. He plans to be in the chat site as much as he can until everyone is trained to the best of his abilities. He is doing this for FREEEEEEEEEE. If you are a delegate get in that chat and start learning the rules of your convention ASAP. Tell other Delegates to get in there as well. Tell everyone to get in there, we can all use the information that Steve is giving out for free.
It was invaluable for me and we swept our CD for Ron Paul.