♣ Step By Step Guide On How To Become A Delegate In New Mexico! There Still May Be Vacancies To Become A Delegate. Find Out HereSubmitted by sovereignjanice on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 06:59
There may still be vacancies for you to become a delegate for the New Mexico Republican Convention on June. I've been helping people in my home state of Illinois: http://www.dailypaul.com/234993/attention-illinois-residents... and would like to do the same in other states, especially those that I heard the campaign hasn't done much in. Here's a simple to-do list on how you can become a delegate or alternate delegate if there are slots still available to do so.
The first step is to call your county chairman, but most people stop there because they don't know where to get that information or what to ask, so we'll start there:
1) Find the phone number of your county chairman by going here: http://gopnm.com/counties/ Click on the name of the county you live in. After you click your county, the phone number it gives you, along with other contact information, is the one you need to call. The number is not necessarily next to the chairman's name, but rather may be near the address of the GOP county building. Be prepared to call more than once because they may not pick up. Leave messages too.
2) When you call you'll want to ask the person on the other line if you could speak to someone regarding a question you have concerning the state convention in June. The person may need to transfer you to some one else, but when you get to someone who can help you, say "I live in the xxxx county and was wondering if there are any vacancies available to become a delegate or alternate delegate for the convention in June." They will either answer with yes, no, or only alternates, and BE PREPARED to answer any questions pertaining to why you want to become a delegate. Chairmen are actively looking to weed out Paul supporters so you need to sound like you're all for outing Obama and/or supporting "the front runner" (Romeny).
3) If they say yes or only alternates, ask what the person needs from you in order to do to become one.
4) Then do the obvious, give them what they need and ask ALL questions you want answered. Here are a few suggested questions to ask
4a) Ask: What do I need to bring with me to the convention to show that I am a delegate?
4b) Ask: What's the best way to contact you if I think of any questions or have an issue in the future.
4c) Ask: What is the address of the convention and what the exact date & time should I get there? (the NM gop website lists it as Sat June 9th starting at 9am at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid, but ask to make sure that's correct)
4d) Ask: Is there a fee, what is the fee and how can I pay?
That's it. If you are still able to become a delegate that's how you do it. They'll have the information you need and those are the questions you should ask. Honestly, it's really not any more complicated than that.
I can't stress enough: I would highly recommend that you reference how you want to beat Obama and that his poor leadership is why you got interested in politics right now. That it has gotten so bad, you feel you can't stay back and let others take care of this country for you. Mention good things about Romney if you have to and try not to throw up. Hinting that you are a Paul supporter is a good way to shoot yourself in the foot. Chairmen/women who don't know you, but have vacancies to fill are going to want to put people who are committed to the party before all else. At the same time, they want to fill their quota of delegates because if there is a delegate fee that you pay, it goes toward the cost of the convention. Your county is stuck with the bill no matter what so the more delegates they have the less the county/township/ward has to pay out of their own pocket. Bottom line, if you can convey commitment then you're on the right track.
Please post any questions and/or success stories if you are able to become a delegate in the comment section below.