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★ TODAY May 22nd is the LAST day to become a Delegate in ILLINOIS. Hurry, we need all of you to help with this.

Tuesday May 22nd is the LAST day to become a Delegate in ILLINOIS

There may still be vacancies for you to become a delegate for the Illinois Republican Convention on June. If you can spare $50 and the time it takes to make a phone call, you may be able to become one right here and now. 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. Even if you're not in Illinois or are already a delegate, please spread this to everyone you can.

The first step is to call your county chairman/committeeman, 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://www.weareillinois.org/learn/counties.aspx Scroll down and find your county. The number listed under your county is the one you need to call. If no number is listed, leave a comment and I will try to help.

1a) If you are in a Ward or Township like much of Chicago, then go here: http://www.cookrepublicanparty.com/leadership.aspx Scroll down and find your township or ward. The number listed under your township/ward is the one you need to call. If no number is listed, leave a comment and I will try to help.

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 xxxx county/township/ward 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.

3) If they say yes or only alternates, ask what the person needs from you in order 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? (it should be Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477 Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CT))

All that should be left, other than what the person on the line tells you, is to pay the $50 fee and 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.

Please post any questions and/or success stories if you are able to become a delegate (I'm curious if this or my other IL post has actually helped someone become a delegate) in the comment section below. Good luck, we need you.

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I just got word from a fellow

I just got word from a fellow Paul supporter in Illinois (Jack) who got through to his chairman. It seems that any chairmen who say that the deadline to become a delegate passed on May 22nd is either lying or misinformed. Here is part of Jack's message and see for yourself:

"He said he would find out Tuesday if there were any slots available.. Just from his comments though, it sounded like there were not only alternate slots available, but delegate slots as well.

He then asked me a few questions, like why I recently became active.. I said I just am so upset at the President and that Republicans need to kick him out of the White House in November. I just couldn't bring myself to start spouting positive things about Romney! lol. THEN, Mr. Durante asked, "Alright, you're not a rabble-rouser or a nutcase or anything right?" haha! I can only assume that was slang for "Ron Paul supporter." I of course answered "No" and said I'm very easy going and diminutive.

I will let you know if/when I hear anything back Tuesday."

REPOST from DPer

REPOST from DPer Indoctrination:

I have a friend that has been leaving messages, and even showed up at the county GOP to find the door locked. He was going to do whatever he needed to in order to be a delegate, and he had several friends that would have followed his lead. When he called the state party to let them know what was going on, he found out that the state GOP hasn't been able to find the chairman for weeks!

In other words, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WOODFORD COUNTY GOP IS AWOL. And because of that, WOODFORD COUNTY WILL BE SENDING ZERO DELEGATES TO THE STATE CONVENTION. I repeat, THE REPUBLICANS OF WOODFORD COUNTY HAVE ZERO REPRESENTATION IN THIS PRIMARY.

If you happen to live in Woodford county, or know anyone who does, this would be an EXCELLENT opportunity to waltz in and take over. My friend will certainly be spreading the word.

well guys, I tried. I was

well guys, I tried. I was hoping to get at least one person signed up as a delegate from this thread, but I haven't heard from even one. Sorry for all the spamming of this on other threads. I just really thought it would work.

There are 6 of us going b/c

There are 6 of us going b/c of this thread--4 delegates and 2 alternates :). Thanks a bunch!

there are? I didn't know. Did

there are? I didn't know. Did they post their success? How did you find out?

Only one of them is on the

Only one of them is on the DP. It is possible they posted. I'll check :)

ok, I was just curious. I'd

ok, I was just curious. I'd like to think that all the time I put in has generated positive results

You did your best.

I tried... Cant get a hold of anyone at the office... Imagine that...

"Truth is treason in the empire of lies"......

are you still calling?

are you still calling?

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bump

SOS... Help me reply to my GOP gatekeepers...

This was the reply I got when questioning the availability of delegate positions.. Need help before 6 pm..

Mr. xxxxxxxxx:
We are selecting delegates based on party activity and related actions demonstrating support of our core Republican values. I am not familiar with you, so I cannot ascertain your positions on such issues based on personal knowledge. At this late time, there is insufficient time to make that determination. I would encourage you to become involved in our party organization or candidates for the party this cycle, attend some meetings if you like and perhaps we can find some other outlet for your interest consistent with our party and its principles.
Jim Thompson

"Truth is treason in the empire of lies"......

wow, I never heard that one

wow, I never heard that one before. Was that in an email he sent you? The only thing I can think of is to call your chairman's office and try to get someone there to give you the ok. It seems very strange that they would leave delegate spots vacant if someone is willing to fill one, but this is GOP establishment tricks at their worst. I'm assuming you're in Winnebago County. If it was an email that they responded with, you can always call and say you never got the email. Call 815-387-2874 and hopefully someone will pick up that doesn't know that they're supposed to keep Paul people out and they'll just give you the go ahead.

also, I would highly suggest

also, I would highly suggest that you reference how you want to beat Obama and that his poor leadership is why you got interested in politics right now. Mention good things about Romney if you have to and try not to throw up.

If the main issue is this

If the main issue is this establishment crony thinking you might be a Paulbot, then push the Obama issue, unity, anything that the Romney people have been saying. He's looking to see if you're dedicated, well this is the only way to do it. You've never been much into politics until Obama made such a mess of things and Romney has the best chance of changing things. Word it whatever way you want to, but that is the only option I see you having. make the phone call and say you never got the email.

13 hours to go

bump

weeee

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coming up on 14 hours left

coming up on 14 hours left

Winnebago County.

Waiting for the office to open.. They are only available there from 3-6 tonight.. I have left a message for the county chairman as well as an email... Have the alarms around the house set at 3 for a reminder and have this post bookmarked.....Lets see if I get any traction.....

Have a great day patriots....

"Truth is treason in the empire of lies"......

that is EXACTLY what you need

that is EXACTLY what you need to do! perfect. It's great you left a message but even better that you're taking the initiative and continually calling back. perfect. everyone should take a page from your book

A Bump for Illinois!

Bump!