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◈ Concentrate People! Forget Rand And Focus On The Montana, Iowa & Virginia State Conventions This Weekend

Please, everyone, shut up about Rand. Whether your focus is about Ron getting the nomination or having the numbers to change the platform or something else at the convention, WE NEED DELEGATES TO DO THAT!

My state had a primary so I don't have much to suggest about caucus state conventions. Other than SHOW UP!! Only 5 Ron Paul people in my county showed up to my state convention and we had contact info of over 10 Paul supporters. That can't happen to you guys.

Email everyone you have contact info for and remind them to show. Call everyone you have phone numbers for and remind them to show. Email and call everyone you have email addresses and phone numbers for and offer them a ride to go!!!

These last few days we need to blitz everyone. NO excuses.

On a side note, I found it was very useful at the IL convention to have as many delegate's phone numbers stored into one person's iphone so mass text messages could be sent to inform all Paul supporters of important info like when to say Yay or Nay.
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The MONTANA GOP has put out a tentative schedule for the State Convention:

http://mtgop.org/images/convo2012/public%20agenda%20-%20rev%...

Per this schedule, the Montana State Convention actually begins Thursday with registration at Noon. There will then be Platform committee meetings all afternoon.

Registration resumes Friday morning for the "Delegate" and "Platform" Conventions, and ends at 10:00am. Therefore, if our delegates are not present and registered by Friday at 10:00am, they will not be able to participate in selecting the Tampa delegates, or in adopting the platform!

Delegate selection will take place Friday afternoon, and the Platform will be dealt with Saturday morning. The only thing on the schedule for Saturday afternoon is a "Young Republican Meeting." The Convention is set to end Saturday at 5:00pm.

Liberty delegates, please show up early Friday morning at the latest! If you arrive after that, you will miss the most important parts of the process! Thank you!
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IOWA:
"Saturday, June 16, 2012 - Hy-Vee Hall, Hall C - 730 3rd St, Des Moines IA: The Iowa State Republican Convention officially convenes. 25 of 28 National Convention delegates are selected.

The delegates to the Iowa State Republican Convention gather: at this time, the delegates to the State Convention from each county making up a given congressional district meet in separate Congressional District Caucuses to choose the state's district delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Each of Iowa's 4 congressional districts are assigned 3 National Convention delegates. Thus, a total of 12 district delegates will be chosen by these Congressional District Caucuses. These 12 delegates to the Republican National Convention will be allocated to the presidential contenders in such a way as determined by each Congressional District Caucus.

The State Convention chooses the remaining 13 at-large of Iowa's delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 3 bonus delegates) to the Republican National Convention.

There is no formal system of allocating these 13 at-large National Convention delegates to presidential contenders. These delegates will be allocated according to the vote of the Iowa State Convention as a whole.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Iowa's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position."
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/IA-R

http://iowagop.org/pdf/convention_tabloid.pdf

Among other things, there is a schedule of events, and something jumps out at me: The CD breakout sessions, where the 12 CD Tampa delegates will be chosen, will take place on Friday evening, with registration starting at 6:00pm. Liberty delegates, if you don't show up until Saturday, you will have missed out on selecting nearly half of the Tampa delegates! If at all feasible, get there Friday night!

The Saturday schedule opens with registration starting at 7:45am, with the Call to order set for 9:30am. The schedule calls for electing the At Large Tampa delegates in the morning, with the afternoon focusing on the Platform and on Congressional candidates.

The Convention will be held at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines (the guide has directions for how to get there).

We are counting on you, Iowa Liberty delegates! Please show up and, if possible, show up on Friday! Thank you!
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VIRGINIA:

Saturday 16 June 2012: The State Convention convenes in Richmond.

13 At-Large National Convention Delegates (all of whom are bound according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary) are elected at the State Convention.

All Congressional and At-Large National Convention delegates to are bound for the first ballot at the Republican National Convention unless he/she has publicly withdrawn or has released his/her delegates.

The State Convention chooses 3 party leader delegates (a State Party Chairman is elected; and a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman are nominated) all of whom will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position."

Unlike most other states, it will be the newly chosen Chairman, Committeeman, and Committeewoman who will fill the 3 "bigwig" delegate slots. We therefore have a chance to pick up these bigwig delegates if we can secure the majority at the Convention and put our people into these positions.

http://rpv.org/sites/default/files/Official%20Call%20for%20R...

Who: Virginia State Convention delegates and alternates

Where:
Greater Richmond Convention Center – Exhibition Hall Room B
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-780-0111 (http://rpv.org/node/908)

When: June 16, 2012 at 10:00am (arrive early for registration!)

Why: 13 At Large and 3 "bigwig" Tampa delegates will be selected, along with 13 At Large alternates.

Go, Virginia Liberty delegates! Ring the bell for Liberty in the Old Dominion!



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Ron Paul BABY!!!!!Get them delegates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Could today be the day?

Could today be the day that we have 5 states? Bump, pray, hope, post!

the 5th state!

I wish all goes right and they have friendly winds on their backs in all 3 states this weekend.

Ron Paul ... forever.

Consider anything from this point on Rand Paul or Gary J.

to be a troll post. Don't vote it down even.. that keeps it alive and drowns out good posts! We're so over it!

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a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat

Iowa delegate and alternates

What ever you have to do, make sure you attend the state convention. Be at HyVee Hall in Des Moines, tomorrow (Friday) as soon after 6PM so you can to sign in.

BIG BUMP!

:)!!!!Lets get to work!

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Twitted again...

for delegates and alternates to show up in the 3 states. I will go now on FB.

We have a big chance but it will be a fight and work,

Ron Paul ... forever.

thank you :)

Any one of these could be our

Any one of these could be our 5th state, so please show up! Even in Iowa, show up because they are attempting to shut us out with a "unity" slate!

https://twitter.com/#!/cevans93

Our people ESPECIALLY need to show up in Iowa...

... Without Iowa, it becomes much harder for Dr. Paul to get his five states. Iowa is crucial!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Bump...

... for placing Dr. Paul's name into nomination in Tampa!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

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Rock It Iowa, Montana and

Rock It Iowa, Montana and VA!!Go Sons/Daughters of Liberty!!

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

grassroots leaders, WHERE ARE

grassroots leaders, WHERE ARE YOU??? We have people willing to call your delegates and try to help them get to your state convention. What are you waiting for?

Thank you for changing the thread title...

... lady patriot!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

sovereignjanice, please change the thread title!

It currently ends with:

Montana, Iowa & Virginia State Conventions On Saturday June 16th

This runs the risk of misleading our Montana and Iowa delegates, since Montana gets underway today (with a critical Friday 10:00am registration deadline) and Iowa gets underway Friday evening. I therefore suggest, sovereignjanice, that you modify the end of your thread title to something like:

Montana, Iowa & Virginia State Conventions this weekend

Thank you!

Montana delegates, please be present and registered at your Convention by no later than Friday morning at 10:00am MDT! Thank you for your dedication!

Iowa delegates, please be present to register for your convention on Friday evening at 6:00pm CDT! Thank you for your dedication!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

DEAR Janice yes please please change the title

& make it easy to twit - we must have twitter and FB BOMB FOR THE CONVENTIONS!

Today is Thursday so we are on time. Who can the delegates and alts contact?

Ron Paul ... forever.

feel free to change the title

feel free to change the title to whatever you wish when you tweet. I would like to keep it as is because it's easier to find on DP and search engines the way it currently is

title OK with the weekend

...and the first part is still relevant in many places (FB) that are being inflamed by outsiders using Rand Paul.

Ron Paul ... forever.

REINFORCEMENTS FROM NEW JERSEY

and PLEASE, IF YOUR FROM ANYWHERE NEAR JERSEY CONTACT ME AT austinsekel@gmail.com so we can find a way to get as many 'paulbots' down to virginia as possible

<3 u for your dedication !

<3 u for your dedication !

REINFORCEMENTS FROM NEW JERSEY

how are we doing everyone? it seems that most conventions we lose-county, district, or state- by such a small margin its so upsetting. Washington, Missouri, now maybe even Massachusetts? in new jersey we are MORE than upset that we dont have ANY form of convention to at ANY level to reevaluate the popular vote. since their seems to be no hope in Pennsylvania or mass, im going to try and round up as many 'paulbots' as possible to help you guys out in Virginia. we MORE than appreciate you finally putting up the correct information on the web so we can come to your aid. will do anything we can from screaming to streaming to help you guys out. we wont be roudy but well help with roll call and voice votes, given you have them in your platform. we need those new chairs people, we cannot afford to lose this INCREDIBLY important state. if your from new jersey, new york or anywhere somewhat near to us, please, i STRONGLY encourage you to travel to Virginia as well, from any state, and that goes to anyone bordering Iowa and Montana. WE NEED TO WIN THESE. it doesnt matter who or what is telling us we cant win the nomination, its about us giving it all we can to show up with enough 'paulbots' as possible. WE NEED MORE NUMBERS PEOPLE, THIS IS ALL THAT MATTERS, AND REGARDLESS IF WE WIN OR LOSE WE WANT THE MOST AND TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON THEM

Here is the official "call" for the Virginia State Convention:

http://rpv.org/sites/default/files/Official%20Call%20for%20R...

Who: Virginia State Convention delegates and alternates

Where:
Greater Richmond Convention Center – Exhibition Hall Room B
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-780-0111 (http://rpv.org/node/908)

When: June 16, 2012 at 10:00am (please arrive early for registration!)

Why: 13 At Large and 3 "bigwig" Tampa delegates will be selected, along with 13 At Large alternates.

Go, Virginia Liberty delegates! Ring the bell for Liberty in the Old Dominion!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Green Papers on the Virginia State Convention:

"Saturday 16 June 2012: The State Convention convenes in Richmond.

13 At-Large National Convention Delegates (all of whom are bound according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary) are elected at the State Convention.

All Congressional and At-Large National Convention delegates to are bound for the first ballot at the Republican National Convention unless he/she has publicly withdrawn or has released his/her delegates.

The State Convention chooses 3 party leader delegates (a State Party Chairman is elected; and a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman are nominated) all of whom will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position."

Source: http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/VA-R

Unlike most other states, it will be the newly chosen Chairman, Committeeman, and Committeewoman who will fill the 3 "bigwig" delegate slots. We therefore have a chance to pick up these bigwig delegates if we can secure the majority at the Convention and put our people into these positions.

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Are there any grassroots

Are there any grassroots leaders from Iowa, Montana or Virginia reading this? Do you guys need help calling your delegates and seeing if they need rides to their convention?

anyone? i'm trying to help

anyone? i'm trying to help

i just PM'd you.

i just PM'd you.