◈ Concentrate People! Forget Rand And Focus On The Montana, Iowa & Virginia State Conventions This WeekendSubmitted by sovereignjanice on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 20:31
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.
The MONTANA GOP has put out a tentative schedule for the State Convention:
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!
"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."
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!
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.
Who: Virginia State Convention delegates and alternates
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!