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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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about Iowa Convention June 16:

"Saturday 16 June 2012: 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."

Ron Paul ... forever.

Three things come to mind about the Green Papers explanation:

1. All 28 National delegates are unbound.

2. None of the 28 delegates have actually been selected yet. There has been a lot of talk over the past few months about how we have Iowa "in the bag." The truth is, everything will go up in a puff of smoke if our State Convention delegates and alternates do not show up. To be safe, we need a majority at the State Convention, not just a plurality (there have been rumors that the Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich factions are planning to gang up on us and to divide the Tampa delegates among themselves.)

3. Unlike most other states, we will have at least 1 of the 3 unelected "bigwig" delegates, as the State Chairman is a Paul supporter.

Iowa State Convention delegates and alternates, it is critical for placing Dr. Paul's name in nomination in Tampa that you obtain a plurality of the National delegates! Please, we need each of you to show up and do your best! Thank you!

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

Are you kidding?

We are in a full out civil war for the heart of this movement between the sane Paul supporters and the conspiratorial Infowars-thumping-Rand hating minority.

C'mon Western .... pleeze

SovereignJanice has an important positive post here. Lets' keep it positive.

That civil war you speak of is largely with trolls. They are here, and at all forums where liberty minded people hang out. And they are relentless.

A small minority of them are true disgruntled Paul supporters. Give those people some time. If they truly have liberty in their hearts, they will see that repetiviely expressing their anger will only hurt the cause of liberty. They will come around on their own.

Let's go people. Go get those delegates!!

Its quite difficult to concentrate

when everybody is turning on eachother

Yes, and DP is overflowing with threads...

... upon which to conduct your war. So, please go do it on one of those other threads. Thank you.

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

trolls are bumping this post...

...so being pragmatic

- thank you trolls for your sincere efforts! Try to work on the content though. F for now.

Ron Paul ... forever.

go away

Thank you

for showing how hypocrital some of us are-you paranoid totalitarian

you're still here, I told you

you're still here, I told you to go.

Nvm

Nvm

Don't forget about the

Don't forget about the Virginia State Convention!

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

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I've had my negative thoughts, and have vented, now

it's time to believe in what is good again. Bring the troops home! End the undeclared wars! End the Fed! Restore sound money! LIBERTY!!!

Thats the spirit!!!!!!!!!

and another bump on this important post won't hurt, will it, lol?

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"Please, everyone, shut up about Rand"

LMAO! Thank you, Janice! This whole overblown talk of Rand has really been a downer on this site (a site which I love but frequent a little too much :P). Hopefully, with Carol Paul's sweet & simple message, things will get back to normal around here - and the love, passion, positivity, & cohesiveness will return once again~

Thanks again for putting the focus back on what REALLY matters - the conventions!

You title is good Sovereign Janice -

people on FB are still full head into the senator issue. I posted to many many groups and the beginning of your title showed up - still timely.

Ron Paul ... forever.

it was done by various

"outsiders" in great part.

Ron Paul ... forever.

sovereignjanice, please include this data in the thread text!

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!

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

DONE

Hear Hear

Rand is something to ponder for the future, these conventions are what matters RIGHT NOW.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

I agree. This is NOT over

I agree. This is NOT over yet!

Laura

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Thank you, sovereignJ, for keeping us focused on what we CAN do!

And kudos to all the great informative handouts that you posted.

You are one mighty organizer and a motivator - our youthful ENGINE of the liberty movement.

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They will try to knock us off balance again

Let's make sure the Delegates understand their part. It's up to them and we can help.

Free includes debt-free!

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