The Iowa State Convention begins Friday, June 15 at 6:00pm CDTSubmitted by Andrew Jetton on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:34
Who: Iowa State Convention delegates and alternates
When: Friday, June 15 at 6:00pm CDT
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA
Why: Iowa's 28 National delegates are all unbound, and 25 of them will be selected this weekend. If Dr. Paul obtains a majority of the Iowa National delegates, it is certain that it will count as one of the five state pluralities needed to place Dr. Paul's name into nomination in Tampa. Moreover, not having Iowa in his column will make it much more difficult for Dr. Paul to get on the nomination ballot. In short, Iowa is critical.
Note: Each of Iowa's 4 congressional districts are assigned 3 National Convention delegates. Thus, a total of 12 district delegates will be chosen in Congressional District Caucuses. These CD breakout sessions 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 13 At Large Tampa delegates in the morning, with the afternoon focusing on the Platform and on Congressional candidates.
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. Since the Iowa State Chairman is a Paul supporter, we will have at least 1 of these 3 "bigwig" delegates.
Iowa delegates, please remember that Liberty supporters now largely control the State GOP. Please do not attend with an "outsider" mindset, intent on protesting; you would be protesting against our own people! Instead, let's show everyone how a convention is supposed to be run, with fairness and transparency. Videotaping is allowed!
We are counting on you, Iowa State Convention delegates and alternates! Please show up and, if possible, show up on Friday! Thank you!