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Important Illinois Vote On Wednesday April 16th 2014

From Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn's Liberty Newsletter. If you know of others who would like to receive the Illinois Liberty Letter, send them this link: http://triviumpursuit.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5e12....
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Important message from Dave Diersen of GOPIllinois.com

Please join me in urging the Illinois Republican Party to post on its website NOW the names of the candidates who have filed for State Central Committee positions and to complete its vetting process ASAP.

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee Members will be elected by votes cast at 102 County Conventions -- by weighted vote by Republican Precinct Committeemen outside of Cook County, by 30 Township Committeemen in Cook County, and by 50 Ward Committeemen in Chicago.

In his February 24, 2014 memorandum, IRP Chairman Jack Dorgan stated "As in past years, all candidates for election will be rigorously vetted by a committee appointed by the State Chairman." Who has been appointed to this committee?

The IRP has posted the following on its website: "The Illinois Republican Party has received a robust response of applications. The full list of applicant names, by district, will be available once the vetting process is complete."

I am very concerned about delays that this vetting process may cause. The IRP has advised me that this process includes determining if each of the candidates voted or not in the March 18, 2014 primary and if they cast a Republican ballot or not.

Again, I am very concerned about delays that this process may cause.

There is far too little time left for the candidates to campaign for the IRP SCC positions. Of course, nothing stops the candidates from starting their campaigns now, but those who will vote on April 16, 2014 will want to know who all the candidates are before they seriously consider which candidate they will vote for. Further, many may not want to consider individual candidates until AFTER all the candidates have been vetted.

Please join me in urging the IRP to post on its website NOW the names of the candidates who have filed for the 18 SCC positions and to complete its vetting process ASAP. Also, please join me in calling for the 101 IRP county party chairmen outside of Cook County a) to notify each of the precinct committeemen in their county who the candidates are and b) offer to forward the candidates' campaign information to those committeemen by email. Also, please join me in urging the IRP to post ASAP on its website the weighted vote that each of the 18 IRP SCC Members will have.

According to the IRP Chairman Jack Dorgan, "The purpose of the Central Committee is to establish, organize, and promote the operations of the Republican Party. Some activities Committeemen may oversee, or participate in, may include:
- Representing the State Chairman and Republican Party at events
- Assisting Republican candidates and elected officials in their campaigns through providing advice, hosting events, giving or arranging financial support, and representing them in a positive way
- Supporting the State Chairman by providing fundraising or strategic help upon his or her request
- Working hand-in-hand with county chairmen and locally-elected Republican officials to strengthen local Republican parties
- Identifying potential Republican candidates
- Working in conjunction with Republican federal and state officials and candidates to strengthen our delegation and provide support for their policies and initiatives"

Of course, IRP SCC Members are obligated to comply with and carry out IRP's Bylaws.

SEE: http://www.weareillinois.org/downloads/

They are required to nominate a person of the opposite sex to serve as the Deputy Member for their congressional district. They are required to vote to elect a State Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary. Every 4 years, they are required to nominate people to serve on IRP State Convention Committees. All votes cast by IRP SCC Members must be weighted based on the number of Republican ballots cast in their congressional district in the most recent Republican primary election. The IRP SCC is required by law to meet at least three times each calendar year. IRP SCC Members are required to vote to fill vacancies for state-wide offices. For example, when Jack Ryan withdrew after winning the U.S. Senate primary in 2004, the IRP SCC filled that vacancy with Alan Keyes. The IRP SCC elected Dorgan to serve as IRP Chairman in 2013, Pat Brady in 2009 and 2010, and Andy McKenna in 2005. Typically, constructively, whoever has the most Republican political clout in the congressional district has dictated who the IRP SCC Member is. Therefore, typically, only those who have been asked to run by whoever has the most Republican political clout in the congressional district have run.

Important questions to ask those who want to represent you on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC). Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.

- Do you support all the planks in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform, and if not, which planks and why?
- What have you done during the last year, the last 5 years, the last 10 years, and during your lifetime that shows your support for the traditional family plank in the IRP platform?
- What have you done during the last year, the last 5 years, the last 10 years, and during your lifetime that shows your support for the immigration plank in the IRP platform?
- What have you done during the last year, the last 5 years, the last 10 years, and during your lifetime that shows your support for the right to life plank in the IRP platform?
- What have you done during the last year, the last 5 years, the last 10 years, and during your lifetime that shows your support for the illegal drugs, gambling, Second Amendment, and other planks in the IRP platform?
- What have you done during the last year, the last 5 years, the last 10 years, and during your lifetime that shows your support for the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform?
- If elected, how much time and money would you spend to carry out your IRP SCC duties including communicating with Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. in your congressional district; representing the IRP at political meetings and events; and attending IRP SCC meetings?
- How long have you lived at your current address, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois?
- What government and/or political elected positions do you hold and/or have sought?
- What work experience do you have that would help you carry out your IRP SCC duties?
- What education do you have that would help you carry out your IRP SCC duties?
- What professional certifications do you have that would help you carry out your IRP SCC duties?
- What experience do have serving as officer and/or as a director of organizations and/or companies that would help you carry out your IRP SCC duties?
- What experience do you have assisting Republican candidates and elected officials in their campaigns through providing advice, hosting events, giving or arranging financial support, and representing them in a positive way?
- What experience do you have Identifying potential Republican candidates?
- Who has encouraged you to want to serve on the IRP SCC?
- Who has discouraged you from wanting to serve on the IRP SCC?
- How well do you know those who are active in the Republican county and township/ward organizations in your congressional district?
- How well do you know those who hold and/or who are seeking government and/or political offices in your congressional district, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality?
- If elected, what would you do to improve IRP communication?
- If elected, what would you do to improve IRP fundraising?
- If elected, what would you do to help strengthen the IRP and Republican county, township, and ward organizations in your district?
- If elected, who would you nominate to serve as your deputy?
- If elected, who would vote for to serve as the IRP Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary?
- If elected, who would nominate to serve on the 2016 IRP State Convention Committees?
Who is running for Illinois State Central Committee?

Illinois Republican State Central Committee: What it is and how members are elected http://triviumpursuit.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=5e1... (these are the rules up to this point, but there might be some changes made by the Illinois Republican Party this month)

We're compiling a list of people running for Illinois Republican State Central Committee. Please help us with this list.

CD 1
CD 2 Eric Wallace
CD 3
CD 4
CD 5 Scott Davis scottlietzow@gmail.com 760-672-8621
CD 6 Dave Diersen
CD 7 Carl Segvich segvich@hotmail.com, 312-404-2275
CD 8 Frank Napolitano frank.napolitano@outlook.com, 630-440-6890
CD 9 Blair Garber
CD 10
CD 11
CD 12
CD 13 Fred Floreth freddfloreth@consolidated.net 217-528-2033
CD 14
CD 15
CD 16
CD 17 Andy Blankenbaker
CD 18
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Futility

Other than governor, republicans have no choice in Illinois elections thanks to the gerrymandering by the democrats. The choices for governor are pitiful too. An inept career democrat & a wealthy corrupt businessman with ties to the democratic mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. No conflict of interest here? Illinois has been reeling for years because of this entrenchment. There may be hope in the near future. A possible referendum to reverse the gerrymandering if enough signatures are acquired. Term limits would be better, but the gerrymandering will quash that too. To anyone that cares, please sign for the potential referendum. If we get at least 150,000 signatures, we have a chance to end this s**t. Not in time to affect the pitiful governor's race. It would be great to see real change here before I die. For the record, I am neither democrat nor republican.

Where would one go to sign

Where would one go to sign this referendum?