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Become a Delegate - The Next Step in the Revolution.

Step one - A sizable war chest - check.

Step Two - Get your ass to the Polls.

Step Three - We need delegates at the convention to cast votes for Dr. Paul.

Not only do we need money to fund the revolution, we need to get everyone to get off their ass from in front of the cpu and to the polls. I know we all plan to vote but how many would be able to be apart of a Ron Paul delegation?

The last piece of the puzzle is to get delegates to Minneapolis in September. Heres how you do it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNKvMFwgQC0#GU5U2spHI_4

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Feature-Article.htm?InfoNo=02...

Become a Delegate or Ron Paul will Not be President
Devvy Kidd article with annotation
Before Ron Paul can get elected, he has to be nominated by delegates at the Republican National Convention which will take place in St. Paul, Minnesota. September 1-4, 2008.

We have to get elected as delegates to the convention. Electoral college delegates have to be constitutionalists because they elect the president by casting their vote.

Those who support Ron Paul must begin the process now of getting elected as a delegate to the convention or it's all over and the GOP faithful will get the shadow government's choice shoved down their throats - again. The power players behind the scenes will orchestrate the show and the people will be the losers - again. The same applies with getting nominated as an electoral college delegate because America got a good lesson in civics during the 2000 pretend election regarding the popular vote vs the electoral college system.

A word to the wise: if you present yourself as a supporter of Ron Paul, you will never get elected as a delegate. Wave the flag, shout power to the GOP, rah, rah, rah, get elected and then begin your campaign to get Ron Paul nominated. Now, some might say this type of stealth isn't right. Here's what's not right: back room deals and big money giving the American people no choice in these elections and anyone who thinks this isn't how the process has been working for the past century is in a state of denial.

Get together with your friends or people you know and plan your strategy now and work to get elected as a delegate. Time is quickly slipping by, every minute counts.

Several states including FL, SC and Iowa are planning to move their state Primaries to early December 2007 in order to prevent Ron Paul from garnering enough support financially and geographically. GOP Primaries are generally held on EVEN numbered years and it's not a mere coincidence that changes are being initiated and that Ron Paul just so happens to be running.
So how do I become a delegate?
1) First and foremost, be a member of the Republican Party and register as a Republican if you live in a closed primary state such as New York. I don't want to be part of them either but Ron Paul's sacrificing a lot too.

2) It starts in your state at the local level: Click here to see your state delegate process with instructions. If your state isn't listed, please contact your state Republican party: http://www.gop. com/states and ask how to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention at your state primaries (NOT your state party convention); They'll be more than happy to give you the specifics (provided you don't tell them you're a Ron Paul supporter). For most states, it starts at your local precinct, then county, then senatorial district, then state and finally the Rep. National Convention: It's a long journey. :)

3) The 2008 Primary Process
In general, it's a step-by-step process in becoming a delegate. For example, to become a delegate in Texas (open primary state):
Vote in the 2008 Texas State Primary Election (March 4) and you are then eligible to be a delegate to your precinct. Your first convention will take place at your precinct's election day polling place within two hours after the polls close at 7:00 p.m. Most of these "precinct conventions" are very poorly attended, and typically there are more delegate/alternate places than people to fill them, so it's usually easy to get elected as delegate at the precinct level. WE CAN ORGANIZE AND PLAN for all this in JANUARY with plenty of time. (continued)
It's critical that we become delegates or all our hard work will be in vain.
Become a delegate and we'll get to hear Dr. Ron Paul giving his Inaugural Address in 2009.
Anson Chi, ronpauler@gmail. com




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I filed to be a delegate

don't know if I will get it. Peace

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Hawaii Convention Update

Look under the Hawaii Update thread--this is the first report as far as I know.

older delegate thread

Fortune Favors the Bold

I wonder how many stealth people we have

Fortune Favors the Bold

Utah

The Utah's GOP website (utgop.org) doesn't have any information on becoming a delegate (None that I could find anyway).

I sent and email off. Hopefully I'll hear something back soon.

Check out ronpaulforums.com

Hey, Check out the above website, and click on "Delegate information". It gives a list of all the states. Under "Utah" ther should be the info you need. GOOD LUCK!!!!

"Luctor et Emergo" - Struggle and Emerge

Thank you!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction :)

bump

Critical issue. I applied yesterday for an alternate delegate (need those, too) in Maryland.

Legality of Funding Delegates?

I posted this comment under a different thread, so sorry in advance...

Are there any legal problems with starting a fund to pay for the airfare/food/hotel room of delegates? If we have lots of people willing to go, but who are short on funds, it would seem like a sensible thing to do. Any ideas here?

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Keep it local.

If you know a delegate in your area that needs help with funding,just hand them some
cash.

Im wondering

if a PAC would be appropriate to handle this issue. We also could use help from the high-net-worth set such as L. Lepard and Peter Schiff.

Did it.

Today.

I know this has been up before

but i thought it was more important than those cookies (even if they are the best)

Do it

thank you

thanx

thanx

T.

Missouri?

In Missouri it is "winner take all" Is it as important to be a delegate in Missouri? Don't they have to go by the popular vote in the GOP primary? If anyone could answer I would appreciate it.

This part gets a little confusing for me. I am no longer ashamed to admit it either because I am no longer a neo-con know-it-all.

www.ronpaullibrary.org
Where is the Rudy Library and the Mitt Library. Has anyone found them? Do we even know if they can write?

A suggestion

Each of us posting here should go through our respective states and then post dates, offices and phone numbers for this. I plan on getting on the ballot and one of my lefty college professor types is helping me with the process. If you're a student and your college has a political science department, don't hesitate to stop by their department office and ask for help. I have found that most are very helpful irrespective of party affiliation because they are simply happy that students are making an effort to become politically active.

I went through this circle-jerk yesterday. I am from Pennsyvania. In Pennsyvania, don't bother with the state GOP because they will only refer you to the county. The county will tell you that you have to become a state GOP committee member and refer you to the county bureau of elections for a nominating petition. But the county office does not deal with state GOP committee nominating petitions.

Go directly to the Pennsyvania Department of State website. You can use the link below.

http://www.dos.state.pa.us/elections/lib/elections/010_runni...

Materials detailing delegates and state committee members start on page 8. If the link doesn't work use the following.

http://www.dos.state.pa.us/elections/cwp/view.asp?a=1305&q=446939&electionsNav=|

Then click on the link for General Information About Running for Public Office.

The appropriate phone number for the Department of State office that deals with election is (717) 787-5280. I have found these folks to be very friendly and helpful so don't be shy to call. From what they told me, they will not be accepting requests for nominating petitions until 12/05/07 and circulation can begin on 01/22/08. And all one has to do to request a nominating petition is to call them and ask for one. As of their current document, Republican Delegates are not required to be obligated to a particular candidate, signatures are district wide and require 250 Republican signatures. The filing fee is $25.

The DOS also informed me that these rules are subject to change and they will not know the official rules until the end of the year because that is when the parties are required to submit their rules.

So if you are a Pennsylvanian remember 12/05/07 and the phone number (717) 787-5280. By all means contact your State and County GOP and feel free to amend or correct any errors that I posted because the folks I talked to didn't seem to be so sure of their answers.

As for you folks in the other 49, GET BUSY!

Bump

This is rather important.

Michigan is jacked up ....

I don't know if there are any fellow Michigan supporters here - if so, perhaps you could provide some insight.

I have been trying FOREVER, it seems to become a delegate. First, I contacted (phone and email) my state GOP, got the runaround from several people, heard back from none. Next, contacted my county GOP. Same thing. Not too long after that, on this forum somebody started a thread stating we should call Andrew from the official campaign in order to sign up, which I did. Andrew directed me to the Michigan head of the RP Campaign. I called her, got no response. Sent her an email to which I finally got a response. Her response? She didn't know how I could go about becoming a delegate and she was trying to find out - should get back to me the next day at the latest. Do you see where this is going? She never did. So, a friend of mine finally got in touch with her today and she told him that the Michigan GOP (? legislature?) passed a law/rule stating that you cannot become a delegate unless you were a delegate in the previous election. Here's the kicker - approximately 70% of the positions are open! But, since I haven't been a delegate in the past, looks like my chances of being one now are nil. This whole process has been extremely frustrating to say the least.

I'm sorry, but MI is ridiculous

Well, the January primary in Michigan is now OFF. Nice.

What I would like to see

I would like to see some "real time" stats on the delegation "movement." Something like a map, divided up into the appropriate districts, and then how many people from each will commit or have committed to being a Ron Paul delegate and in what district. For example, I have read the rules for the AR GOP and plan to file my $125 and application in Jan 2008 as per GOP rules, as a Ron Paul delegate in congressional district 4, AR. Then, plop a flag, or number, or whatever on the map. Then, show the number of how many delegates are allowed, and get as close to 100% per district as possible.

When it comes time to vote for our delegates

We need to link all Ron Paul blogs to inform people of the names of those running as delegates in our individual districts, with info on where and when to vote for them.

I am in the process for my district (CA19) now.

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"Resistance need not be violent, but the civil disobedience that might be required involves confrontation with the state and invites possible imprisonment." - Ron Paul

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"Resistance need not be violent, but the civil disobedience that might be required involves confrontation with the state and invites possible imprisonment." - Ron Paul

very IMPORTANT

besides donating and voting.. this is the most important part of the Ron Paul revolution... Please take the time to do this.. i'm going to find out today what it takes here in Littleton Colorado. I will also be willing to sponcer 1 other person who has the time and wants to be a delegate but maybe not be able to afford to go to Minneapolis.. time to get off our lazy butts folks... we need to do this! becoming a deleagate is the most important part!

Our meetup group is meeting

Our meetup group is meeting Wednesday with the county GOP chair. He's going to talk explain to us how to be a delegate.

Our meetup group is meeting

Which meetup group? Which state and county

… it would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government …”
- David Rockefeller

… it would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government …”
- David Rockefel

I'm running

I am running for delegate in my congressional district. There should be a state rep for RP putting this together. A call went out to our meetup group email asking for people to respond and volunteer in certain districts.

DELEGATES!!!

DELEGATES!!!

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep (own) and bear (carry) arms is ,as a last resort ,to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-Thomas Jefferson

2008 New Jersey Delegates Fact Sheet

The fact sheet states the following:

As part of the petition filing, candidates for delegate or alternate must also pledge to vote for the winner of the February 5th presidential primary.
-Because the petition deadline follows the New Jersey presidential primary, candidates choosing to run for delegate on the June ballot will already know for whom they are obligated to vote.

How does this work? Is this how other states work?

Help!!!

… it would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government …”
- David Rockefel

Even if

Your delegates are pledged to the winner of the primary by law, it shows Pauls supporters are serious about being apart of the present and future of the GOP.

This is what we call credibility. When local GOP leaders meet Paul supporters and see what sane, responsible, law abiding citizens we are, it will take credibility from GOP frontrunners who characterize him as a whack job. This isnt just about this election this IS about taking over the GOP even if Dr. Paul doesnt get the nomination.

Also we need to sponsor delegates

Let's open a website that can show us the clear picture as to how many delegates we need and who needs monetary support to be a delegate. I think the campaign needs to be more engage in this matter, maybe hire a couple of people just to focus on this issue. There is no point that I am going house by house selling RP and there are no delegates.