If there is one lesson I learned from this week’s Oklahoma County wide precinct meetings, it’s that all you need to do is show up. 50%+1 will win any popular election, and in many cases yesterday, all that it took was a majority of one.
I am now the proud chairman of precinct 118 and Porter handily maintained his precinct chair as well, with a group of nine, one of the largest precinct groups we have heard of so far. It appears we have our work cut out for us.
The majority of the delegates for state convention have now been selected, but there are still plenty of counties where things can be changed. If you would like to help make OK Grassroots Project a reality, here are three things you can do to represent the 3%!
First, we can Encourage Involvement!
There are a couple of ways to do this right now. The easies t is to call Republican friends who you know are liberty minded and remind them of their upcoming precinct meetings in counties that have not had theirs yet. Here is a list of counties with dates and times.
Many of you are in precincts where you may be one of two, or even the only delegate. While the precincts are loosely grouped into house districts in some counties, there is no rule against fraternization. Using our FB page, or group, or any of the other groups out there, start conversations about what you would like to see happen at convention.
Study and Prep
Go over the rules for convention. Study the platform and work on good arguments in favor of the changes you feel would benefit the party. Test your theories out in public conversation with other liberty minded people. The more you think it through, and allow others to point out weaknesses in your thought process, or argument, the better prepared you will be to make the changes you want to see.
There is over a month until the Oklahoma County Convention. For those of us in OK county that means plenty of time to decide the best course of action and gather support for things you believe in. Many in the party are afraid that disruptions are a part of the plan, and that is not the case. If we are prepared and have the support we need, things don’t have to get messy.
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What about next meeting? Can we get more delegates then, for example, if our precinct only had 6 show up on Tuesday?
Need clarification. =o)