Washington County Republican Precinct Meetings – Feb 8th at Bartlesville Community Center 7PM

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(email dated) January 28, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Republican Party Precinct Meetings February 8
 
All registered Republicans in Washington County are invited to attend their individual Precinct Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Bartlesville Community Center.  County GOP officials will be on hand to help attendees determine their precinct and join their precinct group for discussion and the election of precinct officers.  
 
According to County Chairman Mike Dunlap this is the first step to participate in the county and state convention.  “We encourage Republicans to attend their precinct meetings, especially if you are interested in serving as a delegate to the Washington County or State Republican Conventions.”  
 
The Washington County Convention is scheduled for February 27, with registration from noon to 1:00 p.m., and the convention starting at 1:00 p.m.  The location will be announced soon.  The State GOP Convention is May 13 and 14 in Oklahoma City.  “We will get more information to Republicans as soon as it’s available,” said Dunlap. 
 
Friday, February 5, is the final day to register to vote in order to participate in the March 1 Presidential Primary Election in Oklahoma.
 
Contact:                 Mike Dunlap  918-914-1982
                                DeAnna Kahre   918-698-0112
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Sandra Crosnoe
PCT 28 Chair
918.440.6876
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Washington County Republican Delegates – Does this letter answer your questions?

OK_GOP_seal2-150x150You’re receiving this email because you are among those designated to serve as delegates to the 2015 Washington County County convention. Attached is a letter addressing a few questions which have arisen regarding the precinct meeting and delegate nomination process.

Mark Keesling
Washington County Republican Party State Committeeman
Received via email February 7th sent to Sandra Crosnoe
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January 29th, 2015

To all Washington County Republican Delegates,

This letter is being sent to clarify some questions regarding the 2015 Washington County precinct meeting.  As a result of information submitted via forms filled out at the Washington County precinct meeting held 1/20/2015, or for those unable to attend the precinct meeting, subsequently submitted by the midnight of 1/24/2015 deadline, you have been submitted as a delegate to the Washington County Convention, scheduled for 2/21/2015.  Registration will be from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Elks Lodge, 1060 Swan Dr. in Bartlesville. State party form B-6 states that such information is due

“by February 15, 2015 (or as determined by the County Chairman)”.

In this case, the county chairman determined the deadline to be 1/24/2015 to provide ample time for processing of the resulting delegate and platform information before the county convention.

Given the following passage from state form A-2:

“Some (counties) meet as one county-wide event and others meet in zones or by State House District.  OKGOP State Party Rule (SPR) 16(a) gives authority to the County Executive Committee to set the location of the Precinct Meetings where they think best for their county.”,

and given,Washington County’s decision for the precincts to meet “as one county-wide event”, the packets were distributed at that meeting and the advertising for this meeting was done by the County Executive Committee.

The Washington County Republican Executive Committee

Grace Farmer                        Dan Wimberly                        Todd Mathes

John Kahre                        Joe Beffer                        Mike Dunlap

Nolan Jones                        Alex Schuettenberg            John Ford

Peggy Dau                        Dorothy Nunley            Earl Sears

Debbie Cook                        Rick Silver                        Travis Dunlap

Mark Keesling                       Jill Sptitzer                        Mitch Antle

Denny Garrison            Marjorie Parrish            Gale Kane

Julie Daniels                       Brad Johnson                        Kevin Buchanan

References:

2015 Official Call for Oklahoma Republican State Convention April 11

Oklahoma Republican Party Rules 2013 – link from OKGOP website (pdf format)

 

The Hot Topic in Tampa — Rules Rules Rules

Day 1 of the Convention kicked off the debt clock in a building built with a state backed money.  The convention gaveled open on Monday.  Now the delegates are debating the rules that will be voted on this week.  Here is a bit of the debate:
Dear Oklahoma Delegation,
Please read below the proposed RNC Rule 15 change that was pressed through the Convention Rules Committee Friday.
I believe we need to rescind the change with the Minority Report.  The Minority Report would be presented as an amendment to the Rules Committee Report on the floor of the Convention on Tuesday.  I encourage you to vote for the Minority Report.
We can discuss this more on “Hurricane Monday”…
Sincerely,
CarolynCarolyn L. McLarty, DVM
Republican National Committeewoman for Oklahoma


Jim,
You have hit the heart of this proposed Rule 15 change.
If this disavowal track is followed to the fullest, the Presidential Candidate (or his staff) could actually pick all of the Delegates to a convention!
As a result, the Candidate could totally control the Convention Platform Committee, Rules Committee and Credentials.
That would eliminate grassroots input into the Republican Party.
Thanks for your insight.
CarolynCarolyn L. McLarty, DVM
Republican National Committeewoman for Oklahoma

To RNC members:
    On Tues., the Convention Rules Committee will report the revised RNC Rules for adoption.  A minority report will be presented to delete an amendment which has the effect of allowing Presidential candidates to select his bound delegates in all of the states he carried by allowing him to “disavow” any of them.  They are then not certified as a delegate.
    Here is the amendment to be deleted by the minority report with the disavowal language:

Add a new section 15(a) and replace as follows and renumber accordingly:

“(1) Any statewide presidential preference vote that permits a choice among candidates for the Republican nomination for president of the United states in a primary, caucuses, or a state convention must be used to allocate and bind the state’s delegation to the National Convention in either a proportional or winner-take-all manner, except for the delegates and alternate delegates who appear on a ballot in a statewide election and are elected directly by primary voters.”

(2) For any manner of binding or allocating delegates permitted by these Rules, no delegate or alternate delegate who is bound or allocated to a particular presidential candidate may be certified under Rule 19 if the presidential candidate to whom the delegate or alternate delegate is bound or allocated has, in consultation with the State Party, disavowed the delegate or alternate delegate.”

Add anew 15(e)(3) as follows:

“(e)(3) The Republican National Committee may grant a waiver to a state Republican Party from the provisions of 15(a) and (b) where compliance is impossible, and the Republican National Committee determines that granting such waiver is in the best interests of the Republican Party.” 

    This puts the candidate, not the state party, in control of who is a delegate from your state. By disavowing a delegate he is out, even though already legally elected. As a practical matter, no state party wants its delegates to be disavowed so they will make sure that all the delegates are agreed to by the winning candidate and the candidate will have the hammer to make sure that happens. As a result, the winning candidate controls the selection of delegates, not the state party.
    This is the biggest power grab in the history of the Republican Party because it shifts the power to select delegates from the state party to the candidate. And it would make the Republican Party a top down, not bottom up party.
    It would also hurt state parties because they use delegate selection as a way to honor party volunteers and party contributors. A Presidential candidate will have his own agenda for delegate selection.  As a result, this always is a threat to party regulars who make up most of our delegates.  But it is also a threat to both moderates and conservative who could be purged, depending on who is the Republican Presidential nominee.
    This proposal is an over reaction to the problems in a few states where Ron Paul delegates threaten to not support the winning Presidential candidate.  I agree that they should honor that pledge, but that can be fix by a few tweaks in a few state laws. Massachusetts handled this successfully by requiring an affidavit promising to vote for the candidate, Mitt Romney, who carried the state. But the Rules change here is overkill — killing a fly with a sledgehammer.
    I urge you to support the minority report.
James Bopp Jr.
Co-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Restoring Constitutional Government
Convention Committee on Resolutions
National Committeeman, Indiana
Vice Chairman
Republican National Committee
jboppjr@aol.com

A Life Dream Begins to Come to Pass

On Saturday, April 14th, at our District 01 Republican Convention in Tulsa, Amanda Teegarden graciously placed my  name in nomination for Republican National Delegate.  I am pleased to report that I received an alternate delegate slot and I will go to Tampa Florida in August.  I will be asking the state convention in May to upgrade my status to delegate and we will see if that can yet occur.  I would appreciate your continued prayers on the matter.

Thank you Amanda Teegarden for nominating me!

Click on pic for full flyer and pdf version online

Because of the time allotted to all the candidates to speak and because of my wanting the speech to NOT be read,  here is what was ‘planned’ but I cannot tell you what was actually said.  If I get a video link, I will attach it later to this post for you:

I am Sandra Crosnoe. I am from Washington County. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you today.

I appreciate you being here today to make decisions for our district and for our party. I know you sacrifice time from your family with every moment you spend on political matters. I appreciate that sacrifice.

I know because I have served with many of you on committees and on various projects. I have served as a Republican precinct chair for over 30 years, first in Texas and more recently since I came to Oklahoma in 2005.

You may be aware of my work online with blogs and communication networks, with social networking, with organizing rallies and teaparties, with speaking and mentoring and training in person and via Skype.

Through it all, I have encouraged people to get involved with their local Republican party, serve in volunteer roles, and talk to their representatives in order to really make a difference.

You did and you have and you are. You are here today. Some of you are serving in office and others are now running for office. We have more work to do together!

What draws us together as Republicans are our core principles and our shared values:

We are for limited constitutional government and for free markets and yes, a lot less government.

We support the second amendment — the right to keep and bear arms.

And yes we are prolife — because every life is precious and a gift from God!

I know that together we must hold our leaders and ourselves accountable to these principles. I know that we are a party that believes in the rule of law AND promotes grassroots activism. I believe that every voice is important. I will work to make sure that things are done according to the rules. I will insist on openness and fairness to make sure that everyone has a chance to participate. If you send me, I will go. I will continue my work to get our message of Life and Liberty out across the Land. This election is about more than the just the presidency. It is about promoting people of principle who will make a difference. Together we will Restore the Republic so that future generations may live free and prosper in this great Nation.

I pray God’s blessings on this District, this great state of Oklahoma and this Nation.

I would appreciate your vote for Republican National Delegate!

My flyer that was passed out at the convention is posted here >>>

My open letter prior to the convention is posted here >>>

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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Sandra Crosnoe for Republican National Delegate – For Life and For Liberty!

Sandra Crosnoe for Republican National Delegate 2012 (this is a pdf version)

What draws us together as Republicans are our core principles and our shared values: 

We are for limited constitutional government and for free markets and for a lot less government.  

We support the second amendment — the right to keep and bear arms.

Of course we are prolife — because every life is precious and a gift from God!

For details on the District 1 Convention see post here >>>

An Open Letter to Republican Friends/Leaders here >>>

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

OKGrassroots

 


CD01 GOP Convention in Tulsa at the Renaissance Hotel on Saturday April 14th at 9AM

The 1st Congressional District convention will occur on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Renaissance Hotel, Hwy. 169 & E. 71st St. in Tulsa.

Registration begins at 8:00 am with the convention beginning at 9:00 am.

Speakers currently scheduled to speak this year include:

Congressman John Sullivan

Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

Oklahoma House Speaker Elect T.W. Shannon

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett

National Committeewoman Carolyn McClarty

The District Rules and Credentials committees have released their reports.

Click on the following links to read over the proposed rules and delegate list.

Proposed Convention Rules

Delegate List

Special thanks to the Tulsa County GOP for their newsletter and the source of this article and links.

For more information or to sign up for the newsletter please visit http://www.tulsagop.org

Additional Convention Details:

April 14th: 1st Congressional District Convention
Renaissance Hotel,  Hwy. 169 & E. 71st St., Tulsa
Registration:  8:00 am
Convention Begins: 9:00 am
$12.00 Delegate Fee

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them 

[Special Request:  Sandra is a candidate for national delegate and would appreciate your vote on Saturday!]

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Secret Service take books & buttons from Ron Paul delegates

Today at the Republican National Convention, the Ron Paul Delegates were taking a picture in front of the model White House inside the Convention Center, they were surrounded by Secret Service which proceeded to search the bags of all the delegates. They took any and everything related to Ron Paul including signs, buttons, videos, slim jims, cards,

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