After hours of credentialing delays we finally had a vote on the state chair and vice chair races. Randy Brogdon was elected chair in a runoff race with Pam Pollard and Estela Hernandez was elected vice chair over John T. Lewis.
The State Convention is THIS SATURDAY April 11th at Crossroads Church, 8901 S Shields Blvd, Oklahoma City, 73149.
If you haven’t registered and paid your Delegate fee, you CAN still register and pay the morning of the Convention from 7:00 –
9:00 a.m. Please come early.
Please bring a Photo I.D. ( i.e. driver’s license) with you.
Follow title link above to see Nathan Dahm’s Endorsement and more or visit OKgrassroots article here >>>
Below is my report from the meeting with the Credentials Committee members and others earlier today. I would say the Credentials Committee meeting but the official Credentials Committee meeting was never called to order and no official business was conducted. Instead, we got to hear State Chairman Dave Weston explain how the convention will be organized and openly discussed how registration, check-in, rules, and how credentials will be handled at the convention.
There are two Pro-life bills that passed the State House and are now in the State Senate. One passed through committee quickly and with high margins and is ready for a floor vote while the other is waiting to be heard in another committee. This is where you come in. Your voice should be heard and you matter!
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This email was sent to all precinct chairs in Tulsa County. It should be an interesting meeting on Thursday night. [open post to see letter in its entirety] Here is rule 5b to be aware of in this matter (link provided to full text of OKGOP Rules in full post).
Rule 5(b) Authority and Duties: The Precinct Committee is the supreme Republican Party authority of each precinct, subject to these rules, and the direction and control of official precinct meetings. The Precinct Committee of each precinct is charged with the duty of promoting the welfare and directing the affairs of the Republican Party in its precinct. The Precinct Chairman shall be the executive officer of the precinct delegates to any county convention. The Precinct Chairman is not disqualified to be elected or appointed as a delegate pursuant to these rules. Only the Precinct Committee has the authority to remove any duly elected qualified delegate to the county convention.
That the Oklahoma Republican Party seeks to disallow state licensing agencies, boards, commissions from increasing their income from fines, fees, etc., in order to compensate for cuts in funding from the state legislature.
The rules that govern our State Legislature stifle the concept of a representative government. Any bill can be stopped from even being considered by a single person without any explanation. Any bill can be stopped by the Speaker of the House, Pro Tem of the Senate, or assigned Committee Chairman.
Full email shared on OKGrassroots permalink here >>>
See also Charles Key’s recent letter on topic here >>>
I ask you to reject the current practice and do as the Oklahoma House of Representatives once did. Provide that a members’ bill(s) be heard in committee if the author requests in writing and then provide that same right on the floor if a bill passes committee. And offer or support legislation that will guarantee that every member has the right to have his or her legislation heard.
For full text of letter and more >>>
Pass another law — sure
That’ll solve the problem…
Think about it and let’s roll ‘em back this cycle!