Going to the county convention? Be prepared and have fun while you are at it!
A few thoughts on the county conventions being held across the state today.
- First and foremost make sure you have a good parliamentarian. This will ensure that rules (AND STATE LAW) is followed.
- Be assertive, but polite. Don’t be angry and confrontational. Remember, the real fight for your local party may be in November. If you are inclined at making a difference within the party, you will want to build trust and appear reasonable to others who you want to influence at that time.
- Be prepared to make your motions, and be prepared for motions that might be made.
- Take video if possible.
- Help friends and neighbor delegates understand the process BEFORE attending if you can. In fact, talking about it will help you advocate properly in a pinch.
KNOW THE RULES – Here are some interesting documents (Michigan statute in fact) that might help you out when the excrement hits the turbine.
I’ll let you folks figure it all out. It takes about 20 minutes to find the important parts.
If you want to get a handle, on how the county chair is going to run the convention, check this out. They have received training and should adhere to the rules set forth by the party and state law.
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