Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots

Patriot Groups throughout the Maricopa and North Pinal County area.

URGENT Action Alert! Save the Grassroots of the Republican party!

TAKE ACTION:

Call AND email the list of 3 people below to be most effective. Please do BOTH!

National Committeeman Bruce Ash: 520-886-8002    Email: bash@paulashmgt.com

National Committeewoman Sharon Giese: 480-214-5493     Email: sharongiese08@yahoo.com

State Chairman Robert Graham: 602-957-7770  (leave a message stating your request)  Email: robert.graham@azgop.org

 

Let your Arizona RNC members know that Virginia National Committeeman Morton Blackwell will be introducing a motion to remove the harmful 2012 rules. Urge them to support Blackwell’s repeal effort.

Second, explain that an accelerated primary season with the removal of state caucuses and/or state conventions as a vehicle to nominate national delegates is unacceptable.

Remember, these RNC members are YOUR representatives in the Republican National Committee!

It requires a 75% vote of all RNC members to overturn these harmful rules, so your action could not be more critical.

Sample Email:

Dear Republican National Committee Member,

I am an Arizona Republican and I am writing to urge you to support Virginia National Committeeman Morton Blackwell's effort to repeal the harmful 2012 Republican National Convention Rules. This will occur at the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting April 10-13.

The most concerning part about the harmful 2012 rules are that they completely destroy and remove power from the grassroots of the Republican party. We must remove those select, harmful rules, as Mr Blackwell proposes, if we value a grassroots structure that attracts enthusiastic activists and workers in the Republican party, who want to make a difference.

As an example on how bad this situation is, if these harmful 2012 rules were in place back in the 1970's, grassroots candidate Ronald Reagan would have never had a chance of becoming President of the United States!

Will you stand with the Arizona Grassroots and support National Committeeman Morton Blackwell's efforts to repeal the harmful 2012 rules?

I would like a direct answer to this question. Please reply to let me know your thoughts on this matter.

Another distressing concern is the recently released Growth and Opportunity Project, which recommends that all states move to a primary system and eliminate caucuses and/or conventions as the vehicles to elect delegates to the National Convention.  This top down approach from the RNC, if implemented, will eliminate once and for all any chance of a grassroots candidate winning the nomination.  Historically, caucuses and conventions are where the grassroots come alive in favor of candidate whose message is more in line with the rank and file of the party.

You must oppose any rules or measures that would mandate that the states abandon caucuses and/or state conventions!

Thank you,

 

Spread the Word

Please help spread the word on this vastly important alert! Ask your friends and colleagues to take action. Share this with your social networks! We only have 2 days until the National Committee meeting on April 10!

Background information

The existing RNC Rules that were passed at the 2012 Tampa Convention are a sham.  These rules were pushed through the Convention rules committee by Romney campaign lawyers and were not properly ratified on the floor of the convention. The “ayes have it” vote result, as announced from the podium, was recited off of a teleprompter, without a proper counting of the votes.

In the end, these rules, if not changed, ensure that the grassroots will be cut out of the presidential nomination process.  The rules that are of most concern are rules 12, 16 and 40.

Rule 12 allows the RNC to change these rules until September 2014.
Rule 16 allows for statewide presidential straw polls to be binding with regards to delegate allocation and allows for delegates to be removed at the will of the presumptive presidential nominee. This completely sidesteps the state grassroots organizations!
Rule 40 now requires any presidential candidate to have the majority of 8 states to be placed in nomination at the convention whereas it used to only require the plurality of 5 states.

Many RNC members have expressed concern that these rules must be changed to ensure fairness to all candidates.  To accomplish that goal, Virginia National Committeeman Morton Blackwell will be presenting a motion to remove the bad rules. We must ask all National Committee members to support it.

Another concern is the recently released Growth and Opportunity Project, which recommends all states move to a primary system and eliminate caucuses and/or conventions as the vehicles to elect delegates to the National Convention.  This top down approach from the RNC, if implemented, will eliminate once and for all any chance of a grassroots candidate winning the nomination.  Historically, caucuses and conventions are where the grassroots come alive in favor of candidate whose message is more in line with the rank and file of the party.

Each one of the GOP’s new rules are designed to remove power from the Grass Roots and hand even MORE control to party insiders, fat-cat donors, and GOP hack consultants.

The effect of these rules will be to disenfranchise grassroots candidates like Ronald Reagan in 1976, and Barry Goldwater in 1964, who were powered by armies of small donors and activists inspired by principle rather than opportunism. You read that right, if these new rules were in place in the 1970's, Ronald Reagan would have never had a chance to become President!

 

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Well,did they change the rules?

Establishment Republicans hate their grassroots. Constitutional conservatives. Many of which are TEA party members. Republican leadership has tried to kill their grassroots. Look at Thad Cochran in Mississippi! Using black democrats to win the republican primary. 

Lisa Murkowski in Alaska lost the republican primary. She and the republican establishment waged a write-in campaign using democraps to get murkowski re-elected.McConnell, McCain, Boehner et  al hate constitutional governance and the people who want it. All we can do is keep electing those who will govern using the constitution as the supreme law.

There is very little difference between establishment republicrats and the democraps. Look a W's record on govt expansion! Small govt? I think not.

God bless us all.

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