“What can I do where I live?” Answer: Your Civic Duty as a Volunteer Party Precinct Committeeman.
Some have said that 2022 will be a tipping point, politically, for the United States. I agree. Will the voters elect better people to the public servant offices or will they continue to elect those who will not take their oath of office seriously? If you are asking yourself what you can do to help elect better, moral people to public office, those who will honor their oath to support, defend, and follow the Constitution, this article will equip you with the knowledge to best use your time to ensure that happens.
BECOME AN OWNER NOT JUST A DONOR
You are not really a member of a political party unless you are a voting member of it. The position is an elected, private position, and in many states, it is called “precinct committeeman.” Anyone eligible to vote may participate in running the party apparatus. Precinct committeemen are the party. No precinct committeemen equals no party.
WHAT TO DO IMMEDIATELY WHERE YOU LIVE
Visit my website www.PrecinctStrategy.com when you can, but here is what to do. This is, what you need to do ASAP, to preserve our republic:
Contact your county Republican Party Committee, find out when and where it or your local district Party Committee meets (terminology varies from state to state), and attend the meeting. If your county committee is not listed at State Information on my website, do this internet search: [your county name] county Republican committee. In CT and MA, search on the name of your city or town instead of your county name. A few other state parties operate like this too.Introduce yourself. Be friendly, polite and low key. The current officers may be wary of outsiders. Ask if a vacant precinct committeeman position exists for your precinct and volunteer to be appointed to fill it. If no vacancy currently exists (extremely unlikely), volunteer to be a “helper” for the existing precinct committeemen.
Ask for a copy of the precinct committeeman handbook of your state party committee and study it and learn how to run for precinct committeeman in the next election for these positions.
The reason you need to do this ASAP is because deadlines are approaching in some states for doing what is necessary to be eligible to run to become an elected voting member of your political party. I am a Republican, so most of what I write about relates to the Republican Party.
THOSE IN CHARGE MAY NOT WANT YOU. DON’T GET MAD, GET EVEN!
Please keep in mind that virtually everyone at the local and county committee level are volunteers. They may not respond promptly to phone or email inquiries. You have to county committees and ask them to help you. Contact local Republican clubs.
You can also contact every self-described “conservative” or “America First” public officeholder and candidate for public office and ask them to help you, and if they won’t or can’t help you, then ask them why they would think you would ever vote for them.
Keep in mind, there is a reason the Republican Party has all of these vacant precinct committeeman slots: most don’t want America Firsters in their party. We can change that.
The terminology and procedures vary; each state is unique. That’s because the Constitution reserved to the states the power to run our elections. So, each state has adopted their own statutes for the running of elections and the recognition of those political parties that attain “ballot status.” Therefore, terminology relating to the political parties vary from state to state. For example, some states do not call their voting precincts precincts, but voting districts. Most states call the voting member slots of the political parties “precinct committeemen,” but others use the terms precinct chair, precinct officer, precinct committee officer, precinct committee person, precinct delegate, or, simply, member.
REAL POLITICAL POWER
Likewise, the procedures for running for these positions vary greatly, and by party. Some have the voters of each precinct elect precinct committeemen to represent them in the party and then those elected precinct committeemen in turn elect the officers of the party county and other committees. This can include the chairman of the state committee, who serves on the national committee. The precinct committeemen also elect the state presidential convention delegates, who in turn elect both the national committeeman and national committeewoman as well as the national presidential convention delegates. That is real political power.
Some state parties have private caucus meetings where the voters in the precinct of that party gather every two years or every four years, to elect their representatives in the party. Again, those elected members of the party in turn have voting rights in the apparatus of the party. The political party members vote on bylaws that govern how the party committees conduct their meetings. Our political parties, thank God, are not part of our government, but just networks of likeminded Americans who adhere to the values and principles (one would hope) set forth in the party’s platform. The national convention delegates draft and then vote on the party’s platform. Currently, in the Republican Party (I am, currently, an elected Republican precinct committeeman for my voting precinct), the Republican Party has two main factions, with about half of the precinct committeeman slots vacant. The two factions seem to be split about fifty-fifty between those that embrace all of the values and principles in the platform and those that do not. As I explain at my website, and in my short 2017 book, How To Get Into The Real Ball Game Of Politics Where You Live To Help President Donald J. Trump Make America Great Again, if America First Americans were to “invade” the local Republican committees and volunteer to become elected or appointed precinct committeemen, and fill up all of these vacant volunteer positions, they could transform the Party from a half-strength, ideologically-split party into a full-strength, 75% conservativemajority party with a better conservative message and better-equipped to get out the vote in the primary elections for the best conservative candidates and then do it again in the general election.
One of the volunteer duties of the precinct committeemen is to help get out the vote in the primary and general elections, and when all the positions are filled, this becomes a relatively easy task. There is roughly, in most states, about one precinct committeeman position for every 125 members of the party residing in the precinct. But to effectively boost turnout, each precinct committeeman does not have to remind all 125 voters assigned to the precinct committeeman to go vote. Instead, the precinct committeeman only has to remind those party members who do not vote regularly to please vote. Doing “Get Out The Vote” that way, each precinct committeeman only has to make phone calls to about 35 or 45 households and then drop off at their doors promised campaign flyers of the candidates. I have been doing it this way for over a decade in my precinct and in 2020 my fellow precinct committeemen and I succeeded in getting about 90 percent of Republicans in our precinct to vote.
THREE FREE TOOLS
So, to recap, please start out at www. PrecinctStrategy.com. This is the tool for finding your local party committee so you can join it. I also have all sorts of how-to articles and videos and a link to my short, inexpensive, book – a book I hope every America First American will buy and share with their children. It is available in hardcopy or e-book.
Second, one of the two buttons at the top of the site goes to the Precinct Strategy “communications and collaboration tool” on Pilled.net, created by my new friend and cohort Robert Beadles and his programmers, for America First precinct committeemen (PCs), those wanting to become PCs, and those supporting the PC Strategy. Use the button on my site: “Connect With Other Conservatives In Your State”.
Third, all America First PCs and America First candidates can encourage all America First voters to empower themselves in relation to election integrity by having the VotifyNow app on their device when voting so they can, in real time, report any voting irregularities. This app is free and you can use it anonymously. Learn more at www. VotifyNow.org.
SAVE THE REPUBLIC AND RESCUE YOUR CHILDREN
Precinct committeemen are today’s political Minutemen. Can you at least give this a try? I guarantee you will find the experience very interesting and rewarding and you will meet a lot of interesting Republicans. Take along with you every conservative you know. Precinct committeemen are the “elite” of the political parties – parties do not exist without them and, generally, fewer than one in one hundred political party members can be a voting member of the party.
YOU CAN DO YOUR CIVIC DUTY I grew up in the nineteen sixties and seventies and attended public school. We were taught that we had a civic duty to keep pace with political issues and engage in party politics if our country ever faced a political crisis. That time is now. Will you step up, so you won’t have to answer this question from your children: “Mom, Dad, why didn’t you do something when you still had the chance to stop the onslaught of socialism in our country?”
I hope this helps. If I can do this, anyone can do it. We must do this or we will lose our republic in my humble opinion, based on what I know about the history of republics. Your life as you know it here in America depends on this.
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