Missouri County Caucus
Missourians will elect delegates to the congressional district and state conventions at the Missouri County Caucuses on March 17, 2012.
This is another opportunity to achieve a center of power and it won't come around again for another two years.
Most importantly, you have to show up at the caucus.
You must live within the county boundary.
You must be registered to vote (or 18 years old by the general election in November) and indicate a party affiliation for the party you want to represent. You can change party affiliation right at the caucus
I challenge you. Do you have what it takes to actually accomplish something of lasting effect? Or will you use one of your pat excuses? I've heard them all. (See The Power Is There for the Taking.)
To answer questions so that you can get yourself elected at your county caucus, Project City Hall will produce a live teleconference on March 16th (see below) to discuss strategy and answer your questions.
Robert's Rules of Order
For the Missouri County Caucus Teleconference, we will be discussing Robert's Rules of Order. Here is a link to the Motion Chart which will be the reference for the discussion.
We're not going to go over the whole motion chart, but you should print it out and bring it with you to any meeting, caucus, or convention that you attend. The call will take the view of the minority and show you how to get your delegates elected or at least make sure that you don't get run over. Forewarned is forearmed, as they say.
How to Determine Your Caucus Location
Preparing for the Caucus
When you have a plan, you don't have to guess what to do next. Written plans are always better than winging it. With that in mind, we've put together the Precinct Committee Candidate Checklist to give you a starting point for your plan.
- Call your county central committee and ask how many delegates your county can elect.
- Ask for the names of each of the current delegates and their contact information (e-mail address and telephone number).
- Ask how many people from the county voted at the previous caucus, and how many votes were cast for each nominated delegate on the ballot.
- Join other Missourians on the live teleconference call (see above) where you can ask questions.
- Prepare printed information about yourself so that you can quickly communicate the information to everyone you meet from your county.
- Prepare printed information about any party platform ideas that you have.
At your caucus, you have an opportunity to present planks for your party platform for approval by the caucus. If you need help writing a plank, submit your plank idea in the comment area (below). We'll use part of the question and answer period to help you refine your plank to increase that likelihood that the caucus will pass it.
Winning the Election
Winning a delegate position is a little challenging, unless no one is running against you. You can do it if you prepare in advance and have a plan. Many people are looking for leaders and will accept almost anyone who simply steps up to lead. Just look at your current set of elected officials for proof of that.
After the Election
- Get a current copy of your state party central committee by-laws and of your county party central committee by-laws along with the rules of the convention you are elected to.
- Keep in touch, because we'll be producing training teleconferences about all the aspects of being an effective caucus participant.
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone who wants to take their country back.
- Anyone who values freedom and liberty.
- If you're already a precinct committeeman, attend to encourage others and to relate your own experience.
What You'll Learn
- The power of the convention delegate.
- What happens at a caucus.
- Why you need to connect with like-minded individuals before the caucus.
- Why you should bring your posse.
- How to win in a competitive election.
All politics is local. We cannot reach the goal alone. We need your help. These people are actively recruiting precinct committeemen in their county. If you'd like to recruit for your county, add your comment to this article and a way to contact you.
|County||Precincts||Population||Contact Name||Contact Method|
|Jasper||46||116813||John Putnam||E-mail Phone|
|St. Louis city||204||354361|