The Fight for a Fair and Legal State Convention in Houston, TX
- Please take the time to read the following and respond if you can. The
need is urgent and IMMEDIATE. They need $4000 by tomorrow PM, and at
present only have about 1/4 of the amount. The money is to bring legal
action against the State Party to force them to agree to follow the
law at the convention in Houston. I am sending her a contribution and
urge you all to do the same.
They need to know that you are sending a contribution, so email them
at dmedina@... after you send your check.
The following is forwarded from Deborah Medina, Republican Party
Chairman, Wharton County, TX:
Despite three weeks of negotiating with the Texas Republican Party,
they are refusing to sign an agreement to follow the law at the state
convention. Specifically to hold the election of the permanent
convention chair and seating of the permanent roll before conducting
any official convention business. This is simple and basic protocol,
is followed at both precinct and county conventions and is laid out in
the Texas Election Code.
Gary Polland has requested a media campaign as well as an additional
$4000 to take the case to court. I am emailing others around the
state to attempt to raise these additional funds. Please let me know
if you are able/willing to contribute specifically for this purpose
and/or if you have any questions or concerns. Mail checks to Wharton
Co. Republican Party PO Box 831 Wharton Tx 77488 (memo legal fees)
I expect that we will begin to see information in the state and
perhaps national media on Tuesday.
Incidentally, one of the first state convention actions is a meeting
by the "officials" committee (a sub-committee of the SREC staffed by
the state party chair, vice chair, treasurer, national committeewoman,
national committeeman, and three SREC members). The purpose of this
meeting, held Tuesday night in Austin, is to review all challenges
submitted to the state convention, specifically, according to rule
27b2, "without attempting to assess merit or lack of merit, conduct a
preliminary review of each challenge in order to establish whether the
basis for the challenge is valid under the rules". Rule 14, of
course, stipulates that all meetings of any convention are to be open
to delegates and alternates.
Despite sending a written professional parliamentary opinion and
giving advance notice that guests planned to attend this meeting in
Austin, delegates from Travis, Tarrant, Dallas, Nueces, Hays, San
Patricio, Brazos and Robertson Counties were not allowed to attend the
meeting. The committee met behind closed doors, and behind closed
doors apparently voted to meet in Executive Session (and sent the
state party legal counsel outside to so advise the waiting delegates).
They waited patiently in the RPT lobby for the duration of the
meeting. Most members of the committee entered and exited the offices
through a back door so the delegates are unaware as to even which
committee members were actually in attendance at the meeting and no
official results have yet been received. This too will result in the
filing of another challenge to be resolved by the delegates at the
I shared with one embattled delegate today that we are to encourage
one another as we are toiling sweat, tears, emotion, time and energy
but failing to protect these fundamental rights to free speech, to the
freedom of assembly will result in our children shedding blood to
regain a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
Your prayers, support (and any financial contribution) are greatly
I'd like to encourage you to visit www.fairconvention.org/new for
information about the upcoming Texas Republican State Convention.
While most of us will assert that we understand and agree that we
should abide by the law and follow the rules, many are unaware of the
degree that we've failed to do that within our own party.
My hope is that you will study the issues presented here and will join
with other patriots around the state in their efforts to restore the
rule of law and to pursue the free and open debate necessary to
charting the wisest course for our future. It is only through an open
deliberative assembly, one that is courageous enough to listen to both
the majority and the minority opinion, that we are likely to set a
course that will restore our nation.
Please be sure to share this with others you know who will be
attending the state convention so that they too will have an
opportunity to study these issues and participate in the debate.
Wharton Co. Republican Party