Join us at the 2010 TDP State Convention June 25, 26 in Corpus Christi
The Texas Democratic Party will hold its 2010 State Convention in Corpus Christi June 25-26. ChangetheCaucus.org will have a booth in the exhibition hall of the convention, so be sure to look for us. Resolutions to change the caucus passed several county conventions in various Senatorial Districts on March 20, 2010, so we will try to get the resolution passed at the State Convention. It will first be referred to the Rules Committee and if passed by the rules committee it will be voted on by all the delegates on the floor of the convention.
Thank you to everyone who took a resolution to your precinct convention on March 2 calling for a change to the primary/caucus system in future presidential election years so that all pledged delegates are allocated based on the results in the primary, instead of allocating 65 percent on the primary results and 35 percent on the caucus results at the precinct conventions. All voters should count equally in the process to choose the Democratic presidential nominee. Many people are unable to return to attend precinct conventions on election night, but they are able to vote earlier in the day, by mail or during the early voting period.
Help us protect the voting participation rights of Democrats, who have a right to have their votes fully counted regardless of whether they are able to return to participate in the caucus system, including many elderly voters who can not drive after dark or have health reasons that prevent them from attending the caucuses, parents with young children who can not arrange child care, people who work late and do not want to ask off, people serving our country in the military, and others, who for reasons beyond their control are unable to return to attend the precinct conventions.
We should not penalize the voters who can not attend a precinct convention by giving them only 2/3s of a vote. ALL Voters should be treated and listened to equally.
See you in Corpus Christi!