Proportional Delegate Representation Plan

The intent of this amendment is to eliminate “geographic preference” for the state hosting the convention and reward states who have worked to increase membership with increased representation at the National Conventions. It provides for not only assigning delegates to states proportional to membership, but also protects states which are far away from the convention by letting each delegation vote its full strength regardless of how many members from that state attend. This amendment was proposed by RLC of Texas State Chairman Jeffrey Larson.

To get the petition on the agenda for the upcomign special meeting, we just need enough member signatures on this petition. Please add yours if you are a current RLC member.

Proposal for Full Proportional Representation

The undersigned members in good standing of the Republican Liberty Caucus hereby petition that Article VI, Section 3 of the RLC National Bylaws be amended to read as follows:

Section 3. Each chartered state shall be entitled to be represented at the national RLC convention by a number of delegates based on the number of Regular Members who reside in that state.

90 days prior to the national convention, the Secretary shall determine the number of delegates assigned to each state by dividing the total number of Regular Members in that state by 4, rounding up. Each Charter shall also be entitled to any number of alternate delegates who may serve in place of absent delegates from their state.

These Delegates and Alternate Delegates shall be elected by their respective Charters, according to whatever rules the Charter may adopt for that purpose, and certified as Delegates by the chairs of their Charters. In addition, each officer, regional director, and at-large director of the Caucus; the chair of each Charter or his or her designee; and the coordinator of each non-chartered state may serve as an ex officio Delegate; these ex officio Delegates shall not be counted against the number of delegates to which each Charter is entitled. Any Regular member certified by the Treasurer as having paid current dues at least thirty days prior to the Convention shall be qualified to be appointed as Delegates or Alternate Delegates.

At the National RLC Convention each state Charter shall vote its full delegate strength, even if fewer than the full number of delegates to which that state is entitled are present at the convention. The full strength for each Charter includes both the number of Delegates which it is authorized to elect based on its state membership and also any ex officio Delegates who are members of that Charter.

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