It’s only three weeks until the Texas GOP Convention! The SREC Convention Committee is working very hard with RPT staff and volunteers to pull together all of the final details for the Convention.
Last week, the RPT mailed a Pre-Registration form and flyer to all delegates and alternates who had not yet pre-registered online for the State Convention. We encourage all attendees to PRE-REGISTER for the Convention to help avoid long lines and delays on-site.
All pre-registered attendees will be able to pick up their credentials in a quick and easy registration setup separate from the on-site registration. Register today!
This week, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ran a feature story on the 2012 Texas GOP Convention and what our event means to the City of Fort Worth. In the story, the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau is quoted as stating that our Convention will be the largest event held in the Fort Worth Convention Center this year! As you can see – we’ll be operating in close quarters this year! We encourage everyone to pre-register to help avoid pile-ups at the registration windows. Please remember that the site of this year’s convention was chosen several years ago when the RPT State Convention delegate strength was smaller than currently provided for in RPT Rules. Your Convention Committee and the RPT staff have been working to find ways to keep everything flowing smoothly to ensure a great Convention experience for all.
Convention Events & Activities:
RPT Staff has been working to compile a list of other Republican events and activities happening in conjunction with the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth from June 7-9. There are a number of exciting things for all of our attendees to choose from, including:
- RNC For Life Luncheon w/ Phyllis Schlafly
- Eagle Forum Dinner (also w/Phyllis Schlafly)
- Receptions, Breakfasts, Dinners hosted by Elected Officials
- Information Sessions
- And more…
A full list of these activities and events is being compiled at the Convention website – keep checking back for updates!
Interested in Becoming a National Delegate?
One of the most exciting events during our State Convention is the selection of National Delegates and Alternates to the Republican National Convention, being held this year in Tampa, FL from August 27-30. It is a great honor to be selected as a National Delegate and there will be many people competing for the 152 delegate and 152 alternate slots belonging to Texas in 2012.
If you are considering becoming a national delegate – please keep in mind that the Republican Party of Texas does not pay for the costs of delegates to the National Convention, and individual delegates and alternates will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses which will likely exceed $2,000 per person.
Texas delegates to the Republican National Convention are chosen in two ways – by Congressional District Caucus and At-Large by the National Nominations Committee. Three delegates and three alternates are chosen from each Congressional district, and 44 delegates and 44 alternates will be chosen at-large.
If you are interested in being chosen as an at-large national delegate, there are two ways to submit your name for consideration:
- Click here to find and download the Application for Consideration. Fill it out completely and legibly, then return it to RPT Headquarters by May 31st. Mail: 1108 Lavaca, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78701 Fax: 512-480-0709
- Testify in front of the National Nominations Committee at the State Convention on Friday, June 8th at 6:00pm or Saturday, June 9th at 10:00am. Room numbers will be announced in the official convention program. Please see RPT Rule 38 for nominating procedures.
For more information on National Delegates and the National Convention – please visit the helpful reference page on the Convention website.