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IA_Seth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 10:12 AM
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38. Caucus Night
Wow..sorry for the late response..I was out ill yesterday.

Sounds like everyone had good experiences and some of us will hopefully be able to meet at the State Convention..woo hoo!

I showed up about 10 minutes early (as early I as I could) and was told that there was no one to lead my precinct, and was asked to do it. It's a little more complicated than I anticipated! I could have used a training.

Anyway, after getting everything in order it went pretty well.

Todd Taylor and Wally Horn (State Rep and State Senator) came over and spoke with us briefly...nothing formal, more of a hello. They didn't make a pitch for any one candidate for governor. Todd Taylor let us know that he would have an opponent this time, so I have someone local to help!

We had a new guy present (long time Dem, new activist) who really wanted to be on the Platform Committee so I didn't do challenge that. The meeting time for the committees conflicted with me anyway so I didn't do either.

Our Precinct was able to send 5 delegates to the county, and there were 6 of us. Again, I let the others go as official delegates since they were all so eager. I am sure I will be able to get in as an alternate.

I will stay on the Central Committee. The "new" guy will also be on the Central Committee.

As far as platforms go, not a whole lot of controversy (way to go Cornfield!). My resolution passed dealing with caucus scheduling, we will see if that goes anywhere. We passed several run-of-the-mill worker's rights planks that were copied off of some Labor literature.

We about had a controversy when one of our caucus goers suggested a marriage rights plank for the GLBT community. The more elderly participants refused to vote either way so it passed 3-0.

Oh, and we didn't do preference groups. Out of the 5 others there were 2 Blouin supporters, and 4 that said they were on the fence but were pretty anti-Blouin.








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