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Help rewrite county party platform
January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Please read every single word that follows, so that there is no mistaking what is at stake here and what is ultimately being asked of you –>
It is simple. The only way the Democratic Party is ever going to be able to move forward in a truly progressive direction is to get the younger generation involved! To get money out of the political process, starting with our own county. And to create as progressive a county party platform as possible. And be willing to enforce it.
That doesn’t mean we older folk can’t join in the fun. But lets face it, the under 30 crowd absolutely must become involved in the takeover of the political party at the grassroots level. The very foundation of all levels of politics; the county party.
I think it is safe to say Bernie Sanders lit a fire into the bellies of millions of frustrated progressives. Sure, many of us were and may still be upset with how things went down in the primary. No need to continue with that anymore. It is what it is. So please, get over it now. It is time to get serious, and a new county party platform is the best thing for us to focus our energy on.
As the 3rd vice-chair to the Winnebago Democratic Party (it also helps that I pretty much demanded the following responsibility) but I have been tasked with rewriting our county party platform, and I want you to be a part of this endeavor. We cannot do much about the rest of the nation. All we can do is what we can here, in Winnebago County. Who knows? Perhaps in fifteen months we will be making national news for what we are able to accomplish together?
So before you decide to show up, I want you to be well aware, so there is no mistaking my words. But IF you do decide to help rewrite the county Democratic party platform, you MUST also be willing to pledge fully in become a (pc) or precinct committee-person (elected or appointed) to help enforce this platform on or before the March 2018 primary.
Otherwise it is a waste of yours and our time for you to help draw up a platform that you are unwilling to enforce upon current and future elected officials for those certain state rep, county, township, city, and any other elected position not named that resides within Winnebago (IL) county. Not to mention speaking to all the voters in our county. Oh yes, even the Republicans at some point.
I don’t know if this is an actual quote, and I’m certainly willing to accept credit if it isn’t already, but a party platform is only as strong and useful as those willing to enforce it! We have 197 precincts in this county, of which only 25 have elected pc’s and no more than 13 appointed. There is definitely room for improvement.
I can tell you several of these pc’s, both elected and appointed do not do the described job of a pc. The job description and what is expected of you as a pc can be researched at the following FB group I started a few years back –> https://www.facebook.com/groups/343195179057039/ … please “like” the group and go over the pinned thread at the top.
At this very first meeting on January 28th, I will go over in more detail about the what, why, and how of a pc. After the first thirty minutes or so if being a pc is something you see yourself willing and able to do, then stick around for the main course (going over the party platform)
If not, thank you for coming and please remember to vote in every single election cycle.