Louisiana Caucus changed to Jan. 22!!!
The Caucus is Jan 22. Exact time and location is not set yet. The last day to qualify as a delagate is Jan. 10, 2008!
We were told we will have a caucus in Shreveport AND Natchitoches. wtf??? That cant be right
. I'm getting highly suspicious of the info we're getting. I'm trying to get in touch with the National Republican party to see what the official date is.
Last edited by Sandra; 12-20-2007 at 10:12 AM.
This is from the National GOP website:
RULE NO. 14
(a) The Republican National Committee shall assist the states in their efforts to inform all citizens as to how they may participate in delegate selection procedures. The states, in cooperation with the Republican National Committee, shall prepare instructive material on delegate selection methods and make it available for distribution.
(b) Participation in a Republican primary, caucus, or any meeting or convention held for the purpose of selecting delegates and alternate delegates to a county, district, state, or national convention shall in no way be abridged for reasons of sex, race, religion, color, age, or national origin. The Republican National Committee and the Republican state committee or governing committee of each state shall take positive action to achieve the broadest possible participation by men and women, young people, minority and heritage groups, senior citizens, and all other citizens in the delegate selection process.
(c) Unless otherwise provided by the laws of the state in which the election occurs, in those states where delegates and alternate delegates are elected through the convention system or a combination of convention and primary systems, the precinct, ward, township, or county meetings shall be open meetings and all citizens who are qualified shall be urged to participate.
(d) Each state shall endeavor to have equal representation of men and women in its delegation to the Republican National Convention.
(e) The provisions of these rules are not intended to be the basis of any kind of quota system.
I can not overemphasize how important it is to get as many people to the Louisiana caucuses as possible. The primary will mean very little for us unless Dr. Paul receives more than 50% of the vote.
The official info from the LA GOP is pasted below:
December 19, 2007
Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger F. Villere, Jr. today officially announced procedures to elect delegates to the 2008 Louisiana Republican Convention.
Louisiana's Republican voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11 different caucus sites to cast their ballots for delegates and alternate delegates to the 2008 Louisiana Republican Convention. Voters will cast ballots from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm that evening.
Fifteen delegates and fifteen alternates to the state convention will be elected from each congressional district. Republican voters are eligible to vote in the congressional district where they were registered on November 30, 2007. In order to participate, voters must present a drivers license or valid photo I.D.
2008 Caucus Cities
(Venues are subject to change)
* Shreveport (CenturyTel Center)- Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, De Soto, Red River
* Natchitoches (Natchitoches Events Center)- Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn
* West Monroe (West Monroe Convention Center)- Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison, Tensas, Franklin, Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita, Richland
* Alexandria(Walden Gym at Louisiana College)- Rapides, Vernon, Avoyelles, Concordia, Catahoula, La Salle, Grant
* Lake Charles (Central School Arts & Center)- Beauregard, Allen, Jefferson Davis, Calcasieu, Cameron
* Lafayette (The Family Church)- Evangeline, St. Landry, Vermillion, Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Iberia
* Baton Rouge (Jefferson Baptist Church)- St. Helena, Livingston, W. Feliciana, E. Feliciana, Point Coupee, E. Baton Rouge, W. Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension
* Houma (Houma Municipal Auditorium)- Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, St. Mary
* Kenner (Pontchartrain Center)- Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John, St. James
* New Orleans (Morial Convention Center)- Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines
* St. Tammany (Holiday Inn in Covington)- St. Tammany, Washington, Tangipahoa
For more information visit:
Also here is a link to a map that shows the breakdown of Louisiana's 7 congressional districts:
Just click on the map and it sends you to a .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) document where you can zoom in for more detail.