By Lynn R. Mitchell
There are numerous reasons why it makes more sense for the Republican Party of Virginia to hold a 2016 Presidential PRIMARY instead of a convention. The vote on PRIMARY versus convention is June 27.
If interested in a 2016 presidential PRIMARY, here are some ways to express that desire:
1) Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
2) Contact the Republican Party of Virginia (804. 780-0111 / Info@Virginia.GOP) and let them know you want a PRIMARY.
3) Contact your local state central committee (SCC) member. Their contact info is listed here. The state is divided into regions with reps from each; contact RPV if you need further help with this.
4) Contact RPV Chairman John Whitbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5) Contact everyone on the RPV Executive Committee (find contact info here).
Share this information with others who would like the opportunity to go to the polls in a primary on March 1st and vote for presidential candidates. Otherwise, most Virginia Republicans will be shut out of the process.
For background on the issue, see:
– Richmond Times-Dispatch: No to Virginia GOP convention by Augusta resident Larry Tillett
– Bill Bolling: Virginia needs a Presidential Primary
– Brian Schoeneman: The GOP in Virginia needs a Presidential Primary
– Legal, financial reasons for a 2016 Presidential Primary
– Wake up, GOP!
– National Journal: Why Virginia’s Tea Party wants the GOP to ditch its primary in 2016