Why is your caucus important?
Because those who attend these caucuses will elect delegates to county and state conventions, as well as precinct officers. So to have any influence on the party’s nominees, you must become a delegate and/or help to elect liberty-minded citizens as delegates.
There are numerous candidates and groups that want these delegate seats:
- candidates for the US Senate,
- the US House,
- the legislature,
- county offices,
- the Utah Education Association (UEA),
- the Utah Association of Realtors (UAR),
- Campaign for Liberty,
- Eagle Forum,
- Gun Owners of Utah,
- Tea Party
Each is encouraging supporters to attend the caucus and become a delegate.
The Utah code says that a precinct must contain no more than 1,250 registered voters. Typically, there are several hundred households in a precinct. But, usually only a few dozen are politically involved.
So, historically, caucuses are poorly attended. Your vote in a precinct caucus is worth a hundred votes in a Primary or General Election. Precinct caucuses are where real political might is wielded. Your precinct caucus is where you must be on the appointed day!
The Democratic Party caucuses will be on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. The Republican Party caucuses will be on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. (If you know when other political parties are having their caucuses, please let me know so I can share them, too.)
In your caucus, you should vet the candidates for precinct office and delegate seats. Ask questions about their ideology. See if they are truly liberty-minded citizens.
For example, do they support government-run health care? Do they believe our country should police the world? Do they understand the importance of a sound and honest monetary system? Will they support candidates for public office who agree with and support the mission of Campaign for Liberty?
Our mission is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.
Your job is to attend your precinct caucus, win a delegate seat (and/or help other liberty-minded citizens win seats). We must retake the party if we expect to retake the government.
Interim State Coordinator, Utah
Recruit, Equip, Train, Mobilize
P.S. Put your caucus date on your calendar now! Attending your caucus, and electing wise, honest, knowledgeable officers and delegates, is the most important political activity of the two-year political cycle.