We need YOU to be a vaccine choice delegate to the
Republican State Convention!
The state convention of the Republican Party of Texas is where Texas Republicans define their principles and beliefs in the State Party Platform and elect party leadership. This is a critical meeting for the Texas vaccine choice movement, because the Republican Party of Texas is the only statewide political party that specifically recognizes the fundamental principles of parental rights, conscientious objections, and vaccine choice (See planks 243, 251, 257, 258, 259 here.
The state convention is our opportunity to safeguard the existing planks and potentially expand them.
Anyone who is a registered voter, has voted in the Republican Primary, or is willing to take an oath of affiliation, and has been duly elected by their local conventions (see Precinct and County/Senate District Convention details below).
Delegates are grassroots activists who participate in shaping the role, direction, and platform of the Republican Party of Texas. Delegates may introduce vaccine choice resolutions and volunteer to attend the Republican State Convention, but delegates must be chosen or elected by the Republican Party of their local county or at their Senate District Conventions (See Step 2 below).
There are three levels of involvement where YOUR vaccine choice voice is needed.
Step 1: Precinct Conventions: After the March 3 Primary
Attend your 2020 Precinct Convention. Precinct Convention will be held sometime after the polls close on Primary Election Day (March 3) and before the start of the County/Senate District Conventions (March 21). Texans for Vaccine Choice can help you determine the exact location and time of your Precinct Convention. At the Precinct Convention, you run to be a delegate who will serve as a delegate at the next convention (see Step 2).
The precinct conventions are generally easy and short; those present vote on delegates as well as on resolutions to be considered at both the Senate District Conventions and at the State Convention. More information about Precinct Conventions can be found here.
Step 2: County / Senate District Conventions: March 21
If you are elected to be a delegate at your precinct convention, you then attend the convention of your local county Republican Party or your Senate District Convention (we will help you find the exact details on the time and location). These conventions last one full day and consist of voting on policies and procedures for the State Convention, including vaccine choice resolutions. You can also run to be a delegate to the State Convention (See Step 3).
More information about County / Senate District Conventions can be found here. You may also contact your County Chair or State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) member for more information.
Step 3: State Convention: May 14-16 in Houston
As a delegate to the State Convention for the Republican Party of Texas, you can testify before various committees on various issues, including vaccine choice issues. Additionally, votes on the whole platform and on party officials also occur at the State Convention.
More information about State Convention can be found here.
An overview of the convention process, including training videos, can be found here.
Exact dates and details depend on your local Republican Party. Click below to indicate your interest in being a voice for medical freedom at your Precinct, County/Senate District, and State Republican Conventions.