Friday, April 28, 2017
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The Caucus System: Anathema of Apathy -- By Matthew Carling

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.”  Some of the self-proclaimed political oligarchy is “reviewing” the Utah caucus system arguing that many voters feel disenfranchised when it comes to their choice of candidates on Election Day.  Political pundits claim that the current caucus system hijacks “democracy” every other March when Utahans elect neighborhood delegates to represent them at county and state nominating conventions.

Wanting your input for the upcoming SCC meeting

One of the issues that is on the agenda, for the August 27 meeting of State Central Committee, is a proposed change to the day of the 2012 caucus meetings. As your representative to the SCC, I would like your opinion about changing caucuses to Thursday instead of the traditional Tuesday. 

The State Party has provided the following video which talks about the pros and cons of changing the day of the caucuses.  

Thank you for your comments,
Katherine Ross
ross@ironcountygop.org

Audio from Call: https://frontporchstrategies.sharefile.com/d/s5ae95c9a15340638

Video: http://player.vimeo.com/video/27735987?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0

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Chair's Message

The coming year promises to be one of great interest, challenges, healthy debate, entertaining and informative conventions and real politics. Please let us, the Executive Committee, know of your interest in meeting our goal of advocating and protecting our Utah Caucus system and interest and participation in that process. We will have several events to put on and will need lots of help. Let us know if you want to volunteer. We look forward to the coming year.