Back To School Report, Part II

Part I went to you on Wednesday discussing HRP finances and party leadership.  This is Back to School Report, Part II.  I am writing to conservatives and Hawaii Republicans to inform, initiate discussion and provide a perspective we don’t get from HRP.  Not a (public) blog, these reports are the only HRP news many members receive.  I encourage others to write, discuss and debate issues, policy and candidates.  We don’t have to always agree but we should be as informed as possible and decide for ourselves.  Feel free to forward this email, discussion is good.  Previous reports are listed at the bottom.

Throughout these reports there are myriad campaign tips and suggestions.  This report is no different.

Background:  HRP conducts annual district (and precinct) caucus meetings.  By party rules, the meetings must be held during the period of the last week of Jan through the first week of Feb.  At these meetings we elect delegates to our county and state convention and a rep to the Resolutions or Rules committee (alternating years).  Each Presidential election year, these delegates (during the May state convention) also elect our state delegates to the national convention and elect our state National Committee Man and National Committee Woman.  Members of HRP or anyone joining the party ten days prior to the caucus meeting are eligible to participate in the district caucus.

Back To School Report, Part I

Traffic is heavy, we’re back to school.  As of September 7, there are 152 days until the Iowa Caucus* with only 426 days until the General Election.  Some readers argued that I should not have picked out good news to report in my last account (“This is a mid-year update and there is a lot of good news.”) in order to focus on issues which need resolving.  Agree or not with the analysis, for many conservatives and Republicans, these reports are the only HRP news they receive.  Reporting in this format since before the 2010 primary elections, I used a different format for my RNC Summer Meeting report because of my different role and that account went to more than Hawaii readers.  I encourage others to write, discuss and debate issues, policy and candidates.  Ask questions, get involved.  We don’t have to always agree but we should be as informed as possible and decide for ourselves.  Feel free to forward this email, discussion is good.  Previous reports are listed at the bottom.

Hawaii Republicans had an interesting summer, though lackluster for HRP.  We’ll go to a little depth on a few topics and add a couple bullet topics.  Throughout these reports there are myriad campaign tips and suggestions.  This report is no different.