Due to pending weather conditions Matt Pinnell, Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, has moved the offical call for precinct meetings to FEBRUARY 8th at 7:00 pm. Washington County will be rescheduled to February 7th at 7:00 pm.
Precinct Meeting and Elections
“Organize the whole state, so that every Whig can be brought to the polls. Divide the country into small districts and appoint in each a committee. Make a perfect list of voters and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote. Keep a constant watch on the doubtful voters and have them talked to by those in whom they have the most confidence…and on election day see that exactly every Whig is brought to the polls.”
-Abraham Lincoln Illinois State register February 21, 1840
We can’t organize our state without first organizing our precincts. You have a chance to help in this effort on February 1st, when most counties in Oklahoma will hold precinct meetings for precinct elections.
We must build our Party block by block- and organizing our precincts is the way to do it.
One of the fundamental responsibilities of our Republican county leadership teams is organizing the precincts within their boundaries. We can raise all the money we want, but without the volunteers to make the phone calls and walk the neighborhoods it’s much harder to build a winning formula.
Every county is different- some counties have one location for their precinct elections, others meet in House Districts, and still others meet in individual homes throughout the county. Bottom line: you need to reach out to your county chairman today to figure out where and when your precinct election is. If you are having problems reaching your county chairman we need you to call the State HQ immediately.
We can’t micromanage your precincts, but when it comes to precinct elections and county conventions, we want to help if help is needed. So please, call your county chairman today (a list can be found here) and make plans to attend your precinct election.
We aren’t after Whigs, but Honest Abe had the right strategy 171 years ago. I’m asking for a few hours of your time to help keep this state moving in the right direction. As precinct chairman for Precinct 188, I will be there. Will you?
Matt Pinnell Chairman of the OKGOP and Precinct 188
Make plans to attend your precinct meetings today in whatever state you live in. Know when they occur and be there!
Be salt and light in your county.
If you want some resolutions to take to your meeting here are some samples posted recently on OKGrassroots. Start the discussion in your precinct and mobilize forces at your capitol during the legislative session with OK-Safe .
Note: While most meetings will be on February 1st, the Washington County Meeting will be on January 31st.
It’s good to know that people are actively taking part in electing officials even if it is only for the county elections. Big things come from small things so does big changes come from small changes. So, let us continue to have an active part in the community where we live.