A Resolution Supporting Election Reform in the Republican Primary System
WHEREAS, during the past few years, it has become all too clear that the grassroots have been discriminated against in the current Republican nominating process in Georgia; and
WHEREAS, the power of Big Money and Big Media has made it increasingly difficult for the people’s voice to be heard; and
WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that the Republican Party pay its own way and not ask the hard pressed taxpayers of Georgia to pay for private political party primaries; and
WHEREAS, the system of nomination by convention commonly known as the “Virginia Plan” is a far more accountable and accessible system than the current system; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia Plan will greatly increase the influence of the grassroots; grow the Republican Party’s base of volunteers, members, and participants; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia Plan will create a shorter election season; a less expensive primary process; and a far more inviting process to citizens seeking to serve in public service; and
WHEREAS, our party risks permanent minority status unless we return to our core values and become a truly representative party.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the 2013 Georgia Republican Party Convention calls upon the State Committee to begin the process of researching and preparing reforms to the nomination process to be recommended to Georgia General Assembly by 2014.