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Grassroots Influencing the Party: The Platform Process

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Paul Hodson

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The Convention of States mission statement is “To urge and empower state legislators to call a Convention of States to propose amendments to the Constitution to curb the abuses of the federal government.”

The only participants with actual authority to accomplish this task are the state legislators.

Almost every state legislator is a member of a political party.

How does this inform us in terms of fulfilling our mission?

Last week we described some specific reasons which may prompt you to get involved with a political party.  This week we will delve into the process of constructing, defending, and approving a political party's platform.  How do you get started?  Where does a platform come from?  How will my participation in the party assist me in now influencing the platform?

We'll spend a little bit of time with Convention of States news first.  And save some time for phone calls.

"That Provident Article" is hosted by Convention of States Texas volunteer Paul Hodson, with the Convention of States since late 2013, a District Captain in Texas from February 2014 through November 2015, and now serving as Co-Director for the Convention of States Texas.