There is a significant amount of debate about the OKGOP changing their platform from 25 pages, to a page & a half.
On Wednesday night State Chairman Pam Pollard hosted a conference call for those who had question about the process of producing the 2016 state platform committee report, and how the convention will conduct business regarding the platform and other issues.
The Convention Platform Committee was comprised in large part by Republicans from the OKC metro area. Only 21 people were present at the meeting. this committee is usually about 3 times as large.
Pollard is to be commended for accommodating this conference and we do expect there to be a number of people proposing a host of actions.
Here are the options being discussed:
- Adopt the new document as submitted by the Convention Platform Committee.
- Hear a Minority Report from a portion of the Platform Committee who will recommend a different platform, or propose convening a new platform committee, which would present a platform to the State Committee at a later date. If the Minority Report is not adopted, there will be parliamentary action on the Platform Committee Report.
- The proposed platform could then be subject to many amendments, attempts to table or a final vote to approve. If the platform is not adopted by the delegates,
- We will agree to leave the Current (2015) Platform in place as our most recent statement, until we start the whole process all over again next Winter..
Here is the current platform, adopted in April of 2015:
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[OKGrassroots Editorial Comment – What difference does it make to put ‘a platform’ in print if you don’t have any intention of following it and will blatantly give money and support to candidates who ignore the document? Is this document a matter of the heart or simply words on paper with no commitment to the intent?]