Mass Meeting of the Fredericksburg Republican Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia
As Chairman of the Fredericksburg Republican Committee of the Republican Party, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Rev. MichaEl Hirsch, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Calvary Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 2222 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 at 7:00 p.m. local time on February 13, 2018 for the following purposes:
1) Electing a Unit Chairman;
2) Electing members of the Unit Committee;
3) And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the mass meeting.
Qualifications for Participation
All legal and qualified voters of the City of Fredericksburg, under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts. In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party in the last five years.
A single exception to the above shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. A voter that utilizes the foregoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a Party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception as identified in this paragraph thereafter. In order to be eligible for election as a Delegate or Alternate Delegate to any convention, an individual must be registered to vote no later than the pre-filing deadline established by the Official Committee or, if pre-filing is not a requirement, no later than the date of election as a Delegate. A person who has made application for registration and meets all other requirements herein, but whose name does not appear on the local registration books solely because of the books having been closed in connection with a local election, will nevertheless be deemed a legal and qualified voter.
Candidates for election as Chair of the Fredericksburg Republican Committee shall deliver a nonrefundable $50 filing fee and a letter of intent stating their full name, address, voting precinct, phone number, and email address by mail or in person, to Rev. MichaEl Hirsch, Chairman, 200 McConkey St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Only those candidates who properly issue a letter of intent and remit the $50 fee will be considered. There will be no nominations from the floor of the mass meeting. All filing requirements must be delivered by mail, or hand not later than 5:00 p.m., February 6, 2018 postmark does not apply. If only one candidate is properly filed for Chairman, that person will be declared the Chairman.
Candidates for election to the positions of member of the Fredericksburg City Republican Committee must submit the filing form found on the Republican Party of Virginia website (RPV.org) or as may be attached to an email communication with this call which states intent to seek election for each specific position and which will include name, address, phone number and e-mail and voluntary fee (if applicable) All statements must be received not later than 5 p.m. on February 6, 2018 either in person or by mail (postmarks do not govern) to Rev. MichaEl Hirsch, Chairman, 200 McConkey St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Participants may also submit the pre-file form on the day of the Mass Meeting prior to 7PM.
If the number of persons who file as candidates for Member of the City Committee does not exceed the maximum number that can be elected, then all properly pre-filed candidates shall be deemed elected.
Further, if the number of persons properly pre-filed for all offices to be decided upon by the mass meeting does not exceed the maximum number that can be elected, they will be deemed elected to the positions for which they file and the mass meeting will be canceled.
There will be no registration fee to participate in this mass meeting.
Resolutions Filing Requirements
All Resolutions proposed for consideration at this Mass Meeting must be presented to Rev. MichaEl Hirsch, Chairman, by mail or by hand to the addresses listed above no later than 5:00 p.m., February 6, 2018 postmark does not apply.