Precinct Convention Participation
What do you do there? Two things primarily. First, you elect delegates to the next level of conventions: county or senate district. And second, you offer resolutions that, if they pass, will be kicked up to the next level as well, and if they continue to be well-received, can end up in the state party platform.
Glen Maxey has a great document about how to participate in your precinct convention at his Texas Democratic Party Chair campaign website. Check it out.
I plan to offer 4 resolutions that came to me in one of Maxey's emails that were put together by Equality Texas. Those resolutions support equal marriage rights, non-discrimination legislation, foster care and adoption rights, and a ban on discriminatory harrassment in public schools. Gay rights is something I believe strongly in, and I would highly encourage anyone else attending a precinct convention to offer those same resolutions. However, if you have another area of interest, there's nothing stopping you from writing your own. So go at it! Today's the day to have a say in what your party stands for.