Wyoming Fed Court case a win for Convention Delegates. It is an issue, one of delegates. Here these words ‘conscientious delegates’ make it clear that those delegates who really take the process seriously can now find help. I know and testify to the fact that those traveling as delegates have to pay their way. They are also left without any help and subject to the RNC and it’s policies.
“Our win ensures that convention delegates will have access to similar sources of funding as party operatives. It also allows nonprofits to donate free legal services and educational materials to delegates,” said Benjamin Barr, lead counsel in the case. “Our settlement goes further than that, recognizing that corporate non-profits may provide delegates with travel stipends and other financial assistance, breaking new ground in federal campaign finance law.” -Benjamin Barr, Counsel, Pillar of Law Institute, press release
They save up for the trip, and then this is their funding mechanism. But we all know from the Ron Paul issue at the RNC that those delegates were not allowed any quarter to discuss or vote on the floor. Ron Paul was not even invited to speak. At least Trump allowed many to access the podium. He even those opposed to him to speak during the convention. This is one thing that Ron Paul did not have. Say what you will about Trump, He was the bigger man for allowing Cruz to speak.
I bring the above into this conversation because there is need for more resources for the delegates.
WIBR/WARN Commentary on Wyoming Fed Court case a win for Convention Delegates, The Press Release for this News follows!
Now read this; Press Release -Convention Delegates Win Settlement in Free Speech Lawsuit Against Federal Election Commission
CASPER, Wyo., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Two delegates to the Republican National Convention settled a lawsuit on Friday against the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Two Unnamed Plaintiffs v. FEC. These delegates were represented by attorneys from the Pillar of Law Institute, which was also a plaintiff in the case. The delegates and Pillar brought suit… [Read more…]