Resolution Submission

Please enter your resolution submission below. Make sure to give it a title as well.

Please note all Resolution must be made by a precinct-man or precinct-woman.  Resolutions not submitted by a precinct man or woman will not be considered.

How to Write A Resolution

The form a resolution is presented is necessary, and a standard form is prescribed.  If a resolution does not follow the particular style defined here, it may be rejected by the Resolutions Committee. 

Resolutions take a standard form starting with the justifications for the resolutions, followed by the resolution itself and concluding, if necessary with the actions required by the resolutions.  The justifications and the action sections are optional.

Referencing the ‘Party’

When writing a resolution, the resolutions being drafted are specific to the organization defeating the resolutions.  If writing a resolution for a county convention or a regular county central committee meeting, all resolutions apply to the county party the county party, at the state level the resolutions will apply to the state party.

It is typical for the party to reference itself much time in the drafting of resolutions.

All resolutions drafted by Central Committees outside of convention should explicitly call out the Party by name, i.e. Campbell County Republican Party.

Justifications

The justification section provides detail on the topic of the resolution.  The section is optional and may be foregone if necessary.  It should be included if the resolution relies on specific details that are needed for the resolution to be fully understood. 

If possible, the justification section should reference at least one of the Platform core principles. 

Each additional justification adds detail by adding more detail to the topic of the resolution. 

Each justification should be tied to a platform core belief or a verifiable fact.

Each justification starts with a ‘WHEREAS.'  If another justification follows the current justification it must end with ‘, and.'  If it is the last justification before the declaration of the resolution, it ends with just a comma, ‘,.'

Example:

WHEREAS the Wyoming sage-grouse core areas infringe on private property rights, and

WHEREAS the BLM proposed to remove 15 million acres of public land in central Wyoming for sage grouse protection,

Resolution

This is the meat of the resolution.  It should state the position the Party should take regarding the issue. 

It always follows the word ‘THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED.'  If a resolution has no justification (WHEREAS clauses), the ‘THEREFORE’ must be dropped, and the resolution should begin by stating ‘BE IT RESOLVED.’

The resolution should be a single though and avoid any compound clauses.

A useful rule of thumb is if the resolution contains the works ‘and’ to join two sentences then it should be broken up by using a ‘BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED.'  For example, this:

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Wyoming Republican Party support the right of institutions, businesses, and individuals to refuse services that are inconsistent with their religious tenets and that would infringe upon their freedom of conscience of religious expression as stated in the First Amendment and we believe it is our duty to protect that right by ensuring that no one is forced by the government to violate their conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs.

Is better written as:

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Wyoming Republican Party support the right of institutions, businesses, and individuals to refuse services that are inconsistent with their religious tenets and that would infringe upon their freedom of conscience of religious expression as stated in the First Amendment.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Party must protect that right by ensuring that no one is forced by the government to violate their conscience and deeply held religious beliefs.

Actions

Specifying action for a resolution is optional.

Actions specified can be a variety of things. Common actions are, calling for legislators to work for or against a particular bill or idea; asking the party chair to communicate the resolution to a specific party, or even call upon the party to take a form a committee, draft model legislation.

Examples:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Party request that the Campbell County legislators oppose the imposition of a gross receipts tax; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be immediately provided to those Campbell County legislators and the Joint Interim Revenue Committee of the Wyoming Legislature to make known to them the sentiment of the Party; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of the Party propose for adoption by the Wyoming Republican Party State Central Committee a resolution opposing the establishment of a gross receipts tax.

 

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