The past two 10th District Conventions have been held on the same date as Patrick Henry College's graduation. This year Patrick Henry College and Christendom have their graduations on the same day. The resolution simply requests that the convention be set prior to the graduation dates of the only two schools with college republican chapters in the district so that the most politically active young people can participate in the convention.
Encouraging Young People
to Participate in 10th District Politics
Joint Resolution of the Executive Boards of the Patrick
Henry College and Christendom College Republican Chapters
WHEREAS republicans should be reaching out to 18-29 year olds in the 10th District; and
WHEREAS this age group particularly includes college students; and
WHEREAS the most active college students in the district are College Republicans; and
WHEREAS the two only two College Republican chapters in the district are at Patrick Henry College and Christendom College; and
WHEREAS both institutions are holding there commencement exercises on the same date in 2010 (May 15, 2010); and
WHEREAS in the past the only College Republican chapter in the district was at Patrick Henry College; and
WHEREAS the last two 10th District Conventions were held on the same date as the Patrick Henry College commencement exercises (Both events took place on May 20, 2006, and May
17, 2008); and
WHEREAS it is difficult for college students to participate in events that occur on the same time
as there college’s commencement exercises; and
WHEREAS students often leave town following commencement exercises; and
WHEREAS the dates for the Patrick Henry College and Christendom College commencement ceremonies have been determined while the date for the 10th District Convention has yet to
II. Introduction of Plan
the following request concerning the date for the 10th District Convention is made to the 10th District Committee by the executive boards of the Patrick Henry College, and Christendom College Republicans.
I. The executive boards of the Patrick Henry College College Republicans and the Christendom College Republicans humbly request that the 10th District Committee schedule its convention on a Saturday prior to the 15th of May so that college students can more actively participate.