From Russell Sias to Secretary Gabriela Mercer, AZGOP
RE: Submission of Amendments to the AZGOP Bylaws
to be Presented at the Mandatory Meeting 1/27/18
Russell Sias. Republican County Chairman, La Paz County
721 W Pyramid
Quartzsite, AZ 85346
Gabriela Mercer, Secretary
Arizona Republican Party
200 E Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ
Please accept the attached document containing multiple amendments to the current AZGOP bylaws. I am sending this document to you for inclusion into the mailing of the call letter for the state mandatory meeting on 27 January, 2018.
The attached document represents a series of amendments to our current bylaws, amendments which effectively change the entire substance and intent of the more significant portions of various articles and subsections within our current bylaws.
The attached document is intended to entirely replace our existing bylaws.
It is my belief that the current unrest in the Republican Party in the State of Arizona is a direct result of our poorly written, inadequate set of bylaws. My reason for submitting these multiple amendments is for this attached submission to replace in their entirety, our present bylaws. I believe that, if accepted by the body, this new set of bylaws will resolve and eliminate many of the issues currently creating considerable strife within our party.
Therefore, according to Article 1, subsection B, quoted below, I request that you include the amending document included with the notice of the call to be sent to all members of the state committee, in preparation for the January 27th mandatory meeting. If this submission may not be included as requested, please notify me of the reason given for its exclusion.
“An amendment to these bylaws may be proposed at any meeting called in accordance with these bylaws. A copy of the proposed amendment together with a statement explaining the purpose to be achieved and the reasons in support thereof shall be mailed to each member by the secretary with the notice of call for that meeting. A two-thirds vote of the members present in person or by proxy shall be necessary to pass any motion to amend.”