She was at the convention in Yakima, and with a bunch of other hard working YDs, almost pulled off a charter admendment to get the state party to take the YDs seriously. I was mostly checked out on this one, but if we want the YDs to be a serious part of the party and not just a place where young politicos can hob-nob, why don't we take them seriously enough to put them up with all the rest of the Dash-Dem organizations?
Either way, read the entire thing, but this is a great passage:
Some woman near me yells at me for asking the question. I firmly, though politely say Ã¢IÃ¢ve asked a very fair question I have every right to ask.Ã¢ Cheers from the immediate area. The chair comes back and says heÃ¢s interpreting my question as a request for a paper ballot.
So they start giving out paper ballots. I go on a made chase to find a ballot and get it turned in. I make Dad track down Paul and Grandma to make sure they vote. I whip the heck out of my LD to get their votes in and vote yes.
People keep coming up to me asking when IÃ¢m going to run for office so they can work on my campaign.
Ballots are in Ã¢ the counting begins. After a very anxious hour, we get the word from our observers that we are 6 votes down. Four ballots had abstentions, 2 people signed but forgot to vote.
We try to figure out what to do next Ã¢ we just canÃ¢t believe weÃ¢ve lost by six votes.