TEXT OF STATEMENT from Ron Paul delegates

For Immediate Release

Grassroots Republicans' Address to the RNC Leadership

August 28, 2012 Tampa Florida - Republican National Convention

Many Republicans have experienced frequent disregard for rules in the caucus and convention process. These 
experiences demonstrate that we all must redouble our efforts to uphold the integrity of our party's caucus and 
convention process.

The foJlowing grievances must be addressed promptly:

1. Duly elected delegates were not properly seated.
2. Rules that diminish the importance of grassroots Republicans were adopted through a voting process that 
prevented participation by the body.
3. A legitimately filed minority report was ignored and was not presented to the body for consideration.
4. A legitimate nomination was obstructed.

In addition, a number of state delegations have specific grievances.

The openness and integrity of the caucus and convention process is essential to American Liberty. The United 
States of America was founded as a Representative Republic. Some in the party leadership have acted in such a 
way as to deprive the American people of an essential part of the representative governance upon which America 
was founded.

Grassroots Republicans are essential to the health and unity of our Party. We must all move forward to bring our 
party together. We are enthusiastic about removing Barack Obama from office, but we are concerned that the 
actions of some in the Party leadership are jeopardizing our opportunity to get this done.

The grassroots movement is attempting to restore the Republican Party to its platform. As national delegates, it is 
our duty to represent our states and restore this essential representative process on behalf of grassroots Republicans 
across the country.

One ofthe principles of the Republican Party is fair and transparent voting processes. During this convention, that 
principle was violated on a voice vote that was too close to call. We must return to our principles in order to unite 
the Republican Party and win in November. We invite the RNC leadership to initiate a mediated discussion in the 
RNC rules committee to resolve disagreements about the rules changes.

Our Party must also uphold the integrity of the caucus and convention process, including free, fair, and transparent 
voting processes, and impartial chairing of meetings. As Republicans we all have a duty to restore the grassroots' 
trust in the Republican Party, and strengthen our faith in each other and in the American spirit, so that together we 
will win in November.

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