Your neighborhood caucus is your best chance to effect change in the political process at the grass roots level.
Tonight, Republicans across the state of Utah will be gathering in their local caucuses to elect delegates, precinct chairs, precinct vice-chairs and support staff. These people then go on to the county and state Republican conventions where the vast political field is whittled down to a single candidate, for example, Chris Cannon.
If that candidate cannot garner 60% of the vote at convention, then it will go to a primary between the two highest contenders. This is where you as the voter step in and choose one candidate to represent our part in the November elections.
It is an exciting political process our nation is founded on. Through this process, power has passed from American to American without any coups, revolutions or uprisings. This is a privilege that Americans enjoy and should be excited to participate in.
Over the pulpit of the LDS Church this last Sunday a letter was read from The First Presidency. They asked all wards to be sure to not have any meetings or activities that night and every Latter-day Saint go to the caucuses and participate in the political process.
We have been admonished to choose honest and wise men to lead us in government.
Proverbs 29:2 reads: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."
This is where it all begins!