The purposes of both suggested amendments are:
- to allow new national convention delegates to learn to do the party's business with relative ease instead of having to memorize a doorstop-sized book if they don't want to get out-maneuvered at every turn by Robert's cultists; and
- to allow national convention business sessions to do an hour's worth of agenda business in an hour to an hour and a half rather than in six hours.
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ARTICLE 16: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
The rules contained in the current edition of
Robert's Rules of Order, Newly RevisedDemocratic Rules of Order shall govern the Party in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order adopted by the Party.
ARTICLE 10: CONVENTIONS
a. Delegates shall be required to be members of either the Party or an affiliate party, and may not be persons accredited as Registered Parliamentarians or Professional Registered Parliamentarians by the National Association of Parliamentarians. At all Regular Conventions delegates shall be those so accredited who have registered at the Convention.