Thousands of delegates, alternates, elected officials, and other Republicans gathered in Fort Worth for the RPT’s state convention in one of the most important election years in recent memory and the High School Republicans of Texas were there for it all. HSRT’s booth in the exhibit hall attracted hundreds of Republicans from across the state eager to learn about getting teens involved in their local parties.
From County Chairman, to state representatives and candidates for the State Board of Education, our booth was a popular spot for delegates interested in the future of our party. US Senate candidate Ted Cruz even stopped by and spoke with our chairman, Connor Pfeiffer, before doing an interview with a local station right in front of the booth.
HSRT members also served as members of the 150 strong page program, helping ensure the success of the convention by aiding delegates during general sessions or running errands and completing tasks during caucuses. Pages got the opportunity to meet Governor Rick Perry and former Secretary of State and candidate in CD 25 Roger Williams among other leaders throughout the convention. And it was a group of pages and HSRT members who helped put out over 5,000 flyers in the arena prior to the 3rd general session to inform delegates about our mission to reach out to students across the state.
For our members and pages and delegate alike, this convention was one to remember for years after hearing great speeches from our state’s elected officials and the adoption of a conservative, true Republican platform that was passed overwhelmingly along with important changes to our party’s rules including removing term limits on our representatives on the RNC. Our mission doesn’t stop here and we encourage people to continue to learn more about HSRT and to do anything they can in their community to help bring Republicanism to the students of Texas.