Because, some things are better off not left to chance. If it is important to you, make it happen. One way to do that, is to write a resolution, get it approved in your own setting--probably that means the party central committee in your county--then find other supporters in other counties who will help you bring it to the legislative district level. The more support you can gather for your resolution, the greater the likelihood that it will survive through the party process and make it on to the legislative process in Boise.
Remember, the world is run by those who show up.
How to write a resolution
A motion is a proposal that the assembly take certain action, or that it express itself as holding certain views. If that motion is of such importance or length, it is usually written in the form of a resolution. Every resolution should be in writing, and the presiding officer has a right to require any main motion, amendment, or instructions to a committee to be in writing. Robert's Rules of Order offer several suggestions for producing clear, concise and effective resolutions.
- When a main motion is of such importance or length as to be in writing it is usually written in the form of a resolution
- The action being moved should begin with the words, "Resolved, That," the word "Resolved" being underscored (printed in italics) and followed by a comma, and the word "That" beginning with a capital "T"
- While a preamble is helpful in understanding the motion, a resolution is always a main motion
- If it is desired to give the reasons for the resolution, they are usually stated in a preamble, each clause of which constitutes a paragraph beginning with "Whereas"
- The preamble should be amended last, as changes in the resolution may require changes the preamble
- The preamble should never contain a period, but each paragraph should close with a comma or semicolon, followed by "and," except the last paragraph, which should close with the word "therefore," or "therefore, be it."
- A resolution should avoid periods where practicable, but where periods are necessary, it is better to separate it into a series of resolutions, each beginning with "That," and these may be numbered, if preferred, by placing "First," "Second," etc., just before the word "That."
The following form can serve as a guide when the writer of a resolution desires to give the reasons for a resolution:
Whereas, we consider that suitable recreation is a necessary part of a rational educational system; and
Whereas, There is no public ground in this village where our school children can play; therefore be it
Resolved, that it is the sense of this meeting that ample play grounds should be immediately provided for our school children, and be it further
Resolved, that a committee of five be appointed by the chair to present these resolutions to the village authorities and to urge upon them prompt action in the matter.