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TO THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
In accordance with
The Rules of the Republican Party
adopted by the 2008 RepublicanNational Convention on September 1, in Minneapolis
Saint Paul, Minnesota, and asamended by the Republican National Committee on August 6, 2010, the Republican NationalCommittee hereby directs that a national convention of delegated representatives of theRepublican Party be convened in Tampa, Florida, no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and no later than7:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time, on Monday, August 27, 2012, and to continuethereafter from day to day for so long as may be necessary, for the purpose of nominatingcandidates for President and Vice President, to be voted for at the presidential election onTuesday, November 6, 2012, and for transaction of such other business as may properlycome before it. Said convention membership and procedures will be governed by
The Rulesof the Republican Party
as set forth herein.The voters of the several states, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, theNorthern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, who are in accord with theprinciples of the Republican Party, believe in its declaration of policies, and are in sympathywith its aims and purposes, are invited to unite under this call in the selection of delegates tosaid convention.