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BPOU - Basic Political Operating Unit – The political organization closest to the people. It can encompass an entire county, senate or house district. Each BPOU endorses members of the community to become delegates at caucuses during election years. During off election year, local BPOU members are elected by delegates to leadership positions within their unit.

Caucus - The procedure to elect local citizens as delegates.

Congressional District (CD) - A territorial division of the state; entitled to elect 1 member into the U.S. House of Representatives.

Conservatism - A disposition in politics to preserve what is established.

Constitution - The basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it.

Delegate - A representative to a convention or conference.

Democracy - A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.

Democratic Party - One of the two main US political parties, which follows a liberal program, tending to promote a strong central government and expansive social programs.

Freedom - Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.

GOP - Grand Old Party aka; Growth and Opportunity Party.

House District (HD) - A territorial division of a state; entitled to elect 1 member to its State House of Representatives.

Liberal - Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.

Libertarian - A person who upholds the principles of individual liberty especially of thought and action.

Oligarchy - A small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.

Republic - A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

Republican National Committee (RNC) - National leadership for the Republlican Party.

Republican Party - aka; GOP. One of the two main US political parties, favoring a conservative stance, limited central government, and a strong national defense.

Senate District (SD) - A territorial division of a state;entitled to elect 1 member to its State Senate.

Tea Party - Taxed Enough Already! A grassroots group of local activists whose mission is to restore America’s founding principles of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets.