FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, July 6th, 2020
RPT Chairman James Dickey Responds to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Comments on Texas GOP State Convention
AUSTIN, TX – “The Republican Party of Texas has been in extensive conversations with Houston First- the managers of the George R. Brown Convention Center. We have been proactive in implementing safety measures such as thermal scans upon entry each day for each attendee, limited entryways, expanded floor plans to accommodate social distancing, hand sanitizer stations throughout, and available masks for all attendees. With these precautions currently in place, the Republican Party of Texas intends to proceed with an in-person Convention next week in Houston.
“In addition to nominating the individuals who will represent the party in the electoral college, a state convention of a political party is a fundamental exercise of the freedom to peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress. That need to assemble is important, and we are taking every precaution to ensure it is done safely.
“Mayor Turner must not have had the information about the measures being voluntarily implemented.
“The Republican Party, delegates, and guests are looking forward to a safe and productive Convention next week.”