2018_Winter_Statecom_Meeting_Proposals

Please enter proposals for 2018 Winter Statecom meeting below.

Proposals can be entered up to Dec 23th, 2017 (four weeks before the January meeting, on Jan 20th).

Comments and Vetting through  9am Jan 17, 2018

Amendments through 9am Jan. 18, 2018, 2017, When ranking begins.

Ranking closes 9pm  Jan. 19, 2018.

Please enter, below, your proposals, including

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  • explanatory background 
  • proposal summary
  • financial impact
  • implementation: who will do what, when, where and how?

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Membership Dues for 2018

Adopted by State Committee January 20th, 2018

SPONSORS: Matthew Andrews

VETTING COMMITTEES: Membership, Technical, Fundraising

FLOOR MANAGER: Matthew Andrews

SHEPHERD: Matthew Andrews

SUMMARY: Dues for the state party will be set at $20 for 2018.

BACKGROUND: The Green-Rainbow Party needs to set a real dues policy to raise money and recruit committed members. This simple proposal is intended merely as a first step, to get people accustom to the idea that dues are a responsibility of membership. A further discussion will be needed to for a more thorough dues program.

TEXT OF PROPOSAL: The State Committee sets dues for 2018 at $20 per person. A special “Dues” donation page shall be set up and linked to on the home page of the GRP website to encourage payment. Members may designate donations made through other methods as their dues. The month and year a member’s dues are paid through shall be recorded in Nationbuilder. This policy will be carried out in accordance with the bylaws (Section 4.2).

A member’s dues paying status shall not limit any rights legally conferred through voter registration.

IMPLEMENTATION: The Fundraising Director shall be responsible for encouraging dues payment. The Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining the records in Nationbuilder. The Treasurer shall aid the Fundraising Director in reporting dues collection information to the Secretary. The Technical Committee shall automate dues collection and record keeping as much as possible.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:
If we can get 200 people to pay $20 dues, we will raise an additional $4,000. There could be some negligible printing costs associated with membership application forms.

REFERENCES AND ATTACHMENTS

Bylaws Section 4.1

Membership in the Green-Rainbow Party is open to all residents of Massachusetts, regardless of age, who are not registered voters in another party or political designation and who fulfill at least one of the following criteria:….

Pay dues to the Green-Rainbow Party. Fee waivers must be available for individuals who are active participants in the Green-Rainbow Party and are unable to pay due to economic constraints. Any membership application may only require a member to provide a name, address, signature, date signature was signed and whether the member applied for a fee waiver.

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