Under "Reports from Committees," I should like as a delegate to the National Committee, get a sense of how I should vote on choice of site for the upcoming Annual National Meeting -- the alternatives are Newark NJ and Portland OR -- the voting in the NC closes at midnight the date of out State Committee meeting.
For those who are curious, the revised text of the Ten Key Values of the GPUS appearing in the 2017 Platform of the GPUS and approved by the vote of both the NC and the PNC I'm 2016 has been made available by e-mail to the GRP discuss list together with the current version of the tex used by the G-RP. Some of the differences may be of interest to some people, and I would happy for the opportunity of discussing these or setting up such a discussion.
I would like an approval of my continuing work in the Platform Committee of the GPUS for another year if such approval is needed.
As for example;
In 1998, Joseph Kennedy II announced his retirement after six terms in what was then the 8th District. Capuano entered a crowded 10-way Democratic primary—the real contest in this heavily
Democratic district, which was once represented by John F. Kennedy and Tip O’Neill. The early front-runner was former Boston Mayor and US Vatican Ambassador Raymond Flynn. However, Capuano won the primary with 23%, largely due to large turnout in Somerville, all but assuring him of election in November.1112 He easily won the general election in November, taking 81 percent of the vote. He has been reelected seven times, never dropping below 80% of the vote. Since his initial run for the seat, Capuano has been unopposed in all but two reelection bids; he faced a minor-party candidate in 2006 and an independent in 2012. To date, he has only faced a Republican once, during his initial run in 1998.
Candidate Vote Count %
Michael E. Capuano 19,446 22.9%
Raymond L. Flynn 14,839 17.5%
George Bachrach 12,157 14.3%
John T. O’Connor 11,092 13.1%
Marjorie O’Neil Clapprood 10,446 12.3%
Christopher F. Gabrieli 5,740 6.8%
Charles Calvin Yancey 4,437 5.2%
Sussan M. Tracy 2,858 3.4%
Thomas M. Keane, Jr. 2,150 2.5%
Alex Rodriguez 1,802 2.1%
All Others 21 0%
Blank Votes 3,157
Total Votes Cast 88,145"
Or more reasonably show how it would work out for an election for Mayor with four or five randomly chosen names,
SC Delegate MA
Sponsors: Ian Jackson
Floor Manager: Ian Jackson
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We should form a Ballot Access Working Group. The working group will coordinate assistance with other State Parties and Green Party US at gaining access for Federal Candidates
Merelice has undertaken to deliver the endorsement of the greater Boston Chapter to the co-chairs of the Party
The Green parties will continue to look like the other parties and will continue to be seen as such by a cynical and educated electorate until such time as we — in the party — will take the trouble to educate ourselves. There has just appeared a powerful new “think tank” different from others in that it invites lay participation. Let’s discuss. Very few members of the State Committee seem interested.
mutuality of purpose, that is good.
Politically active in Cambridge, which includes work with people of various disabilities, and campaigners for personal rights, I am fully aware of the importance of respecting the rights of everyone including the rights of people who are less able than others. And also of the maladaptive operation of “ressentiment” in both able and less able people. Ecologically speaking, political inclusion is first and foremost a pragmatistic openness, an inclusion of difference, and especially of differences of opinion about what makes the GPUS and its affiliates, politically distinctive.
I would suppose that Chomsky (among other linguists) know something about this. A good argument for the necessity of Universal Basic Income is given in an Alternet article that appeared today. (http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/279-82/21417-how-can-we-escape-the-curse-of-economic-exploitation.) I’ll send it out to the Statecom discuss list.
Committee prose is usually abominable. Competent thinkers are inevitably stronger writers than hired wordsmiths. And wisdom is productive of art. But I have yet to be persuaded by uncritical sloganeering. The people who will hear the message of the Green-Rainbow Party best, have learned to resist admanprose, even though we all live in subjection to its prevalence.
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