People, Planet & Peace
The Massachusetts Affiliate of the Green Party of the United States

How to form a chapter

(* Indicates required to start chapter).

 

1) Choose an area for the chapter, a region from which members will be invited.

 

2) Get a list of the  area's GRP registered voters from membership.director@green-rainbow.org .

 

3) Contact area GRP voters,* etc. inviting them to a first meeting. (Could select time and date by Doodle poll, etc.).

 

4) Hold first meeting of 3 or more GRP members*, and take minutes*.

a) Select Officers (Secretary*, Co-chairs* (male and female), Treasurer).

b) Select liaisons to state-level Administrative committee, Membership Com., Communications Com., etc.

c) Agree* generally with GRP's Ten Key Values http://www.green-rainbow.org/10_key_values.

d) Agree* to use consensus-seeking decision-making process - for example: http://www.green-rainbow.org/procedures .

e) Adopt bylaws* or etc. (model bylaws available at http://www.green-rainbow.org/procedures ).

 

5) Send bylaws, first meeting minutes and officers list* with contact info to secretary@green-rainbow.org.

 

6) Ongoing: (# indicates required to stay a chapter)

a) Report chapter activities# at least one State Committee meeting per year.

b) Notify GRP Secretary# of any changes in the bylaws, or change in officers or liaisons.

c) Coordinate funding# of political work with GRP Treasurer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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commented 2017-12-02 11:17:39 -0500 · Flag
The above recommendation illustrates some differences between top-down ways of proceeding and the virtues of exciting grass-roots activity and also learning. In Illinois or some other State manual, people are advised to go to the local election commission for a list of people registered as Green. Going to the party hierarchy first, deprives the people of interacting with the state system and substitutes the administrative for the interactive.
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