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

2015 Budget

Shepherd/Floor Manager/Sponsor: Ian Jackson Treasurer

Co-Sponsor: N/A

Actual numbers are available, but I can not post to state com.
  1. Set a side for an adjustment for the administrator. 
  2. Set side an amount for a car in Boston Pride and booth. We may not have candidates to chip in.
  3. Funds to buy signatures to insure that we have at least two elected members of state com.
  4. New Locals will need to raise their own funds.
  5. Suggested that we consider having a scholarship to an external campaign school
  6. State House News clearly sorely needed.
  7. In Solidarity of American Postal Workers Union, office supplies will not be purchased from staples.
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commented 2015-01-09 18:52:45 -0500 · Flag
Other events are funded through the Membership committee or an issue committee may apply for funds.
Pride is a major event. Ideally, we should be at large events in different parts of Mass
commented 2015-01-09 17:23:51 -0500 · Flag
A few thoughts: If we do #2, what about funding for other events that tie into our goals elsewhere — places we could recruit/register voters, promote ideas, etc? We need to be statewide, not just in Boston. I’d like to see that be a line item for tabling at various events.
#3. I get that you mean signatures toward formally being elected to StateCom, but I’d like to see more StateCom members also be elected to local offices. That’ll be how we promote Green ideas in practice.
commented 2015-01-09 16:16:19 -0500 · Flag
In discussion with AdCom, it was decided not to put #3 in the budget.
If a person wants to be sure of their membership after the Presidential, they will need to collect signatures from 50 people in their Senatorial districts.
4 years ago Scott L. did the work of collecting signatures. 8 years ago Merelice and someone else collected signatures.
I want people to reminded early and often about the legal requirements.
As a party, we need to insure that at least one person is willing to do the work of getting the 50 signatures.
commented 2015-01-09 16:00:11 -0500 · Flag
I like the scholarship idea. That will get our name out there for sure!
#3: “buy signatures”- what are we, the mafia or what?
commented 2015-01-09 15:58:00 -0500 · Flag
Here, here about #7! Thank you, Ian! No support for corporate staples, undermining our localpostoffice and office supply stores!
commented 2015-01-09 09:50:06 -0500 · Flag
  1. was removed. Two people have stepped forward to run for State Comm and get signatures.
  1. is to highlight one method trying to insure participation by all as suggested in one of the other proposals.

The standing rules [] and the agenda have the budget at a different time then the Treasurer’s report.
commented 2015-01-08 20:23:27 -0500 · Flag
Shouldn’t this be presented as part of the Treasurer’s Report and not listed in Proposals?
commented 2015-01-08 17:35:12 -0500 · Flag
On change #2. Maybe we can get by without a car in Boston Pride, and just march in the parade on foot.
On change #3., I’m unclear to what body the two statecomm member would be elected, and why we’d buy signatures, instead of collect them on a volunteer basis again.
commented 2014-12-19 23:17:49 -0500 · Flag
Two items are timely.
1) How much should we set aside for a possible salary adjustment for the administrator
2) The cost of Boston Pride goes up at the end of February.
published this page in Winter 2015 Proposals 2014-12-19 17:25:40 -0500