A.Arrival and Registration, Register, pick up name tags and needed papers
(agenda of meeting,
minutes of previous meeting, proposals, reports, etc.)9-9:30
B.Opening Business 9:30-10:20
1.Selection of minutes taker, stacker, timekeeper, vibes-watcher, and
parliamentarian for the
2.Quorum (Seat Alternates as appropriate)
3.Introductions (Name, County, Representative, Alternate or Guest, member
of local chapter,
member of Adcom, Working Committee(s), GPUS, etc.
4.Election of New StateCom Representatives and Alternatives
5.Approval of the Agenda for 9/23 Meeting
6.Approval of minutes of 6/23 StateComm meeting.
7.Setting time, place, and select co-facilitators for Winter, 2013 meeting.
C.Presentation and ranking of proposals) 10:20-10:50
D.Will there be a special agenda item for the 9/23 StateCom Meeting? If
yes, how long? 10:50-11:45
(If no significant/interesting proposal develops, we propose a 30” timeslot
later in the meeting for
If you have an idea, send it to us no later than Sunday, 9/09
F.Reports from Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, Electoral Campaigns, Local
Chapters, and Directors
and Co-Chairs of Working Committees (Reports-less than 5 minutes each)
followed by brief questions
and discussion 12:45-1:45
G.Urgent Business 1:45-2:15
1.Convention Planning Committee
2.Adcom will present Ballot Questions positions to StateCom for a vote.
H.Election of Vacancies (Nomination, Brief Speech, Election, Gratitude)
I.Consideration of Proposals: 2:30-4:00
J.End of Meeting 4:00-4:30
1.Round Robin Evaluation
Scroll down to review or submit proposals for the September 23rd meeting. Please use the following format (you can cut and paste):
Proposal Header and Preamble
- proposal title: short version
- proposal sponsors (2 required, 1st serves as floor manager; click on Will Co-Sponsor button to co-sponsor)
- contact info for floor manager
- committees to which proposal has been sent for review and feedback
- explanatory background
- proposal summary
- financial impact
- implementation: who will do what, when, where and how?
What turns promise into opportunity? Often, it is the help we receive from others. Today, it could be the help others receive from you.
Make a contribution to the Green-Rainbow Participation Fund today. Help ensure that Green Party activities are not just for the well off, but that everyone can participate, no matter what their financial circumstances.
The Participation Fund assists low income members for whom the costs of participation in Party activities could be a hardship. In this election year, we were happy to have received applications for a full slate of delegates to the Green Party National Presidential Nominating Convention in Baltimore (July 12 -15). The participation fund provided needed travel support for our low-income delegates. It made the difference between sitting on the sidelines and full participation.
One way to keep alive our key values is by all chipping in to help each other out. Now we need your help to replenish the fund.
Please contribute whatever you can!
Use the form below. If you prefer to pay by check, just fill in the needed information (including employer and occupation), print out the completed form, and mail it along with your personal check to the Green-Rainbow Party, P.O. Box 87, N. Hatfield MA 01066. Write "Participation fund" in the check memo line. Thanks!
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein [also a long-time Green-Rainbow Party member] and her vice presidential running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested today [August 1, 2012] during a protest at the offices of mortgage company Fannie Mae on Banker's Row in Philadelphia.
Among those arrested along with Dr. Stein and Ms. Honkala were labor lawyer James Moran and Sister Margaret McKenna of the Medical Mission Sisters. An attorney who supports civil disobedience cases is providing legal assistance. All of those arrested are expected to come before a judge early on Thursday morning. At that time bail will either be set or they will be released on their own recognizance.
The protest was originally called for by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign to demand that the giant mortgage company halt foreclosure proceedings against two Philadelphia residents in danger of losing their homes. Stein joined the protest after Cheri Honkala joined her as Stein's vice presidential running mate. Honkala, a former homeless single mother, has been confronting banks and mortgage companies for decades demanding that they adopt policies that will, "keep families in their homes."
I often hear the criticism that the Green-Rainbow Party, or the Green Party anywhere in the USA for that matter, should focus on local campaigns, and should prove that its members can govern. Well, folks, that's been happening for a while.
Check out the awesome work of Joyce Palmer Fortune: Joyce Palmer-Fortune was re-elected this June, 2012, to the town of Whately MA's Select Board. (Whately has a New England town meeting form of government, with a select board and town administrator). This is the start of her 2nd three-year term. During this last year, Joyce has served as Chair. The position rotates each year.
During her first term, Joyce strongly supported passing a solar by-law, and was instrumental in negotiating recurring payments to the town from a large commercial solar installations under the terms of the bylaw, setting a model for the state. She and Whately’s other board members also successfully achieved, through local legislative and legal action, personal property tax payments from a multinational corporation that recently purchased a local manufacturing firm. “We insisted they pay their fair share of local taxes in support of our community, saving our town from serious budget cuts, layoffs, and property tax overrides," notes Joyce.
Joyce was interviewed at the 2012 Green Party National Convention in Baltimore: