TITLE: Update of GRP Convention Rules

TITLE: Update of GRP Convention Rules SPONSORS: John Andrews and David Keil VETTING COMMITTEES: Convention Planning Committee FLOOR MANAGER: John Andrews SHEPHERD: John Andrews SUMMARY: This proposal updates the GRP Convention Rules as part of preparations for future conventions. BACKGROUND: On September 15, 2020 the GRP Convention Rules were revised to address certain issues associated with the first ever virtual convention. In addition, some β€œanti-takeover” provisions were added to protect against any attempted hijacking of the meeting by persons not associated with the Green-Rainbow Party. As a result of our experience at the convention, and a result of further discussions, a number of tweaks to the rules seem worthwhile. This revised set of rules contains those tweaks. We feel that it makes sense to approve this document now while the convention is fresh in our minds and we have time for discussion. This avoids hitting pre-convention deadlines in 2021 without having made any updates to the rules. It is understood that this is a preliminary update and that State Committee will consider either confirming these changes or making additional revisions as the 2021 convention date approaches. TEXT OF PROPOSAL 1) The revised GRP Convention Rules as posted here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c-2iS5KsLwQydqMomkavzYOKtV8k-I3o/view?usp=sharing and as amended by friendly amendments at this meeting shall replace any prior versions of the convention rules. (Note: Due to their length, the rules are not pasted into the proposal form on the GRP website. Anyone who cannot access the online text should write to the floor manager to receive an email copy. The online copy will reflect the latest friendly amendments and corrections so it is preferred to any email copy which is correct only as of the revision date specified in the file.) 2) We confirm that the revision of convention rules can be brought to State Committee as a matter of urgent business and does not require a submission via the proposals process. This proposal is written only to provide an orderly method of revising the rules in several steps. 3) State Committee agrees to place these Convention Rules on its agenda prior to the 2021 convention in order to see if any further revisions are desired. IMPLEMENTATION: If adopted, the text shall replace all prior versions of the GRP Convention Rules. FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: None


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  • Richard Vaillette
    commented 2020-10-23 15:29:46 -0400
    This proposal provides an excellent start to our needed revisions to our state convention rules. I have a couple of additions that I think should be added either now or in the near future.

    1/ Proposals to the Convention are not to be used for disciplinary purposes.
    Conventions are obviously not equipped to handle due process that is required for fairness to any accused person or as mandated in our bylaws at section 4.3. Also holding a closed meeting for personal matters as mentioned in our bylaws section 5.7 is not practical for a convention.

    2/ Revisions to proposals (except for spelling, grammer, minor organizational) prior to the convention shall not be submitted after the deadline for submission. Those who wish to possibly re-submit revisions before the convention should consider an early submission.
  • Richard Vaillette
    tagged this with Important 2020-10-23 15:29:43 -0400
  • Elizabeth Humphrey
    commented 2020-10-22 14:30:17 -0400
    I have no concerns here.
  • John Andrews
    commented 2020-10-08 21:22:25 -0400
    The web site seems to have messed up my submission. The paragraph marks have been deleted. A hyperlink in the original text has been dropped. There is no obvious way for me to edit the submission – it seems to be frozen in place. We need to get these problems fixed.
  • John Andrews
    tagged this with Good 2020-10-08 21:22:24 -0400
  • John Andrews
    published this page in 2020 Nov 5th Special Autumn Meeting Proposals 2020-10-08 21:17:46 -0400