Proposal sponsor/shepherd: Matt Andrews
Floor manager: Maureen Doyle
Co-sponsors: Elie Yarden, David Keil
Contact info for floor manager: [email protected]
Summary: StateCom opposes expulsions or dis-accreditations over platform differences
Background: A complaint against the Georgia Green Party is under consideration in the Accreditation Committee
Text of Proposal:
The Green-Rainbow Party affirms the right of its members and those of other state parties to differ with aspects of the Green Party US platform while accepting the platform and Ten Key Values overall. Accordingly, we oppose the petition for punitive action against the Georgia Green Party being considered by the GPUS Accreditation Committee.
As alternatives to censuring, suspending, or expelling state parties or individual members on issues of sex and gender we advocate: education, democratic discussion, and debates. These must be free of insults, slurs, threats, and profane language.
Democratic discussion will be facilitated if participants' race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, and self-identification are respected. Expression of an individual’s opinions and feelings do not constitute hate, bigotry or violence as long as the 10 Key Values are adhered to.
Implementation: The text of this proposal as adopted will be sent to the National Secretary and made known to the National Committee.
Financial Implications: none.