SPONSORS: State Committee member #1_Eileen Wheeler Sheehan State Committee member #2 Brian Cady
VETTING COMMITTEES: Adcom, Membership
FLOOR MANAGER: John Blumenstiel SHEPHERD: Eileen Wheeler Sheehan
SUMMARY: To establish a three-person committee of officers, StateCom members, or others appointed by Statecom to make timely decisions regarding sponsorship or endorsement of coming events. This will enhance our ability to work collaboratively with like-minded organizations and build/strengthen movement cohesion while raising the visibility of the GRP.
BACKGROUND: With the crisis in American politics, there is an urgent need to build a coalition of progressive individuals and organizations to counter our decline into chaos. The GRP(GPUS) is the strongest of the progressive political parties in America. As such we carry the progressive agenda into the electoral arena. We will only be successful in this effort if we can consistently and effectively collaborate with others. To date, we have missed many opportunities to raise our visibility and play a leadership role by having a very cumbersome process of endorsing or sponsoring appropriate actions, events, etc. This proposal aims to counter that by creating a small numbered committee that could within days review various opportunities for endorsements/sponsorships by GRP. Those seeking such would reach out to these three members, and present through a developed format a proposal for participation. The members would consult with the proposer and one another and determine a "yea" or "nay" decision for the proposer to inform the requesting organization. I believe this to be of maximum importance for the growth of the party through the expansion of our collaborative engagements.
TEXT OF PROPOSAL: The proposal is as follows: The Statecom will establish a set of guidelines ( proposed guidelines accompany this proposal below) to be utilized in determining if we should be endorsing or sponsoring a future event, action, candidate, or other possibilities to participate in such as requested by other organizations. Furthermore, the Statecom will annually establish a three-person committee from the membership who will respond to such proposals with "yea" or "nay" decisions on the requests in a timely manner. The decision-making would be made by either a three-person consensus or a 2/3 vote ( TBD by Statecom in the initial guidelines) and a decision shared with the initial proposer who will communicate the decision to the requesting organization.