September 4, 2021 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. In-person and via Zoom
The focus of this business meeting is the interim election of replacement officers and consideration of a new bylaw amendment.
ALL NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICES MUST BE MADE AND ACCEPTED ON THE GPVA BUSINESS LIST AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE THE MEETING.
(For purposes of calculating quorum, currently active locals represented at least one of the previous two scheduled business meetings and having at least 3 fully-participating members are Arlington, Fairfax, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, and New River Valley.)
LOCATION: Rockfish Community Center, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, 190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton, VA 22920. For those wishing to attend remotely, we will be using Zoom full two-way audio and video, and voting will take place on OpaVote.com. Participants will need access to a computer and the internet in order to cast votes. Non-voting members may fully participate by phone. Please email [email protected] no later than 9pm Friday, Jan 17, 2020. The link to join will be sent to those who RSVP.
INTRODUCTION (10 min)
Choose facilitator, timekeeper, vibes watcher. (Note for our new members: Anyone can take on any one of these roles for a business meeting. If you would like to volunteer to take one of these roles you are free to do so, or someone may nominate you to do so. In the event two or more people are interested in serving in the same role, a co-chair will poll the members present regarding their preference. Facilitators should be familiar with both consensus practice and parliamentary norms, and possessed of both patience and self-confidence.)
Ratify agenda (10 min)
Approve minutes of last meeting (5 min)
OFFICIAL REPORTS (3 min each - total 30 min): (Detailed reports should be submitted in writing to the business list-serve, and highlights only briefly summarized at the meeting.)
GPUS Delegates reports
Local Representatives reports
Confirmation of Interim decisions by the Leadership Council: (10 min)
1. Co-sponsorship of August webinar re: Israeli attacks on Palestine.
2. Petition to General Assembly for Palestinian Rights.
BREAK (20 min)
Candidate Pledge/Agreement (Proposal) (30 min)
Bylaws Amendment Proposal (HRGP): endorsement or support for non-Green candidates and parties (30 min)
Elections (20 min)
Co-chair to finish Ryan's term
Press Secretary to finish Blaizen's term
Review of GPUS committee appointments; new appointments/reappointments (15 min)
2022 Strategic Plan (20 min)
BREAK FOR LUNCH (75 min)
SPEAKER (TBA) and DISCUSSION
Bylaw Amendment Proposal (HRGP)TITLE: Amendment to clarify support for or endorsement of non-Green parties and candidates, and to specify that inappropriate support or endorsement by a GPVA local may be grounds for disaffiliation of the local.
TEXT OF PROPOSAL:
Amend 3.7 to read, "Occasionally endorse unaffiliated independent candidates."
Add "188.8.131.52. official support of the two-party duopoly or their candidates in any form, including but not limited to: endorsement, nomination, fundraising, funding, tabling, and advertising."
Add "184.108.40.206 official support of parties or candidates other than those of the two-party duopoly, such as, but not limited to, endorsement, nomination, or contributions of money or labor, except when such decisions directly benefit the Green Party, for example when cooperating in ballot access efforts or joint lawsuits."
Amend 11.9 to read, "The GPVA may endorse other unaffiliated independent candidates who support the Ten Key Values and who generally endorse the GPVA State Platform, provided there is no Green Party - endorsed or nominated candidate in the race."
- September 04, 2021 at 9:00am – 4pm
- Rockfish Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA
Green Party of Virginia