Green Party of the United States 2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application
Green Party of California
1.) Please provide information for each delegate and/or alternate:
Please answer question #2 below yes or no
2.) Is your state party seeking credentialed delegates an accredited member state Green Party of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS)? If not, has your party submitted an application to the Accreditation Committee, which demonstrates its eligibility for membership? Is your caucus seeking credentialed delegates already been accredited as eligible for representation on the National Committee of the GPUS? If not, is it planning on doing so before the Presidential Nominating Convention?
The Green Party of California is an accredited member state of the GPUS.
For questions #3-#5 please attach either an .rtf or .pdf document and/or a web link to the appropriate document in your email response, and a hard copy in your postal mail response
3). Please provide copies of all portions of your state’s election law, which are relevant to the selection of delegates to a national convention, whether by primary, caucus, or petitions for national candidates.
The Green Party of California has selected the Peace & Freedom elections code until such time as the GPCA’s own elections code is added to the CA Elections Code. Please see the Peace & Freedom Election Code found at http://www.cagreens.org/erwg/electpaf.htm . The CA Secretary of State’s Office has allowed the GPCA to deviate from the P&F Elections Code in a number of instances such as delegate selection, in which the GPCA has provided an alternate process. Please see the attachment titled “Letter Regarding Delegate Selection” submitted to the SoS in October 2007 regarding our submission of an alternate process.
4). Please list the policy of your state party/caucus regarding:
(a) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention through the provision of its presidential ballot line where it exists; or, through the qualification of such nominated candidates as write-in candidates, if such is possible under the election laws of their state; and/or
(b) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors; and/or,
(c) any prohibition to the opposition of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors and/or Presidential Nominating Convention delegates;
(d) any other policy of the state party regarding its post-convention relationship to the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention.;
(e) If there is no current policy on these subjects, the application shall state that the state Green Party has not adopted a policy on these subjects.
The Green Party of California has not formally adopted any polices on these subjects.
5). Please include a copy of the approved minutes of your state convention, or other body authorized to name the delegation, which documents the delegates’ selection. If approved minutes are not available, the Application shall include other documentation of the delegates’ selection.
Minutes have not been approved for the May 2007 General Assembly in which the Delegate Selection Process was approved. However, recognition of the decision is recorded at the following link. http://www.cagreens.org/ga/2007-05/results/
Please see item # 15 titled Delegate Selection Procedure to the National Nominating Convention.
For question #6 please attach a scanned copy of your signed document (if possible) in your email response, and a signed hard copy in your postal mail response. If you can not provide a scanned copy in your email response, please provide am .rtf or .pdf of document that includes the names of the signers, even if it does not have their signatures.
6.) Please submit a letter bearing the signature of your state party or caucus officers certifying the authenticity of the minutes.
By signing this application, your state or caucus officers certify that the delegates included in the minutes are the duly chosen delegates to the convention as provided for in the rules of the caucus or state Green Party (or grouping of Greens where there is no state party.)