2008 Massachusetts Delegate Credential Application
Green Party of the United States 2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application
Green Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
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?
Yes, we are an accredited member state Green Party of the Green Party of the United States (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.
Please find attached a document named “Mass. Relevant Law.pdf“ Also please find attached a document named “GRPpresdelegateplan-20080629.pdf” which is our policy that deals
with everything to do with Presidential Delegates (originally submitted as prescribed by state law to the Commonwealth by the
deadline in 2007) as modified for a second time on 6/29/08 and in process to be submitted again in a timely manner to the Secretary
of the Commonwealth as specified by the Elections Division Legal Counsel of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
(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.”
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.
Please find attached a document named “Draft Minutes GRP StateCom 6-29-08 Fall River Version 20080704A.pdf” which are
the minutes of the state committee on 6/29/08 where the delegates were selected or approved as specified by our
Presidential Delegate Selection Plan. These minutes have not yet been approved by a subsequent state committee. Also
attached is a document named “I – Confirming Delegate Allocation – 6-29-08 Statecom.pdf” which is proposal I that
is referenced in the minutes that adopted the delegates.
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.)
Neither an electronic nor hard copy signed document has yet been received.