GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES COORDINATING COMMITTEE
DISCUSSION PERIOD: 3 Weeks - Monday, March 10th to Monday, March 31st
VOTING PERIOD: 1 Week - Monday, March 31st to midnight on Monday, April 7th
PRESENTER: USGP Accreditation Committee
AC Co-Chair Ginny-Marie Case (CA) - firstname.lastname@example.org
AC Co-Chair David Pollard (TX) - email@example.com
FLOOR MANAGER: Ben Manski, SC, WI Delegate, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBJECT: Accreditation of the Green Party of LouIsiana as an affiliate state party of the Green Party of the U.S.
TIME LINE: Indefinite
IMPLEMENTATION - RESOURCES:
Upon an affirmative vote of the CC to accept the Accreditation Committee's positive report, the Green Party of Louisiana will become an officially accredited party with full voting rights.
Background on Accreditation Committee - http://www.gp.org/documents/rules.html
ACCREDITATION REPORT, LOUISIANA GREEN PARTY
The Accreditation Committee has completed its review of the Green Party of Louisiana, and achieved consensus to recommend approval. We are submitting this referral to you, for a vote by the Coordinating Committee.
The archive for the Accreditation Committee is located at http://lists.gp-us.org/pipermail/accreditation/.
LOUISIANA GREEN PARTY, APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
AUTHORIZATION FOR AFFILIATION.
The GPL was formed at their convention in New Orleans on Labor Day weekend, August 31 and September 1, 2002. They accomplished a great deal over those two days. They discussed and approved bylaws and a platform, and elected two observers to the USGP Coordinating Committee. And decided by consensus to seek membership in the USGP.
They believe our party meets the USGP criteria for accreditation. They adhere to the Ten Key Values. They have the beginnings of a statewide organization; our convention, for example, drew Greens from Shreveport, Alexandria, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, the North Shore, and New Orleans. They have every intention of achieving ballot status, of running state and local candidates, and of supporting USGP national candidates. And they are committed to attaining gender balance; their elected observers to the USGP Coordinating Committee, for example, are both women.
DOCUMENTATION. To demonstrate work that has been taking place, they submitted a binder with their bylaws, newsclippings, and additional anecdotal information about their party's formation.
OBSERVATIONS. The Accreditation Committee asked for clarification on a few items related to party-building activities, and their commitment to reaching out to additional environmental and social justice organizations. Louisiana promptly supplied additional information that was requested. This information can be viewed at the Accreditation Committee's archive:
Additionally, the Accreditation Committee asked the Diversity Committee to weigh in on the Accreditation of Louisiana. The co-chair's response can be found in the archive:
Therefore, we are delighted to make the following recommendation:
RECOMMENDATION: The Accreditation Committee has reviewed the Green Party of Louisiana application and supporting materials, and finds that the Party satisfies GPUS's accreditation criteria. The Accreditation Committee offers the following recommendation to the Coordinating Committee:
RESOLUTION proposed for CC approval (majority vote required)
RESOLVED, that the Coordinating Committee of the Green Party of the United States hereby approves the application of the Green Party of Louisiana for full membership. We welcome the Green Party of Louisiana to the national party organization, and look forward to working with Louisiana Greens in an enduring and effective alliance.