February 27, 2022

Green Party US – Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022, Time: 8:00 pm ET

  • Setup and Background

    1. Facilitator: Gloria Mattera
    2. Steering Committee Roll Call:
      1. Margaret Elisabeth (co-chair) – present
      2. Ahmed Eltouny (co-chair) – present
      3. Rei Stone-Grover (co-chair) – absent
      4. Anita Rios (co-chair) – present
      5. Chris Stella (co-chair) – present
      6. Garrett Wasserman (co-chair) – present
      7. Tamar Yager (co-chair) – present
      8. Kristin Combs (secretary) – present
      9. Hillary Kane (treasurer) – present
    3. Observers (remain muted and do not use chat feature): Lizzie Adams (FL), Diana Brown (CA), Daniel Bumbarger (NLGC), Philena Farley (OH), David Gerry (MA), Holly Hart (IA), Barbara Kidney (NY), John Krause (LA), Carol Sandy Przybylak (NY), Starlene Rankin (NWC)
    4. Establish Quorum (9 current members, quorum is 5)
    5. Approve Agenda (changes require majority, new items require ⅔)
  • New Business

    1. Earth Day to May Day endorsement (AR)

Action: liaisons will follow-up with related committees (Outreach, Media, Fundcom, GreenPages, etc) to encourage active support

Action: AR will request a more specific ask from Ecoaction about the support they are requesting

  1. Legal support for Julian Assange (ME) – discussion only
  2. Fundraising Plan (KC) – discussion only

Proposal: allow Daniel Bumbarger to speak if he wishes – CONSENSUS

Objection (Tamar – stand aside): we have other fundcom members on the call

  • Old Business

    1. COVID Plan Friendly Amendments (ME)

Proposal: Extend the discussion on Prop 1075 for two weeks.

Objection (Anita): we should pull the proposal

APPROVED: YES – ME, AE, CS, GW, KC, HK |  NO: AR  | Abstain: TY, RSG

  • Standing Business

    1. Follow-up on Action Items
      1. move discussion of NC challenge of fundraising proposal to list (GW) – DISCUSSION STARTED
      2. request a report from FPVA delegates (AE) – UPDATE

Proposal: allow John Krause to answer questions – CONSENSUS

Objection (Tamar, Anita – stand aside): process concerns

  1. will respond to Philena about changes to NB access (KC) – DONE
  2. bring discussion of creation of webteam to list (RSG)

Proposal: allow Philena Farley to speak

Objection (Kristin, Tamar): would like to hear from Philena as a full agenda item at our next meeting


  1. create Doodle for Mothers’ Day availability (KC) – LINK HERE
  2. discuss 220213 Addendum: GPNV Findings Update on list (GW) – DRAFT UPDATED
  3. give feedback on ANM Jamboards Theme Ideas, Activities (all SC)
  4. check with MN to see if they need any help (ME) – NO UPDATE
  5. send MOU to Susan and get her access (ME)NO UPDATE
  1. Recap of Listserv Decisions
    1. Resolution in Support of a Comprehensive Public Health Response to Covid-19NO FINDINGS
  2. Approval of Expenditures
    1. Move $8000 from reserves for NationBuilder – CONSENSUS
  3. Reports
    1. Secretary (KC)
    2. Fundraising (TY) – 2022 ytd Fundraising income.xlsx, 2022 Major Gift/Donor Thank You Tracking
    3. BAC (ME): working on fundraising plan, Gini (new co-chair) getting set up
    4. BMRC (ME): working on response to MMT
    5. DRC (ME): first meeting in a quarter! quorum call. 2 of 10 disputes closed.
    6. RSG: 220227 AC, Fundcom, Outreach
    7. ANMC (AR): Remember to provide input on workshop subjects.
    8. Diversity (AR): Nothing new to report, they will be meeting this week.
    9. Ecoaction (AR): Would like to have an endorsement for the Earth Day to May Day events.
    10. CS: 2_27_22_Stella_Liaison_Report.docx
    11. GW: 220227 – Green Pages, ApRevCom, PCSC, ETC
    12. TY: Yager Liaison Report for 2/27/22
  • Voting Queue

    1. In the Queue
      1. ID 1075 – Resolution in Support of a Comprehensive Public Health Response to Covid-19

Presenter: Steering Committee

Floor Manager: Margaret Elisabeth

Stage: Discussion

  1. Received for Queue
    1. SUBMITTED: Amend Rules and Procedures Regarding Proposals before the National Committee

Presenter: Illinois Green Party

Floor Manager (tentative): Rei Stone-Grover

Stage: Findings

  • Executive Session

    1. Staff Concern (KC/HK/TY)