July 9, 2023

Green Party US – Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023

Time: 8:00 pm ET


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  1. I.         Setup and Background — 10 min
  2.   Facilitator: Darryl! Moch for the first part of the call; Margaret Eliabeth for the rest 
  3.   Steering Committee Roll Call:
  4.     Craig Cayetano (co-chair) – present
  5.     Margaret Elisabeth (co-chair)- present
  6.     Darryl! Moch (co-chair- present
  7.     Alfred Molison (co-chair)- present
  8.     Joseph Naham (co-chair)- present
  9.     Tony Ndege (co-chair)- present
  10.     Tamar Yager (co-chair)- present
  11.     Holly Hart (secretary)- present
  12.     Bob Stuller treasurer)- present


Observers:  Starlene Rankin, WA; Scott Laugenour, WA; Cassandra Lems, NY; Sandy Pryzbylak, NY; Theron Gillilland, Jr, PA; Allan Hunter, NY; Justine Paglino, CT

Observers (remain muted and refrain from using the chat feature):

Establish Quorum (9 current members, quorum is 5)

 Approve Agenda (changes require majority, new items require ⅔)

Tamar asked to automatically keep a Staff Report on the Agendas. Will add under Reports.


  1.         New Business – 30 min
  2.             $  CCC request for  $1,400.00 for candidate campaign grants to four candidates. Details are in Letter sent to SC on July 4th. See Addendum A
  3.   The CCC currently has about $180 in reserves that can be used with without further approval.
  4.   If funds are granted, how are they disbursed? 

APPROVED, by consensus.  Darryl! will work out with Bob how these have been processed in the past and follow up.

  1.             $ Request for $500 stipend for comedian Lee Camp for ANM fundraiser – Tamar

APPROVED, by consensus.

  1.           $? ANMCom request to contact possible individual who can provide needed tech background and support for ANM.

Tamar reported that they are short-handed with some of the back-end support and need soemone who knows what is needed. She hopes they can find volunteers; otherwise bring up a reasonable proposal to 


III.         Standing Business – 20 min

  1.             Follow-up on Action Items – 15 min
  2.     CCC request for SC to appoint women members to fill open positions CCC Co-chair Scott Laugenour reported on last SC call. Recap of SC review and vote.  See Addendum B.After online discussion, there is CONSENSUS on appointing Nancy Wallace, MD.  Do not have consensus on appointing Kamilha Harris, NBC.  Tony stands aside on both questions.   

Tamar called for a vote on appointment for Kamilah Harris to the CCC


VOTE on Kamilah Harris appointment to the CCC

Craig Cayetano (co-chair) – No

Margaret Elisabeth (co-chair)- No

Darryl! Moch (co-chair)-Yes

 Joseph Naham (co-chair) – No

Tony Ndege (co-chair)  – stand aside

Tamar Yager (co-chair) – No

 Holly Hart (secretary) – No

 Bob Stuller treasurer)– Yes


Yes – 1; No – 5; Stand Aside – 1 

Appointment is not approved


  1.   Recap of Listserv Decisions- None


  1. Reports — 30 min 


               Treasurer (Bob)

Tamar provided some very raw numbers: $101,500 – Total: $36,500 – Bequest; $14,000 – One-time and ANM ($5,000); $48,000 – Recurring; $2,500 – Possible Phony donation


                Secretary (Holly)

Still tracking down loose ends and now compiling all Secretary R’s & P-s into one place for reference.


Responded to letters from high school students in Ohio/  One earlier online, two just forwarded in a packet from Darryl! Moch.  Also relayed two articles sent for the Women’s Caucus.  Is it possible to have something to send student inquiries – sticker, book mark?


Began going through Google System with each committee.Aim is to ensure committees are now housed under the “GPUS roof,” with access managed by committee co-chairs or designees.  See at least four Committee folders that jay need to be rebuilt; not a problem, but will need to alert committees of a temporary “outage.”  Result will not affect access and committee management.


Letter to bank adding Rob Stuller as signatory is ready to go.  Need to know where to send it, or if it can be sent electronically.  Will send to Darryl!


Would still like reimbursement of $16.00+ for registered letter in the attempt to retrieve the errant laptop.


Credentials Committee – second round of elections in the works, will come out this week.


Plan is also to call for Forum Mangers this coming week.  Takes place first in the SC.   Darryl! asked Holly to see if the current forum managers are interested continuing.  they will need to be renominated; then ask for recommendations and put out a call for volunteers.


Zoom tutorial to David Doonan for formatting.


Review of recently passed urls and bylaws update proposals to make sure they are updated in the Bylaws, Rules & Procedures language. Review of protocols with aim to reconcile places that may contradict, due to newer updates.


Alfred Molison joined the meeting


  1. Staff Report – Tamar.  We will renew Peoplekeep at the start of the next year when it comes up.



  1. Finalize liaison assignments

Finalized most liaison assignments.  Work is being done online via spreadsheet created by Tamar.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z5eb7Q-Md2rPBKgCMRQdPAWXNCqRgBl5T4JbAKDjBcM/edit#gid=1854246226   Interest in revising the system to be more efficient and facilitate work between committees. Craig suggested a session about committees during the ANM.


  1. ANM

Margaret has been to finalize details with planned keynote speaker Peter Kalmus, and contact the film-makers of “Healing Us,” who will allow a screening and Q & A after the screening.  They would like Margaret to host and facilitate.  Also noted that “Ithaka,” a film about Julian Assange, will be screened the first night of the ANM.  


Tamar reported 258 registrants, more than last year at this time; thanked Starlene Rankin for an effective eBlast.  Income is not as great, with 164 free waivers.  Craig suggested a $5 request to cover at least processing fees, possibly add  next year.  Schedule is still a draft, as they need to hear from Peter Kalmus and other details.  Fundraiser tickets will go on sale as soon as they can get the event created.


  1. Craig asked about the Elected Greens Network – one exists in theory,not fleshed out.  CCC has been interested in connecting, and will follow up with Craig.



  1.         Voting Queue – 
  2.         In the Queue — None


B     Received for Queue —

#1148 Proposal to Amend Rules Procedures Article X: Recognition of Declared Candidates for President

Proposal may also be viewed here, and in Addendum C: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eLs6lUJa9kvKWCWmACp9y2-4IGAHKFxbQyOIZyH5uzA/edit?usp=sharing

Sponsor: Mountain Party of West Virginia

Floor Manager: Holly Hart

NOTE: Due to an error on the secretary’s part, the national committee wasn’t notified of SSC Findings until just after the deadline.  The sponsors have agreed to the findings and amended the proposal accordingly.  To comply with GPUS Voting Page protocol;. The *original* version of this proposal will appear in the voting page discussion period on Monday, then updated per the wish of the sponsors to the updated version.

Timeline: 3 weeks discussion, 1 week voting period


#1149 Election of 2024 PNC Credentials Committee, Second Round

Sponsor: GPUS Steering Committee

Floor Manager:  Holly Hart

Timeline: 2 weeks discussion, 1 week voting period


#1150 Decision on Withdrawing Advisory for Delegate Chuck Fall

Sponsor: GPUS Forum Managers

Floor Manager:  Holly Hart

Timeline: 48 hours discussion, 48 hours voting period




  1.         Old Business – None




VII.         Executive Session – None



TOTAL TIME – 1 hour, 15 minutes





The Coordinated Campaign Committee, as of July 7, has approved four candidate grant awards, which it presents to the Steering Committee for its consideration at the July 9 meeting.


  1. Alexandra Dermody (IA) $300 – Candidate for Alderwoman, City of Davenport
  2. Ry Armstrong (WA) $300 – Candidate for Seattle City Council, District 3
  3. Margaret Elisabeth (WA) $300 – Candidate for Seattle City Council, District 2
  4. Jesse Borosky (KS) $500 – Candidate for Wichita Board of Education


I will be in attendance at the July 9 Steering Committee meeting to answer any questions that you might have.


Please note that Ry Armstrong, Margaret Elisabeth, and Jesse Borosky are competing in an Aug 1 primary election, so we especially wish to expedite the disbursement of these awards.   Are we set up to generate an electronic transfer?  If so I will gather the bank account information.


See below for legal campaign names and addresses.



Thank you,



Scott Laugenour, Co-Chair

GPUS Coordinated Campaign Committee



Legal Campaign Committee names and addresses:


Dermody for Davenport campaign committee 4426 El Rancho Drive Davenport Iowa 52806


RY 4 SEATTLE PO Box 9100 Seattle, WA 98109


MargaretForSeattle 2518 S. Brandon Ct / Seattle WA 98108


Jesse Borosky for Board of Education 1053 North Estelle Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67214





  1. Scott Laugenour

Co-Chair, Coordinated Campaign Committee

June 25, 2023


To:      GPUS Steering Committee

GPUS National Committee


From:  GPUS Coordinated Campaign Committee (CCC)


With reference to our May 23, 2023 letter to the SC and to my appearance before the SC on June 11, 2023:


The Coordinated Campaign Committee has vetted four women as it sought one or two new members, whose appointments to the CCC by the Steering Committee would correct the committee’s current gender imbalance.


Two of the women were not interested in being appointed, although they did meet the criteria we had suggested:

Laura Wells (CA)

Robin Harris (FL)


The other two of the four women were interested, and they satisfied the criteria we had suggested:

Kamilah Harris (CA / National Black Caucus)

Nancy Wallace (MD / National Women’s Caucus)


I request that these two women – Kamilah Harris and Nancy Wallace – be appointed by the Steering Committee to serve as voting members on the Coordinated Campaign Committee until the next round of regular elections to the CCC has concluded.  These elections are scheduled to be called in November 2023 following federal elections.


The criteria under which the CCC vetted the four potential appointees was:


– Election experience

– Likelihood to run for re-election when the regular elections are called

– Probability of obtaining support for that election from the respective state party or caucus


I have made myself available to be on the Zoom call for the June 25 meeting in case there are any questions that the Steering Committee wishes to ask me.




Scott Laugenour

Co-Chair, GPUS Coordinated Campaign Committee