March 28, 2021


Green Party of the United States
Steering Committee
Agenda

Date:
Sunday March 28, 2021
Time:
8:00 PM EDT
  1. Call Setup & Background
    15 minutes
    1. Facilitator:
      Holly Hart
    2. Roll call
      Co-chairs:
      Kristin Combs,
      Trahern Crews,
      Margaret Elisabeth,
      Gloria Mattera,
      Tony Ndege,
      Anita Rios,
      Tamar Yager
      Secretary:
      David Gerry
      Treasurer:
      Hillary Kane
      Guest Speakers
      Observers:
      Maureen Doyle (MA)
      John Fortuin (GA),
      Mike Gamms (YC),
      Rita Jacobs (MI),
      Barbara Kidney (NY),
      Haryaksha Gregor Knauer (AZ),
      Starlene Rankin (LC)
    3. Establish Quorum: 9 current members; quorum is 5.

      Observers are to remain muted during the call and please do not use the chat feature as it is used by the SC to pass information.

    4. Agenda revision suggestions

      If there is not consensus then simple changes need a majority and new items require 2/3 majority.

      1. Standing Business: BAC $3,500 for Arkansas
  2. Standing Business
    35 minutes
    1. Treasurer's report (Hillary)
      10 minutes

      Monthly Treasurer Reports

    2. Approval of Expenditures
      05 minutes

      2021 Budget

      1. $500 for Posting New Staff Position [Line: ]
        00 minutes

        Approved On-line 3/20/2021: Yes Gloria, Kristin, Hillary, David, Margaret, Anita, Tamar, Trahern

      2. $100 in Memory for Gloria's Mother
        00 minutes

        Approved On-line (3/27/2021: Yes Anita, David, Hillary, Kristin, Margaret, Tamar, Tony, Trahern

      3. BAC: $3,500 for Arkansas
        5 minutes
    3. Liaison reports
      20 minutes
      • Trahern: Accreditation, Green Pages, Merchandising
      • Kristin: Credentials, DRC, GPAX, Platform
      • Banking and Monetary Reform Committee (Margaret)
        Meetings:

        A lot is happening in general but all related to previous reports: working on responses to MMT, advocating for Greening the Dollar.

      • Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures Committee (Margaret)
        Meetings:

        Are still working on the list of agenda items which they had previously identified.

      • Presidential Campaign Support Committee ()
        Meetings: Second Thursdays

        Quorum call issued via email to each member with a deadline of Monday to respond. There is still no meeting scheduled and no discussion on the email list. It seems the pairlist issue was resolved and so I cannot explain what is going on.

      • Gloria: CCC, ETC, Fundraising, Media
      • Tony: BAC, Eco-Action, Outreach
      • Anita: ANMC, Diversity, IC
      • Tamar: ARC, Apportionment Review, Finance
  3. Voting Queue
    15 minutes
    1. In the queue
      1. 1038 – Amend Steering Committee RPP to Increase Observers on Meetings
        Presenter:
        Steering Committee
        Floor Manager:
        Tony
        Phase:
        Discussion
      2. 1040 – Accreditation Rules, Amend Clarify Recusal Rule
        Presenter:
        Georgia
        Floor Manager:
        Tamar
        Phase:
        Discussion
    2. Received for the queue
      1. 1039 – Accreditation Rules, Amend Provide Rules for Adversarial Disciplinary Hearings (resubmitted)
        Presenter:
        Georgia
        Floor Manager:
        Anita
        Phase:
        Findings
      2. 1042 – Confirmation of John Rensenbrink as Delegate to GGN
        Presenter:
        International Committee
        Floor Manager:
        Kristin
        Phase:
        Findings
      3. 1043 – Confirmation of AJ Reed as Delegate to GGN
        Presenter:
        International Committee
        Floor Manager:
        Trahern
        Phase:
        Findings
      4. 1044 – Confirmation of Phoebe Sorgen as Alternate to GGN
        Presenter:
        International Committee
        Floor Manager:
        Margaret
        Phase:
        Findings
      5. 1045 – Confirmation of Austin Bashor as Alternate to GGN
        Presenter:
        International Committee
        Floor Manager:
        Gloria
        Phase:
        Findings
      6. 1046 – Confirmation of Bahram Zandi as Representative to FVPA
        Presenter:
        International Committee
        Floor Manager:
        Tony
        Phase:
        Findings
      7. 1047 – Confirmation of Diane Blais as Representative to FVPA
        Presenter:
        International Committee
        Floor Manager:
        Anita
        Phase:
        Findings
      8. 1048 – Confirmation of John Krause as Representative to FVPA
        Presenter:
        International Committee
        Floor Manager:
        Tamar
        Phase:
        Findings
  4. Old Business
    35 minutes
    1. Forum Managers Nominations (Decision; Kristin)
      20 minutes

      GPUS Rules and Procedures: Article IX. National Committee Listserv Protocols and Policies
      IV. Forum Managers and Enforcement
      A. The Steering Committee shall nominate three individuals, subject to National Committee approval, to serve coincident two-year terms as Forum Managers and one individual subject to National Committee approval, to serve as Alternate Forum Manager. Forum Managers may be sitting NC delegates, alternates or others as recommended by their State or Caucus. All nominees must be either recommended or approved by their State or Caucus. All three Forum Managers can not be of the same gender. It is recommended that Forum Managers have dispute resolution training. In the event of a Forum Manager resignation or other vacancy, the Alternate will serve the remainder of the term as a Forum Manager. In addition the SC shall nominate a replacement to fill the role of Alternate, to be approved by the NC via the same method used to nominate and elect the Forum Manager. The replacement Alternate Forum Manager will fill the balance of the term as Alternate. The Forum Managers shall provide Quarterly Reports to the NC via the Natlcomaffairs listserv. These reports shall include the number of informal advisories, number of official warnings and probations.

    2. Amend Proposal 1038 (Gloria; Decision)
      15 minutes
  5. New Business
    00 minutes
  6. End call recording

    Time:
    1 hours 40 minutes
  7. Executive Session
    00 minutes

    None

TOTAL TIME:
1 hours 40 minutes