October 10, 2021

Green Party US – Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021, Time: 8:00 pm ET


Call Recordings: https://gpus.org/steering-committee-recordings

  • Setup and Background

    1. Facilitator: Gloria Mattera
    2. Steering Committee Roll Call:
      1. Margaret Elisabeth (co-chair) – absent
      2. Ahmed Eltouny (co-chair) – absent
      3. Rei Stone-Grover (co-chair) – present
      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: Lizzie Adams (FL), Diana Brown (CA), Holly Hart (IA), Barbara Kidney (NY), Liana West (AZ), Ellie Yarden (MA)
    4. Establish Quorum (6 present, 9 current members, quorum is 5) — MET
    5. Approve Agenda — CONSENSUS

  • New Business

    1. 2022 budget draft (HK) — discussion only

Action: all SC review for places to cut and ways to increase revenue

  1. Facilitators Needed (KC) — discussion only

Action: all SC suggest additional facilitators

  • Standing Business

    1. Follow-up on Action Items
      1. HK — talk to Athena re reaching out to committees for meeting schedule

DONE — Athena is cleaning up the calendar

  1. HK/TY/KC — work with Athena to draft a Committee Co-chair 101

Action: HK — follow-up with Athena, working on a draft

  1. ME — get more formal request from UN Food Sovereignty — NO UPDATE
  2. ME/KC — MOU for voting software updates

Susan (original developer) would like to review existing code before entering into agreement. 

Action: ME use Elections Database MOU as sample to get Susan access Data Base Agent MOU & Confidentiality Agreement.docx

  1. HK — internal report on FM

Action: HK getting updates from committee that worked on 

  1. ME/HK — connect with Athena re Formbuilder123 integration for caucuses

Action: ME/HK touch base to see if this is resolved

  1. TY — get update from Merchcom co-chairs re vendor issues

DONE — all issues are resolved!

  1. Reports
    1. Secretary (KC) — VA, MA delegation updates
    2. Treasurer (HK) — August treasurer’s report
    3. Fundraising (TY) — 2021 ytd Fundraising income.xlsx
    4. Staff (AE/HK) — Green Wave live streams (Michael), troubleshoot Formbuilder123 (all)
    5. RSG: 211010 – AC, Fundcom, Outreach.docx
    6. ANMC (AR) — The deadline for proposals has been extended. Due to covid it has been difficult to get venue information, some venues are still not open
    7. Ecoaction (AR) — They are planning a webinar for Indigenous People’s day, and working on COP 26 online event
    8. CS: Liaison Report ARC, BRPP, PlatCom.docx

Action: CS notify committee that official business on listserv so archived

  1. GW:  211010 – Green Pages, ApRevCom, PCSC, ETC

Green Pages — might need to revise budget ask

  1. TY: Liaison Report for 10-10-21

  • Voting Queue

    1. In the Queue
      1. RCV 1066: Coordinated Campaign Committee Election – not Women

Presenter: Coordinated Campaign Committee

Floor Manager: Anita Rios

Stage: Discussion (Voting begins 10/11/21)

  1. Received for Queue 
    1. 1067 – Certification of 2021 Steering Committee Election

Presenter: Elections Tabulation Committee

Floor Manager (tentative): Tamar Yager

Stage: Findings — NONE

  • Old Business

    1. Vaccine Mandate response

Action: HK will check with Michael for draft