July 24, 2006

GPUS-SC Conference Call
24 July 2006
9:00 p.m. EDT

Holly Hart, Jake Schneider, Budd Dickinson, Jody Grage, Steve Kramer, Brent McMillan, Rebecca Rotzler

Facilitator: Jake, Steve

Abbreviations used:
AC = Accreditation Committee
ANM, ANMC = Annual National Meeting Committee
BAWG = Ballot Access Working Group
BRPP = Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures Committee
BC = Black Caucus
CC = Coordinating Committee
CCC = Coordinated Campaign Committee
CG SC = Campus Greens Steering Committee
ComCom = Communications Committee
DC = Diversity Committee
DIA = Democracy in Action internet service
DRC = Dispute Resolution Committee
FC = Fundraising Committee
FEC = Federal Election Commission
GP = Green Party
IC = International Committee
LC = Lavender Caucus
NPWG = Nominating Process Working Group
NWC = National Women’s Caucus
PEC = Presidential Exploratory Committee
PCSC = Presidential Campaign Support Committee
SC = Steering Committee
SPWG = Strategic Plan Working Group
[Brackets denote editor’s suggested corrections. Some punctuation corrections done with no content change. -ed.]

a. Political Director — BRENT
i. CCC – there has been an increase of 1 candidate. Expecting more candidates from MI and MO, and more local level candidates.

Individuals representing themselves as being from GreenPages are sending unusual requests for candidate information. At least one is known not to have been approved by GreenPages. Lorna Salzman announced she is editing the electoral issues and is requesting addresses of all Congressional candidates. Brent will follow up with GreenPages editor.

ii. Ballot access update
Progressive Party of Missouri filed today for their ballot line; looks good.

Return for June re-solicitation began arriving at ntional office July 21. Office intern Dave Bosserman today reported about 40 returns from re- solitication in mailbox today. Hopefully this will add a good income stream during the time of the Tucson meeting.

A donor says he will add $1000 to match and another $1000 as donation. Another individual may add $1000 to match, as well.

Jake will be talking frankly at the national meeting about finances and what is needed.

#237 – CCC: National Green Party Senatorial Campaign Committee Election,
version 2
Elected 7/23/06 were:
Anita Wessling/ARK, Brent White/WA, Daryl Nortrhop/, Eric Oines/MN, Roger Snyder/NY, Teresa Keane/OR, David Jette/WA

#235: Approval of David Bosserman, Lori Burton, Olivia Cadaval, Lisa Houston, Rick Lass, George Martin for national meeting facilitators.
Voting period through 7/12/06

Online election for SC co-chair vacancy
Discussion through 7/20/06
Voting 7/21/06- 7/27/06

#226 – Online election for SC co-chair vacancy
Voting through7/27/06

#238 – GPAX: Formal Recognition of GPUS Peace Action Committee GPAX
Discussion through 7/30/06
Voting period: 7/31/06 – 8/6/06
Kramer// 1/2

#239 – FinCom: GPUS Fiscal Policy Donor Confidentiality Protection
Discussion through 7/30/06
Voting period: 7/31/06 – 8/06/06
Rotlzer// 2/3

received, 7/17/06: MerchCom: Merchandising Committee Bylaws
2 weeks discussion, 1 week vote
Floor manager: Rotzler// 1/2

IV. ANNUAL MEETING – 25-30 min
a. Update on meeting facilitators; question – Holly
One more facilitator had to drop out. There are now 5 facilitators. If needed, more facilitators may be approved on site at the national meeting.
Facilitators are: Lori Burton, Rick Lass, George Martin, Dave Bosserman, Olivia Cadaval. Rick Lass, George Martin and Lori Burton are known to be skilled and experienced facilitators.

b. Diversity Committee fee waiver applications – Holly
AGREED, 7/10/06 – The SC and AnmCom will take on this item. Holly will put out an announcement with the application after Jake’s notice of our financial situation, and ask that only those who really are in need apply. Applications wil be sent to the Secretary, with a new deadline of Friday, July 14.

8 more applications came in. They were forwarded to AnmCom co-chair Ruth Weill.
Ruth and Holly reviewed, found all worthy applicants and approved all requests.
Two are for registration-only, the rest for registration and meals. One of the applicants who had been granted a waiver earlier will not be attending the meeting; thus, 12 waivers for registration and 10 for registration and meals.
Holly will send list of recipients to SC email list.

c. Cost of Platform Summaries/Available at Tucson Meeting
The cost of printing a platform summary is .54 and the cost of mailing is .63 for a total of $1.17; $100/50; .75/100+ . There are 400 copies in Tucson.

PROPOSAL, Budd: would like a Tucson special, taking into account cost of mailing copies to Tucson: $1/apiece, dozen/$10. Delegates will also receive a free platform summary in their packets.

d. Plenary Schedule Try for a general idea of what the schedule will be. Suggest 1 speaker at the beginning of each session, 10 min; PCSC Saturday morning; DAC Sunday morning. Announce workshops at the beginning of each session, so if here is a “vacuum,” delegates may wish to end the plenary session early, if there is no business.

Jody will send revised facilitation sheet to Ruth and Emily for printing.

e. Discussion of what will go into SC report.

V. SC P&P’s
Jody and everyone else
Nearly ready to go. Will hand over to the next SC and go over this with them in Tucson.

Holly Hart
Secretary, GPUS

NEXT MEETINGS: Thursday, 7/27/06, 5:45 p.m., some restaurant
Sunday, 7/31/06, staff room, Tucson
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