June 28, 2003

SC Minutes — June 28, 2003

Thomas Sevigny(co-chair), Jo Chamberlain(co-chair), Ben Manski(co-chair), Jake Schneider (treasurer), and Anita Rios (co-chair).
Facilitator, Tom Sevigny. notetaker & timekeeper, Anita Rios

Abbreviations used:
AC = Accreditation Committee
BRPP = Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures Committee
BC = Black Caucus
CC = Coordinating Committee
CCC = Coordinated Campaign Committee
CG SC = Campus Greens Steering Committee
DC = Diversity Committee
FC = Fundraising Committee
FEC = Federal Election Commission
GP = Green Party
GW = George Washington University
IC = International Committee
ICA = Institute for Cultural Affairs
LC = Lavender Caucus
LG = Lavender Greens
PEC = Presidential Exploratory Committee
SC = Steering Committee
[Brackets denote editor’s suggested corrections. Some punctuation corrections done with no content change. -ed.]


DC meeting
a) decision on minutes and notes
consenus was reached that: we would accept the proposal to take notes put forward by Jay Marks of the DC Statehood Greens, with the stipulation that prior to all votes of the CC the proposals be read back by the note taker so that it is clear what it being voted on, and the notes be presented to the CC the next morning for approval.
b) decision on facilitators
A decision will be made online by Tue (July 1) by noon eastern time
c) buttons purchase
this was approved by concensus
e) funds for travel assistance
the travel proposal as put forward by Jake and Anita, with a cap of $3500, was passed ( Ben Manski stood aside)(see bottom for full proposal)
f) food for performers
It was approved to provide food for David Rovics
Caucus Accreditation/current proposals
All felt that there is significant confusion over this set of proposals. It was agreed to wait a few days to see how the discussion goes, if it seems that the Accreditation Committee and Diversity Committee can not reach a compromise on these proposals the SC will table the proposals until the meeting in DC.

Milwakee Dates Vote
It was agreed to put this to a vote of the CC prior to the national meeting.

(proposed letter to the Coordinating Committee outlining the travel assistance policy for Greens to attend the national meeting.)

Since the Coordinating Committee has passed the travel policy which prohibits the expenditure of funds for the purpose of attending Green Party meetings, and also passed the budget containing travel expenses for committees, some of which state the intention to use those funds to attend Green Party meetings, we presume those allocations to be “grandmothered” in.

Only expenses listed in our budget can be funded, so the only travel assistance available for Greens to attend the annual meeting is through the committees that have already had this approved in their budgets. However, due to a lack of funds we are not able to fully fund the travel expenses listed in the budget. These funds are very limited so we are asking that committee members obtain at least 50% of their funding from their states or caucuses. Requests for larger amounts will be considered if there are sufficent funds.

Please submit your requests as soon as possible, via e-mail to :
Jake Schneider jakeschneider@myexcel.com
state the amount requested and the committee budget from which you are requesting funds. Requests must be recieved by July 4, 2003.
Please have your committee submit approval of your request.

As stated above we do not have enough money to fully fund the travel line items as they appear in the budget. The following committees include travel expenses in their budgets.

Presidential Exploratory
Steering Committee
(caucuses in formation must request their funds through the Diversity Committee and accredited Caucuses should request funds through the Steering Commuttee budget)
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