Welcome, New Delegates!
Welcome to the National Committee of the GPUS! We’re glad to have you with us and hope your term of service as a delegate will be rewarding. To get you started, we are providing you with some basic information and resources in this e-mail.
A QUICK OVERVIEW OF DELEGATE DUTIES
In brief, delegates’ obligations are fourfold:
- To represent their caucus, state, territory, or district;
- To inform state constituencies of GPUS proposals, votes, actions, and other matters;
- To vote on proposals;
- To further the work of the GPUS by serving on committees, or help
provide a replacement volunteer from your state party or caucus.
You should soon, if you haven’t already, receive notification that you have been subscribed to the email list: (natlcomvotes), where we discuss the current proposals before the National Committee (NC) and other GPUS business. There is another, optional, list for discussion (natlcomaffairs). If you would like to subscribe to this, please write firstname.lastname@example.org
USEFUL WEB PAGES
Voting takes place on line, via the voting page. You will be signed up for voting and issued a password to access your voting page. Please keep your password and username in a safe place.
To contact the voting page administrator to get a login id and password, or report bugs, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Proposals are presented to the National Committee for discussion and/or amendment on the “natlcomvotes” listserve. Each proposal undergoes a discussion period and a voting period. During the discussion period, the proposal is subject to revisions. Delegates register a yes, no, or abstention. (Non-participation in a vote is not equivalent to an abstention.)
All delegates and alternates are members of the National Committee by virtue of their selection by their state party. The National Committee is the national coordinating body of the GPUS and serves much the same purpose as a general assembly.
It is strongly encouraged that the delegates, or others selected by their state parties, serve on at least one other committee. Each state may have up to three representatives per committee for most working committees. For more information on individual committees, please go to http://www.gpus.org/committees.
INFORMATION WE NEED FROM YOU
(you will be contacted with a request for this information):
- your affiliation (state party, caucus)
- a list of committees or caucuses upon which you are currently serving
- contact information (first and last name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, fax, e-mail address, website if any, and status [delegate, alternate, observer])
For the most current information, please go to the voting site at
The GPUS website
Includes press releases, party news, contact information, organizing tools, committee and caucus information, archives, etc.
Bylaws and Operating Rules and other Useful Information
Proposals, vote histories, voting page, delegate list and contacts
Links to useful publications and websites can be found here.
Voting and Proposals (official business) list
For these lists, you will be issued a password. Please keep your password and username in a safe place. Periodically, instructions are sent on how to access and change your account information. Having your password and username handy makes it easy for you – and the listserve administrator.
To Receive Assistance as a New Delegate To receive more assistance, please contact first your fellow delegates, then feel free to contact the Secretary of the party.