November 5, 2004
SC Call Notes — November 5, 2004
SC – Jody Haug, Gray Newman, Jo Chamberlain, Jake Schneider, Maya O’Connor, Marc Sanson, Gwen Wages, Peggy Lewis, Greg Gerritt
staff Brent McMillan, Kara Mullen, Emily Citkowski
Facilitator Gray; Time Jody; Notes Greg
AFT = American Federation of Teachers
AC = Accreditation Committee
ANM, ANMC = Annual National Meeting 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
PCSC = Presidential Campaign Support Committee
SC = Steering Committee
[Brackets denote editor’s suggested corrections. Some punctuation corrections done with no content change. -ed.]
90 minutes, plus 30 minutes for debriefing, ruminating, planning as appropriate during the call
5 min – facilitator, timer, note taker (Greg)
15 min – Cobb/LaMarche campaign as available (Marc)
15 min – staff reports (Brent, Emily)
30 min – FINANCE Portfolio(Jake, Marc, Kara): Finance, FundCom
5 min – Voting Queue
10 min – ELECTORAL (Gray, Jo): CCC, Office Holder Network, PCSC, Legal Team
10 min – POLICY (Greg, Gwen): Platform, Peace, Intnl, DC, Strategic Plan
10 min – OUTREACH (Peggy): Media, Green Pages, Merchandise, Speakers Bureau
10 min – INTERNAL (Maya): Personnel, Dispute Resolution; (Greg): BRPP
10 min – INTERNAL (Jody): Accreditation (with Maya), ComCom, Event Planning
Cobb/LaMarche update. We were informed that the Green Institute will be running a speakers bureau arrangement for David and Pat.
Emily: Improving financial reporting systems. This is a big priority. Getting requests for flyers, materials, platform. Lots of calls coming in, but need the materials to send.
Platform 2 potential synopsis versions are in the works, different styles and approaches, both will be useful. Emily is working with Jenefer Ellingston on one of the versions.
Data Base is all fixed, will send to Doug Malkan and Jake.
Brent: Elections Still receiving reports from results, about 10% not yet reported. 20 incumbents ran, 14 elected. Added 19 additional office holders Less than hoped for but up to 225 office holders.
Ad is ready, funds almost all raised. Doing write up of recent events for Green Pages and other media. Will include developments in West Virginia a CCC report, and analysis. Then start preparing for 2005 elections. Several campaign schools are being discussed or are in early planning. Need a manual for campaign schools.
Bulk mailing is a little behind schedule, primarily because after we changed mailers it; has been hard to get art work from previous contractor. Donors are still recovering from elections. Lots of sign ups at website. 5 or 10 times as many as usual right around the election. More donations are coming from website as well as more merchandise sales. On line shopping cart now available. NYT western edition ad will run in the next week. Looking at extra advertising, including internet with a little extra money raised above ad costs.
DIA is working well, upgrades coming soon. Media committee is doing releases around successes and one for the ad introduction.
Revised budget, with monthly income projections being worked on. Fiscal Policy draft being circulated. Policy and budget will be discussed on a separate call with FinCom, Fundraising Committee, and SC.
Merchandise has been going out the door, need to reorder.
Dispute Resolution Rules will be voted on starting Monday.
In discussion Accreditation of NWC.
Added to list: Creation of working groups for Presidential nominating Process and Strategic Planning
Coming Soon Budget and Fiscal Policy
Discussion of how SC handled resolution on letter to Nader/Camejo in reference to proposal coming from DC. SC will write a letter to CC explaining why we did what we did. Marc and Jake will take lead on the letter. List of possible things to include in letter include lack of clarity in resolution and SC members understanding of the public statement thresholds.
Working Group proposals, need more feedback. Marc will finish them and then we can post for Monday discussion. Peggy will floor manage both.
CCC will follow up with all candidates to get lists for fundraising mailings. Revamping of Office holders Network list, switching list to GPUS server. Gray will follow up.
Policy, Peace, Int, Platform, doing their things. Note previous discussion about platform summaries. No report on Diversity Committee
Internal Accreditation Committee is still pulling together, and pulling together in the middle of difficult work around Women’s Caucus. AC needs to review its internal rules as well.
It appears that AC and DC have signed off on NWC accreditation, but there is still murkiness. Noted that DC signed off but that Secretary of DC refused to put it in the notes of the conference call because she opposed it.
Maya noted that the proposal she is working on about dealing with difficult people in committees needs to be finished up and promulgated.
ANMC will convene soon now that election is done. Need to get location for 2005 meeting ASAP.
Still thinking about a February face to face SC meeting.
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