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Proposal ID153
ProposalAmend PNC Rules - Prohibit registrants of non-Green Parties as Delegates,
PresenterHugh Esco
Floor ManagerDavid Gerry
PhaseClosed
Discussion03/04/2019 - 03/31/2019
Voting04/01/2019 - 04/07/2019
ResultAdopted
Presens Quorum9 0.6666
Consens Quorum6 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes

Background

During the 2016 Quadrennial Presidential Nominating Convention, the
Credentials Committee lacked any basis in the rules to use to exclude
Delegates known to be members of opposition parties from receiving
credentials to the Convention. This proposal seeks to close that
loophole to ensure that the Green Party's Presidential nominee is
chosen by Greens without interference from other parties.

Proposal

A Resolution of the
Committee on Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures
of the Green Party of the United States

Resolved, that the Committee Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures
endorses for National Committee consideration, the adoption of the
following amendments to the Rules of the Presidential Nominating
Convention of the Green Party of the United States.

A Resolution of the
National Committee of the
Green Party of the United States

Resolved, that the Rules of the Presidential Nominating Convention of
the Green Party of the United States are amended, in Article II,
related to ‘Convention of Delegates’, by striking Paragraph 2-1.1,
in its entirety, which reads:

2-1.1 One Delegation Per State, District or Territory

The convention shall consist of one Green Party delegation from each
state entitled under the U.S. Constitution to choose members of the
Presidential Electoral College, and from those territories and
districts of the United States that are currently disfranchised.

and inserting in its place a new Paragraph 2-1.1, to read as follows:

2-1.1 One Delegation Per State, District or Territory, consisting of
Green Party members.

(a) The convention shall consist of one Green Party delegation from
each state entitled under the U.S. Constitution to choose members of
the Presidential Electoral College, and from those territories and
districts of the United States that are currently disfranchised.

(b) Convention Delegates are subject to the following conditions
regarding their political party affiliation:

(b)(1) In states where voters can register with a state party
accredited as a member party of the Green Party of the United States –
those named as Delegates to the convention must be a registered voter
of such accredited state party; or

(b)(2) In states where voters can register to vote with political
parties but one cannot legally register as a voter of an accredited
member party of the Green Party of the United States, a Convention
Delegate may not be a registered voter in another party; or

(b)(3) In states where party membership is not defined by voter
registration, a Convention Delegate may not also be a member of
another party.

Resolved, that the Rules of the Presidential Nominating Convention of
the Green Party of the United States, in Article II, related to
‘Convention of Delegates’, Section 2-5, related to ‘States
without a Green Party’ and the power of ‘15 individuals (from that
state), . . . by joint resolution (to) call a statewide convention’
for the purpose of naming Delegates to a Presidential Nominating
Convention, Paragraph 2-5.2, is amended by striking in its entirety,
this paragraph which reads:

2-5.2 Those initiating the call and attending the convention are
subject to the following conditions regarding their political party
affiliation:

2-5.2(a) In states where party membership is defined by voter
registration – and one can legally register Green – those
comprising the call and those attending the convention must be a
registered Green Party member; or

2-5.2(b) In states where party membership is defined by voter
registration – but one cannot legally register Green – one cannot
be a registered voter in another party; or

2-5.2(c) In states where party membership is not defined by voter
registration, one cannot also be a member of another party.
 

and inserting in its place a new Paragraph 2-5.2, to read as follows:

2.5.2. Those initiating the call and attending the convention are
subject to the same conditions regarding their political party
affiliation, as would be required for service as a Convention Delegate,
as provided by 2-1.1(b), above.

Resources

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References

https://gpus.org/convention-rules/#01-02

https://gpus.org/convention-rules/#02-05

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