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Proposal ID120
ProposalHaiti Resolution
PresenterGreen Parties of Ohio, Iowa, Delaware, Wisconsin,Pennsylvania,New York and Peace Action Committee
Floor ManagerGray Newman
Discussion01/03/2005 - 01/23/2005
Voting01/24/2005 - 01/30/2005
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Consens Quorum46 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


In 1804, 60 years before the the emancipation of slaves in the United
States, Haitis slaves freed themselves. Haiti was the only country where
slaves freed themselves.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. In February 2004,
the democratically elected government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the
Lavallasse Party was overthrown for the second time. Armed insurgents,
largely backed by the U.S. government inserted an undemocratic regime.
The coup precipitated a major wave of violence, resulting in the deaths of
over 1,000 Haitians.

In August 2004, flooding caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne killed over 2,000
people in and around the city of Gonaives. The flooding has left thousands
of people in the northwest province homeless and in dire need of food and
other basic supplies.

The combination of U.S. sponsored insurgent terror and the natural disaster
have made an already poor nation even poorer. The established
international community, largely represented by the United Nations, has
failed to recognize Haitians self-determined democracy and basic human

The Green Party has an important role to play working with other groups
building solidarity with the Haitian people. The Green Party pledges to
work for Peace and Freedom for the people of Haiti.


Haiti Resolution

1. The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) calls on its members and
supporters to work in their communities to aid the people of Haiti both
materially and politically.

2. The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) Task Force on Haiti will be
a joint task force with representatives from The Peace Action Committee
(PAX) , GPUS Black Caucus, and the International Committee. The Task Force
on Haiti will report in writing to the committees, Black Caucus, and the
national Coordinating Committee every 4 months.





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