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Proposal Details

Proposal ID150
ProposalThe Right to Vote Act, An Act to Enforce American Democracy
PresenterBlack Caucus of the Green Party of the United States
Floor ManagerGwendolyn Wages
Discussion06/20/2005 - 07/03/2005
Voting07/04/2005 - 07/10/2005
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum39 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that
citizens of the United States did not have the constitutional right to
vote. Since the electoral abuses of the 2000 and 2004 Presidential
elections and the Supreme Court ruling in Gore v. Bush, Congressman
Jesse Jackson, Jr. has introduced for enactment, legislation H. J. Res.
28 deceptively titled "The Right to Vote Amendment". This amendment is
a Trojan horse that will relegate third party political organizations to
a subservient role to the Republican and Democratic parties.
Furthermore, the amendment would mandate that only a "winner take all"
allocation of presidential electors by states be constitutional, and may
in fact foreclose on the possibility of candidates winning state
electors if they fall short of a majority of the votes cast in a
multi-candidate field.


The BC-GPUS has endorsed and seeks to have one of it's
members, Asa Gordon, Chair of the DCSGP Electoral College Task Force and
Executive Director of the Douglass Institute of Government (DIG) be a
plenary speaker at the July 21-24, 2005 Annual Meeting in Tulsa,
Oklahoma to solicit the endorsement of the GPUS to move forward on
enlisting congressional sponsorship of a "Right to Vote Act" which would
affect the enforcement clause of Sec. 5 of the 14th Amendment as well as
addressing other shortcomings of the voting process. We also ask for
time for Mr. Gordon to conduct a follow-up detailed workshop on the same
subject, "The Right to Vote Act vs. The Right to Vote Amendment".


TIME LINE: Plenary: Equal time allotted to other Plenary
Workshop: Request 2 hrs

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Overhead projector, screen, DLP projector with
video, and computer hook-up

2005 BC Budget (Tiers 1 & 2), Diversity Committee, GP
State organizations, Personal Funds

CONTACT: Michele Tingling-Clemmons, Co-Chair GPUSBC


Presented "DC Over Dixie" at June 2004 Milwaukee

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