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Proposal ID167
ProposalProposal on Anti-War Activity -- Amended
PresenterGreen Party of Michigan
Floor ManagerJake Schneider
Discussion08/15/2005 - 09/04/2005
Voting09/05/2005 - 09/11/2005
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum46 A Majority of Yes and No Votes




A Proposal on anti-war activity

1. The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) goes on record as supporting the
anti-war referendum efforts in Wisconsin and Vermont. The GPUS encourage state
Green Parties and local Green party committees to initiate anti-war referendums
in their areas that include language calling for immediate withdrawal of all
US troops from Iraq or calling for bringing the troops home now.

2. That the efforts be featured prominently in The Green Pages, on the Green
Party website.

3. That the Green Party encourages all committees of the Green Party to find
ways to join in these referendum efforts.

4. That a specific campaign to raise money to fund these efforts nation wide be
undertaken from August through the election day in 2006.

5. In some states the Green Parties cannot legally initiate referendums. In
others, the requirements may be too onerous, too ridiculous, etc. In such
cases, the Green Party strongly urges such state parties and local committees
to find ways to bring the anti-war message to the citizens of their states in
the broadest, most accessible way possible. For example, if the state Green Party
party or a local Green Party runs candidates, the GPUS urges those candidates
to make opposition to the war and immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
key components of their campaigns.


The opposition to the war has reached nearly 60%. Yet, the two political
parties remain committed to the war. The Green Party, having more experience
than most progressive organizations in dealing with ballot issues, signatures,
etc., is best suited to initiate such an effort. The effort will only succeed
if it is embraced by other progressives. Greens can initiate and help bring
together other progressive organizations.

Many of the people that the Green Party wishes to recruit from are deeply and
profoundly affected by the war -- young people, working class people, people of

Referendums played a key role in helping build the momentum in the United
States against the Vietnam War.


CONTACT: Fred Vitale; ; 313-831-0383



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