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Proposal Details

Proposal ID180
ProposalProposed Bylaws Amendment to Clarify Affiliation Agreement
PresenterDC Statehood Green Party and the Wisconsin Green Party
Floor ManagerJake Schneider
Discussion09/26/2005 - 10/16/2005
Voting10/17/2005 - 10/23/2005
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum62 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


In consideration that:

Support for the Green Party national nominating decision will result
in the strongest national campaign possible in 2008, and;

The strongest candidates for such a race will be most motivated to
seek the Green nomination if Green state parties support the decision of
the nominating convention and would be less motivated to seek our
nomination if they believe they would need to campaign to individual state
parties directly after the convention, and;

The nominating convention will receive the strongest support and
participation if Greens and potential candidates know that the nomination
decision will be respected, and;

In implementation of the affiliation agreement between the Green
Party of the United States and its affiliated state parties;


Be it resolved that the following rule is adopted by the National Committee
of the Green Party of the United States:

Section V, number 3 (new section) Any state political party affiliated with
the Green Party of the United States who places any candidates other than
those nominated at the Green Party National Nominating Convention, as
confirmed by the Secretary, or any state party that leaves an existing and
available ballot line blank, will be in violation of their affiliation
agreement with the Green Party of the United States and will be subject to
disaffiliation on the motion of two or more state parties and by a vote of
at least two thirds of those delegates voting for or against, using the
normal rules of quorum as applied to a vote of the National Committee for
any other type of accreditation decision. This clause does not apply to any
state party whose ballot line does not include the nominated candidates due
to a lack of petitioning signatures or electoral success, irrespective of
the reason for that lack of success.

And that Article II, section two of the Bylaws of the Green Party of the
United States will be modified as follows (additions in italics):

The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States shall
consist of the representatives of accredited state parties and accredited
caucuses of underrepresented groups as long as they are in compliance with
their affiliation agreement, as determined by the National Committee.


Primary Contact: Michael Piacsek,, 202.302.7604



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