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Proposal Details

Proposal ID191
ProposalBylaws Amendment to Clarify Affiliation Agreement Amended
PresenterWisconsin Green Party
Floor ManagerJody Grage
Discussion11/15/2005 - 11/27/2005
Voting11/28/2005 - 12/04/2005
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum68 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


In consideration that:

Support for the Green Party National Nominating Convention will result in the strongest national campaign possible in 2008, and;

The strongest candidates for President 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 believed they would need to campaign to individual state Green parties directly after the Convention, and;

The Nominating Convention will receive the strongest support and participation if Greens and potential Presidential candidates both 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 and added to the Rules and Procedures of the Green Party of the United States as new Number 3 of Section 1.V of Article 2:

"Any state political party affiliated with the Green Party of the United States that fails to make its best effort to place on their state’s general election ballot the Presidential candidate nominated at the Green Party National Nominating Convention, as confirmed by the Secretary, will be in violation of their affiliation agreement with the Green Party of the United States and will be subject to disaffiliation upon the offering of such a proposal by two or more state parties and by a subsequent vote of at least two-thirds of those National Committee delegates voting for or against, using the normal rules of quorum as applied for any other type of accreditation decision. This clause does not apply to any state party whose ballot line does not include the nominated candidate due to a lack of petitioning success, nor will a state be considered in violation of the affiliation agreement if state law or state-mandated petitioning deadlines prevent the state party from providing ballot access to the nominee."

And that Article II, Section 2 of the Official Bylaws of the Green Party of the United States be modified as follows :

“The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States shall consist of the representatives of the 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.”


D.C. Contact: Michael Piacsek,, 202.302.7604
Wisc. Contact: Jeff Peterson,, 715.472.2728


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