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Proposal ID207
ProposalPolicy for State Party and Local Chapter Use of GPUS Earthflower Logo
PresenterGPUS Steering Committee
Floor ManagerJody Grage
Discussion02/20/2006 - 03/05/2006
Voting03/06/2006 - 03/12/2006
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum43 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


This will establish a policy to allow state Green Parties and
local chapters to use the GPUS Earthflower Logo.


1. Explanation of Guidelines for Use
2. Application Form
3. Consent Agreement
Green Parties of the United States accredited at the state level and their
affiliated locals, as well as accredited caucuses, are authorized to use the
“Earthflower Logo” to
promote local campaigns and activities. If the group applying for use
of the Logo is not officially recognized by their state, then use must
be approved by their state. In the event that an accredited state party
does not exist, the application must be referred to the Accreditation
Committee of the GPUS for a recommendation to the Steering Committee that
may include a proposal to the National Committee.

States, locals or caucuses interested in using the GP Earthflower Logo must
agree to the following:

1. That the Logo will be used in a manner which reflects positively on
the Green Party of the United States, upholds the 10 Key Values and
helps build the Green Party.

2. That any Merchandise (T-shirts, Bumper Stickers, Buttons, etc.) using
the Earthflower Logo be intended to promote state or local Green parties
and not be in competition with merchandise sold by the GPUS (i.e.
T-shirts must say “Green Party of MI” not Green Party of the United
States or Green Party).

3. That the website appear on any promotional material or
merchandise that has the Earthflower Logo. States and locals may choose
to include their own web address.

4. The Merchandise Committee can recommend union, Green or otherwise
socially responsible manufacturers if requested by applicant.
Please fill out the attached application form which will be reviewed by
the Merchandise Committee.

State Party or Recognized Local:




Explain how you intend to use the Earthflower Logo (include a sample or
representation of the item)

ROUTING (to be filled out by Merchandise Committee)
Merchandise Committee
Working Group:

Date received:

Action taken
□ Approved
□ Denied
□ Referred to Accreditation Committee


Recommended next steps

Accreditation Committee

Date received:

Action taken
□ Approved
□ Denied


Recommended next steps

Submit To:
Green Party of the United States
PO Box 57065
Washington, DC 20037
Submit Electronically To:
Merchandise Committee Co-Chairs:
LaVerne Butler (
Jon Olsen (

3. Consent Agreement
Consent Agreement
The Green Party of the United States is the owner of the Earth Flower Logo shown on the attached page. By this letter, we grant _________________________________________ (title of affiliated state or local Green Party) permission to use the logo for ____________________________________________________ (description of item(s)).

 The Logo may only be used in combination with the words _______________________ (title of affiliated state or local Green Party). The item must also include the Green Party of the United States web address Upon our request, you will permit us to inspect samples of the goods upon which you are using the mark.
This license shall last for one year from the date of this letter, and we can extend it for further one-year periods by mutual agreement. When the license is terminated, you will have six months to sell, distribute or otherwise dispose of any remaining goods which bear the logo.
The Green Party of the United States reserves the right to retract consent if it becomes apparent that the terms of use are violated or if the Logo is being used in a way that does not reflect positively on the Green Party of the United States and the 10 key values.
If the _______________________________ (title of affiliated state or local Green Party) agrees to accept the license under these terms, please sign a copy of this letter below and return it to us.
Green Party of the United States
Agreed and Accepted:
 ________________________ (signature of Grantee)
________________________ (title of affiliated state or local Green Party
________________________ Date
________________________ (signatures of Merchandise Committee Co-Chairs)
________________________ Date


This is the flower in the image at the top of this page.

Contact: Jody Haug



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