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Proposal ID342
ProposalApproval of Kai Schwandes as GPUS Forum Manager
PresenterGPUS Steering Committee
Floor ManagerHolly Hart
Discussion04/04/2008 - 04/06/2008
Voting04/07/2008 - 04/14/2008
Presens Quorum34 0.6666
Consens Quorum43 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


The National Committee Listserv Protocol for Delegates' Discussion and Votes Lists (Proposal #186) was adopted by the GPUS National Committee on November 13, 2005.

Esther Choi, Green Party of Texas; Jim Weill, Green Party of California; Kai Schwandes, Green Party of North Carolina; and Jane Hunter, Green Party of New Jersey, have volunteered their services in this capacity, and have been approved by the GPUS Steering Committee. They have agreed that Jim Weill, Kai Schwandes and Esther Choi will serve as Forum Managers, and Jane Hunter will be the Alternate.

Although bios have not been included in previous Forum manager approval votes, it was thought delegates might like to know a little about each of the volunteers, so bios are provided for each:

Born 1962 Hamburg Germany
Education Horticulturist

moved to US in 1990,
joined NC GP in 2005

Started Mt. Greens in 2005 fastest and largest local in North Carolina which spun off two new locals and then disband so that members can actively work in new locals.

Elected to NC GP chair in 2006 and resigned in 2007 as protest because of allegations that I am a DemoGreen (which of course is total nonsense)

Alternate Delegate for NC GP 2006 to 2008
Delegate for NC GP 2008

Worked on national committee that figured out the new delegation allotment

Worked on committee in Reading that counted the votes for the SC election

Currently on PCSC, BAC, Outreach


The GPUS National Committee approves Kai Schwandes as Forum Manager, to serve for the 2008-2010 term.


Holly Hart 319-337-7341
Kai Schwandes


Proposal ID 186
Proposal Proposed Listserv Protocol for Delegates Discussion and Votes Lists -- Amended

IV. Forum Managers and Enforcement
A. The Steering Committee shall nominate three individuals, subject to
National Committee approval, to serve coincident two-year terms as
Forum Managers and one individual subject to National Committee
approval, to serve as Alternate Forum Manager. Forum Managers may be
sitting NC delegates, alternates or others as recommended by their
State or Caucus. All nominees must be either recommended or approved
by their State or Caucus. All three Forum Managers can not be of the
same gender. It is recommended that Forum Managers have dispute
resolution training. In the event of a Forum Manager resignation or
other vacancy, the Alternate will serve the remainder of the term as a
Forum Manager. In addition the SC shall nominate a replacement to fill
the role of Alternate, to be approved by the NC via the same method
used to nominate and elect the Forum Manager. The replacement
Alternate Forum Manager will fill the balance of the term as Alternate.

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