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Proposal Details

Proposal ID374
ProposalProposal to suspend printing of Green Pages for 2009
PresenterGreen Pages
Floor ManagerSanda Everette
Discussion01/12/2009 - 01/18/2009
Voting01/19/2009 - 01/25/2009
Presens Quorum34 0.6666
Consens Quorum52 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


GPUS has been in severe financial straits for some time, and must
reduce expenditures wherever it can practically do so. Green Pages
currently does not have a printer. Prompt Printing, the company that
has printed the paper for years, has closed its doors, and the search
for a new printer may take some time. The nature of media and the
way people interact with media is changing all the time. We believe
in the usefulness of the printed version of Green Pages, yet
circumstances dictate that this is a good time to try alternative,
less expensive methods of putting out the Green Party news. Green
Pages is therefore proposing to suspend printing for 2009.

With this suspension, we do wish to make some recommendations:

If the National Committee decides at a later time to print one issue,
and if a Green friendly union printer can be identified, Green Pages
recommends printing the issue so that it will be available before and
during the Annual National Meeting.

We would like to urge cooperation and coordination with other GPUS
committees, including looking to expand online visibility utilizing
networking sites such as GreenChange, Facebook, MySpace, etc.

Because a printed piece is irreplaceable in many local efforts, we
recommend updating and continuing to print the Outreach Committee's
publication "Democracy is Coming". This piece can be used in
combination with downloadable pages of the print version of Green
Pages for tabling and will be a lot less expensive to print.


The Green National Committee:

1. Directs that Green Pages suspend print publication for 2009, and
that no funds be allocated for such printing, until and unless the
National Committee approves such funds at a later time.

2. Directs that funds be budgeted to facilitate the expansion of the
web presence of Green Pages, and to do so with an eye toward material
being able to be easily printed for outreach purposes and potentially
for mailing printed copies of pieces to donors upon request.

3. Directs that the national office should notify all donors who have
donated with an expectation of receiving Green Pages of the suspension
of publication, and inquire whether they would be interested
in receiving email bulletins, or whether they would like to receive
printed copies of some material by mail.




David McCorquodale - h4fungi - at -

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