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Proposal Details

Proposal ID625
ProposalTo Sustain SC Decision on Threshold for 623 - Instructions to Budget Writers, Undoing Racism Train
PresenterSteering Committee
Floor ManagerFarheen Hakeem
Discussion10/31/2011 - 11/02/2011
Voting11/03/2011 - 11/05/2011
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Consens Quorum35 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


In accordance with our rules and policy on procedural objections [Rules &
Procedures, Section 6-10 and Proposal #266 Process for
Resolution of Procedural Objections, an appeal has been posted
objecting to the decision of the Steering Committee to have a 2/3 threshold
concerning the proposal "Instructions to Budget Writers, Undoing Racism Training".

Below under Resources is the proposal.

The Green National Committee is being asked to vote on whether you approve
of the SC's decision. Vote YES if you agree with the SC's decision. Vote
NO if you disagree and believe the proposal should be sent to the voting
with a simple majority threshold in order to adopted.


The GPUS Green National Committee sustains (agrees with) with the Steering
Committee's decision regarding the proposal submitted by the Georgia Green Party, "Instructions to Budget Writers, Undoing Racism Training," and the Steering Committe's threshold of 2/3 in order to be adopted.


Proposal 623:
The National Committee finds that the work of the Green Party of the
United States and its accredited state parties and caucuses would be
empowered by a collective and rigorously developed strategy for
deconstructing racism within the ranks of the Party, within the broader
progressive community and in our Party's public policy work at the
local, state, federal and international levels.

Resolved, by the National Committee of the Green Party of the United
States, that:

(1) The Finance and Fundraising Committees are instructed to develop and
the Steering Committee is instructed to recommend, in its next proposed
budget to the National Committee, a fundraising plan and budget
authorization for funding sufficient to provide for the travel,
accomodations and participation of each member of the Steering
Committee in the "Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop"
(, offered by the Peoples
Institute for Survival and Beyond;

(2) The Annual National Meeting Committee is instructed to work
with the budget writers to develop a budget for this project, to
negotiate rates with vendors and venues and to promote party-wide
participation in the workshop;

(3) In developing their recommendations, budget writers and the Annual
National Meeting Committee are urged to accommodate hosting for this
workshop immediately prior to, or immediately following the 2012
Presidential Nominating Convention at such venue convenient to the
Convention and on dates which do not pose conflicts for members of
the Steering Committee;

(4) the Annual National Meeting Committee is instructed to work with
the Fundraising Committee to solicit contributions to support this
project and to seek the paid registration and participation of Greens
throughout the Party to help fill the workshop and finance the costs
of its presentation; and

(5) each accredited state party is urged to provide for the
participation of at least two members of their state leadership, either
in the workshop organized by the Annual National Meeting Committee,
or at other workshops organized locally and presented by the Peoples
Institute for Survival and Beyond ( or a similar
organization offering comparable training.
Adoption of this resolution, will instruct the Annual National Meeting
Committee to fulfill the charge anticipated by the adoption of this
resolution, and further to instruct the Finance Committee to develop
and the Steering Committee to recommend a 2012 Annual budget consistent
with the existing deadlines to fund undoing racism training for party
leadership in the city of and immediately prior to or after the 2012
Presidential Nominating Convention.

The on-budget costs of fulfilling the charge of this resolution is
anticipated to range between $3,000 and $5,000 depending on the rates
negotiated by the event organizers and understanding that the training
is scheduled to coincide with the Presidential Nominating Convention.


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