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Proposal Details

Proposal ID752
ProposalStrategic Plan ObjectivesAction Plan: Growing Membership and Diversity
PresenterSteering Committee
Floor ManagerKaren Young
Discussion06/16/2014 - 07/06/2014
Voting07/07/2014 - 07/13/2014
Presens Quorum30 0.6666
Consens Quorum30 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


The National Committee passed Proposal 689 regarding development of a Strategic Plan on November 25, 2012. The Strategic Plan Working Group (SPWG) first convened in January 2013. We gathered input from many sources before releasing the draft plan, and gathered further input at the Annual National Meeting in Summer 2013.

The Strategic Plan consists of two parts: the Narrative, which lays out an analysis of the party’s current situation, and goals designed to grow the party and move it forward; and the Objectives and Action Plan. The Objectives and Action Plan lays out specific objectives designed to meet each goal, action plans around each objective, how we will measure success, and who should do the work.

The Objectives and Action Plan document for each goal will be considered separately, to allow members to fully discuss and consider each one.

Some Action Items would involve bylaws changes. However, specific changes are not outlined here, as they would be developed and proposed by the relevant committees. Committees, as well as the party in general, may also develop budget requests and/or fundraising plans to enable implementation.

Implementation of the Plan will depend on the active involvement and commitment of Party leaders and members, both current and future, who are inspired to join the work called for in the plan. Possible new committees we envision are listed in italics. The Strategic Planning Working Group intends to remain active, to help the process along, and to evaluate our progress over time. Our Implementation Plan is outlined here:

We call on every member of the National Committee to consider where their talents might best be used in this effort, and to join national committees to use those talents. NC members should also consider whether other Party members in their states might be interested, and invite them to join committees. People with leadership, fundraising, and project management experience are especially needed.

We look forward to a more visible and powerful Green Party that will come to fruition, through the focused and strategic work guided by the Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan is focused on five goals, which are detailed below.

Increase Membership and Diversity
Run More Candidates and Campaigns
Create More Positive Awareness of the Party
Create Closer Ties with Movements, More Effective Issue Advocacy/Policy Development
Change Structures to Better Align with Goals


The purpose of this proposal is for the National Committee to indicate that they generally support the Strategic Plan Objectives and Action Plan., Goal 1: Growing Membership and Diversity, as detailed below.


Goal One: Increase Membership and Diversity

See document at:


General timelines and personnel are indicated above.

The Strategic Planning Working Group (SPWG) will continue to work with the Steering Committee and other relevant committees and state leaders to develop and implement the plan. The SPWG will release a preliminary report on the plan’s progress at the end of 2014.


All strategic planning documents are available here:
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Co-Chairs, Strategic Planning Working Group
Karen Young –; Starlene Rankin, greenstarlene@gmail.,com; Hillary Kane,

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