Two recent posts on Green Party Watch:
Green National Committee news
January 4th, 2010 by Gregg Jocoy
The Green National Committee (GNC) is responsible for decision making between Annual National Meetings. Over the holidays they have been busy, and several proposals are now in the voting phase.
In the not too distant past, some proposals and appointments have failed due to a lack of a voting quorum. To address that problem it has been proposed that four states be assigned a “temporary inactive status”. They include Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Vermont.
All these proposals were submitted by the Accreditation Committee. This committee is headed up by Nannette Garrett of Georgia and Roger Snyder of New York.
So far there have been only “Yes” and “abstain” votes cast, but only a few of those. Voting began today and ends on the 10th.
More National Committee news
January 5th, 2010 by Gregg Jocoy
The proposals to place Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming and Vermont into inactive status is being voted on now, as mentioned in an earlier article. As of now there are a few “no” votes, and a few “abstain” votes, but most are voting “yes”. Thus far votes have been cast by 22 states or caucuses.
Two other issues are up for votes right now. One, Proposal 433, would appoint Hank Bardel of New York to the Finance Committee. The other, Proposal 432 would establish a “fast track” system for Steering Committee approval of time-sensitive sign-on letters and/or petitions forwarded by the Eco-Action Committee.
As of now, votes on these two proposals are 28 in favor, 1 against, and 4 abstentions on the Eco-Action Committee proposal, and 32 in favor, 1 against, and 1 abstention on the appointment of Bardel to the Finance Committee. Interestingly enough, the single “no” vote on Bardel was cast by Jason Nabewaniec, national party co-chair, and New York Green. On the Eco-Action Committee proposal, the sole dissenter so far is Mike Feinstein, also a national party co-chair, from California.