In my first post here, last week, I noted that, with the Rhode Island GP withdrawing from the national party rather than face a de-accreditation fight, and the Alaska GP losing such a fight, in both cases over lack of support for 2020 presidential nominee Howie Hawkins, a number of Greens wondered if these were dominoes specifically lined up to create momentum to boot the Georgia Green Party next, over entirely different issues, issues which defenders of the party argue aren’t even addressable by de-accreditation.
The Green Party’s national Lavender Caucus fired an official complaint with the GP’s Accreditation Committee just before Christmas. The complaint asks for either formal de-accreditation, or what I call “backdoor de-accreditation” of either suspending the Georgia GP or else putting it on “inactive” status.
The Georgia party has now fired back.
The nutgraf is here:
The NLC complaint fails to state an actionable claim that either proposed outcome [author: suspension/inactive or de-accreditation] is justified. We urge that this committee (1) reject this complaint, (2) exercise patience that the party’s process for the democratic revision to its platform will function to resolve disputes among accredited members over platform language and (3) allow our state and national parties to return to the important work of building capacity for the election cycle which began as the polls closed November 3rd, 2020.
Per a PDF at the Georgia GP’s link with full information, the Lavender Caucus claims de-accreditation is warranted because the state party’s 2020 platform statement on women’s sex workers’ rights undermines the social justice commitment among the national GP’s Four Key Pillars.
From what I know of timetables and other things, a denouement of some sort is likely within 30-60 days. For people who are interested in the details of the issue, click through the Georgia GP webpage to the PDF.