Eureka Greens Free Speech Headquarters

Welcome to the home of Green-oriented free speech! We invite all populist-oriented bloggers who hold the Ten Key Values dear to join a real, adult discussion about issues that matter. All registered Greens living in the Greater Eureka area are invited to open a Blogger account and help co-create this site. Any inappropriate postings or comments will be removed.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Resolution Regarding the Recall of State and National Officials

Saturday, September 24, 2005

RESOLUTION of the Eureka Greens
a Local of the Green Party of Humboldt County (GPHC)
covering Eureka, Myrtletown, Cutten, Pine Hill, Humboldt Hill and Samoa

Resolution Regarding the Recall of State and National Officials

Whereas, The General Assembly of the Green Party of Humboldt County (GPHC) adopted the "Resolution on Affiliating the Green Party of Humboldt County with the 'Greens for Democracy and Independence' Caucus" on October 18, 2004, specifically calling for term limits, strengthened recall procedures and other measures of accountability for officials of the Green Party of California (GPCA) and the Green Party of the United States (GPUS); and


Whereas, The General Assembly of the GPHC adopted the "Resolution on Involvement of State and National Green Party Officials in their Regional, County and Local Organizations" on February 12, 2005, specifically calling for GPCA and GPUS officials residing in Humboldt County to attend, participate and be responsible to the will of the General Assembly; and

Whereas, None of the Humboldt County residents serving as officials designated by the GPCA have responded to the request of the General Assembly, nor have they made any effort to participate in the work of the GPHC or of any of its Locals; and

Whereas, Green National Committee (GNC) member David Cobb and GPCA Grassroots Organizing Working Group Co-Coordinator Dee Brady (both Eureka residents) have specifically declined invitations to the GPHC General Assembly and have ignored the formation of the Eureka Greens; and

Whereas, As a lead organizer of the statewide program for growing the Green Party, Dee Brady has been conspicuously and completely absent in local Green Party tabling and outreach efforts, nor has she contributed to the implementation of the GPHC Grassroots Organizing Strategic Plan; and

Whereas, Efforts by partners in the Greens for Democracy and Independence (GDI) Caucus to spread respect for openness, honesty and responsibility in the internal democratic procedures of Green parties across the country would be bolstered by decisive moves towards these ends within Green-minded communities across the continent as well as on the state and national levels; and

Whereas, The GPUS in its Annual National Meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma this summer demonstrated a callous disregard for the values, platform and will of the vast majority of members in rejecting the three proposals of GDI to ensure proportional representation, independence from the corporate controlled two-party system of the Democrats and Republicans and the principle of one Green, one vote, among other affronts against grassroots democracy and basic ethics; and

Whereas, David Cobb, who purports to be the representative of this part of California on the GNC, voted against all three GDI proposals, despite the affiliation of the GPHC with GDI, and never even bothered to consult the Eureka Greens or the GPHC on his votes cast on our behalf; and

Whereas, The affiliation of the GPCA with the GPUS expired after no specific action was taken to renew it by the GPCA General Assembly, calling into question why local and state resources continue to be drained into an organization where our interests are not well-reflected. Therefore be it

Resolved, The Eureka Greens demand a county-wide recall election be held to consider the removal of David Cobb from positions in the GPCA and GPUS. Be it further

Resolved, The Eureka Greens demand a county-wide recall election be held to consider the removal of Dee Brady from positions in the GPCA and GPUS. Be it further

Resolved, The Eureka Greens request the voluntary withdrawal of the delegation of the GPCA from any further participation in the GNC or any other organ of the GPUS unless and until such time as the three proposals to re-establish basic democracy sponsored by GDI are adopted and implemented throughout the organization. Be it further

Resolved, The Eureka Greens further request the adoption of amendments to the GPUS bylaws to require term limits and local involvement of all members of the GNC and all other organs of the GPUS. Be it further

Resolved, The Eureka Greens call upon the State Coordinating Committee (CC) of the GPCA to place upon the agenda of the next plenary session of the GPCA General Assembly a proposal to continue GPUS affiliation with the understanding that such affiliation has long since lapsed. Be it further

Resolved, The Eureka Greens reaffirm their request to the State CC regarding the placement upon the agenda of the next plenary session of the GPCA General Assembly a proposal to amend the GPCA Bylaws to require term limits for members of the State CC and the State Bylaws, Finance and Platform Standing Committees. Be it further

Resolved, The Eureka Greens suggest the several local, county, regional and state Green Party organizations across the continent consider implementing requirements for state and national Green Party ‘leaders’ to be required to participate in at least a minimally substantive way in the work of their local, county and regional Green Party organizations. Be it further

Resolved, The Eureka Greens believe all county Green Party organizations in California should examine the voting records of their representatives on the GNC and other organs of the GPUS, as well as the State CC and other organs of the GPCA, in to determine the manner in which they have represented or misrepresented local positions. Be it further

Resolved, The Eureka Greens offer support to grassroots activists across California who concur with the principles of Democracy and Independence and encourage them to run for County Council or Steering Committee seats in their respective communities next year in order to foster a nonviolent consensus-based rebellion against further interference in the affairs of the Green Party at all levels by those beholden to the ‘lesser-evil’ politics of the two corporate parties. Be it further

Resolved, The Secretary of the Eureka Greens shall transmit this resolution to all other GPHC Locals, the General Assembly of the GPHC as well as all County organizations within the Emerald Region, the GDI Caucus, the State CC of the GPCA, all representatives of California on the GNC, David Cobb, Dee Brady and any other GPCA or GPUS officials residing in Humboldt County.

Signed,


Paul Sanderson, Chair
Eureka Greens, GPHC Local

4 Comments:

  • At 7:31 AM, Anonymous rey said…

    Looks like you folks got what you wished for. David Cobb just resigned from the Green National Committee and Dee Brady won't run again when her term expires at the end of 2005. Ave Democracy!

     
  • At 10:02 PM, Blogger JamBoi said…

    I'll be the first to say I'm not up on all the issues involved here and the grievances of the different factions, but I'm just wondering if such old-school major party confrontational tactics were really in the best interest of the Green Party? I'm a Green in Santa Clara county and would like to see Greens employ NonViolent Communication style of conflict resolution. I think it could make a huge difference in creating unity in our party.

     
  • At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Homer Johnson said…

    If we don't confront the abuse of our process and the theft of our own national convention, how do we hope to affect change in our society?

     
  • At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your advice on negotiation style is interesting, but like consensus it also rests on the assumption of shared values and the willingness to communicate. People like David Cobb, Dee Brady and Michael Twombly clearly don't share those assumptions.

     

Post a Comment

<< Home