Resolution for Affiliating the Waterfront Greens with the Greens for Democracy and Independence (GDI) Caucus
December 9, 2006
RESOLUTION of the Waterfront Greens
a branch of the Green Party of California
covering Northwestern Eureka, Samoa, Fairhaven and Indianola
Resolution on Affiliating the Waterfront Greens
with the Greens for Democracy and Independence (GDI) Caucus
Whereas, The election of delegates to the Green Party national nominating convention and other national gatherings must reflect the will of the membership, with all delegations based on the vote of the membership must be chosen through proportional representation; and,
Whereas, The Green Party should strive for proportional representation of elected officials on the national Coordinating Committee (CC), with the number of delegates a state has serving on the CC to be allotted in as representative a manner as possible to ensure the party has the support and cooperation of its members; and,
Whereas, The Green Party as a Party may work with, show respect for, and act together with members or elected officials from the corporate controlled parties on specific issues, however, this support must not include an endorsement of their candidates; and,
Whereas, The Green Party of Humboldt County has affiliated with the Greens for Democracy and Independence (GDI) Caucus, which is dedicated to achieving internal democracy in the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) and external independence from other parties and/or corporate influence. Therefore be it
Resolved, The Waterfront Greens hereby affiliates itself with the "Greens for Democracy and Independence" Caucus formed by Greens loyal to grassroots movements within the Party. Be it further
Resolved, The Waterfront Greens call for the following reforms within the Green Party of California and the Green Party of the United States to bring them more into line with the Key Value of Grassroots Democracy:
1) Term limits of no more than four years for all Coordinating, Platform, Rules and Finance Committee members.
2) Involving all Green Party registrants/participants in opportunities for on-line polling for endorsements and positions.
3) More stringent requirements for the recognition of party organizations.
4) Closer cooperation with other minor parties in united front efforts against the two-party system.
5) Greater accountability methods for all party officials, including a more rapid recall process
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