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Re: [OrleansGreens] Meeting Minutes: GNOGP General Membership 2/29/04

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  • cammie@riseup.net
    As most of y all have already heard by now, the International Women s Day festival is actually on Sunday, from 3-7pm.
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 5 2:41 PM
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      As most of y'all have already heard by now, the International Women's Day
      festival is actually on Sunday, from 3-7pm.

      Quoting Joe Wagner <jm_wagner@...>:

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      > GNOGP General Membership Meeting Minutes 2/29/04
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      > I. Announcements
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      > HUMANITARIAN DELEGATION TO COLUMBIAN COMMUNITIES (Liza Smith):
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      > -delegation needs sponsors: people to advertise via listservs, etc.,
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      > and possibly send a delegate w/the mission. Delegate would
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      > participate in media outreach upon return to the US.
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      > -Handout: Sponsor Sign-Up
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      > -Liza needs reply re intentions by mid-April.
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      > -MOTION: This item to be placed on the agenda of the next General
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      > Membership meeting. Passed unanimously.
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      > ALTERNATIVE CURRENCY IN N.O. (John Clark)
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      > -Work on creating a local alternative currency system (similar to
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      > the Ithaca Bucks exchange system) is currently underway. More info
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      > as it becomes available.
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      > SECOND LINE FOR PEACE (Malik Rahim)
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      > -Malik Rahim and the Antiviolence Coordinating Committee will
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      > sponsor a "Second Line for Peace" during the first week of
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      > July,
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      > which will call attention to issues such as public housing, prison
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      > reform, and economic development.
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      > Antiviolence CC meets at the Ashe Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley
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      > INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY MARCH 8 (Cammie Brewer)
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      > - Café Brasil event to be held in celebration of this day.
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      > 9/11 VISIBILITY (Brad Mayeux)
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      > -Brad created an email list - "New Orleans for Truth" - which
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      > will
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      > promote awareness of 9/11 issues.
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      > PROTEST STAR WARS AT STENNIS (Ben Gordon)
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      > WHAT: Protest to coincide with the transport of SDI ("Star
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      > Wars")
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      > components at Stennis
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      > WHEN: April 2 from 3-5 PM
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      > WHERE: Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
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      > For transportation or more info call 522-3751
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      > Sponsored by Pax Christi
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      > II. Reports
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      > TREASURER
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      > Balance 1-24 $928.24
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      > Receipts 275.00
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      > Expenses 91.00
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      > Balance 2-29 $1112.24
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      > ELECTIONS COORDINATOR
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      > Leenie Halbert stated that candidate search for November elections
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      > is still in progress. One individual has expressed interest in
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      > running for Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff as a Green.
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      > TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR
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      > Jason told us that the transportation element of the New Orleans
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      > Master Plan will be presented for final approval on Tuesday March
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      > 9th at 1:30PM. This is the closure to over a year of public
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      > meetings and revisions.
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      > The current draft can be viewed online at www.new-orleans.la.us
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      > (then click departments>city planning>master plan elements)
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      > III. Old Business
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      > GREEN PARTY OF LOUISIANA CAUCUS
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      > WHEN: Sun. Apr. 18th. 10 AM-4 PM. WHERE: Bldg. across from Student
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      > Union. Exact location TBA.
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      > New Mexico Green Carol Miller has expressed interest in attending.
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      > *Online summary the caucus method to be used:
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      > http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/polit/damy/BeginnningReading/howprwor.h
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      > tm
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      > -Caucus Method:
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      > Caucus will unfold in a two-part process: (1) Attendees will
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      > organize themselves in terms of candidates or positions (e.g., safe-
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      > states vs. all-states). (2) actual election of delegates. Caucus
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      > participants need not endorse a particular candidate, but instead
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      > may endorse a particular platform or philosophy.
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      > -Membership credentials for delegates:
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      > Members of GPL or GNOGP are eligible to participate in the caucus.
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      > Or, one can present an LA Voter Registration card which shows the
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      > individual's party affiliation as being Independent/Other. The
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      > individual can at that point fill out a GPL membership card.
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      > -Concept behind caucus: in theory, votes will result in proportional
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      > representation of what Greens want. (e.g., safe-states strategy).
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      > Some people will be going there with a mandate - a particularly
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      > delineated position; other delegates will go there with the stated
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      > intention of voting for a particular candidate. This system will
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      > provide the most proportional outcome to the Convention.
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      > -Les Evenchick asked: "What if some of the delegates who are
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      > elected
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      > can't actually attend the Convention?" Jason replied that
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      > votes can
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      > be proxied; delegates who are in attendance at the Convention can
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      > vote by proxy for the delegates who weren't able to attend.
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      > -Transportation will be provided from here to the Caucus: Details to
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      > be worked out at next month's general membership meeting.
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      > -Videos of past Green conventions: Leenie contacted Minnesota
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      > Greens about this but hasn't yet received a response. Julie
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      > Whitbeck states that at least one caucus video can be found online.
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      > Followup at next Coordinating Committee meeting.
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      > IV. New Business
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      > ADVOCATES FOR LOUISIANA HEALTHCARE (ALPH) ENDORSEMENT
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      > MOTION: That GNOGP endorse ALPH, send rep (Alejandro Lurati) to ALPH
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      > meetings. Motion passes 11-0 with two abstentions.
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      > GPL CAUCUS STATE TOUR EVENT IN NEW ORLEANS
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      > Jason suggests doing this the weekend of March 25-27th.
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      > DAVID COBB VISIT
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      > MOTION: GNOGP to invite David Cobb as well as other Green
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      > Presidential candidates to speak on March 28. Candidates will be
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      > invited to send a representative a video, or written statement in
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      > lieu of attendance. Mr. Cobb will get 30 minutes, including Q&A
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      > session, to speak. GNOGP will promote the event and have a table at
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      > it; Mr. Cobb's supporters will be responsible for organizing and
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      > logistics.
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      > Motion passes: 9 for, 1 against, 2 abstaining.
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      > GNOGP rep to contact local Cobb campaign organizer Lynn Serpi (ph)
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      > and notify her of this proposal.
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      > FORUM ON HAITIAN SITUATION
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      > Les Evenchick proposed that GNOGP should organize an forum on the
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      > Haitian crisis.
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      > MOTION: That GNOGP organize a forum on Haiti for
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      > educational/informational purposes.
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      > Motion defeated 1 for, 11 against, 2 abstaining.
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      > MOTION: to defer Haitian issue to CC meeting. Motion passed.
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      > Cammie Brewer to form an ad-hoc committee to report to the
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      > Coordinating Committee. Ad-hoc cmte will assess resources available
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      > for this event, find someone to take primary responsibility for
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      > organizing it.
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      > EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOR ELECTIONS
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      > -Julie Whitbeck passed out handout ("GNOGP '04 electoral
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      > politics
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      > educational materials preparation") for membership feedback via
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      > email.
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      > -A Green Kitchen, featuring discussion of national electoral issues,
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      > will take place on March 21st. Will be primarily potluck.
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      > Location: Jason Neville's house.
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      > Coordinators for event: 1) Food, Jason Neville; 2) Education, Julie
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      > Whitbeck; 3) Publicity, Brad Mayeux.
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      > Ben Gordon offered to assist with publicity.
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      > Treasurer to provide funds as needed at his discretion.
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      > RETREAT TIME/PLACE/AGENDA
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      > Tabled to next CC meeting.
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      > V. Next Meeting Time/Place, Facilitator
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      > Coordinating Committee: Sunday, March 7 at 7 PM.
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      > General Membership: Sunday, March 28 at 5PM. Location: Fair Grinds
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      > Coffeehouse.
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      > ATTENDANCE
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      > Members: 16
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      > Visitors: 3
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