March State Membership Meeting

GREEN PARTY OF MICHIGAN STATE MEMBERSHIP MEETING
March 25-26, 2017
First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, 315 W. Michigan Ave. – 269-345-2195
Free parking at meters on weekend, enter front door.
Meeting Manager: Sherry A. Wells, sherwells@tm.net, 248-543-5297

SATURDAY

11:00

OPENING: Credentials Report;

Introductions; Newcomers? how learned about meeting?

Agenda: additions, deletions, approval.

Officer and Committee Updates to Reports

Proposals: By-laws amendments, other Explanation of Officers and Working Groups—during lunch, consider those on attachment

To be elected:  Chair, Committee Manager, Secretary [Records], Treasurer, Meeting Manager, Locals Liaison, Merchandise and Office Manager, Elections Coordinator, Communications Manager, National Committee Delegates—6 plus 6 alternates

1:00 LUNCH

On our own? list will be posted

Officer Election

Learning: How to Grow the Green Party, Erin Michael Fox;
Environment and Food, Dray Perkins
State and National issues by Pillar—orgs., events and actions
Ecological Wisdom
Social Justice/ Economy
Grassroots Democracy
Nonviolence

6:00 – 7:30 Public Meet-the-Greens Pizza Party

SUNDAY

1:00 to 4:30

Running for Public Office Considerations–Panel John Anthony LaPietra, Erin-Michael Fox, Joe Jordan, Tom Mair, Sherry A. Wells,

2017 Local offices and 2018 State offices–Why run, where run

Supporting candidates—Social media and more; voter contact.

Green Party nominating and endorsing procedures; GP-US election strategy for us all.

TO HAVE A COPY OF PACKET E-MAILED OR FAXED TO YOU—sherwells@tm.net


SAVE THE DATE
After the “Recount”–What now?Friday evening, April 7, all day Saturday, April 8, all day Sunday April 9
Voting Justice and Democratizing Elections Conference

Conference workshops will include the following four Democracy Tracks and Workshops:
1. Election Integrity and Verifiable Elections
2. Fair representation: redistricting and ballot access
3. Voting Justice—Electoral Jim Crow, Racial Disenfranchisement
4. Money and Influence—Public Campaign Financing; Move to Amend
We begin with a report on the Michigan Recount, by Jill Stein

Lunch–The history of Green Party Leadership for Fair and Verifiable Elections
And finish with A Call to Action

NO CHARGE!—Location To Be Announced; the Detroit Greens will find a Detroit venue


UPCOMING STATE MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

July 15, 2017 Saturday, 9 AM to 8 PM, Quality Inn, 1225 North Dixie Hwy., Monroe MI 48162(734) 242-6000

Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9, 2017 Marquette, MichiganA Green Party Party to celebrate growth and successes U. P. means Ultimate Party!

Spring, 2018 Flint, Michigan; Officer Elections and Preparing for 2018 State and Federal Elections


HELP WANTED

Volunteers with experience in or as: Webmaster, Graphics guru, Meeting Planner, Hospitality, Minute taker & typer, Database Manager, Data Entry, Merchandise

SUPPLIES WANTED

3-ring binders—good condition; Tabs for 3-ring binders; Button maker and software and supplies;Name tag holders

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