> Can anyone let us know what took place at the recent plenary in
> Sacramento? Thanks.
> Uncle Chuck
I regularly report on state meetings to my region. Here is what I sent out
via email the day I got home from Sacramento. Some of it is from an L.A.
County point of view, but it should be generally informative and hope it
fills any information vacuum.
> The minutes of the Sacramento plenary should be out fairly soon, and many of
> us were there, but, in any case, a quick summary:
> The delegates to Milwaukee were approved and a preliminary training was
> completed, setting up teams to represent the candidates and NOTA as determined
> from the primary. The primary vote reporter for California will be Sara Amir,
> supported by a team of alternates.
> It was agreed that delegates will vote their consciences on the national
> platform, as well as on presidential nomination and possibly endorsement
> ballots after the first round.
> California will lead efforts to have the "loyalty oath" expunged from the
> delegate registration, following a typically empassioned speech from Peter
> Bylaws for the California standing delegation to the national party were
> accepted after numerous floor amendments, and Forrest Hill and Newell Taylor
> were elected as new national alternates to the GPUS coordinating committee.
> Feedback was taken on the Green Party Election Code, and consideration of the
> health care plank for the California platform was deferred to the next
> The Coordinating Committee accepted the letter and petitions requesting
> assistance and a gathering from L.A. County, and will discuss specifics
> further at the next teleconference.
> A new issue of Green Focus was released, with the top front page story by LA
> Green Lisa Taylor about the recent Petra Kelly legacy event.
> Danika Kavulich was introduced as the newly-hired campaign coordinator for the
> Campaigns and Candidates Working Group.
> Please forward this to any and all Greens to keep everyone up to date.