Accepted EC  11.9.15   telephonic meeting minutes of GPCT at 6PM.

Attendees: co-chairpersons: Rolf Maurer, S. Michael DeRosa. Linda Thompson was absent. Treasurer: Christopher Reilly. Secretary: Barbara A. Barry.

  • 11-3-15 election results;
  • Completion of 10-13-15 SCC directive/consensus;
    • Do agenda for the 11-17-15 SCC meeting.

Proposed agenda for the Tuesday, November 17, 2015 SCC meeting.                                    

Time: social from 6PM to 6:30PM.   Meeting start time: 6:30PM.   Facilitator:  Location: Portland Waverly Center, 7 Waverly Avenue, Portland, CT    06480

1.  (5-10 minutes):  Review and:   a) approve minutes the October 13, 2015  SCC meeting;  b) accept EC minutes of the November 9, 2015 meeting                                                                                                  2.  (5 minutes): Treasurer's report from Christopher Reilly.                                                               

3. (10-15 minutes): Secretary’s report from B. Barry. 10-13-15 SCC directive                             

4.  (5-10 minutes): Reports from our 3 representatives to the GPUS National Committee:  Joshua Steele Kelly, S. Michael DeRosa, and Linda Thompson. New GPUS website.                                                           

5.  (10-20 minutes): Any proposals from the GPCT: EC or chapter or five individual GPCT members.

6. (15-20 minutes):  GPCT election results of Tuesday, November 3, 2015 is Addendum I.                   Successes: Joshua Steele Kelly, Waterford Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate.   New London Board of Education: Jason Morris and Mirna Martinez (She was cross endorsed by the Republican Party.).  Hector Lopez, New Canaan Constable.  John Amarilios, New Canaan Constable.

Ben Holden, Canton Selectman (2 year term).  Rolf Maurer, Stamford Board of Education.   Leif Smith, Redding Constable.   New London City Council: Ronna Stuller and  Timothy Hanser.      Billy G. Collins, Waterford Board of Selectman. Kevin P. Kelly  Waterford Board of Education.   Baird Welch-Collins Waterford RTM (Representative Town Meeting), District 2. Deb Roselli Kelly, Waterford RTM, District

7. (5-10 minutes): GPCT Conflict Resolution Committee: need underrepresented area volunteers from: northwest CT and areas west of CT River. To meet as needed.                                                                         8. (5-10 minutes): GPCT Fundraising Committee: a) October 21, 2015 fundraiser at Wheeler’s  Restaurant, Woodbridge, CT with Jeff Cordulack, the new Executive Director of CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), as speaker.  b) future GPCT mid-January 2016 fundraising event?

9.  (5-10 minutes): GPCT Outreach Committee:  reports from GPCT member liaisons with other CT organizations with similar values e.g. Able Child,  HempCT, CT Sierra Club,  True Colors, Environmental Justice Network, NAACP, organizations supporting urban/suburban/rural farm to table farming, Northeast Organic Farm Association (NOFA), SURJ=Showing Up for Racial Justice.  Meeting with CT legislators         10. (10 minutes): GPUS 2016 presidential candidates: a) Jill Stein; b) William “Bill” Kreml; c) Darryl Cherney,  d) Kent Mesplay,  and  e) Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry

11. (10-15 minutes): GPCT Petition School: a) person for locus of control; b) list of petitioners. Must be registered CT voter; c) stress need to authenticate petitions of the petition holder when handing in petitions. Instructions are on the back of each petition; d) list of people who can authenticate; e) consider paying petitioners in January 2016; f) consider mailing petitions to GPCT members who may which to be petition holders; g) remind petition holders to make photocopies of petitions after they are authenticated. Reason: to be able for GPCT to challenge if needed.  Need 7500 valid petition signatures for president/senate so goal is for 15,000 signatures.  h) GPCT seven (7) presidential electors for the 2016 presidential race are: Emily Garfinkel, Mary Lawrence, Cora Santaguida, Allan Brison, Baird Welch-Collins, Christopher Reilly and S. Michael DeRosa.   

12. (5-10 minutes): GPCT 2016 candidates for: U.S. Senate; 1st Congressional District; 2nd CD; petition for 3rd CD: greater New Haven; 4th CD: greater Fairfield; and 5th CD: greater Torrington/Danbury: candidate: Stephanie Piddock.   Candidates for ballot lines of: CT House District 67th: Cindy Day                          13. (20 minutes): Updates from our representatives from each (GPUS) Standing Committees:

Ballot Access (BA): efforts/strategies of the state GPs gaining ballot access: SMD and Jeff Russell.

Bylaws, Rules, Polices Procedure (BRPP): for GPUS officers & national committees: Amy Vas Nunes & Joshua Steele Kelly 

Diversity (DC):  strategies/actions to urge/maximize diversity within the GPUS: Emily Garfinkel

Merchandizing Committee (MERCH): determines/acquires items for the GPUS: Rolf Maurer 

International Committee (IC): promotes GPUS positions re: world issues: SMD, Joshua Steele Kelly and Justine McCabe

Outreach (OC): interacts with other groups who may have similar interests of the GPUS: Emily Garfinkel and Linda Thompson

Peace (GPAX): discusses/develops strategies of how the GPUS may promote peace throughout the world: Baird Welch-Collins

Platform (PC): promotes positions of the GPUS which are consistent with GP 10 Key Values:  Joshua Steele Kelly, Amy Vas Nunes & Justine McCabe.                                                                               Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC): support a GPUS presidential candidates: Timothy McKee

Young Greens of the US: engage youth in Green issues and give members a voice within the GPUS. Membership is open to US youths age 14-35 who identify as Green, support the GPUS 10 Key Values and generally agree with the GPUS platform and missions. Co-chairperson: Joshua Steele Kelly                                                     There are no current GPCT representations on the following committees:                                    Accreditation (AC): reviews state chapter which petitions to join the GPUS; reviews criteria for state delegates to GPUS annual meetings and conventions;  Annual National Meeting (ANMC):  working on the 2016 GPUS Annual Meeting; Black Caucus;  Coordinated Campaign Committee: (CCC): is a standing committee of the GPUS that cooperates with state and local chapters in the support of federal, state, and local Green Party electoral campaigns through a variety of different programs and support functions Credentials Committee (CredCom): The general charge of the Credentials Committee is to facilitate the credentialing of delegates to the Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party of the United States; Dispute Resolution (DRC): mediation of any disputes within the GPUS ; Eco Action (EA): develop strategies for the GPUS regarding ecological matters; Finance (Fincom): determine how to spend the GPUS money; Fundraising (FC): raises money for the GPUS; Green National Committee (NC): The Green National Committee is the highest decision-making body of the Green Party of the United States. Membership consists of all voting delegates from state GPs and caucuses;  Green Party of the US internet news: acquire and write articles for the GPUS  website;  Latino Caucus;  Lavender Caucus; Media Committee (MC): writes GPUS press releases; National Women’s Caucus;  Voting Page; Delegate Apportionment (DAC);  Green House Campaign Committee (GHCC): support/webinars for Green candidates for U.S. Congressional House of Representatives; Green Senatorial Campaign Committee (GSCC): support/webinars for U.S. Senate candidate.

GPUS Steering Committee (SC): Co-chairs:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – VA;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Colorado;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Washington, DC;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – NE;   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – CA;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – VA;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – NY.  Treasurer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – HI.   Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.-Washington                                 14. (5-10 minutes): Algonquin Pipeline update from Tim McKee, GPCT liason.                                       15. (5-15 minutes): Events of possible interest to the GPCT: a) Rally for 100% Renewable Energy for 100% of the People: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at noon at Capital Building in Hartford, CT.

b) training about how to deal with the police by ACLU?; c) others?

16. (15 minutes): a)  GPCT chapter reports:  Greater Fairfield;  Greater Hartford;   Greater Norwich; City of New London and Waterford, CT.  and b) written approved minutes to the CTGP secretary

17.  Determine the next SCC meeting date/time/place. 


GREEN PARTY TEN KEY VALUES: non-violence, respect for diversity, grassroots democracy, social justice and equal opportunity, ecological wisdom, decentralization, community-based economics and economic justice, future focus and sustainability, personal and global responsibility, feminism and gender equality.                                                                                                                                                      Submitted by Barbara Barry, GPCT secretary for the GPCT EC: Linda Thompson, S. Michael DeRosa, Rolf Maurer and Christopher Reilly.