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Proposal ID757
Proposal2014 Platform amendment proposal: Population
PresenterPlatform Committee - sponsored by GPVA
Floor ManagerBudd Dickinson
PhaseClosed
Discussion06/30/2014 - 07/27/2014
Voting07/28/2014 - 08/03/2014
ResultFailed
Presens Quorum30 0.6666
Consens Quorum45 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes

Background

To introduce wording about overpopulation in the Ecological Sustainability section.

Proposal

Amend Chapter III. Ecological Sustainability.

Add a new section N.:

"N. Human Population Stabilization
The continued growth of the human population, along with unsustainable consumption patterns, is jeopardizing the quality of life for all humans and is a major contributor to habitat destruction and the extinction of other species. By reducing biodiversity, we are undermining the health of the biosphere on which we all depend. The Green Party recognizes that it is necessary both to reduce excess consumption and to curb our populationís growth to stabilize it at a sustainable level. To achieve this goal ethically and humanely, the Green Party recommends making birth control and family planning services available to all who want them as outlined in Chapter II-I (Social Justice: Population) of this Platform, along with implementing policies to reduce consumption as described in Chapter IV (Economic Justice and Sustainability)."

Resources

IMPLEMENTATION / TIMELINE
Approval of this proposal will amend the 2014 Platform, which will be published on the GPUS website in or before September, 2014.

CONTACT
Platform Committee
Jan Martell, co-chair, 919-682-2472, ninth.st@frontier.com
Bruce Hinkforth, co-chair, 262-569-1370, bhinkforth@milwpc.com
Ryan Ruff, state contact, rruff82@gmail.com

References

2012 Platform: http://gp.org/green-party-platform-table-of-contents
Proposition 740: http://gp.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=740

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