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Proposal ID783
ProposalProposal to update Article X of GPUS Rules and Procedures
PresenterPresidential Campaign Support Committee
Floor ManagerTamar Yager
PhaseClosed
Discussion05/18/2015 - 06/14/2015
Voting06/15/2015 - 06/21/2015
ResultAdopted
Presens Quorum30 0.6666
Consens Quorum42 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes

Background

On September 18, 2007 the National Committee approved a proposal (#311) sponsored by the Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC) entitled "Implementation of Standards for Recognizing Presidential Candidates", which applied to the 2008 presidential cycle.

On February 21, 2010 the National Committee approved a proposal (#439) sponsored by the PCSC entitled "GPUS Policy for Recognition of Declared Candidates for the Green Party Nomination for President", which placed all deadlines in generic terms corresponding to all election cycles, rather than specific only to the 2007/2008 cycle. Proposal 439 also made several other modifications to the rules established under Proposal 311.

Based upon the experience of working with those standards, the PCSC is proposing an amended version of that proposal that would do the following:

- Requires that the list of supporters in Section 10-1.5 be submitted to the GPUS Secretary, and that no more than 50 supporters can be from one state.

- Requires that the $5,000 raised in in Section 10-1.7 must include at least $300 in each of five states or at least $100 in each of ten states; that no more than $500 come from any individual donor; and that the fundraising requirements must be verified through a campaign finance report posted on the Federal Election Commission's website.

- Requires that the PCSC Co-chairs make a written report including all documentation to the PCSC when an individual has met eligibility under Section 10-1.

Proposal

That the existing Article X be replaced with the following text:

Section 10-1 Eligibility

An individual may become an officially recognized candidate for the Green Party nomination for President provided that he/she:

10-1.1 Submits a filled out official Candidate Questionnaire to the Presidential Campaign Support Committee;

10-1.2 Is not a registrant of any state or national level political party in the individual's primary state of residence except for a state party which has affiliated with GPUS, or a party forming for the intent of GPUS affiliation in a state where there is no GPUS affiliated state party;

10-1.3 Has pledged in writing to the Presidential Campaign Support Committee to appear on all offered statewide Green Party ballot lines;

10-1.4 Has a website to promote his/her candidacy.

10-1.5 Receives and submits written support from 100 Green Party members to the GPUS Secretary, with no more than 50 from one state, and including members from at least five state parties; this requirement is not applicable until December 1st of the year preceding the presidential election;

10-1.6 Establishes a campaign committee and files with the Federal Elections Commission; this requirement is not applicable until December 31st of the year preceding the presidential election;

10-1.7 Raises at least $5,000, not including self-financing, for the purpose of his/her campaign; verified by submission of a campaign finance report to this effect with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), received and posted on the FECís web site; where no more than $500 from any individual donor may count towards this threshold, and where at least $300 must come from at least five states, or at least $100 from at least ten states. This requirement is not applicable until February 1st of the year of the presidential election;

10-1.8 Has made a good faith effort to participate in the presidential preference processes of state Green Parties, either by sending a declaration of candidacy to those state parties, by seeking to appear on the ballot where there is a party primary and/or by otherwise seeking to comply with the relevant procedures for inclusion in a state party's preference process.

Section 10-2 Recognition

10-2.1 Provided that a candidate is eligible under Section 10-1, then the Presidential Campaign Support Committee shall consider whether to extend official recognition as a candidate for the Green Party nomination.

10-2.2 The Presidential Campaign Support Committee co-chairs shall make a written report including all documentation to the committee when an individual has met eligibility under Section 10-1, including a report on the objective efforts made to satisfy all requirements under Section 10-1.

10-2.3 If no action is taken by a committee member within seven days, beginning the day after notification under 10-2.2, then the candidate shall be extended official recognition. Within those seven days, any committee member may introduce a proposal, specifying which criteria in 10-1 have not been met, to decline to extend official recognition. Such a proposal shall be acted upon per the Presidential Campaign Support Committee's standard policies and procedures, and candidate recognition shall only be declined upon a 2/3 vote of the committee. Should such a proposal fail, the candidate shall be extended official recognition.

10-2.4 Once a candidate has been extended official recognition, such recognition may be rescinded by a proposal specifying cause and acted upon per the standard policies and procedures of the Presidential Campaign Support Committee, with a 2/3 vote of the committee; or, if, in the determination of the Presidential Campaign Support Committee Co-Chairs (with such determination subject to the review of the entire committee), an officially recognized candidate fails to meet one or more of the deadline-specific requirements for recognition delineated in Section 10-1 of this policy, such recognition shall be considered rescinded until and unless the candidate meets such requirements.

10-2.5 Individuals who are officially recognized candidates may be eligible for GPUS provided resources, including information on GPUS sponsored websites, contact lists, and other resources that GPUS might provide.

Resources

Recognition Process would be posted on the GPUS Rules and Procedures web page and included in PCSC outreach.

References

"Implementation of Standards for Recognizing Presidential Candidates"

http://gp.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=311

"GPUS Policy for Recognition of Declared Candidates for the Green Party Nomination for President"

http://gp.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=439

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