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Proposal ID871)
ProposalCaucus Delegates Not Included in Apportionment Tabulation
PresenterGPUS Latinx Caucus and GPUS Youth Caucus
Floor ManagerChris Blankenhorn
PhaseClosed
Discussion06/26/2017 - 07/02/2017
Voting07/03/2017 - 07/09/2017
ResultAdopted
Presens Quorum33 0.6666
Consens Quorum46 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes

Background

The National Committee has recently adopted a significant rules change to permanently apportion delegates to current and future identity caucuses at the time of approval. The current apportionment formula is dependent upon a static number of 150 delegates +/- 2; therefore, in order to preserve the integrity of the formula, it becomes necessary to restrict delegate apportionment to state parties only.

Proposal

Amend the selected relevant sections of the Rules and Procedures, Article VIII, as follows:

ARTICLE VIII. NATIONAL COMMITTEE SIZE AND DELEGATE APPORTIONMENT

Section 8-1 Size and Apportionment of National Committee

8-1.1 The National Committee shall consist of 150 +/- 2 delegates, when including all delegates from all state parties and caucuses accredited and active at the time of bi-annual apportionment, as described in 8-1.3.

now changed to

8-1.1 The National Committee shall consist of 150 +/- 2 delegates, when including all delegates from all state parties accredited and active at the time of bi-annual apportionment, as described in 8-1.3.

and

8-1.2 All active, accredited state parties as defined in Article I Apportionment are entitled to a minimum of two delegates. All accredited caucuses that have 100 registered members as per Article I Apportionment are considered active for the purposes of this Article and are entitled to one delegate. All recognized networks are entitled to one non-voting delegate, which shall not be included in the calculation of the 150 +/- 2 delegates as established in 8-1.1. Delegates are permanently apportioned to caucuses and are not included in the calculation of the 150 +/- 2 delegates as established in 8-1.1. State parties, caucuses, and networks may voluntarily choose to have fewer delegates than those allotted to them.
 
now changed to

8-1.2 All active, accredited state parties as defined in Article I Apportionment are entitled to a minimum of two delegates. All recognized networks are entitled to one non-voting delegate, which shall not be included in the calculation of the 150 +/- 2 delegates as established in 8-1.1. Delegates are permanently apportioned to caucuses and are not included in the calculation of the 150 +/- 2 delegates as established in 8-1.1. State parties, caucuses, and networks may voluntarily choose to have fewer delegates than those allotted to them.

and

8-1.4 Accredited and active state parties and caucuses and recognized networks may also send alternate delegates (henceforth referred to as alternates) to the National Committee. Accredited and active state parties may send as many alternates as the number of delegates they are entitled to send. Accredited and active caucuses may send one alternate, and recognized networks may send up to two alternates. Alternates are entitled to vote in the stead of delegates according to internal rules of state parties and caucuses.

now changed to

8-1.4 Accredited and active state parties and caucuses may also send alternate delegates (henceforth referred to as alternates) to the National Committee. Accredited and active state parties may send as many alternates as the number of delegates they are entitled to send. Accredited and active caucuses may send one alternate. Alternates are entitled to vote in the stead of delegates according to internal rules of state parties and caucuses.

and

8-1.5 Should any state party become accredited, or have its status change to active, after the bi-annual apportionment, the Apportionment Tabulation Committee shall recalculate the Delegate Allocation Formula with the newly accredited or active state party included, and the National Committee shall be expanded by the number of delegates allotted to the newly accredited state party. Only newly accredited or active state parties shall be affected by this calculation. Existing state parties shall retain their previously approved number of delegates. Should a new caucus become accredited after the bi-annual apportionment, the National Committee shall be expanded by one delegate per new caucus. After such expansions, the next bi-annual apportionment shall return the size of the National Committee to as close to 150 as the mathematics of the formula allows, within +/- 2.

now changed to

8-1.5 Should any state party become accredited, or have its status change to active, after the bi-annual apportionment, the Apportionment Tabulation Committee shall recalculate the Delegate Allocation Formula with the newly accredited or active state party included, and the National Committee shall be expanded by the number of delegates allotted to the newly accredited state party. Only newly accredited or active state parties shall be affected by this calculation. Existing state parties shall retain their previously approved number of delegates. Should a new caucus become accredited after the bi-annual apportionment, the National Committee shall be expanded by one delegate per new caucus. After such expansions, the next bi-annual apportionment shall return the size of the National Committee to as close to 150 as the mathematics of the formula allows, within +/- 2.

and

8-1.7 Amendments to the Delegate Apportionment Categories and the Delegate Apportionment Formula may be proposed to the National Committee by the Apportionment Review Committee once every eight years, in the odd-numbered year before the presidential elections. The National Committee may authorize the Apportionment Review Committee by a two thirds vote, to convene and propose amendments four years into an eight year period, in the odd-numbered year before the presidential elections.

now changed to

8-1.7 Amendments to the Delegate Apportionment Categories and the Delegate Apportionment Formula may be proposed to the National Committee by the Apportionment Review Committee once every eight years, in the odd-numbered year before the presidential elections. The National Committee may authorize the Apportionment Review Committee by a two thirds vote, to convene and propose amendments four years into an eight year period, in the odd-numbered year before the presidential elections. Identity caucuses shall automatically be apportioned four delegates and two alternates to the Presidential Nominating Convention.

Resources

Immediate implementation of this rule change. Webmaster is instructed to update the content immediately upon passage.

References

Rules and Procedures of the Green Party of the United States, http://gpus.org/rules-procedures

Proposal 864: Permanent National Committee Delegate Apportionment for Caucuses, http://gp.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=864

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