General Assembly November 2018 Draft Agenda

Draft agenda of the Tulare County General Assembly, Porterville, November 17-18, 2018

Saturday, Nov. 17th

8:00 am Breakfast, registration - Facilitators: TBD

8:30 am Opening, new delegate orientation, quorum count, announcement of Standing Committee vacancies

8:50 am Agenda approval

9:10 am Decision: Confirmation of bylaw interpretation by Coordinating Committee extending, length of discussion phase for current SGA Election of female CC seat. (CC)

9:20 am Decision: Revising Ten Key Values. (Media)
PROPOSAL: That the Green Party of California adopt a bullet list statement format for the web site and other purposes as drafted below, or alternatively by adopting the current GPUS Ten Key Values statement (whichever of these the General Assembly delegation prefers).

9:55 am Break

10:00 am Presentation: Fostering Understanding of Gender Diversity. (Tulare)

11:00 am Discussion: Recruiting members for GPCA Committees and Working Groups. (Clearinghouse)

11:40 am Announcements (including Announcement from Clearinghouse regarding Outreach and Communication Plan)

12:00 pm Lunch

12:55 pm Reconvene, Facilitators: TBD

1:00 pm Decision: Bylaws Amendment for an Activist Training & Development Working Group. (Yolo)
PROPOSAL: Add the following language to the GPCA Bylaws, after clause 10-8: 10-9 Activist Training and Development Working Group
10-9.1 Duties and Authority The Activist Training & Development Working Group is charged with promoting and facilitating training and development opportunities for Greens. This includes working to:
10-9.1(a) Develop a strategy for integrating training and development into Green activism;
10-9.1(b) Develop training opportunities which support and enhance Green activists' abilities to undertake any tasks or roles which they would like to fill;
10-9.1(c) Organize training & discussion on key issues and debates which Green activists have to navigate;
10-9.1(d) Support counties in developing locally-based trainings as desired;
10-9.1(e) Support GPCA in building and maintaining a culture dedicated to the training and development of its activists at all levels and in as many channels as is reasonable.

1:30pm Breakout sessions for committees and working groups (Media, Platform, CCWG, GROW, Bylaws)

2:30 pm Reconvene, Quorum Count, and Confirmation: Standing Committee and Working Group Co-Coordinators.

2:45 pm Decision: GPCA Governance (GPLA, GPCCC)
PROPOSAL: To present evidence to substantiate the legitimacy of these concerns in the following categories: (Ref:
1a. Bylaws and Internal Elections Violations
1b. Fiscal Policy Violations/Campaign Finance Reporting Violations
1c. Inadequate Record and Website Maintenance
1d. Legitimacy of GPCA Standing General Assembly
1e. Denial of GPLAC access to LA County data in GPCA Nationbuilder database
2. To initiate and assist in establishing a Resolutions Committee consisting of representatives from all the County Councils in California, as well as the GPCA, within which equitable resolution of these and other concerns can be achieved.

3:45 pm Decision: 2019 Budget PDF and .pptx

4:45 pm Decision: Proposal: Platform Amendments. (Platform Committee)
· Proposal: Platform Plank: Recycling plank.
· Proposal: Platform Plank: Toxic Wastes plank.

5:30 pm Decision: Next General Assembly Meeting Date and Place (Coordinating Committee)

5:45 pm Announcements

6:00 pm Dinner on your own (host committee providing recommendations), GPUS
Delegation meeting during dinner

Sunday, Nov. 18th

8:00 am Breakfast, Registration - Facilitators: TBD

8:30 am Convene

8:35 am Discussion: Revising GPCA Bylaws about Committees’ and Working Groups’ functions.

The Bylaws Committee has committed to undertake a revision to the GPCA Bylaws in an effort to streamline and date them. New members on many Committees and Working Groups — and confusion over roles and tasks even among long time members — have led to some dysfunction in Party operations. Overlapping roles among Committees and Working Groups are extremely problematic when it comes to encouraging Party growth.

9:35 am Discussion: Debrief on the Nov 2018 Election (CCWG)

10:50 am Jill Stein: State of the Union Address

11:30 am Jill Stein: Q&A

11:55 am Announcements

12:00 pm Lunch

12:55 pm Reconvene - Facilitators: TBD

1:00 pm Workshops/Presentations:
· I. Feminism and sex-based oppression - Carol A. Bouldin and Ann Menasche
· II. Community Choice Energy - Woody Hastings

2:00 pm Presentation: CAPS and CHIRA on their work in Tulare County. (Tulare)

3:00 pm Breakout sessions for committees and working groups (Clearinghouse, IT, ERWG, Green Issues, ActWG [if established Saturday])

4:00 pm Reconvene, Quorum Count, and Confirmation: Standing Committee and Working Group Co-Coordinators.

4:15 pm Closing session

4:30 pm Adjourn