Title: Establish Bylaws for the GPCA Media Standing Committee
Sponsor: Media Sub-Committee of
the Communications Standing Committee
Presenters: Erika McDonald,
415-337-1499, firstname.lastname@example.org; Tom Bolema, 661-943-0676,
Subject: Separate the Media
Sub-Committee from the Communications Standing Committee; Establish the
Media Standing Committee of the GPCA
Background and Purpose: The
Communications Standing Committee is made of three subcommittees, which
address official GPCA communication tasks: Media, IT and Clearinghouse.
The GPCA General Assembly created the Communications Committee by
consensus more than two years ago. Since then, the three groups have
grown to perform separate duties, budgets and workplans. They now
have distinctly separate tasks and functions.
This proposal separates the Media Sub-Committee from the Communications
Standing Committee, and adopts amended bylaws 7-4.2 (below) for the
Media Standing Committee. Bylaws 7-7 establish the Media Standing
Committee. The Bylaws Committee reviewed and affirmed the drafting of
Proposal: Establish Bylaws for
the GPCA Media Standing Committee, following the separation of the
Media Sub-Committee from the Communications Standing Committee.
Section 7-7. Media Standing Committee
7-7.1 Duties and Authority
The Media Standing Committee is charged with facilitating all GPCA
communications with media outlets. The Media Standing Committee will
develop and distribute media releases that express appropriate GPCA
positions in accordance with the GPCA platform; coordinate press
conferences around significant party figures and issues; draft and
distribute notifications of significant, newsworthy events relevant to
party figures, platforms and growth. The Media Standing Committee
serves under the direction of the General Assembly of the GPCA and the
The Media Standing Committee assists local chapters of the GPCA to
develop media resources.
The Media Standing Committee is a standing committee that will have up
to 8 members, in accordance with bylaws 6-1.4. Co-Coordinators are
selected in accordance with bylaws 6-1.9.
Ex Officio Members
The Green Party of California's Press Secretary and designated
Spokespeople are non-voting ex officio members of the Media
7-4.2 Platform Research and
The Platform Committee shall identify issues not in the platform, and
suggest and formulate platform planks with substantial input from
appropriate experts in the field. The Platform Committee shall also
assist the General Assembly, the Coordinating Committee, and the Media
Committee with formulating positions or statements on issues or
initiatives related to official platform positions.
Committee Decision: The
acting Media Standing Committee approved this proposal by consensus.
The Bylaws Committee was also consulted, and approved the bylaws
amendments by consensus.
Timeline: Proposal approval at
December 4-5 2004 GPCA General Assembly; Media Standing Committee is
Resources: The GPCA General
Assembly previously approved the Media Standing Committee budget and
workplan. This proposal seeks no additional resources beyond existing