Spring 2021 Membership Meeting

Join us for our quarterly membership meeting Sunday 4/11/21 5pm. All members and prospective members are welcome!

Proposed Agenda

Intro

  1. Introductions  

  2. Affirm agenda 

  3. Finance report  

Decision Making

  1. Trans inclusivity  statement  (Draft Document)

Recent controversy within the Green Party has created an opportunity to reaffirm our values and our platform and to focus organizing effort on trans rights.

  1. Steering committee bylaw  final vote (Bylaw Language)
    At the winter meeting we had our first discussion on the bylaw amendment to change the structure of the steering committee. This is the second vote and the bylaw will go into effect if it receives ⅔ of the eligible yes and no votes at the spring meeting.

  2. Steering committee voting process proposal (Proposal)

This proposal lays out a method and a timeline for the upcoming steering committee elections. This is a rule set and not a bylaw proposal so it will go into place if it passes at the spring meeting. 

 

  1. Goals  (Draft document)

The steering committee has been working on a set of organizational goals for the next year and half. This is an opportunity for the membership to discuss these goals and then there will be a consensus seeking process  to accept them. Once goals are complete they may be published to the website. 

 

  1. MGP bylaw amendment (Proposal)

Each local chapter of the Maryland Green Party(MGP) is able to propose bylaw amendments to the MGP bylaws. This bylaw amendment would require the MGP to have two assemblies a year instead of one. If this proposal passes it will be forward to the MGP and will be on the agenda during the June State Wide Meeting

 

         Organizing

  1. Ranked Choice Voting

            This organizing opportunity asks the BGP to dedicate to trying to get a state law passed   in 2022 allowing Ranked Choice Voting in Baltimore City elections

 

  1. Regular Organizing meeting

The steering committee has recommended regular BGP organizing meetings that allow members to bring ideas, lead teams, and discuss ideas. This discussion will seek to determine the frequency of these meetings.

 

  1. Announcements