Draft Coordinating Committee Meeting Agenda, December 3rd, 2018

Draft Agenda #3 Coordinating Committee Meeting
Monday December 3, 2018
7:30 to 9:30pm

(01) Roll call (2 min)
There are currently 21 committee members. This means quorum is a simple majority of 11.

Victoria Ashley, Alternate Co-Coordinator
Doug Barnett
Marla Bernstein
Carol Bouldin
June Brashares
Eric Brooks
Maxine Daniel, Co-Coordinator
Sanda Everette
Sadie Fulton
Colt Gonzales
Josh Jones
Tarik Kanaana
James Lauderdale
Lauren Mauricio
Ann Menasche
Mimi Newton
Nassim Nouri
Shannel Pittman
Erik Rydberg
Adam Sigel
Laura Wells
(02) Roles (2 min)

Facilitator ----- June Brashares
NoteTaker ----- Nassim Nouri
Time Keeper ---
Vibes Watcher---
03) Approval of( Agenda Draft 2 posted on 12/2//2018 (2 min)

(04) Decision: Approval of prior month’s Minutes ( 2 min) November 12th, 2018 as recorded by Mimi Newton (to be posted)

(05) Consent Items (2 min)
Background and Purpose*: The consent calendar is intended to pass non-controversial items or items consensed prior to the actual meeting. Any item may be objected to and that item will be placed at the end of the evening's agenda.
*Proposal*: Accept the following committee reports for inclusion into the meeting minutes
Committee Reports:
Electoral Reform Working Group (ERWG) Appendix A
Grass Roots Organizing Working Group (GROW) Appendix B
GPCA Clearinghouse Committee Appendix C
GPCA IT- Committee Appendix D
GPCA Finance Committee Appendix E
GPCA CCWG Appendix F
GPCA Media Committee Appendix G
GPCA Platform Committee Appendix H

(06) Decision: Approve CC Mtg. calendar for 2019
January 7, 2019
February 4, 2019
March 4, 2019
April 1, 2019
May 6, 2019
June 3, 2019
July 1, 2019
August 5, 2019
September 2, 2019
October 7, 2019
November 4, 2019 * If election on November 5th, 2019 the meeting will be on November 11th.
December 2, 2019
(07) Application for Media Committee from Diana Brown (2 - 5 min)

Good afternoon,
I would like to help my fellow Greens and join the Media Committee.
I have coordinated press conferences, written press releases, have established working relationships with newspaper and radio contacts in Los Angeles (and can establish more state wide) worked on campaigns, have recently joined LA County Council, have working relationships with Greens throughout California and other states (who may be willing to help with their skills), and, the most fun part, I have graphic arts experience.

In addition, I have been creating graphics specifically for Greens for the past 18 months, as well as, sharing them via email and on social media. I have always tried my best to create informative graphics including stats and numerous corresponding links. I have also done the research and created a multi-state candidates list for the GP telethon this past August. My post included their websites, fb pages, and the majority were tagged for maximum sharing efforts. I am also a member of about 100 Green groups including numerous county pages nationwide and have shared each of my posts in each.

I feel my experience could be a great asset to the Media Committee and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to join.

Thank you for your consideration and the opportunity to apply.

Diana C. Brown
AV Greens Co-Chair
(661) 585-6208


(08) GPCA Media Committee Application Michael Gaboury (2 min)

Thank you for this opportunity to apply for membership in the GPCA Media Committee. My name is Michael Gaboury, and I have been a registered member of the party for quite a few years but became really active in 2010 when I was contacted by Ben and Sue Emery, to help constitute the Nevada County group, and to support Ben’s campaign for congress. I have been on the county council for several years and my primary focus has been single payer health care.
– A Casual Work Resume
I am currently the Program Manager for the Disability Advocacy Team within a much larger healthcare consulting organization. I’m the primary architect of this program which assists uninsured patients in obtaining SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits, which, in turn, leads to Medicaid and/or Medicare coverage. We primarily work in southern states which did not implement Medicaid expansion. I’m responsible for project design, training, software content, and quality control as well as direct advocacy before various Social Security Administrative Law Judges. More relevant to this committee, I write the marketing proposals, advertisements, brochures, and create the PowerPoint type presentations. I am currently producing a video project exploring the life altering impacts our program has had on the lives of various patients.
I’m a graduate of California State University, San Francisco with a BA in Interdisciplinary Creative Arts, a Special Education Teaching Credential, and an MA in Education of Exceptional Children. Finishing school, I was hired by Sierra College to start an off-site program for students with developmental disabilities. I wrote the curriculum, as well as numerous grants, often in cooperation with various other local social service agencies. Activities included:
· Faculty negotiator for collective bargaining.
· Co-chair of the Developmental Disability Division of California Association of Post-Secondary Educators of the Disabled
· Founding Area Coordinator for Nevada County Special Olympics, doing most of the publicity and fund raising for about 8 years.
· Testimony to various state legislative bodies regarding issues which impacted our students.
Moving to Spokane as the National Training Coordinator for a SSA disability-related software startup company, I created and implemented user manuals, and 2 day training seminars. Subsequently, as Director of Marketing, I developed and managed a national network of independent agents, created a VAR program with a major mini-computer vendor, created all the marketing support materials, and wrote the proposals to various companies and government agencies.
Returning to California as Vice President of Marketing for a small Idaho based company, I played a major role in developing that company into the largest provider of SSI advocacy for children in foster care in the country.
· Appointed by the Mayor of Spokane to the Neighborhood Design-Plan Task Force
· Appointed by the Spokane Regional Council to the Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation.
· As an expert witness, my clients included the United States Attorney's office.
Some years ago I served on an emergency basis as interim Executive Director for a bay area non-profit organization with over 60 employees, where I had volunteered in high school. During that period I resolved numerous legal issues, reorganized the staff, computerized the books and record keeping, reversed a growing deficit, and increased the quality and scope of the services. More importantly, I reframed the program components to qualify for ongoing government reimbursement.
While I can no longer back-pack, or ski, I still enjoy camping, and travel, with a particular interest in the Peloponnesian War. In college and many subsequent years, I was active in local theater as an actor and director, and hope to return to that in the future, along with writing.
-My Vision For Contributing to the Media Committee
I became politically active while going to high school in Berkeley, in opposition to the Proposition 14 referendum, which repealed the Rumford Fair Housing Act in 1964. This was followed by my participation in the anti-war movement. I was a member of the Peace and Freedom Party for many years. Beginning in the mid 1970’s I became more narrowly focused on my career which involved advocacy for people with disabilities. I realize now that this necessitated my becoming a facilitator/negotiator between various systems, agencies, interest groups, students, clients, and opponents. This is the skill set I propose to bring to the committee.
I believe American politics are entering a radically different phase, as the shortcomings of capitalism in a world of diminishing resources are beginning to appear to many in the population. With the increase in polarization, there is a concurrent rise in willingness to entertain a truly progressive agenda. A sad reality is that most of these people are not members of the Green Party, but that does not mean that they don’t understand single payer healthcare, a living wage, justice, and a decent place to live, and a living planet for all members of society. I see a need to develop alliances, partnerships, teams, working groups and dialog with those who share our values. My goal would be to help facilitate effective, sensitive media messaging to all potential allies, partners, and interested individuals. Honing such messages often requires very careful listening to the target population. I bring a personal belief that committees function best with very spirited debate but limited to relevant, focused, debatable issues. I would hope to contribute to effectively reaching consensus on measurable goals and objectives, followed by accountability.
Thank you for considering me for the committee,
Michael Gaboury
(530) 263-3531

(09) Susan Lamont Application for a position on the Media Committee (2 min)

Hello - I have been a member of the Green Party for many years, but have only become active in the party in Sonoma County for a few years. I have been gradually working to find the place where I fit in and can help the party in California.
I was elected to the County Council in Sonoma County two years ago and I have attended three General Assemblies - Kern, Sacramento and Tulare. I am also a manager of Sonoma County's Facebook page.
I am a writer who has had her opinions published in myriad letters to the editor, but also in many full-length columns in local newspapers, the Press Democrat and the Bohemian and the newsletter of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County. During it's two-year existence, I was a lead writer and editor for New Press/Nueva Prensa, a bi-lingual political paper in Sonoma County.
I have been the spokesperson for the Peace & Justice Center, the Police Brutality Coalition of Sonoma County, and It Won't Happen Here Sonoma County. I am also an active associate member of Veterans For Peace Sonoma County. I received the Peace & Justice Center's Peacemaker of the Year award and honored to have my name engraved on Sebastopol's Living Peace Wall.
I am an organizer for Conversations Around the Fire, a series of public conversations focusing on the political implications of the fires in Sonoma County. The Green Party of Sonoma County is one of the lead organizing groups for these conversations.
I have written positions for the local party, most recently an explanation of the negative aspects of bonds for financing public works.
I believe it is important to make the positions and actions of the Green Party available to our members and the general public and to clearly elucidate the reasons for those positions and actions. I would appreciate the chance to work with and learn from others on the Media Committee to make this happen.
Peace & solidarity,
Susan Collier Lamont
Green Party of Sonoma County
Santa Rosa

(10) Josh Jones application to CC for Fundraising Committee (2 min)

My name is Josh Jones and I would like you to vote for me to be added to the Fundraising Committee. Currently there is an open seat on the Fundraising Committee.

Fundraising is the life blood of a political party, but whereas the Dems and the Rs are funded by ill-gotten gains, our Green Party must gain money from voluntary donations. This is why I feel I must join the Fundraising Committee. We must push forward with strategy and tactics, diligence and numbers, in order to fund committee decisions and candidate races. We must support the Green Party of California to make our state party stronger.

In prior years and decades I worked at non-profits, as an activist, and in political campaigns, raising funds to help causes and candidates win. I understand various mechanisms of phone-banking, cold calling, and begging people to donate to campaigns. Our cause is just, and we have the people on our side. The only thing holding us back is clear eyed experience to fund our party. As a whole, the Fundraising Committee can do that, with planning, hard work, volunteers - and I would like to be a part of that. We must make GPCA strong.

(11) Discussion and decision item, Carol A. Bouldin (20 minutes)

Proposal: Discuss why/how the notification of the LAC endorsements to
the SOS got overlooked and how we can make sure this doesn't happen
again. This is not for the purpose of assigning blame or asking anyone
to step down, but simply to understand how it happened and to put some
procedures in place to prevent its recurrence. There are specific
suggestions in the letter from LAC in this regard (see forwarded email posted on November 4, 2018 at 6:08pm) and comprise the decision portion of the item.


(12) Late item: Decision: Project Management Software sponsor: Sadie Fulton (20 min)

Our committees and working groups are currently spending a disproportional amount of time attempting to identify what each individual team member actually needs to be working on. I feel we would benefit enormously from use of modern project management software across our committees, so that we could easily identify what is going on and devote our precious discussion time towards active work instead.
To this end, I have done some preliminary research. Many such project management software suites exist: the most commonly flagged are Trello, Asana, and Monday.com.
Trello is free but in my experience, it has never been intuitive or user-friendly. I did an informal survey of some friends and found that the collective consensus seems to prefer Asana.

Asana has a free service allowing up to 15 users; if we want more users than that, the service charges approximately $10 per user per month.
As such I propose that we nominate 15 users to pilot test Asana for two months. We can select these people based on the following criteria:
- Membership & active participation in at least two committees or working groups
- Technical competency enabling them to quickly identify whether Asana would be a helpful & accessible tool for a wider range of Green activists
- Geographic diversity
- Participation from finance committee folks, so that they could clearly determine whether a financial investment here is sensible or not.
- Participation from the SGA vote administrators, who often end up under the most time pressure as they often aren't made aware of a vote timeline until it is tight.

I will submit a suggestion of 15 people later this week (i.e. before the CC call), once I have had an opportunity to check in and see if they would be interested. Requests or nominations are welcome.

(13) Late Item Decision: GPCA Forum sponsor Sadie Fulton (20 min)

Date: Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 10:08 AM
Decision: GPCA-Forum
To: GPCA Coordinating Committee
The situation on the GPCA-forum has deteriorated beyond any intended useful function. It was supposed to be a watering hole, a place of amicable discussion between Greens across California, but it has instead deteriorated into something more closely resembling the Roman Colosseum. Many Green activists across the state have chosen to opt out of the list instead of continuing to subject themselves to reading its content.
If we are to continue having such a list this situation must be accounted for at once.
IT Protocols state the rules of decorum must be observed on all GPCA lists. However, the forum list appears to be unmoderated and continually stands in violation of the rules of decorum. These are also not being communicated to the forum's users.

We hereby resolve the following:
- The GPCA-forum is the general member discussion list for GPCA, and as such, is governed by GPCA's rules of decorum and all other GPCA rules and bylaws governing our email lists.
- The GPCA-forum is intended for the use of Greens across California, and as such, it is the responsibility of the state Coordinating Committee to manage it; the CC "owns" the GPCA-Forum.
- The list's only remaining moderator, Genevieve Marcus shall be replaced by 2-3 moderators nominated by the CC and two administrators nominated by the IT Committee.
- The CC will draft an amendment to the IT Protocol section IV (GPCA Email Lists) regarding the ownership and process for administration/moderation of GPCA-Forum.

See also: Colt Gonzales' email to the CC dated 6/29; Eric Brooks' proposal to the CC dated 7/9.

(14) Late Item: Decision Item: Green Party CA Proactively Joining California Progressive Alliance On Behalf Of Eric Brooks (15 min)
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2018 2:30 PM

The California Progressive Alliance (CPA) is launching now and if we do not get very active in it right away, it will drift toward being controlled by the Dems. The Peace & Freedom Party has already signed on in support of the CPA effort. CPA has also just put out a call for individual members to join, and everyone who signs up as a member gets a vote. Basic membership is $60 or more per year.

GPCA supports the California Progressive Alliance (CPA) effort based on the success of the Richmond Progressive Alliance. GPCA leadership will promote Greens joining the CPA so that Greens have a strong vote in the organization.

Upon passage. Coordinating Committee Co-coordinators and other CC members will communicate with and help working groups and committees to get the word out to Greens to join the CPA.
Eric B


(15) Late Agenda Item: GPCA Spokesperson Communications

SPONSOR: Mica Daniel, San Joaquin County, and Laura Wells, Alameda County (20 min)

PURPOSE: The overall goal is to grow and strengthen the Green Party, and to facilitate effective party-building communication to the public, potential coalition partners, and other Greens. A specific purpose is to identify spokesperson communications, both internal and external, that do not meet expectations and standards for effective spokesperson communications.

Numerous reports of hostile and inappropiate rough internet communications by spokesperson Erik Rydberg have been received. The Media Committee has not halted the pattern of ineffective communications.

PROPOSAL: That the Coordinating Committee declares that the following statements are unacceptable by GPCA spokespersons in any context in any forum, internal or public, internet, phone, or in-person. For the CC to urge the Media Committee to address the problematic spokesperson's communications and prevent violations of the basic Emails Rules of Decorum in all communications.

IMPLEMENTATION/TIMELINE/RESOURCES: The result of this CC agenda item will be communicated to the Media Committee for immediate implementation.

REFERENCES: List of examples:

11/26/18 at 11:46 PM
“Dropped in the studio while I was in Chico, Ca and did a hip-hop track for some friends. The lyrics they had were kind of typical misogynistic smoking weed stuff… But hey, how often do you get to pla” [end of message that I could see]. Erik Rydberg [with video/photo in studio]
Angelica’s comment was “I can’t believe this.”
When I tried to play the video, there was a message, “Unable to play video.”

11/26/18 at 10:34:18 AM PST
From: Erik
Subject: Feinstein Elections Code Violations
Date: November 26, 2018
To: [individual Greens, mostly CC members]
So… what is everyone’s plan for dealing with this. I want to hear from every single one of you. Especially those that have spoken with GPCA’s lawyers.
And if you haven’t noticed I am fucking pissed! Fuck your tone policing bullshit I got cheated in the first election I ran as a Green. My slogan was literally “Defend Democracy, Protect The Vote!” The Green Party will never succeed with this hippy Kumbaya attitude. The world is too wicked for that. We must be able to destroy people’s lives who commit fraud... Feinstein is on the chopping block. Pull the fucking lever and drop the blade already. GPCA will be seen as having the strength to do what must be done and it will give us strength in the eyes of the public that we can take down fraudulent abusers... even when they come from inside our own organization.
I am talking to you Tarik. We are not all on the same team and we are not going to all get along. Stop fucking around with the Mike Feinstein cult.

11/26/18 at 11:50 AM
From: Erik
Subject: Re: [gpca-forum] Mike Feinstein’s unauthorized download if GPCA’s entire donor database
To: Nicole Castor
Tell us about your Demostic Violence arrests Nicole.

11/26/18 at 9:27 AM
We have more pressing issues than tone policing our spokespeople. I think a much more urgent agenda item would be preparing for a public statement on Mike Feinstein’s violations of the California Elections Code by downloading our entire Donor Database to a private server as an unauthorized non-member of the IT Committee and and unendorsed candidate. Don’t you agree Laura? Our donors deserve to know a private individual is in illegal possession of their information and donation history.

11/25/18 at 9:16 PM
Erik via gpca-forum gpca-forum@lists.cagreens.org wrote:
Ajay has been censured for violating our bylaws. Jesse Mooreman cussed out Stein/Baraka Campaign organizers. You're crocodile tears are pathetic. This list serve is a fraud. Mike Feinstein and Marla Bernstein refuse to moderate and claim that GPCA Forum is property of GPLAC. Every GPLAC County Council member that stood by while Mike Feinstein stole GPCA's entire donor database as an endorsed candidate should resign immediately. If not for that then knowing that their County Council members who they elected in June 2016 were openly campaigning for Hillary Clinton. GPLAC has done incredible damage to the party as multiple of it's members are under censure. Their members went on strike during #DemExit in 2016 and they cost us multiple new county County Green Parties that have still never come back. GP San Bernardino must be held accountable for it's transphobic leaders and their violations of our #7 Key Value of Feminism/Gender Equity. Shame on you both. You will not remain in a party that I am affiliated with.

11/25/18 at 5:21 PM
Erik erikrydberg34@gmail.com wrote:
Accountability is coming for you all. You homophobic piece of trash. GPLAC and thier Hillary Clinton supporting liberal garbage are going to face the music. Might as well resign like Mike Feinstein did the last time he committed computer fraud and abuse and got recalled by GPUS.

Ralph Nader is full of excuses... he used our platform to elevate himself and bailed on us. His trend has been followed over and over again by people like Gayle McLaughin. Independents may be the majority but they have no plan, no vision and no structure to work with. The Green Party is the only viable vehicle in the US. Ignore Independents aimless meandering in pundit land and focus on building the Green Party. When Independents realize that they need a vehicle... we will be the only option in existence.

via email to my GPCA Spokesperson email address, from Dennis Suto
[Erik’s remarks were directed toward Dennis not Shannel.]
Erik Rydberg: “Shannel Pittman I’m done with hypocritical opportunists contradicting everything we stand for. Either tow the line or join a capitalist party. Don’t bring you counter-revolutionary lust for theatrical self adulation here. Socialism isn’t about you it’s about all people. Supporting capitalists doesn’t help African-American or LGBT communities. Popularity is a drug used to incapacitate the masses. Stop wasting our time.”


Appendix A
Electoral Reform Working Group

We held a meeting at the GA last weekend attended by Merrily Davies, Justin Richardson, Marla Williams, Julia Russell, Carol Bouldin and Ann Menasche.
We discussed the importance of electoral reform to the future of the Green Party in California especially the repeal of top two and ranked choice voting.
We have been informed Tom Palzer who initiated the repeal of top two initiative in 2018 that failed to get enough signatures is planning to try again in 2020.
There is also an electoral reform coalition that was considering its own initiative but postponed until 2020.
Ann agreed to check with the electoral reform coalition regarding their plans.
Carol agreed to check with Tom Palzer.
We scheduled our next meeting for Monday, January 21st 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Appendix B

GROW: Grassroots Organizing Working Group
Monthly teleconference, 11/13/18, 7:30pm, 2nd Tuesday
605-475-4923, Code 510301#

ATTENDEES and ROLES (ABC by first name)
Anthony Krzywicki (co-co), Audra Walton (NOTES), Christine Pepin, Diana Brown, Jennifer Hall, Laura Wells (co-co, CC-liaison), Nassim Nouri (FACILITATOR), Richard Gomez, Shannel Pittman
1) Upcoming GA breakout session topic:
-previous idea of videotaping individuals to use for media has had no feedback or responses from media.
- Decided to drop the idea of video-taping “why I am Green?”, although Nassim volunteered to set up video for casual captures
- Talked about relative importance of voter registration, tabling, and movie nights compared to efforts to show our communities that we’re here through coordinated efforts, possibly using social media platforms like facebook and NextDoor
- Decided to attend other GA breakout sessions, as individuals rather than the GROW group, because so many people are stretched thin right now. It was noted that there were no breakout sessions for finance, budget, and fundraising.

2) Continuation of previous months discussion on active counties in regards to quorum at GAs and who
- Discussed the need for a paid organizer to travel the state, or find a local person in each county to work on their own and neighboring inactive counties.
3) Review GROW's mission, and decide if it needs to be reworded and/or repurpose to strengthen the State party.
- Changing the mission statement is a Bylaws change.
- Statewide voter registration drives are very difficult to get rolling, especially lacking a strong need, e.g. to retain ballot status.
- GROW has been working to activate counties at the local level, and connect them to the state structures, such as the SGA, GA and committees. It was noted that it’s hard to know about the GPCA committees unless a person attends a GA.
- Also, GROW could focus on being an internal communication center for all co-coordinators (co-co’s).
- Discussed whether some working groups should be standing committees, such as Campaigns and Candidates, which are main components of a political party’s mission.

December 11 unless we choose to cancel it in the interest of helping other committees, and January 8, 7:30 pm. (2nd Tuesdays)

Laura Wells for Congress, District 13
Appendix C
Clearinghouse Committee Meeting Minutes

Nassim Nouri via lists.cagreens.org

Nov 26, 2018, 10:14 PM (3 days ago)

Clearinghouse Committee Meeting Minutes
Thursday, Nov. 8th 3 - 4:30 pm (temp. change to avoid election day)
Dial 605-472-5412 - Access code: 408531
Members: Mica D. (SJ), Jewel K. (VC), Nassim N. (SC), Michael R. (AC), Brian G. (SC)
Members Present: Mica, Jewel, Brian, Nassim (3:12)– Quorum at 3:05
Members Absent: Michael
1. Swag order & GA prep
- The order for of 53 shirts was placed with Alliance Graphics on 10/16, (invoice # 72094), fulfilled and picked up by Nassim on 10/25. Nassim took them to 10/28 Berkeley event and three were sold. Nassim to bring all shirts to the GA for donations of $25. will provide proceeds to Finance committee (a total of 23 shirts were picked up and proceeds were transferred to Ruscal for deposit. See t-shirt here.
- Alliance declined our request to make an online shop for the unsold shirts but will do with next order in 2019.
- Nassim proposed making the shirt available for donations through inform list or internal party donors, will work with IT to send info out. Nassim is away 12/8-12/30 so Mica will pick up shipping any requests for t-shirts (she will pick up half the inventory at GA)
2. Preparations for GA 11/17-18 - All on the call will be at the GA, Brian will manage the shirts and literature table and will track our inventory.
3- CH 2018 report presented at the GA: 6/2017-11/2018
– Established regular Committee meetings, tasks and projects, submitted a 2018 budget and workplan and delivered to plan, accomplishing all planned tasks.
– Updated and printed 5000+ trifold (GPCA had 300 left in stock in June 2017),
– Created and printed 3000 Spanish language trifold
– Created a county council handbook for GROW
– Designed and printed GPCA t-shirt
– Responded to over 170 public inquiries since 3/2018 (email, phone and volunteers)
– Created a statewide communication plan to better utilize the NationBuilder database for the first time in 6 years - 21 blasts to date, generated $800+ donations
– Ran weekly blasts to statewide Greens during election season

Appendix D

GPCA-IT Committee Monthly Meeting Minutes
Monday November 19th 2018, 7:30- 9:30 pm

Teleconference call in: (712) 451-0811 Access Code: 193367
Next teleconference: Monday November 19th 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

GPCA-IT members: Sadie Co-Co & CC Liaison (Y), Sadie F, (YC), Nassim N. (SC), Nicole Raglin (NC), 4 Seats open as of 09/18
1. Roll call - Members present: Sadie, Nassim, Nicole. Quorum at 7:45
Members absent: Colt (SJ)
Guests: Josh Jones
Discussions and Issues:
- IT- Help email issue – Nassim getting ~400 emails from attack bots to the IT-Help email, Sadie checked and could not stop auto-replies by IT-Help, all emails coming in from IT-Help are auto-replies. IT agreed for Sadie to block the IT-Help email on listserve. Legit requests are still coming through but only to Nicole.
- Recruitment of IT committee members - Committee is 4 members short so will attempt to recruit
- NB cleanup and update – Nicole will present a proposal on an IT call on Friday 11/30.
- New NB website - Nassim and Nicole completed work on first draft. Nassim asked about finances for NB, IT needs to connect with Finance on the potential budget for 2019
- Fundraising ticket request – Josh has a plan for calling donors for Fundraising Comm, will submit an IT ticket to Sadie for the donor list. Currently there are only 20 sustainers listed in NB.
- Update tickets, website – all tickets are done, Nassim, Nicole and Sadie all working on Drupal updates, Nicole has sent requested county contact list to San Bernardino this month.

Nassim Nouri
County Council GPSCC

Appendix E

Finance Committee Report for November 2018

The FC did not meet in November, due to the GA and budget presentation. The 2019 Budget was passed and the Treasurer has reported (11/26) increased funds on hand per the below figures:

Main PayPal 3,149.10

Old PayPal 522.55

State Acct at Travis 5,307.28

Fed Acct at Travis 1,618.13

Clearing House Sales 551.00

Checks and cash 280.00
Total Cash on Hand $11,427.83

Appendix F

Campaigns & Candidates Working Group (CCWG) monthly report, consent calendar item
submitted by: June Brashares, CC Liaison to CCWG

The CCWG met during a breakout session at the General Assembly at 1:30pm on Saturday, November 17th,in Porterville, Tulare County.
In attendance were: Anthony Krzywicki, Ventura County; Bridget Duffy, San Mateo County; Christine Pepin, Santa Clara County; Greg Jan, Alameda County; June Brashares, Sonoma County; Randy Hicks, Sacramento County; Richard Gomez, Fresno County; Terrance Tovar, Fresno County

At the General Assembly on Sunday November 18th, there was a session organized by CCWG for the GA to have a Discussion: Debrief on the November 2018 Election.
The CCWG also had its regular monthly meeting on Sunday, November, 25th at 7:30pm
Attendees were: Shannel Pittman, June Brashares, and Sadie Fulton.
CCWG's next meeting is Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm
(regular meeting schedule: 4th Sunday of the month, at 7:30pm)
Call in number is 505-398-0507

Appendix G

MEDIA COMMITTEE MEETING - November 27, 2018, 4th Tuesday
Mike Gonzales (NOTE-TAKER), Wes Rolley, Erik Rydberg, Laura Wells (FACILITATOR), James Young.
(No members were absent; the meeting had quorum.)

GUESTS: Eric Brooks (CC member), Diana Brown (guest), Nassim Nouri (CC member and liaison from IT/Clearinghouse)

DRAFT NOTES (awaiting final from note-taker)
- Guest Diana Brown introduced herself; she is interested in applying to the Media Committee
- Co-coordinator spot is open, Wes Rolley volunteered, vote was taken and not approved, 2 yes votes to 3 no votes
- 10 Key Values revision, to be handled via email, need to find out the process for revising the current question format, to a declarative format, either the same as national or revised.
- Most items on the agenda were not addressed due to confused starting time, difficulty in getting on the call, and earlier than usual ending time.
NEXT MEETING: to be announced; the regular meeting would be 12/25/18, a holiday.

Laura Wells
Appendix H

GPCA Platform Committee
Platform Committee report for CC meeting on 12/3/2018
The Platform Committee does not have regular meetings but, rather, meets continuously via the list-serve in considering platform plank language since teleconferences are not good for such discussions. The Platform Committee holds in-person meetings at the GAs.

Since none of the Platform Committee members attended the November 2018 Tulare GA, an in person meeting did not take place at that GA as was planned. Last in-person meeting held at the San Joaquin GA

Tarik Kanaana