March 2017 General Assembly - Draft Agenda

Bakersfield (Kern County), March 11-12, 2017

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Saturday, March 11

8:00am Breakfast, registration

9:00am Opening Welcome from Kern County Greens, new delegate orientation, announcement of Standing Committee vacancies
Facilitators: TBD
Quorum count

9:20am Agenda approval

9:35am Discussion: Election Debriefing: Presidential Campaign (With those who worked on the Stein campaign -- Jill Stein & David Cobb are confirmed to attend) officially (Jill Stein, David Cobb, Meleiza Figueroa, Angelica Duenas, Greg Jan, Kendra Gonzales, others) and unofficially in the counties

10:20am Break

10:25am Discussion: Election Debriefing: Green candidates from around California who ran in the November 2016 elections (CCWG)

11:10am Discussion: Brainstorming session on 2017-2018 electoral strategy for preparation of the 2017-2018 Two-Year Strategic Plan (CCWG)

11:55pm Announcements

12:00pm Lunch Women’s Caucus meeting during lunch

1:00pm Reconvene
Facilitators: TBD
Quorum count

1:05pm Discussion: Report from counties on “What are the counties doing?” (A facilitated meeting in which people from different counties briefly share what their counties are doing. Handouts and/or links to internet information would be shared.)

1:50pm Discussion: Brainstorming session on party organizing and party building for preparation of 2017-2018 Two-Year Strategic Plan(GROW). First half of this session would be done with Youth-led fishbowl format. The rest of session will be opened up for more brainstorming from everyone, although it will continue to be facilitated by youth who will do the calling on speakers (with gender stacking of course).

2:40pm Quorum count

2:45pm Decision: Confirmation of Treasurer nominated by Coordinating Committee(Coordinating Committee)

3:15pm Decision: Validation of GPCA endorsement of the Movement for Black Lives platform (Validation of endorsement if Coordinating Committee does endorsement on Feb. 6th CC teleconference)

3:40pm Announcement of Standing Committee vacancies and information about breakout sessions (brief description of the Committees & Work Groups having breakout sessions, where they’ll meet, etc…)

3:45pm Discussion: The Electoral Reform Working Group proposes that the California Green party work quickly to build a broad coalition around the state (including Berniecrats, Libertarians, other third parties, voter reform and good government groups and others) to fight to repeal “Top Two” and to institute Ranked Choice Voting on a statewide basis in California for both state and national elections (including how Presidential votes are counted) with the goal of introducing a state ballot initiative in 2018. (ERWG)

4:30pm Breakout sessions for committees and working groups (ERWG, Platform, Fundraising, GROW)

5:45pm Confirmation: Standing Committee and Working Group Co-Coordinators (ERWG, Platform, Fundraising, GROW)

5:00pm Announcements

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

Sunday, March 12

8:00am Breakfast registration

9:00amMorning Welcome
Facilitators: TBD
Quorum count

9:05am Decision: Proposed Platform Planks

  • Proposal: Platform Plank: Initiatives, Referenda and Recall
  • Proposal: Platform Plank: Peace Dividend
  • Proposal: Platform Plank: Militarism of Youth

10:00am Discussion: Brainstorming session on GPCA platform updates for preparation of 2017-2018 Two-Year Strategic Plan (Platform, Coordinating)

10:45am Breakout sessions for committees and working groups (CCWG, Green Issues, Bylaws, GROW) This particular GROW breakout would be focused on (Re)Activating Counties – Wanda Lord

12:15pm Confirmation: Standing Committee and Working Group Co-Coordinators (CCWG, Green Issues, Bylaws)

12:20pm Announcements

12:25pm Lunch Optional caucus meetings during lunch

1:25pm Reconvene
Facilitation: TBD
Quorum count

1:30pm Proposal: Approval Next General Assembly Meeting Date and Place (Coordinating Committee)

1:45pm Announcements

1:50pm Breakout sessions for committees and working groups (Finance, Media, Clearinghouse)

3:20pm Confirmation: Standing Committee and Working Group Co-Coordinators (for Finance, Media, Clearinghouse and any other Committees or Working Groups not confirmed earlier)

3:25pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • Workshop a - Clean Energy (GPSF)
  • Workshop b - "The Green Party of California role in mitigating the effects of technology induced job loss: re-training, re-location, and guaranteed income to cover the cost of transition to new employment." (Mike Goldbeck)
  • Workshop c - “Forming local alliances within cities and counties with other progressive groups ala Richmond Progressive Alliance

Closing session