April 26, 2008 :: Annual Meeting

Minutes of the 4-26-08 CT Green Party Annual Meeting

11am to 12noon: Social hour; ability to order box lunch from Jerry Martin for $15; review literature and any merchandise. Monitors reviewed credentials for anyone seeking a ballot.

Noon to 12:10PM: Greetings by facilitator, Scot Deshefy, CT Green Party Candidate for 2nd Congressional District. Timekeeper was Vic Lancia. Agenda was approved. Review of the election procedures and explanation of today’s voting process for internal officers for CT Green Party, Representatives from CTGP(CT Green Party) to GPUS (Green Party of U.S.) and vote for member’s presidential preference for GPUS Presidential Convention in Chicago, starting July 10, 2008.

12:10PM to 1:15PM: a) there were no nominations from the floor for CT Green Party Officers or for GPUS Representatives. Five (5) minutes were allotted to each of the following candidates to speak and answer any questions from meeting participants. Candidates were: Three (3) Co-chairpersons: Phoebe Godfrey, S. Michael DeRosa, Steve Fournier; Secretary: Barbara Barry; Treasurer: Christopher Reilly; Five (5) GPUS National Party representatives: Richard Duffee, Tim McKee, S. Michael DeRosa, Steve Fournier. Charlie Pillsbury did not attend.

1:30PM to 1:45PM Break for lunch.

1:45PM to 2:00PM: No discussion of the presidential candidates for GPUS was held. The GPUS endorsed candidates are: Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent P. Mesplay, PhD. and Kat Swift.

2PM: The start of counting of the provided ballots by the Internal Elections Committee of the CTGP with monitors.

2PM to 2:10PM: Speech by Allan Brison, Green Party New Haven Alderman followed by a question and answer period.

2:10PM to 2:25PM: Speech by Paula Panzarella, from Fight the Hike. A questions and answer period followed.

2:25PM to 2:40PM: Speech by Green Party member: Jean deSmet, First Selectperson for Windham followed by a question and answer period.

2:40PM to 2:55PM: Speech by S. Michael DeRosa about the CT Green Party’s lawsuit against the State of CT 2005 Campaign Finance Reform Law, followed by a question and answer period.

2:55PM to 3:05PM: Speech by Steve Fournier, endorsed CT Green Party 1st Congressional District candidate, followed by a question and answer period.

3:05PM to 3:15PM: Speech by Scott Deshefy, endorsed CT Green Party 2nd Congressional District candidate, followed by a question and answer period.

3:15PM to 3:25PM: Speech by Richard Duffee, endorsed CT Green Party 4th Congressional District candidate, followed by a question and answer period.

(3:25PM to 3:35PM: Deleted: Speech by Harold Burbank, running for CT Green Party 5th Congressional District candidacy, who did not attend this meeting.)

3:25PM: Results of: a) internal elections for CTGP and b) number of votes received for GPUS Presidential candidate.

33 votes for Cynthia McKinney - HYPERLINK http://www.runcynthiarun.org

3 votes for Kat Swift - HYPERLINK http://www.voteswift.org

2 votes for Jesse Johnson - HYPERLINK http://www.jesse08.org

2 votes for Kent Mesplay - HYPERLINK http://www.mesplay.org

A number of write-in votes

6 - Ralph Nader - HYPERLINK http://www.draftnader.org

1 - Noam Chomsky

1 - Mike DeRosa

1 - Al Gore - HYPERLINK http://www.algore.org

1 - Barack Obama - HYPERLINK http://www.barackobama.com

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50 – TOTAL

CTGP elected officers: Co-chairpersons: S. Michael DeRosa, Phoebe Godfrey, Steven Fournier; Treasurer: Christopher Reilly; Secretary: Barbara Barry.

and for GPUS Representatives: Richard Duffee, Tim McKee, S. Michael DeRosa, Steve Fournier. Charlie Pillsbury.

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