Approved Minutes of the EC telephonic GPCT meeting of Tuesday, October 6, 2015 starting at: 6PM
Updates discussed: endorsed candidate information to the CT SOTS; updates about the 10-21-15 fundraiser at Wheeler’s restaurant; discussed a proposal for the 10-13-15 SCC meeting regarding a possible 1st warning per the GPCT bylaws, policies and procedures about the repetitive uncivil behavior of Timothy McKee; continue candidate support school; select electors for the 2016 presidential petitions; need to get stand-in candidates(president, VP and US Senate) for the 2016 presidential petitions.
************************************************************************* Proposed agenda for the Tuesday, October 13, 2015 GPCT SCC meeting. Time: social from 6PM to 6:30PM. Meeting start time: 6:30PM. Location: Portland Waverly Center, 7 Waverly Avenue, Portland, CT 06480
1. (5-10 minutes): Review and: a) approve minutes the September 8, 2015 SCC meeting; b) accept EC minutes of the October 6, 2015 meeting. 2. (5 minutes): Treasurer's report from Christopher Reilly. 3. (5-10 minutes): Secretary’s report from B. Barry 4. (5-10 minutes): Reports from our 3 representatives to the GPUS National Committee: Joshua Steele Kelly, S. Michael DeRosa, and Linda Thompson. New GPUS website. 5. (20-30 minutes): Any proposals from the GPCT EC or a GPCT chapter or five individual GPCT members: EC proposal 6. (15-20 minutes): GPCT endorsed GPCT candidates for the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 elections: Ben Holden, Canton Selectman (2 year term). Rolf Maurer, Stamford Board of Education. Hector Lopez, New Canaan Constable. John Amarilios, New Canaan Constable. Leif Smith, Redding Constable. Ronna Stuller, New London City Council. Timothy Hanser, New London City Council Mirna Martinez, (cross-endorsed by the Republican Part, again) New London Board of Education. Jason Morris, New London Board of Education. Billy G. Collins, Waterford Board of Selectman. Kevin P. Kelly Waterford Board of Education. Baird Welch-Collins, Waterford RTM (Representative Town Meeting), District 2. Deb Roselli Kelly, Waterford RTM (Representative Town Meeting), District 3. Joshua Steele Kelly, Waterford Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate 7. (5-10 minutes):a) GPCT 2015 Candidate Support Committee: Volunteers sought to provide campaign assistance to the 2015 municipal GPCT candidates. Dates and times of meetings: to be determined. b) GPUS Coordinated Campaign Committee liaison and GPUS Campaign Support Fund for 2015, Barbara Barry. 8. (5-10 minutes): GPCT Budget Committee: Linda Thompson, Ronna Stuller and Christopher Reilly. a) Goal setting: need money to petition for the GPUS 2016 presidential candidate. b) Support GPCT candidates and c) Advertise events in the print and digital media 9. (5-10 minutes): GPCT Conflict Resolution Committee: need fully constituted committee as per i.e. need members from underrepresented areas west of the CT River and NE CT. 10. (5-10 minutes: GPCT Fundraising Committee report: Wednesday, 6:30PM October 21, 2015 fundraiser at Wheeler’s Restaurant, 180 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525 (203) 553-9055.Jeff Cordulack, the new Executive Director of CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), is speaker. 11. (5-10 minutes) Report from the GPCT Outreach Committee: goal setting i.e. selection of GPCT member liaisons with other CT organizations with similar values e.g. Able Child, HempCT, CT Sierra Club, True Colors, Environmental Justice Network, NAACP, organizations supporting urban/suburban/rural farm to table farming, Northeast Organic Farm Association (NOFA). 12. (5-10 minutes): GPUS 2016 presidential candidates: a) Jill Stein: 9-24-15 Tavis Smiley interview. b) William “Bill” Kremlauthor of books on Political Science and Philosophy talks about his past political experience running for office and how that lead him to the Green Party and this Presidential Campaign, c)Darryl Cherney, d) Kent Mesplay, and e) Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry. f) GPCT Petition School about how to authenticate petitions of the petition holder; we need a list of people to authenticate; consider paying petitioners in January 2016; consider mailing petitions to GPCT members who may which to be petition holders; remind petition holders to make photocopies of petitions after they are authenticated. Reason: to be able for GPCT to challenge if needed. Need 7500 valid petition signatures for president/senate so goal is for 15,000 signatures. Need to select GPCT seven (7) presidential electors in fall 2015 so they can be provided to the SOTS prior to the 1st business day of 2016: January 4, 2016.
14. (5-10 minutes): Algonquin Pipeline update from Tim McKee, GPCT liaison with organizations opposing the expansion of the Algonquin Pipeline. The energy company plans to expand the pipeline to a ME seaport so fracked oil and gas may be exported. The alliance includes GPs of NJ, NY, RI, MA, PA, OH, WV, ME and the GPUS. Here's a link to the Spectra Energy description of the project: http://www.spectraenergy.com/Operations/New-Projects-and-Our-Process/New-Projects-in-US/Algonquin-Incremental-Market-AIM-Project/ . October 14, 2015 noon at State House Square in Hartford for a protest regarding opposition to fracked gas and this pipeline and support for renewable energy sources. Sponsors: 350CT, Sierra Club of CT 15. (5-15 minutes): Events of possible interest to the GPCT: a) past and b) future events.
16. (15 minutes): a) GPCT chapter reports: Greater Fairfield; Greater Hartford; Greater Norwich; City of New London and Waterford, CT. and b) written approved minutes to the CTGP secretary
17. Determine the next SCC meeting date/time/place.
GREEN PARTY TEN KEY VALUES: non-violence, respect for diversity, grassroots democracy, social justice and equal opportunity, ecological wisdom, decentralization, community-based economics and economic justice, future focus and sustainability, personal and global responsibility, feminism and gender equality. Submitted by Barbara Barry, GPCT secretary for the GPCT EC: Linda Thompson, S. Michael DeRosa, Rolf Maurer and Christopher Reilly.