Accepted minutes from the 7PM 5-13-13   EC telephonic meeting

Attendees: co-chairpersons: Linda Thompson, Allan Brison, S. Michael DeRosa; treasurer: Christopher Reilly; secretary: Barbara Barry.  No other known attendees.

Executive Committee officers discussed and requested the following be added to the 5-28-13 SCC agenda: 

From Linda, co-chairperson:                                                                                                                      1. discuss and update the Green Party of CT lists for: mailing, emails and phones;                                        2. discuss forming Green Party of CT Committees for: Outreach, Membership, Diversity, Media and Fundraising;  3.  potential all day retreat for EC members with the potential Green Party of CT Committee chairpersons.    

 From the secretary, Barbara:                                                                                                                    1.  amendment LCO 6421 to CT Senate legislative bill: SB 1138 regarding use of hydroelectricity from Quebec;                                                                 2.  feedback regarding the May 10, 2013 events in Norwalk, Westport and Danbury, CT in support of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment is against “corporate personhood”;                               3.  status of the U.S. Federal Election Committee audit at the Jill Stein for President office in Madison, Wisconsin. The audit started Tuesday, April 30th and is anticipated to continue for 4 or more weeks.  It is anticipated to be expensive so donations may be made to the Ben Manski, the campaign manager for Jill Stein when she ran as GPUS presidential candidate November 6, 2012.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;  request was authorized and paid for by Jill Stein for President, P. O. Box 2552, Madison, WI 53701            4.  consider requesting that volunteers come forward from the GP of CT members. We would request that members volunteer one hour of their time for any GP of CT activity/event of their interest:  writing op-ed articles and letters to the newspaper and online editors; write for: GP of CT website, Facebook, etc. ; speak at GP of CT SCC meetings or at sponsored public events; interact with CT legislatures about bills we would be supporting or opposing; etc.  The one hour commitment could be every month or once a year or any specified time that member was willing to do so.                                                                                                       5.  Report of the GP of CT Internal Elections Committee regarding the finalized results of the votes from the 4-27-13 GP of CT Annual Meeting.

From Allan, co-chairperson: request the following be put on the agenda to determine if we should have it on our GPCT website. This resource is about which on-line graduate school studies are available.                     Allan agreed to clarify the following per request by Barbara. Then it may be considered for the 5-27-13 SCC agenda:                                                                                                     

  • Does  each  of these programs have the multiple appropriate collegial accreditations?   E.g.:  a nursing program would need accreditation from  the Association of American Universities Accreditation    and   from the Commission on Accreditation of the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).  Also, each of the Master’s or PhD programs would have to be treated as a separate entity. E.g. a Master’s in Public Health Nursing   would have to be treated separately from any other entity e.g. Master’s in Nursing Practice.
  • Do these on-line agencies provide   college credits?    Or do they just provide a certificate that the courses were completed?
  • If these agencies provide college credits, do typical private and non-private colleges and universities   accept   any credits from these agencies?
  • Which of these on-line courses are provided by a for-profit agency vs. a non-profit agency?
  • What is the purpose for this to go to the Green Party of CT listserv? 

Discussed the following: hydroelectricity from Quebec may not be “green” energy because it is bundled with other sources of energy: oil, coal, gas, nuclear; consider GPCT members for speakers about their areas of expertise at SCC meetings or other forums; Cora Santaquida resigned effective 5-11-13 due to health reasons from all the GPUS national committees she volunteered for on 4-27-13; SMD: need to purchase an updated voter list from the Secretary of the State’s office; BAB: invite GPCT candidates to fundraisers; Committee to look for GPCT candidates for the 11-5-13 election: David Bedell and S. Michael DeRosa. LT will send to listserv: information about a 6-7-13 conference at Pace University about environmental actions. LT to speak about environmental illnesses due  to chemicals at this event.

Consensus for the proposed agenda for the May 28, 2013 SCC meeting: 

1.  Review minutes and: a) approve 2-18-13 and 3-18-13 SCC meetings; b) accept the EC minutes of:    3-4-13 and 5-13-13 meetings and c) approve the minutes from the April 27, 2013 GPCT Annual Meeting. 2.  Treasurer's report from Christopher Reilly.                                                                           3.   Reports from our 3 representatives to the GPUS: Linda Thompson, Tim McKee, and S. Michael DeRosa. 4.   Any proposals/ resolutions from chapters or a group of five (5) CTGP Members or from the EC.  

5.  Update from the attendees at the 4-27-13 GP of CT Annual Meeting regarding GP of CT Bylaws: see Addendum.                                                                                                                                               6.  Update about the GPUS Annual Meeting to be held July 25 through July 28, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa.                                                                                                                             7.  Update regarding the June 2, 2013 Jill Stein fundraiser/speech to the GP of CT at Portland Senior Center.     8. Reports from CTGP members to the (GPUS) National Committees:                                         Accreditation (AC): reviews any state chapter which petitions to join the GPUS; reviews criteria for state delegates to GPUS annual meetings and conventions. No one.                                                                          Annual National Meeting (ANMC): working on the July 25-28, 2013 GPUS Annual Meeting: Tim McKee and John Went.                                                                                                                                           Ballot Assess (BA): discussion of efforts, difficulties, strategies and successes of the state Green Parties gaining ballot access:  S. Michael DeRosa and Edward Schwing.                                                           Black Caucus:  Cora Santaguida withdrew on 5-11-13 due to health reasons.                             Bylaws, Rules, Polices Procedure (BRPP): for the GPUS officers and national committees: Amy Vas Nunes.                                                                                                                                         Coordination Campaign (CCC): distribution of GPUS money to Green Party public office candidates. No one.                      Dispute Resolution (DRC):  mediation of any disputes within the GPUS organization: Cora Santaguida withdrew on 5-11-13 due to health.                                                                                             Diversity (DC): strategies and actions to urge/maximize diversity within the GPUS: Linda Thompson. Cora Santaquida withdrew on 5-11-13 due to health reasons.                                                                     Eco Action (EA): develop strategies for the GPUS regarding ecological matters.  No one.     Finance (FinCom): review and determine how to spend the money of the GPUS organization. No one.     Fundraising (FC): raises money for the GPUS operations:   No one.                                                      Green Party of the US internet news: acquire and write articles for the GPUS website.  No one.  International Committee (IC): develops/promotes GPUS positions regarding world issues.  Hector Lopez, Justine McCabe and S. Michael DeRosa.                                                                                           Latino Caucus:  Hector Lopez.                                                                                                  Merchandizing Committee (MERCH): determines and acquires items for the GPUS.  Rolf Maurer and Hector Lopez.                                                                                                                                        Media Committee (MC): writes GPUS press releases.    No one.                                                       Outreach (OC): interacts with other groups who may have similar interests of the GPUS: Linda Thompson.  Peace (GPAX): discusses/develops strategies of how the GPUS may promote peace throughout the world: Hector Lopez and S. Michael DeRosa.                                                                                                     Platform (PC): promotes positions on issues for the GPUS which are consistent with Green Party Ten Key Values: Justine McCabe and Amy Vas Nunes.                                                                                         Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC):  develop strategies to support any GPUS presidential candidates. Timothy McKee.                                                                                               Women’s Caucus:  Martha Kelly.   

9.     Political actions to be taken in the near future: drones, U.S. wiretaps of the Associated Press.             10.   Chapter reports: verbal to the attendees and the written approved minutes to the CTGP secretary/EC members.                                                                                                                                           11.   Selection of the date, time and site of the next June SCC meeting is typically the last Tuesday of the month.                                                                                                                                         12.   Other suggestions.     


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, secretary of the Green Party of Connecticut