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Ca. Green Party Campaigns and Candidates Working Group Phone Meeting

Wednesday, August 08, 2007
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
State Green Party
Location Details:

(218) 862-6100 Access Code; 22942663#

The CCWG teleconference will use the reservationless alternate
at The reservationless system can accomodate
up to 25 participants for a teleconference of up to 3 hours. If anyone
has a suggestion for a preferred different service, please contact me
directly by email or telephone (408/295-9353). Agenda proposals follow
the dial up information. Please post suggestions for additional agenda
items. Warner

Date: Wednesday August 8th (2nd Wednesday) Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Call In Number: (218) 862-6100 Access Code; 22942663#
Participants are billed for their call by their long distance carrier.
No additional charges.

Agenda Proposals (Time Estimate) [Presenter]
Select Facilitator and Notetaker(5)
Review Proposed Agenda(5)

Coordinator's Report: (20) [Warner Bloomberg] -- Planning continuing for
August 25th candidates training program and August 26th strategy sessions
at UCLA in Los Angeles County. Attempting to arrange GPUS presidential
candidates forum Saturday evening August 25th with noontime media conference.
2nd GPCA contribution ($300) to Daniel Brezenoff CD37 special election campaign
finalized. Announcements sent to County Contacts list to "Save the Date" for
August 25-26th and requesting candidate information. Next plenary September 8-9th
in Riverside County. CFSC and County Polling proposals resubmitted; Presidential
Primary Election ballot proposal submitted. CFSC proposal omitted in first draft
of plenary agenda. (More programs and plenary issues and follow ups below)

Retreat Follow up (10) [Warner] -- Coordinator still needs to transcribe his notes.
Volunteer needed to be email list administrator for GPCA Elected Officials email list.
Reminder: DVDs from Saturday sessions available.
Volunteers needed for Committees: Fund raising; IRV Coordinated Campaigns;
Candidate Theme and Consultants; Candidate Media Support

SF Plenary Follow Up (10) [Warner] --

Still no 2nd CoCo/Assistants voluneers

Need to recruit CCWG CFSC members (2)

Need to prepare requests to IT Committee for Candidates Calendar; County Polling matrix

Need volunteers to serve on GPUS nominating convention delegates administrative committee (2)

Candidate Funding Issues (20) -- August 9th deadline for November 2007 elections.
Need to discuss process for developing candidate donations budget distributions
for November 2007 and June 2008

Planning for September 2007 Plenary (20) [Warner Bloomberg]

CFSC Proposal resubmitted; omitted from first draft of plenary agenda

County Polling Proposal resubmitted

Agenda Item for affirming GPUS Presidential candidates on Primary Election ballot
-- Apparently no formal candidates list from national meeting in Pennsylvania
-- Criteria and candidates reports may come from GPUS Delegation
-- Continue discussion re criteria for CCWG recommendations to General Assembly
-- Discuss process issues for plenary presentation

Discuss draft agendas for CCWG plenary meetings

Continue discussion re 2007 election (20) -- Special congressional election in Long Beach area.
Updates on any candidates identified for 2007 nonpartisan elections; Followup to discussion
to obtain lists from each county

Discuss possibilities for assisting Arizona ballot access signature campaign (10) [Warner]

Please post your additional agenda requests or suggestions to the CCWG email list.

Warner Bloomberg, CCWG Coordinator


NOTE: The following are draft agendas for two CCWG meetings to be held at the General Assembly scheduled for September 8-9, 2007 in Riverside County. The following may be changed due to proposals made at the beginning of each meeting and or as a result of the limited time for each meeting.

Session One -- CCWG Administration and Development

Choose Facilitator(s), Notes Taker(s), Time Keeper and Vibes Watcher(s)

Coordinator Announcements: Teleconferences 2nd Wednesday evening of each month;
Membership status; March 2006 Campaign Basics and February 2007 Retreat dvds available.
RFP for Winter/Spring 2008 candidate training workshops and strategy meetings.

Appointment of 2nd Co-Coordinator and two assistants (Two Year terms)

Old Business: County Contacts roles and recruitment
-- Communicate CCWG issues and programs to County GP
-- Communicate County issues and projects to CCWG
-- Participate on CCWG email list and monthly teleconferences
-- Assist with CCWG projects

Old Business: Form CCWG Webpage(s) review committee; Webpage(s) administrator needed.
Related Issues: Email usage and access policies needed

Old Business: Discuss directed donations strategy and progress for 2008 candidates funding
and creating reserve for future staff. Goals; Volunteers.

Other topics

Session Two -- Election 2007-2008 Topics

Choose Facilitator(s), Notes Taker(s), Time Keeper and Vibes Watcher(s)

Review Announced Candidates Information and Acknowledge Candidates Attending Meeting

Discussion: Recruiting candidates for 2008 elections (Greg Jan presenter)

Proposal: The CCWG affirms that the GPCA should encourage and support Green Party
candidates for elected office at all levels -- local, state and national. If accepted, have placed
on the next General Assembly agenda.

Continuing Followup to Sonoma County February 2007 Strategy Sessions. Issues: How to coordinate with ERWG and GROW in using IRV as an organizing and strategic issue.

Brief review of GPCA Endorsement Procedures: Discuss whether to resubmit June 2006 statewide offices proposals because no official minutes from that plenary. If not, final text still needed to post
on CCWG web page. Also, currently no procedures for GPCA endorsement of local candidates.

Recruit CFSC participants (assumes CFSC proposal adopted by GA)

Recruit County Polling Coordinators (if proposal approved)

Other topics

CCWG Co-Coordinator and Assistants Vacancies

The CCWG will need to select a second Co-Coordinator from its members at the September 2007 plenary to serve a two year term. Co-Cos have leadership responsibilities including scheduling meetings and preparing agendas, preparing work plans and budgets, keeping membership and other records, representing the CCWG to the CC, plenary Agenda Team and Budget Committee,
and coordinating CCWG projects. Co-Cos are expected to attend monthly CCWG telephone conferences, and at least one Co-Co is expected to participate in the monthly SC/WGs
Co-Cos telephone conference. Gender and geographic balance among CoCos is encouraged. GPCA Bylaws also provide for assistants to Co-Cos to act as alternates at meetings.

CCWG Committees Needing Volunteers

1. Fund Raising -- To develop a directed donations campaign to supplement budget for
the 2008 CFSF and create a reserve for a future CCWG independent contractor staff person
2. 2008 Coordinated Campaign Strategy -- Develop proposals for 2008 GPCA candidate themes, position papers, and internet support. Work with GIWG and Platform and Media Committees
3. IRV Strategy -- Develop IRV as a candidate and organizing strategy working with GROW and ERWG
4. Media -- Develop media tools and strategies for candidates; Work with Media Commitee

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