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Ohio Green Party July, 2018 Minutes

Ohio Green Party July, 2018 Minutes

Call in info: 605-472-5439

Access code: 734819

Start Time: 7:30

  1. Review meeting process (Anita) 5 min
    1. *6 to jump on stack

Quorum check

  1. Samuel (Youth Caucus)
  2. Constance
  3. Logan
  4. Jake
  5. Dan
  6. Anita
  7. Gwen
  8. Philena (Black Caucus)
  9. Dorsey
  10. Tekla
  11. Brett
  12. Nathan
  13. Joe DeMare
  14. Tim
  15. Becca
  16. Don
  17. Stephen
  18. Joe
  1. Agenda review and add additional items (Anita) 10 min
  2. Appointment of new members to State Central Committee and County Central Committees.
  3. Officer Elections
    1. Treasurer
      1. Tied vote after 2 attempts
      2. Anita
        • calls for suggestions
      3. Tekla
        • GP finances are a mess
        • Wants 2 weeks to correct
        • Nominate Becca, Philena for Deputy
      4. Anita
        • Becca is already deputy treasurer
        • Philena would become Treasurer
      5. Philena
        • Accepts Treasurer
        • Accepts 2 week wait
  4. Treasurer Report (Tekla) 5 min
    • In the Green Party of Ohio treasury as of 6/30/2018,
    • on hand we have $3463.78 and have commitments of $700.00.  
      • $2,763.78 available.  There are no checks outstanding.
    • In June we received $636.64 through PayPal, including a donation of $500 from Jimmy Wehde.
      • Anita wants to send a thank you note
      • Donated through PayPal
    • For comparison, on 6/7/2018 (just before last state CC meeting) we had on hand $2977.14, with a $20 check outstanding.

 

New Business (Nathan Facilitate)

  1. Funding for Utah Trip (Anita) 5 min
    1. $350/Person: Nathan*, Kevin, Philena, and Samuel to fly to Utah
    2. $250/Person: Connie, Jake
    3. $1900 total
    4. Fundraising and Networking focused trip
      1. Opportunity to raise real money for the Ohio Greens organizations (YG, Black Caucus, Constance for Ohio)
      2. Nathan will be selling tees
    5. Contentious at the National GP
    6. Discussion (30)
      • Jake
        • Cut funding for non-active, travelling members
      • Anita
        • Will personally follow up with people travelling
      • Nathan
        • Will only use if necessary
        • Will fundraise
      • Joe
        • Concerns about spending on tickets
        • Would prefer radio ads
      • Philena
        • Funding is only being used on tickets
      • Logan
        • Never used this much money before
        • Fundraising plan is needed
        • Radio Ads need to be approved by Co-Chair
      • Samuel
        • Fundraising will be done at the convention
      • Nathan
        • Bringing Tees to fundraise
        • National support will be strong
        • Will commit to $500 reimbursement
      • Becca
        • Curious about details of shirts
      • Joe
        • Ask Nathan to reimburse $1000
      • Anita
        • Nathan shouldn’t have to foot the bill
        • Jill Stein recommended a lot of people to come
          1. Importance of Ohio
          2. Will come to Ohio if we come to Salt Lake
        • Not a loan
      • Gwen
        • Nathan needs a vendor's license
      • Connie
        • Will commit to fundraising and networking
      • Joe
        • Are these members sustaining donors?
      • Anita
        • Joe’s issue is a separate issue
        • Will Commit to a sustaining donation
      • Jake
        • Volunteers and Donates
      • Connie
        • Donates monthly
        • Running has taken source of income
      • Nathan
        • Support shouldn’t rely on sustaining donations
        • Members going have invested a lot
      • Consensus
    7. Samuel (Youth Caucus)
      1. Yes
    8. Constance
      • Yes
    9. Logan
      • Yes
    10. Jake
      • Yes
    11. Dan
      • Yes
    12. Anita
      • Yes
    13. Gwen
      • Abstain
    14. Philena (Black Caucus)
      • Yes
    15. Dorsey
      • Yes
    16. Tekla
      • Abstain
    17. Brett
      • Yes
    18. Nathan
      • Yes
    19. Joe DeMare
      • No
    20. Tim
      • Yes
    21. Becca
      • Yes
    22. Don
      • Yes

13 Yes

1 No

2 Abstentions

 

Door to Door Canvassing (Joe) 5 min

  1. $100 authorization for Printing Fliers for canvassing
    1. Distributing fliers over the state for Brett and Connie
  2. 15 minutes discussion
    • Nathan
      • Supports Idea
      • Spend more
    • Anita
      • Does it talk specifically about Connie’s campaign?
      • Wants more info about potential VC candidate
    • Connie
      • More expensive
      • We need new people
        1. Onboarding process that includes confidentiality
    • Jake
      • We need references for Volunteer coordinator
    • Logan
      • Universal healthcare should be reworded to single payer healthcare
      • Use Connie’s official flier
      • More than $100
    • Nathan
      • We need more fliers, more funds
      • Leave flier design to Connie’s campaign
      • Joint Funding for larger print run
      • Volunteer coordinator is irrelevant
        • Ironically supports Andrew and Jake anyway
          1. :)  
    • Samuel
      • Friendly Amends?
        • Postpone a month for more funding?
          • No - Joe
        • Go in with Connie for a half print?
        • Postpone Radio Ads for  funding now?
          • No - Joe
    • Connie
      • Joe - Send me PDF of fliers
      • Called for Vote of $100
    • Tim
      • We need to target specific areas
      • Supports Logan change to Single- Payer
    • Logan
      • Made fliers for $15 minimum wage
  3. Samuel (Youth Caucus)
    • Yes
  4. Constance
    • Yes
  5. Logan
    • Yes
  6. Jake
    • No
  7. Dan
    • Yes
  8. Anita
    • Yes
  9. Gwen
    • Abstain
  10. Philena (Black Caucus)
    • No
  11. Dorsey
    • No
  12. Tekla
    • Yes
  13. Brett
    • Yes
  14. Nathan
    • Yes
  15. Joe DeMare
    • Yes
  16. Tim
    • Yes
  17. Becca
    • Yes
  18. Don
    • Abstain
  19. Stephen
    • Yes

Passes

  1. Press Secretary (Joe) 5 min
    1. Is Kevin Fay still press secretary?
      1. Friend of Jake is also available
      2. Kevin is available
    2. Kevin needs a computer monitor
      • Maybe a monitor in the Carriage House
      • Tekla was given a new computer
    3. 15 min
      • Tekla
        • Has extra computer
      • Connie
        • Press secretary position isn’t being accomplished
        • Focusing on editing skills and availability
      • Philena
        • Kevin’s problem has been availability on phone
      • Anita
        • Reach out to Kevin about Tekla’s offer
        • Andrew and Kevin can tag team
      • Joe
        • Kevin is willing, but computer monitor is needed
        • Was timely whenever he had a computer, got out 100 press releases
        • Working together with Andrew is a good idea
      • Brett
        • We need a more proactive press secretary
        • Press secretary is a tall order and we need a team, rather than one person
      • Nathan
        • Couldn’t get out a press release when needed
        • We need an alternate or a team
  2. Candidate’s Report
    • Gubernatorial (Connie/Brett) 5 minutes
      • Fundraising Party was a success
      • Went to multiple events
        • Doodah is next in Columbus, 4th of July in Cincinnati
        • Excluded from a disability rights convention
          1. “Time constraints” wouldn’t allow Connie into the forum
          2. Issue a press release stating that the membership would approve of Connie, even though she is blocked from the debates
            1. Anti-Democratic
      • Wikipedia
      • Help is needed
      • We need help fundraising
      • Write an open letter to organizations to why it is imperative to include 3rd party candidates
    • 10 discussion
      • Logan
        • Billboards
          • Cheap, efficient
        • Yardsigns
        • Telethon August 18th and 19th
      • Connie
        • Yardsigns were $5/Sign
      • Nathan
        • 2/ft banner
    • Joe Manchik (12th Congressional District)
      • Interested in banner printing
      • August 7th
        • Special Election

ENDORSED by Consensus (Gwen Abstain)

Steve Dodge (District 26)

ENDORSED by Consensus (Gwen Abstain)

David Baker Write - In (District 2)

  • Gwen
    • Nathan needs to help with informing people on how to vote for David

Dan, Connie, Brett,

  • Endorse and do it now
  • David is a contender
  • Brett will do a press conference

ENDORSED by Consensus

  1. Funding Candidates (Logan)
    1. $75 per candidate who have PACs (Joe Manchik and David Cox)
      1. $150 total
    2. $763 left in account
    3. 7 candidates currently running
    4. They need a professional looking flier
    5. Discussion
      • Gwen
        • Most campaigns
      • Anita
        • Table until next month
        • Not enough money
        • Important
        • Tabling
  2. Samuel (Youth Caucus)
    • Yes
  3. Constance
    • Yes
  4. Logan
    • Yes
  5. Jake
    • No
  6. Dan
    • Yes
  7. Anita
    • No
  8. Gwen
    • No
  9. Philena (Black Caucus)
    • No
  10. Dorsey
    • Abstain
  11. Tekla
    • No
  12. Brett
    • Yes
  13. Nathan
    • Yes
  14. Joe DeMare
    • Yes
  15. Tim
    • Yes
  16. Becca
    • Yes
  17. Don
    • Abstain
  18. Stephen
    • Yes

Proposal Passed

  1. Next Meeting
    1. First Sunday is August 12th
      1. 7:30 pm
    2. Anita
      • Can’t do first sunday