GNOGP General Meeting October 21, 2001 Facilitator: Hatcher Secretary: Jason Neville There were 21 people in attendance. _____________________________________________ Announcements: - "Day of the Dead" November 1st, 7PM - Malik Rahim speaking at Xavier on 10/25 re: community activism - December 1st/2nd: Non-Violence Training at Xavier ($30 fee) - Members urged to complete surveys - Morgan organizing letter-writing campaign for Clean Air - Citizens for Change/Alliance for Affordable Energy having town hall on entergy (11/27/01) Community Outreach: Malik feels that now is a good time to do some outreach, to understand concerns, and to speread the word that the Green Party is a real alternative; suggests emphasis on fielding candidates GP Statement on 3T reviewed (see http://green.rox.com/ for text) Poll Monitoring Report: Jason and Gordon commented on Green's participation with Citiznes to Save our Charter to monitor polling places for "foul play" on 3T ballot measure DNA Letter Review: Antoinette thanked the group for agreeing to write a letter on behalf of her non-profit organization "African-American Genealogy Connection, Inc." encouraging federal funding of DNA tests for all African-Americans. The Coordinating Committee made this decision because the letter was due before the GM. No one at the meeting objected to the letter's content (should also will be available at green.rox.com) Treasurer's Report/Minutes: The minutes were ditributed with no obejection by secretary Jason, and treasurer Art circulated a balance of about $1060 in our account. CC Nominations: Antionette and Malik were nominated and elected without objection to the Coordinating Committee; Daisy, Bart, Morgan and Teresa were each nominated but declined for now. Bart will try to sit in and participate in CC meetings, though. Time/Place of General Meetings: We decided that the GMs will be every 2nd Sunday of the month at 5PM at our office (with no objection). We dicussed CC meeting time but thought it would be best for the CC to decide that for themselves. (see http://green.rox.com for CC minutes) Daisy volunteers to paint 10 Key Values on office walls Calendar/Meetings/Newsletter: We established a Newsletter working group to create a newsletter. Leora volunteered to coordinate that group, and several members volunteered to participate on that working group. Leora's contact info is (821-1562, email@example.com) Also Antionette suggests nametags for meetings. Campiagn-Based Organization: Jason offered his philosophy of trying to organize the GP around campiagns or specific ongoing tasks, versus around nebulous committees. Antionette suggests empowering spokespeople for the group. Malik suggests that GP not limit its scope to local politicss; that we should be interconnected with national and international Green Parties. Leora suggests that the newletter can help be a vehicle for such interconnectivity. Movie Nights: John suggests movie nights. DJ suggests UNO movie nights. Jason suggests inter-collegiate rotation of movie nights. Steve suggests movie nights in specifc neighborhoods. Living Wage: Jason suggests forming a living wage working group to distribute information and register voters for the living wage ballot initiative. No decisions were made because the meeting had run 10 minutes beyond the limit and the meeting was adjourned.
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