The Annual National Meeting and Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party of the United States is scheduled for the weekend of 11-12 July. Thanks to COVID-19, we're not going to Detroit for the convention; Detroit is coming to us via teleconferencing platforms.
Speaking of platforms, I am grateful to California Green mover & shaker Diana C. Brown for alerting tout le monde vert on Facebook regarding this year's proposed amendments to the GPUS national platform. The Platform Committee will consider 15 changes—submitted by several different committees, caucuses, and state parties—which I'll list in summary form below the Read More.
Keep in mind that the Platform is more about desired outcomes than processes for achieving them. It can include a call for abolition of the Electoral College without presenting the nuts and bolts of how to rescind the provisions in Article II, Section 1, Clause 3 of the Constitution and the Twelfth Amendment.
The Green Party National Committee lists the 15 proposals in order of what chapters and sections they address. If done incorrectly, full consideration of 15 proposals could take all week; fortunately, the Platform Committee has very specific groundrules and time limits in place for discussion of each. So it looks more like the US House than the "deliberative" US Senate (though it doesn't really look much like either, also fortunately).
Bits of editorial commentary from dbc follow some of these summaries in parentheses.
CHAPTER I: Democracy
CHAPTER II: Social Justice
CHAPTER III: Ecological Sustainability
CHAPTER IV: Ecological Economics
Everything here comes from the Banking and Insurance Reform Committee:
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