Green Party of the United States
2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application
North Carolina Green Party
1.) Please provide information for each delegate and/or alternate:
Please answer question #2 below yes or no
2.) Is your state party seeking credentialed delegates an accredited member state Green Party of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS)? If not, has your party submitted an application to the Accreditation Committee, which demonstrates its eligibility for membership? Is your caucus seeking credentialed delegates already been accredited as eligible for representation on the National Committee of the GPUS? If not, is it planning on doing so before the Presidential Nominating Convention?
Yes. The North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States (GPUS).
For questions #3-#5 please attach either an .rtf or .pdf document and/or a web link to the appropriate document in your email response, and a hard copy in your postal mail response
3.) Please provide copies of all portions of your state's election law, which are relevant to the selection of delegates to a national convention, whether by primary, caucus, or petitions for national candidates.
State election laws do not apply; NCGP is not recognized as a political party in North Carolina. Rules for selecting delegates were approved at the Fall 2007 NCGP state gathering.
4). Please list the policy of your state party/caucus regarding:
(a) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention through the provision of its presidential ballot line where it exists; or, through the qualification of such nominated candidates as write-in candidates, if such is possible under the election laws of their state; and/or
(b) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors; and/or,
(c) any prohibition to the opposition of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors and/or Presidential Nominating Convention delegates;
(d) any other policy of the state party regarding its post-convention relationship to the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention.
(e) If there is no current policy on these subjects, the application shall state that the state Green Party has not adopted a policy on these subjects."
The NCGP will petition to have the convention-selected GPUS presidential candidate approved as a write-in candidate. This will require a statement of intent from the candidate and 500 petition signatures submitted by August 4, 2008. This is an achievable goal, and plans for the petition drive are already in place. The necessary forms will be brought to the convention. NCGP did not allow candidates to appear on our primary poll who were not Green Party members. We do not have a policy in place to deal with the eventuality of the convention not selecting one of the 4 actual GPUS contenders. It would be unlikely that we could support another outcome.
Please include a copy of the approved minutes of your state
convention, or other body authorized to name the delegation, which documents
the delegates' selection. If
approved minutes are not available, the Application shall include other
documentation of the delegates' selection.
Attached are minutes
of the NCGP April convention at which 8 delegates were selected, and the
minutes of a NCGP Coordinating Committe conference call in which 2 alternate
delegates were selected.
Minutes of the April 26th Convention of the North Carolina Green Party :
For question #6 please attach a scanned copy of your signed document (if possible) in your email response, and a signed hard copy in your postal mail response. If you can not provide a scanned copy in your email response, please provide am .rtf or .pdf of document that includes the names of the signers, even if it does not have their signatures.
6.) Please submit a letter bearing the signature of your state party or caucus officers certifying the authenticity of the minutes.
By signing this application, your state or caucus officers certify that the delegates included in the minutes are the duly chosen delegates to the convention as provided for in the rules of the caucus or state Green Party (or grouping of Greens where there is no state party.)
A signed scanned copy of this document has been received: