Green Party of the United States
2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application
Green Party of Washington
of Washington State
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, we are an accredited member state party.
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 law doesn’t say anything about our state national delegate process.
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
GPoWS Bylaws Section 5.2.a: Nominations for President and Vice President – The nominees of the Green Party of the United States, or its successor organization, for President and Vice President of the United States, shall automatically be the nominees of the Green Party of Washington State for those offices, and shall have their names placed on the Green Party of Washington State’s ballot line. If the Green Party of Washington State does not nave the option of participating in a state-run primary election or caucus, ballots will be mailed to each member and returned ballots must be postmarked no later than 21 days after the mailing, or, if done in conjunction with another mail ballot by the state party, by the deadline on the other mail ballot.
(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,
green party has not adopted a policy on this subject.\
The state green party has not adopted a policy on this subject.\
(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;
The state green party has not adopted a
policy on this subject.
The state green party has not adopted a policy on this subject.
(d) any other policy of the state party regarding its post-convention relationship to the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention.;
GPoWS Bylaws Section 4.4: Support of Presidential Candidate – It is expected that a member of the State Coordinating Council or of the state’s National Committee delegation will not actively support another Presidential candidate once the GPUS has decided upon its own candidate. If a person does wish to do this, she/he should take leave from her/his office until the Presidential election. If the person refuses to take such leave, the SCC can impose the leave by a 2/3-majority vote of its uninvolved members. For purposes of this section, support includescontributing money or reportable resources to another candidate, publicly endorsing another candidate, fundraising for another candidate, collecting signatures for another candidate, and making statements to the media or public that encourage voters not to support GPUS' nominees, including email statements.
(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."
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
5). 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.
See attached documents (#1, 2) for a complete description of our state’s process on selecting delegates (Attachment #1), the primary vote count and delegate apportionment results (Attachment #2). All candidates were given the opportunity to select their own delegates, per the approved GPoWS process. The McKinney campaign authorized Maryrose Asher to be their state volunteer coordinator. She organized the selection of delegates for McKinney. Kat Swift, in an email to Brian Lynch, asked the State Coordinating Council for help in selecting her delegate, which was done. Kent Mesplay did not respond, but a GPoWS member volunteered to be his delegate. The GPoWS State Coordinating Council then voted (online) to approve all delegates. policy.
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 is attached