The Green Party of Seattle hosts a General Membership meeting the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 – 9 pm at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association Building, room 3.  The address is 6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103.

Green Party members and those interested in finding out more are welcome.  Look on the homepage for information for each month’s meeting including proposed agenda topics and meeting location.  Below are the General Membership agendas archives from previous meetings:

September 25, 2013

  1. Additional Appointments to 2013 Coordinating Council
  2. Seattle Proposition 1 Endorsement (http://fairelectionsseattle.com/)
  3. Washington State Initiative 522 – GMO Food Labeling Presentation by Pamm Larry

August 28, 2013

  1. Introductions
  2. Coordinating Committee & Electoral Committee reports
  3. Sign display activities
  4. Proposition 1 (Seattle public campaign financing) activity and update
  5. Seeking volunteers for Bumbershoot I594 signature gathering (gun background check initiative)
  6. Outreach activities targeting renewing members
  7. September General Membership meeting to be dedicated to new/renewing members
  8. General Membership meeting location for duration of 2013 & options for 2014
  9. Announcements

July 24, 2013

  1. Coordinating Committee and Treasurer Report
  2. Membership Committee Report
  3. Update on Sign-Making Event for GMO Labeling
  4. Initial Consideration of Endoresement of WAMEND
  5. Update on Endorsement Activities for Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility
  6. General Membership Consideration of Endorsement for Kshama Sawant/City Council Position 2
  7. Announcements

May 22, 2013

  1. Coordinating Committee Report
  2. Electoral Committee Report
  3. Membership Committee
  4. GPOS interaction on Seattle Public Financing of Campaigns
  5. Announcements

April 24, 2013

  1. Welcome to New and Recent Members
  2. Coordinating Committee Report
  3. Electoral Committee Report
  4. Membership Committee Plans
  5. Wellstone Campaign School – 4/26 at Seattle Pacific University
  6. Gun Violence Policy Working Group
  7. Continued Discussion of Endorsing I522 GMO Labeling & Caveats
  8. Announcements

March 27 2013

  1. Coordinating Committee & Treasurer’s Report
    1. Campaign Donation Processing
    2. Account Information Records KeepingThe next General Membership meeting will be held from 7 – 9 pm Wednesday April 24 at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 3.  The address is 6532 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle.  The agenda will be as follows:
      1. Welcome to New and Recent Members
      2. Coordinating Committee Report
      3. Electoral Committee Report
      4. Membership Committee Plans
      5. Wellstone Campaign School – 4/26 at Seattle Pacific University
      6. Gun Violence Policy Working Group
      7. Continued Discussion of Endorsing I522 GMO Labeling & Caveats
      8. Announcements
    3. Other Topics as Appropriate
  2. Electoral Committee Report
  3. Campaign Schools
    1. Recap of Jill Stein Portland Campaign School
    2. Anticipating the Wellstone Campaign School event on 4/26/13
  4. April Phonebanking Events
    1. 4/2/13 from 6 – 8:30pm
    2. 4/4/13 from 6:30 – 8pm
  5. GPOS Co-Sponsoring IOPS Event 4/21/13
  6. New General Membership Endorsement Proposals
    • Initiative 522 (GMO food labeling)
  7. Recap and Discussion of Seattle Redistricting Hearing on 3/21/13
  8. Gun Violence Policy Working Group
  9. Announcements

February 27 2013

Attendance – 20 attendees (several new)

Agenda Topics

  1. Coordinating Council Report
    • Vanco approved for campaign fund raising
  2. Treasurer’s Report
    • sub account established for campaign funds
    • renewed non profit status with WA state
  3. Electoral Committee Report
    • Recap that 2 months ago membership approved an electoral plan for 2013-14
    • Seattle City Council redistricting initiative 3/21 at 7pm in Landis Room at City Hall
  4. Online Presence Update
    • Social Media – frequent Facebook postings, General Membership agendas posted earlier before meetings, considering video series focusing on 10 key values, looking to make more media contacts in media
    • GPOS Website – timely General Membership meeting info posts, removal of old comments
    • Email Newsletters: sign-up sheet passed around for Seattle and state lists. Reminder to unblock info@seattlegreens.org
  5. GPoWS coalition and visibility campaign updates
    • Coalition with Fellowship of Reconciliation to drive public discussion about cutting the military budget, not social services
    • Jill Stein campaign school 3/16 in Portland (several attending)
    • Wellstone Campaign school 4/26 – 28 in Seattle
  6. Gun Violence Policy Working Group Report
    • Seattle Times report on gun violence ban dying in the legislature and not among caucus priorities
    • Considering a possible position statement
  7. Outreach to phone list contacts -Time frame TBD in March on a weekday evening
  8. Announcements
    • Gar Lipow speaking event on 4/21 at 2pm at Fremont Library for Seattle IOPS
    • I-522 has enough signatures for ballet access in Fall 2013
    • 125 people showed up in Olympia for WA healthcare for all. Unfortunately this didn’t make it out of committee.
    • WA State Bank did not make it out of committee this year either

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