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Category: General3:30 pm: December 2016 meeting

3:30 pm: December 2016 meeting
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Minutes for 11/20/16 meeting

Bylaws: the new bylaws were ratified, with these particular changes: The name of the local is now Denver Green Party. Monthly dues of at least $5 is required to maintain voting member status. The party’s orientation is specifically anti-capitalist and anti-oppression. Registered Greens living in counties outside of Denver, where there is not an existing local party, are welcome to apply for membership. The Denver Green Party will not endorse the candidates registered with any other electoral party for either partisan or non-partisan offices. The full bylaws are now posted for public view at the website. Three new voting members were welcomed. Sean Sanford will become the newest member of the state council representatives from Denver, effective Wednesday, November 23.  With this addition, the state council reps from Denver are Amanda Trujillo, Angela Humphrey, Jason Justice and Sean Sanford.  Andrea Merida retains a vote as an at-large member of the state council due to her role as state party co-chair. There was a robust discussion about the election, the comportment of senate candidate Arn Menconi during his campaign and his interactions with tribal elders at Standing Rock the week before the election, the state party’s goal of growing the number of Green registrations to at least 1% of the statewide voter registration number, and discussion about municipal and state races in Denver.  It was discussed that this local party may rate independent candidates or those from outside the duopoly.  We may cross-endorse with non-duopoly parties, but the preference is to ask those candidates to register Green. The next meeting will be held at the Corky Gonzales library on December... read more

2016 Ballot Question Positions

On October 23, 2016, the Denver Green Party ratified the following positions on the ballot questions that will appear on the Denver county ballot for November 2016. Statewide Ballot Initiatives Amendment T: Exception to slavery prohibition for criminals Position: YES Rationale: Private corporations and non-profits have been avoiding overhead costs and fair labor standards by using the forced labor of largely Black, Latinx and Native American people to produce goods and services at slave rates. Businesses should bear the full cost of business or dissolve. Amendment U: Property tax exemption for possessory interests of $6,000 or less Position: NO Rationale: Using public property, often at a very low rate, is essentially corporate welfare for private corporations, and our tax dollars are for public good, not private interest. Amendment 69: ColoradoCare, a new state healthcare system Position: No Position Rationale: While the idea of a state-run health care system that has some of the characteristics of single-payer, universal healthcare is welcome, there is too much potential for unintended consequences with the fact that the oversight board cannot be recalled and that public funding for abortions is not covered. We counsel Greens to vote their conscience on this proposal. Amendment 70: Increase in Minimum Wage Postition: YES Rationale: As Greens, we support $15 an hour now plus a union, at a bare minimum. We feel the liberals behind this tepid proposal have the working-class over a barrel. This proposal simply brings other low-wage workers to par with a substantial number of other workers, and we should note that the price hike of goods and services at companies that are more fair with... read more

Denver Green Party considering endorsement of Denver’s 2B

UPDATE: THE DENVER GREEN PARTY HAS ENDORSED DENVER’S 2B. Our next meeting is Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. at the Corky Gonzales Library on West Colfax and Irving Street, just west of Federal.  At that meeting, we will be discussing whether to endorse 2B, which is a question facing voters in Denver County on this November’s ballot. The Denver Justice Project and other Denver Community groups and Members have been working with Councilperson Paul Lopez to put Referred Question 2B on the November ballot, which proposes an amendment to the Denver City Charter that would inscribe the Office of Independent Monitor (OIM) as a permanent fixture of our city government.   The OIM is the only official body in Denver dedicated to independent civilian oversight of law enforcement, and voting Yes on 2B could be an important step toward strengthening police accountability in our city. Read the text of 2B as passed by city council: For an ordinance submitting to a vote of the qualified and registered electors of the City and County of Denver at a special municipal election to be held in conjunction with the state general election of November 8, 2016, a proposed amendment to the Charter of the City and County of Denver concerning the Office of the Independent Monitor The full text of the proposed measure is here (this may not be the final version): http://denvergreenparty.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/FINAL.Charter.OIM_.Lopez_.proposal.7-28-2016.docx.pdf We are also considering other measures, such as Proposition 106 (End of Life Options) and Amendment 71 (“Raise the Bar”). What else should we be considering? Remember, to vote on endorsing these measures, you must be a dues-paid member... read more

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