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State Meeting

February 28, 2010


Audrey Clement, Kirit Mookerjee, Tamar Yager and Tom Yager (Arlington),
Joey Borda, Charlie Jordan (Blue Ridge),
Chris Fink, (Fredericksburg),
Mike Shushan (Virginia Beach).

A quorum consisting of at least half of the five locals participating in the two most recent business meetings: (Arlington, Blue Ridge and NoVA on 9/12/09 and Arlington, Blue Ridge, Fredericksburg, NoVA, and Virginia Beach on 11/14/09) having been established, the meeting was called to order.


The previously published meeting agenda was amended and agreed to by consensus as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Selection of facilitator, vibeswatcher, and note taker
  • Approval of agenda
  • Discussion of possible candidacy for Congress in 2nd District and other prospective candidacies statewide
  • Discussion of Arlington County change of government petition drive
  • Proposal to change GPVA Bylaws
  • Proposal to allow FinCom access to GPVA membership list
  • Other business

  • Kirit Mookerjee agreed to serve as facilitator, Chris Fink as vibes watcher and Audrey Clement as note taker.

    Discussion Of Possible Candidacy For Congress In 2nd District.

    Mike Shushan said that the Virginia Beach local had met recently to discuss running a congressional candidate in CD 2. The candidate subsequently decided against running. Mike reported that the local had had another meeting via conference call on February 24 and agreed to change its name to the Hampton Roads local.

    Kirit indicated that the Arlington local is considering some candidacies for 2010.

    Mike had some questions about whether and how to set up candidate and/or party PAC's, and Audrey agreed to consult with him on how the AGP PAC is set up.

    Discussion of Arlington County Change of Government Petition Drive.

    Tom Yager mentioned that the petition to change the county form of government, which has been endorsed by the Arlington local, was initiated by the Arlington police and fire fighters' unions. It was predicated by the lack responsiveness on the part of Arlington County government to their concerns and would replace the present at large election of county board members with a district system. Tamar mentioned that the petition drive appears to be professionally organized and has a paid petition coordinator. She therefore believes it stands a good chance of success.

    Proposal to Change GPVA Bylaws.

    Tom motioned to strike Section XIV.B of GPVA Bylaws, dealing with the state party platform revision process, which reads:

    "B. The GPVA will institute the above process in odd-numbered years."

    so that the GPVA Platform revisions can be considered as needed. The motion was adopted by consensus.

    Proposal To Allow Fincom Access To GPVA Membership List.

    A proposal by Chris Fink to allow FinCom access to the GPVA membership list for targeted email solicitations was referred to FinCom to establish restrictions on the use of the list.

    Proposal To Revise Decision Of Interim Committee On Central Committee Members.

    Joey Borda moved to revise the slate of Central Committee members approved by the Interim Committee in September, 2009, replacing Jana Cutlip with himself in CD 5 and Scott Burger with Sheri Bailey in CD 3. The motion was adopted by consensus.

    Other Business.

    A motion by Joey Borda to endorse the Arlington County change of government petition drive was endorsed by consensus.


    It was agreed to hold the next business meeting in Virginia Beach at the end of May and tentatively agreed to hold the following meeting in Roanoke in July.

    Submitted by Audrey Clement, Note-Taker
    Green Party of Virginia

    Minutes GPVA


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