Johnson County Green Party Business Meeting
Attendance: Kevin Owens, David Sacks, Gail Ardery, Holly Hart
Holly suggested several good candidates.
The Campaign for Public Power needs help with
Kevin is working with Brian Gryzlak to secure plans. The Johnson County Green Party will have a table there, and plan to have local, state and national literature (platforms, brochures, whatever looks good). Holly will order platform summaries.
This hasn't been an issue locally, but elsewhere in Iowa, counties are moving to eliminate point of purchase redemption options, which hinder rural efforts toward bottle returns and recycling. Black Hawk County suggests that the Iowa Green Party take this up as a statewide issue, especially looking at rural areas.
The Johnson County Green Party approved a motion to officially endorse this call; Holly will sign up the JCGP on their list of membership organizations. A motion was also approved to propose that the Iowa Green Party be listed as a member organization, and message to this effect has been posted on the Iowa work list. Gail Ardery offered to make a financial contribution. Holly will forward the relevant web page information to the list.
David Sacks is following this issue and will forward more information. Activities may involve a trip to Alaska!
Holy received notice of a conference call from national coordinator Ted Glick. Noone present will be able to make the call, but members are interested. Gail offered to be kept apprised; Holly will send her the notice and put her in touch with the organization.
The question was asked, Do we want to move to more than one meeting a month? Since there was no firm answer, for now, we're sticking with the status quo. For next meeting, Kevin suggests discussion about 2006, especially potential races, including the governor's race.