GPNY State Committee Meeting, March 12, 2011

The next meeting of the State Committee of the Green Party of New York State will be on Saturday, March 12, in Rensselaer, New York at the First United Presbyterian Church, 34 Broadway. All enrolled Green Party members are welcome to attend and will have a chance to address the State Committee members some time between 9 – 10 am during the enrollee speak out.

For more information, please contact Mike Welch at secretary@gpny.org.

Directions and agenda:

Agenda:

9:30 AM - Sign-In and Green Enrollee Speakout

10AM - 11:15 AM - Party Business
10 AM Election of Facilitators, Time Keepers, Referees [let's have a slate proposed to save time; ask for volunteers beforehand]
10:05 AM - Approval of Agenda
10:15 AM - Secretary's Report
10:25AM - Treasurer's Report
10:30AM - Objections to EC actions [ask for objections to any actions, not for approval of all actions]
10:40AM - Nominations/Election of new Secretary

11:15AM - 1PM - Issues and Organizing [we should line up people to organize these sessions]
11:15 - 11:45 AM - Green Panels and Organizing at the Left Forum, March 19-20
11:45 - 12:15 PM - Antiwar Organizing and April 9 Antiwar Demo in NYC
12:15 - 1 PM Election Campaigns: 2010 Evaluation; Rochester Mayoral, March 29; 2011 plans

1PM-2PM - Lunch

2PM - 5:30PM Issues and Organizing Continued
2 - 2:30 PM - Coalition Work: Green Visibility, Alliance Building, Advancing Our Program
2:30 - 3:30 PM - Hydrofracking Ban
3:30 - 4:30 PM - Fiscal Crisis and Progressive Tax Reform
4:30 - 5:30 PM - Public Education: Funding, Mayoral Control vs. Community Control, Charters, Unions, Etc.

5:30 PM - Party Rules Proposal from Rules & Policies Committee

6:30PM Adjourn

Directions to the First United Presbyterian Church, 34 Broadway, in Rensselaer.

Take the Dunn Memorial Bridge away from the State Capitol off 787, headed on 20 east, 9 south towards Rensselaer. Going across the bridge, you continue straight onto 9/20 (avoiding ramp to the right for Amtrak, Rt. 43). At the first light immediately as you come off the bridge, you make a right onto Broadway. The church is on the left hand side about half way down the block.

The church is 6/10 of a mile from the Amtrak station in Rensselaer. At the south of the station is a new parking garage with a road and walkway across the railroad tracks headed west (towards the Hudson). Take your first left, which is Broadway. Walk about six blocks or so. Cross route 9/20.

From the South. Take first Albany exit off the Thruway (exit 23). Head straight through toll plaza onto 787. Go about 3 to 4 miles. Look for 9 south /20 east (not 20 west). There will be a fork in the road. Bear left. It is the same ramp as the Empire State Plaza but do not take that ramp (right). Take bridge across
the river. Follow as above.

From the West. From the Thruway, take first Albany exit (Exit 24). Head east towards Boston. Take the 787 exit south just before the Hudson River. Go about 1.5 miles. Take 9 south, 20 east exit. Follow as above.

From Taconic. Head west on Thruway. Get over at next exit, the I-90 bypass to Albany. Go across Hudson River. On bridge, take exit for 787 south. Go about 1.5 miles, taking 9 east, 20 south exit.