Syracuse Greens Fall Convention

The fall OCGP Convention is on September 16th at 7:00 PM. at The Westcott Community Center (WCC).

At present there are three items on the agenda for the convention

1) Election of Officers. The offices up for election are County Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The current officers are all willing to stand for re-election and no additional candidates have come forth at the present time. Therefore, the current slate of officers to serve a 1 year term is as follows:

County Chair (interim), Barry Lentz

Secretary, Ursula Rozum

Treasurer, Frank Cetera

If you would like to nominate someone please contact Barry Lentz ASAP. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

2) Amendment of OCGP Platform Plank 5-17. At the July Special convention when we adopted plank 5-17, “Create a No Drone Fly Zone in the City of Syracuse,” we discussed adding language regarding protection of our Fourth Amendment rights. The Platform Committee is considering proposing an amended version of this plank that adds the following language to the existing plank: The Green Party calls on the City of Syracuse, to the extent permitted by law, to designate Syracuse a “Warrantless Surveillance Drone Free Zone” where drones are banned from city airspace until regulations for legal deployment have been fully vetted and adopted that adequately protects the population as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We also call for the Syracuse Common Council to adopt a policy that stipulates surveillance drones will not be purchased, leased, borrowed, tested or otherwise used by any agency or department of the City of Syracuse until regulations for legal use are developed and implemented.

The new “draft language” is in underlined italics.

3) Report from the three campaigns and organization for the final three weeks of the final seven weeks of the campaign.

Yes, just in case you haven’t noticed we for have three candidates running for office: Kevin Bott for Mayor, Howie Hawkins for the Fourth District Common Council seat and Barb Humphrey for Board of Education. Our candidates and their teams have been busy and we will have a full report on upcoming campaign activities. We will also be enrolling volunteers for final seven weeks of the campaign!!!!!

If you are not currently enrolled as a member of the Green Party please consider doing so. There is value in being enrolled as a member of the party. Keep in mind that if you registrar as a member of the Onondaga County Green Party before the start of the convention then you will have full voting rights during the convention.

RSVP are greatly appreciated, but not required.

 

WHEN
September 16, 2013 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
United States
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CONTACT
Barry Lentz · · 315-472-5401
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