We are urging all Green Party members nation-wide to organize and affiliate caucuses with their State Green Party. Caucuses will help your State Green Party grow and increase participation & representation of historically oppressed groups. Green Party members can organize caucuses such as the Black Caucus, Indigenous Caucus, Latinx Caucus, Lavender Caucus and Women’s Caucus. If there isn’t an identity caucus affiliated and accredited with your State Green Party, we urge you to organize one.
Some State Green Parties have rules that allow for caucuses to be affiliated and accredited with their State Green Party. In these States a caucus would be able to have a Caucus Delegate with full voting rights to be assigned to the State Green Party “State Committee” or “Central Committee”. Each State Green Party has a “Central Committee” or “State Committee” that is the final decision-making body of the State Party.
However, some State Green Parties do not have rules for caucuses to be affiliated and accredited with representation and full voting rights on the State Committee or Central Committee. Instead, these States would allow a caucus to form as a “working Group” without any representation or voting rights on the State Committee or Central Committee. In these States, a “caucus working group” can submit presentations and recommend proposals to amend the State Green Party By-Laws to allow for caucuses to be affiliated and accredited with representation and full voting rights on the State Committee.
There are millions of oppressed people in the United States and we need caucuses in every State to help organize and connect them with the Green Party. If you want to help form a caucus in your State click here https://forms.gle/XRmeTf32ZM8jqtCz6 If you want to see a sample By-Laws that you can use in its entirety or modify to fit your conditions click here https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:Us:fe893eea-7a96-458b-9da4-a76e2b4380ed
This By-Laws uses New York as an example. New York State has 32 Counties and each County is divided into Assembly Districts. Some Counties have several dozen Assembly Districts. There are 150 Assembly Districts in New York State and each Assembly District is divided into Election Districts. Some Assembly Districts have up to two hundred Election Districts. Each Election District consist of three or six street blocks. In New York the Election District is the most local democratic institution. Look up the geographic political structure of your State and once you understand how it works, you will be able to draft a By-Laws that will be as inclusive as possible and organize from the local grassroots all the way up to the State level.
Contact your State Green Party for their rules on forming a State Green Party Caucus here https://www.gp.org/state_parties If you are unable to contact anyone in your State Green Party, then send the National Green Party Latinx Caucus a email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you connect with your State Green Party representative.
Latinx Caucus of GPUS, Dated September 18 2020