Governor Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2020-004 on March 11, 2020, as a timely response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting series of Public Health Emergency orders increasingly restricted public gatherings and interpersonal contact. The stay-at-home order was recently extended through April with the expectation that measures would be in place at least through the middle of May.
Political candidates, regardless of party affiliation, have petition signature requirements for federal, state and local offices. Candidates of minor parties and independent candidates were not permitted to begin petitioning prior to publication of petitions and signature requirements by the Secretary of State (SoS). The SoS published these items on March 2, 2020. The statutory end of the petitioning period for minor-party and independent candidates is June 25, 2020. The Green Party calls for relief from petition requirements and placement of candidates selected at the Green Party of New Mexico (GPNM) State Convention on the ballot for the November 2020 General Election. The right of minor parties to actively participate in the election process as minor parties should not be infringed by the extraordinary circumstances of this public health emergency.
The Green Party was established in New Mexico in 1994 with a platform based on Ten Key Values: Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice and Equal Opportunity, Ecological Wisdom, Non-Violence, Decentralization, Community-Based Economics and Economic Justice, Feminism and Gender Equity, Respect for Diversity, Personal and Global Responsibility, Future Focus and Sustainability. The Green Party has run candidates at the local, state, and federal levels.
The 2020 GPNM Annual Meeting/Convention is planned for Saturday, April 25, 1:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. in the Community Room in LaFarge Library in Santa Fe. WE ANTICIPATE PUBLIC GATHERING RESTRICTIONS.Teleconferencing 1:30 p. m. to 3:30 p. m.
NOTE: Must be registered Green continuously from March 26, 2020 to vote at convention. If you want to run for office, please contact GPNM by April 18, 2020.
Agenda items include
2020 GPNM Platform Discussion and Adoption
Candidates for Public Office
GPNM Officer Elections
Rules amendment and modification of social media protocol
Other business to come before the convention
C. Proposed amendment to §V-B-i of the Rules & Regulations:Current language:Membership: A Member of the Green Party of New Mexico is considered a member of the Local in which the person is registered to vote.Proposed language (Italics indicates new language.):Membership: A Member of the Green Party of New Mexico is considered a member of the Local in which the person is registered to vote. A Member may affiliate with another Local or County party for the purposes of voting and holding local or county party office as long as there is no approved Local or County party where the Member is registered to vote or legally resides.
The Green Party of Taos County is holding its Annual County Convention on Saturday March 23, 2019 from 2 to 4PM at SOMOS. Please plan to attend this convention and take part in the important discussion and decision-making process of your Party regarding election of new officers, goals for the year as well as delegates and proposals to bring to state convention.
When: March 23, 2019
Time: 2 to 4PM
Where: SOMOS, 108 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571
Questions? email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 575.779.9445
The agenda is as follows: 1) call to order 2) seat delegates 3) establish quorum 4) additions to the agenda 5) approval of the Green Council minutes from February meeting 6) officers report 6.1) treasurer 6.2) National representative 7) other national committee/caucus reports 8) local reports 8.1) GPTC (15 minutes) 8.2) GPAMA (15 minutes) 9) Solar workshop (15 minutes) lunch break 10) results of legislative session 11) GPNM officers elections 11.1) Co-Chairs 11.2) Secretary 11.3) National Committee representatives 12) 2019 candidates for public office 13) 2019 action plan 14) other business 15) announcements 16) adjournment