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Proposal ID42
ProposalConfirmation of Carina Aviles as Interim Co-Coordinator, Electoral Reform Working Group
PresenterElectoral Reform Working Group
Floor ManagerMike Feinstein
Discussion12/04/2013 - 01/12/2014
Voting01/13/2014 - 01/19/2014
Presens Quorum14 0.5001
Consens Quorum30 0.6 of Yes and No Votes


GPCA Bylaws Section 9-2 Co-coordinators state: "Each committee shall have two co-coordinators. Elected coordinators shall take office upon confirmation by the General Assembly and shall serve for two years in staggered terms." (http://www.cagreens.org/bylaws/2013-06-23#Section_9-2_Co-coordinators)

During its Sunday afternoon working group breakout session (between 2:35pm and 4:05pm) at the November 16-17, 2013 Santa Rosa General Assembly, the Electoral Reform Working Group elected Carina Aviles as a co-coodinator of the working group, contingent upon confirmation by the General Assembly. However, when the General Assembly reconvened at 4:05pm, it no longer had quorum with which to consider this confirmation. For this reason, the consideration of confirmation is before the Standing General Assembly.

An additionally complicating factor is that the Electoral Reform Working Group has been inactive for some time, in that it has not met regularly at GPCA state meetings, nor via teleconference in between meetings; nor has it chosen co-chairs for several years. As a result, there is not a membership roster for the working group

At the same time, GPCA Bylaws Section 10-2 Co-coordinators state "Each Working Group shall elect two coordinators from among its membership. Elected coordinators shall take office upon confirmation by the General Assembly and shall serve for two years in staggered terms." (http://www.cagreens.org/bylaws/2013-06-23#Section_10-2_Co-coordinators)

Since there have not been regular meetings of this working group at which membership could be achieved, and because there has been no co-coordinators in place to track and report membership had their been regular meetings, no confirmation of new co-coordinators can be made. At the same time, it is in the interest of the GPCA that the working group be able to become active again now that a meeting of it was held at a GPCA General Assemby.

For this reason, this proposal seeks confirmation of Carina Aviles as an Interim Co-coordinator, so that the working group may have interim leadership while it becomes active again, after which at the next General Assembly, it can recommend and the General Assembly can confirm Co-coordinators as they are defined in GPCA bylaws.

A Biography/Candidate Statement for Carina Aviles follows in the References section below


That the Standing General Assembly confirm Carina Aviles as an Interim Co-coordinator of the Electoral Reform Working Group




Biography/Candidate Statement of Carina Aviles: My name is Carina Lizett Aviles, and I was born in East Los Angeles, CA. I am the eldest of three, raised by two working parents; my mother a Headstart teacher, and father a print machine operator. I grew up with a love for the arts; writing, music, and drama in particular. I was an editor of my high school newspaper, and also active in sports and student government. I became interested in social activism in college, where I was part of M.E.C.H.A (Chicano Student Movement) and Forensics Debate. I recieved a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communication from San Diego State University, with a minor in Sociology. Before pursuing acting roles in film/television, I was interested by careers in reporting, law, and education. Today, I am active in green issues, progressive politics, and any/all creative works that excitement me, and our consciousness.

I am currently registered with the Green Party because it is the party that aligns most closely with my values, as they pertain to ecological wisdom, and general progression as a people. The party tackles issues of health, wealth, and liberty, and seeks to apply them to the whole, rather than a selected few by means of employing intelligent systems and findings. The party, through their platform script, seem to understand the limits and corruptions of the our way today. I encourage their efforts and aim to work as an evolving Green in all my endeavours.

I am seeking a co-oordinator position within the Electoral Reform Working Group because I see the current system extremely corrupted by corporate influence and am passionate about fairness of representstion. Also because I would like to become more familiar with Green Party and moreso discover how my role can evolve within it.

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