Bylaws:Adopted January 20, 2004
ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this Caucus is the Women's Caucus of the Green Party of the United States, hereinafter Caucus.
ARTICLE II. MISSION AND PURPOSE
The Caucus will organize and act to advance Women's rights and concerns within the Party and in the country at large with the ultimate goals of maximizing the Women's vote for the Green Party, participation of Women at all levels of the Party and a voter, activist, leadership, candidate and officeholder base of Women that is reflective of the great diversity of this nation.
II.B. The purpose of the Caucus is:
II.B.1. To promote the 4 Pillars of the international Green community and the Ten-Key Values of the Green Party of the United States, hereinafter GP-US.
II.B.2. To develop a strong identity, voice and presence of women in the GP-US that also reflects the diversity of the Caucus and this country.
II.B.3. To promote and advance issues of interest and concern to women.
II.B.4. To facilitate communication and coordination among women and caucuses (or equivalent) with state Green Party organizations.
II.B.5. To elect a Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the GP-US Coordinating Committee (National Committee).
II.B.6. To appoint up to three voting Delegates, regardless of location of residence to the GP-US Diversity Committee.
II.B.7. To organize, outreach and educate the public.
II.B.8. To organize, outreach and educate internally within the GP-US and affiliated state parties.
II.B.9. To increase the number of registered Green Party women voters.
II.B.10. To develop and promote leadership from among members for internal and external elected positions, as well as within the community and for appointed and all levels of local, state and national elected positions.
II.B.11. To promote the Green Party as a Party for women.
II.B.12. To develop, write and submit content to amend the GP-US Platform to more fully represent concerns of women. Develop, write, coordinate, submit and advocate for a separate plank for women in the GP-US Platform.
II.B.13. To develop, write and submit content to amend the GP-US Bylaws to more fully represent the rights, protection, inclusivity, empowerment and other concerns of women, including enforcement and compliance of such content.
II.B.14. To deal with internal conflict in a forthright, open and decisive manner. (See note RE: operating rules note below.)
II.B.15. To be inclusive and respectful of all the waves of feminism reflected by the membership of the Caucus. And to strive for an overarching and consistent message for the Caucus that incorporates the often disparate views of the waves.
II.B.16. To advocate for and assist with developing channels to deal with concerns regarding women within the GP-US, including grievances of the Caucus and of Caucus women active within the GP-US.
II.B.17. To initiate and participate in external coalition building with other women's and related groups, including for purposes of identifying potential candidates for president, vice president and other national, state and local offices. Also, to build support for the Green Party from such groups, including voting support.
II.B.18. To address public perception and concerns regarding the Green Party for women.
II.B.19. To increase membership in the Caucus.
II.B.20. To strive for a re-awakening national women's movement that is identified with the Green Party.
II.B.21. To advocate that the Caucus be the source point, to be consulted or collaborated with for all external and internal statements, resolutions, news releases, policy, research and other needs of the GP-US regarding women. And advocate inclusivity and balance of women reflective of diversity in such documents.
II.B.22. To support national candidates selected at the national Green Nominating Convention.
These purposes or guiding priorities shall be amended, collected, posted and ranked in order of importance by the membership at least once a year.
The Caucus may adopt Operating Rules that further define its purpose.
Balance of original by-laws being integrated with amendments required by the GPUS NC which were adopted November 6, 2005. They will be available to membership shortly.