Green Liberty Chapter convention manual Statement February 2024 PGP

Dear Pacific Green Party members, you are the democracy of the green party and we gather together at our convention in order to do the party’s business.

Green Liberty Caucus, Oregon Chapter has four agenda items that we are requesting the convention weigh in on:

Item #1: Reinstate Lane Greens chapter on the PGP website under the button on the menu bar for chapters. Show Facebook page address and name Dan Pulju as contact.

Why is this necessary? Since August of 2020, when a minority of the SCC made the decision to send in Connor Salisbury and de-admin the Lane Greens from the Facebook page, the Lane Greens have been cut off from the website, basically shunned from the Party community. Now, going on 4 years later, the impasse remains and Lane Greens are shut off from accessing Party resources.

Lane Greens remain a chapter and are entitled to access to party resources.

PGP Bylaws say this:
“Bylaws Article XV – Chapters
A. Chapters are the primary grassroots organizations of the party. As such, they are the primary catalysts for grassroots political change. The state party shall supply chapters with information and expertise upon request.”
Key language in the Bylaws say the State Party shall supply…expertise, like access to the website and email list. This has been declined by the SCC. In fact, the SCC has sought to suppress Lane Greens by knocking them off their Facebook page.

Lane Greens have been unrepresented on the website since August 2020; now is the time to end the nonsense.

For background, the convention by a consensus chose not to ratify the SCC revocation of Lane Greens chapter status over a year ago. Instead, the convention directed the matter to mediation. However, the SCC members that voted to revoke chapter status, refused to engage in the mediation process. So, the community is back to square one, going on 4 years later, still stalemated.

By voting to recognize Lane Greens on the website, you are voting to end the stalemate and enable the party get on with party building activities, even if it means messages getting posted on a facebook site one doesn’t agree with.

We have seen how acrimonious philosophical differences can be. In the Green Party these dividing lines show up in differences of opinion about the US / NATO war in Ukraine against Russia; in the Israeli Gaza annihilation being genocide or not; and differences of viewpoint about the Federal Covid program, and whether our government lies to us or not.

In the August 2020 event against Lane Greens, the SCC took the side of the “covid believers” and acted against Lane Greens who were called the “covid deniers,” on account they provided a dissident viewpoint to the mainstream narrative which said that covid was natural, that there was no early treatment and that the vaccine was the only answer.

In April 2020, John Thielking announced his departure from the Lane Greens chapter and threatened the Lane Greens in a letter to the editor of the Eugene Weekly. He said the Lane Greens were “covid deniers’ and that they should be “shunned like the plague.” Think about that language and the hysteria that informs it. The SCC acted on Thielking’s call and sought to banish the Lane Greens by shunning them through seizure of the chapter Facebook site.

In hindsight, the Lane Greens were right to doubt the official narrative and post against it on their Facebook page, but the SCC was dead set against this.

What Lane Greens were pointing out was true. The mortality figures for covid deaths was not worse than the flu; the lockdowns were’t warranted; masking is a feel good measure and not effectives; the Lane Greens were removed from the website for posting a counter narrative. The SCC took the side of Dr. Fauci, and adopted the Big Pharma military industrial complex narrative that the SARS Cov2 was not from the lab, and the experimental mRNA Covid vaccines were “safe and effective” a claim not supported by the evidence.

I think the SCC was crazed with embarrassment that anyone from the Green Party would doubt the official Covid story. I will not take the time to unpack the event, but in the end, the SCC can only point fingers and shirk responsibility. Dan Pulju is alleged to have wrongly used the info@pacificgreens.org email to communicate with Facebook. When Dan used it, he was an officer of the party, and he had no formal notice or communication from the SCC that they were acting to de-admin Lane Green members. Dan used the info@pacificgreens.org legitimately as a member of Lane Chapter acting to secure its resource; the SCC illegitimately used Connor to de-admin.

Suffice to say, the SCC handled the disagreement with Lane Greens in an authoritarian manner, top down, arrogantly, and with a desire to shun, which is a form of malice. Their duty was to work with Lane Chapter and not against it.

A vote by the convention to recognize that Lane Chapter is entitled to be represented on the website will end the unjust banishment, which denies the chapter a way to be found by members of the Pacific Green Party. Please vote yes. And, if one is uncertain about how to vote, then consider abstaining, but certainly, the covid madness needs to end, and a vote to restore Lane Greens to the website will be a good thing.

Here is a link to the Lane Greens position on this matter:

Item #2: Request convention to require IT committee to post information on website that shows Green Liberty Caucus, Oregon Chapter

Request convention to require IT committee to post information on website that shows Green Liberty Caucus, Oregon Chapter and name Chuck Fall as contact using: chuck@greenlibertycaucus.org. Show web address as greenlibertycaucus.org.
Include sanctions: removal from officer positions, committee assignments in the PGP to any SCC officer who denies Lane Greens and Green Liberty representation on PGP website and who act to suppress chapter activism and speech.

The SCC has suppressed the representation of Green Liberty Caucus by denying the chapter representation on the website as is its right. As the narrative at google docs shows, there is a long history of suppression by the SCC against the Green Liberty chapter; however, a vote from the convention to recognize Green Liberty Chapter for represaentation on the website will end a long standing suppression of speech on the website by the SCC.

This resolutions requests sanctions be applied against officers who refuse to provide access to the website in the form of removal from committee assignments, or officer position.

The Green Liberty Caucus, Oregon Chapter formed in December 2021 but in all this time has been denied representation on the website. Please vote yes to affirm the right of a chapter to be featured on the PGP website in the chapter section. Thank you for voting to affirm our bylaws which hold the chapters, as the bastion of grass roots, as foundational to growing our party, and the importance supporting them.

Here are three links that give background on the Green Liberty resolutions that were suppressed, and chapter origin :

This link shows the original resolutions that caused so much consternation: https://greenlibertycaucus.org/green-liberty-resolutions-seek-blessing-from-convention/

This link gives more background on the debate, but is my report: https://greenlibertycaucus.org/march-11-convention-affirms-january-21-convention-vote/

Here are original filing papers: https://greenlibertycaucus.org/wp-content/uploads/Oregon-Chapter-Documents.pdf

Passage from Bylaws on duty of SCC to support the Chapters; refusal to post Green Liberty chapter information violates the duty to support chapters, and shows the suppression of speech of members within the party.

“Bylaws Article XV – Chapters
A. Chapters are the primary grassroots organizations of the party. As such, they are the primary catalysts for grassroots political change. The state party shall supply chapters with information and expertise upon request.”

The Bylaws say the State Party shall supply…expertise, like access to the website and email list. This has been declined by the SCC. In fact, the SCC has sought to suppress Lane Greens by knocking them off their Facebook page. Lane Greens have been unrepresented on the website since August 2020; now is the time to end the nonsense.

Item 3: Green Liberty seeks solidarity statement from Convention on demand for a Moratorium of Covid Countermeasures (halt covid vaccines)…

The Defender art in support of Covid moratorium
In support of a Covid countermeasure moratorium

Green Liberty seeks solidarity statement from Convention on demand for a Moratorium of Covid Countermeasures (halt covid vaccines) pending a Congressional investigation into the origin of SARS Cov2, the denial of early treatment protocols for Covid infections, the allowance of an emergency use authorization for vaccine countermeasures, and a study of the safety and efficacy of the mRNA gene therapy biologic. Until we know the true effects of the Covid vaccines, we, Green Liberty, demand a moratorium, and we request an endorsement from the Convention, and that this statement be forwarded to the Green Party US delegates for discussion and debate on resolution.

Please review links posted below about the covid vaccines not being safe nor effective and reasons to support a complete moratorium pending a review of what has happened and what is happening. The most unconscionable aspect of the Federal Covid program is that the covid mRNA vaccines are being included in a child’s vaccine schedule.

It is beyond a doubt clear and certain that the Covid vaccines need to be pulled from the market. Let’s stand up against bad medicine. Vote yes for the moratorium on covid countermeasures and for taking the conversation about ending Covid vaccines to the Green Party US delegates to vote on this same resolution.

However, we recognize that a resolution in support of the Moratorium may trigger anxiety associated with cognitive dissonance, and we would invite members to abstain from voting on this, and let those who feel confident that it is the right thing to do, to push the national conversation about reclaiming our health system from Big Pharma domination.

Here is a statement with an appendix for verification of claims. https://greenlibertycaucus.org/covid-vaccines-are-not-safe-nor-effective-therefore-outlaw/

Green Liberty communicated with Oregon Health Authority to not give covid shots to kids: https://greenlibertycaucus.org/green-liberty-says-no-covid-vaccines-for-kids/

Deceased German pathologist, Arne Burkhardt reports on dangers of covid vaccines: https://greenlibertycaucus.org/pathologist-arne-burkhardt-explains-dangers-of-covid-vaccines/

Green Liberty calls for integrative medicine liberated from Big Pharma domination: https://greenlibertycaucus.org/green-liberty-calls-for-medical-freedom-from-big-pharma/

Item #4: Convention Bylaws amendment to clarify role of Opavote and voting on business of the party.

Bylaws, Convention: A.4. Votes taken at convention specific to candidate nominations and endorsements, ballot initiative endorsements, and election of state coordinating committee members may be taken using absentee ballots. The state coordinating committee shall establish procedures for when and how a convention vote will be taken using absentee ballots. [strike bold face and replace with italic text] Absentee voting and other voting may be done using Opavote set for STV counting method in selection of SCC; that enables proportional representation and results must be posted before the convention adjourns, or in extreme case, after adjournment but before the end of the calendar day.

Background – The State Coordinating Committee majority has voted to adopt a week long voting program for convention voting that is not supported by our bylaws. This amendment clarifies how we vote using Opavote.

The State Coordinating Committee has acted outside the scope of its authority relative to advancing a voting period that extends outside the period of the convention; our rules of order define Pacific Green Party democracy as done at convention by those present but allows for absentee voting in 3 categories. This bylaw will clarify the role of Opavote and the time frame for posting results to match rule of order for voting to take place at convention by those present.

The SCC has rationalized a week long voting as necessary to be inclusive, but on its face, it is an extreme departure from what our rules allow. The bottom line, the nature of convention democracy and voting requires results posted before the convention adjourns.

Registration is required for participating in convention, so it is easy to verify membership and put the email address into Opvavote.

With prior agenda setting, Opavote can be prepared before hand, the voting list ready to go; so the results can be known when the convention ends. Easy breezy.

The SCC decision to enact a 7 day voting period departs from PGP convention democracy and needs to be shelved, or dismissed entirely. This bylaw addition will clarify how we vote on party business at convention when using web based computer voting.


On the matter of revoking Marv Sandnes supporting membership I, Chuck Fall, will vote no on grounds the effort to revoke supporting member status is born of ill will and bad faith. Furthermore, I do not believe Marv hates Jews, and that any claim Marv is anti-semitic is not supported by his statements alleged to show anti-semitism.

On the matter of passing a completely new bylaws advanced by Alan Zundel, I will vote no on the grounds that they don’t actually do anything that isn’t already achieved with our current bylaws. The purpose for advancing the bylaws changes was to make an accommodation to minority and dissident viewpoints among the membership, but what it ends up doing is stripping out foundational elements of green party democracy being conducted at convention by those present. The current bylaws aren’t broke, so let’s only fix those things that need an amendment, let the rest stand.

1 thought on “Green Liberty Chapter convention manual Statement February 2024 PGP”

  1. It is very apparent there are a few individuals on the SCC, that are intent on ramming through an undemocratic agenda and asserting control over the party by: Suppressing Lane Greens and taking over their Facebook page. Refusing to acknowledge the Green Liberty Caucus Chapter. Extending the voting period for the PGP convention for a week afterwards. Calling for revoking Marv Sandnes’ supporting member status in the Pacific Green Party. There is no justification for these actions that stifle freedom of speech and corrupt the voting process. Revoking anyone’s party status because some people may find that individual’s statements offensive or politically incorrect is extremely undemocratic. This proposal reeks of the cancel culture that has infected universities and mainstream media. Removing a person should also be viewed as an attempt to marginalize any vocal opposition by those currently wielding control over the PGP. The PGP platform acknowledgments First amendments rights, but the PGP leadership is undermining free speech.

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