The current state of the Agenda for our next General Assembly indicates that we have diverged a long way from that vision of the Green Party. There is not a single proposal from the Platform Committee that made it on to the agenda. Even those items which appear to be issues are being driven not by the working groups or by any caucus, but rather from the CC itself, placed on the agenda without proper examination from the grassroots of this party. I am suggesting that items such as the "Endorsement of Unity Blueprint For Immigration Reform", placed on the consent calendar should be given publicity and a chance for discussion before being placed on the agenda. I would hazard a guess that very few of the members of this party have heard about it let alone read it. It was not even mentioned during the KQED special report re: immigration this past week.
SIDEBAR:The KQED program is worth listening to. Most of the panel discussing the issue comes from those associated with ethnic media, such as Pacific News Service.We need to solve the internal problems of the GPCA. The question is whether we can do that and still maintain the reason that we exist.