AZGP State Committee Meeting - March


The AZGP Steering Committee will meet on the Third Thursday of each month in the year 2022, unless that month already has a scheduled General Membership meeting.


The AZGP Steering Committee meetings are open to the public to attend through zoom. Please RSVP to receive a link to the meeting.



The Green Party is committed to values-based politics, as expressed in our Ten Key Values. These values guide us in countering and changing a system that extols exploitation, unsustainable consumption, and destructive competition.

In this century, it is imperative that we find sound economic ways to make systemic changes. It is our responsibility to rebuild the political culture of the United States in order to stop wars of aggression, short-sighted ecological destruction, erosion of our rights, and the system that perpetuates social and economic injustice. In other words, we must fundamentally change our society's broken political system.

Now is the time to build a bridge from the world we have to the better world we know is possible.

Now is the time to grow a sustainable political force to work for grassroots democracy, nonviolence, social justice, and ecological wisdom.

Michael E. Cease

AZGP Secretary 




AZGP State Committee

Meeting Agenda


March 17, 2022, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM


A. Call to Order: Meeting Called to Order by Facilitator [7:00 PM]

B. Land Acknowledgement: Facilitator or Volunteering Member - Indigenous Land and Digital Space Acknowledgement (5 minutes) [7:00-7:05 PM]

C. Declaration of Quorum: 51% (5 of 8) officers present to meet quorum [7:05 PM]

  • Amee Beck-Jones
  • Cody Hannah
  • Eduardo Quintana
  • Karima Wicks
  • Liana West
  • Mike Cease
  • Sam Hales
  • Vincent Beck-Jones


D. Assignment of Roles:

Facilitator: ________, Stack taker: ________, Vibes: _________, Note taker: _________, Time keeper: __________, Chat moderator: __________, Greeter/Zoom Host: ________ (5 minutes) [7:05-7:10 PM] 

E. Call to the Audience: Make announcements, state opinions, pose concerns -- limited to 2 minutes per non-member of the committee. (15 minutes) [7:10-7:25 PM]


Recurring Business

F. Committee Reports (As Needed/Applicable): Each active working committee/county party/caucus shall give a brief report on the current status of their work for the party. (5 minutes each) [35 minutes] [7:25-8:00 PM]

- Treasurer/Finance - Treasurer, Vincent B.

- Media/Outreach - Media Outreach Coordinator, Karima W.

- Ballot Access - 1st Vice Chair, Liana W.

- Maricopa County - GPMC Chair, Amee B.

- Pima County - GPPC Chairperson, Eduardo Q.

- GPUS National Committee - Delegates, Amee B. & Vincent B.


Unfinished Business

G. Discord & Trello: (5 minutes) [8:00-8:05 PM] - Co-Chair, Sam H.

    1. What is Discord and how to use it? (Watch on your own)
    2. Follow up questions.


New Business

H. GPUS Standing Committee Appointments: (5 minutes) [8:05-8:10 PM]

    1. Appoint Vincent Beck-Jones to the GPUS Animal Rights Committee 
    2. Appoint Sam Hales to the GPUS Media Committee


I. Organizing Working Committees: (20 minutes) [8:10-8:30 PM] 

Article IV: Party Structure

“K. Working Committees/Task Force:

  1. The purpose of a Working Committee/Task Force is to make the work of the AZGP efficient and effective by dividing such work amongst a specialized group. Each Committee shall appoint a chairperson to coordinate its activities.
  2. Current AZGP Working Committees are Ballot Access, Bylaws, Finance/Fundraising, Media Outreach, Membership Outreach (Communications) and the Website committee.
  3. Working Committees may be added without amendment to these bylaws by a 67% majority vote or consensus of the State Committee, or by a 67% majority vote of the members at a state party meeting.
  4. All AZGP Officers/State Committee members are required to serve on at least one AZGP working committee.”


  1. List of Working Committees
    1. Ballot Access Committee - Chaired by the 1st Vice Chair of the AZGP
    2. Communications/Membership Outreach Committee - Chaired by the Secretary of the AZGP
    3. Finance/Fundraising Committee - Chaired by the Treasurer of the AZGP
    4. Green Growth/Strategic Planning Committee - Chair determined by the members
    5. Media Outreach Committee - Chaired by the Media Outreach Coordinator of the AZGP
    6. Political Campaigns Committee - Chair determined by the members
    7. Speaker’s Bureau - Chair determined by the members


  1. Get Active, Get Organized
    1. Join at least one working committee
    2. Chairs, find a time that works for everyone interested in your working committee
      • Determine time and frequency (at least once a month)
    3. Utilize Trello, Google Groups, and Discord


J. Other To-Do: (10 minutes) [8:30-8:40 PM]  

    1. Read/review the bylaws and make comments via google docs 
    2. Candidate filing deadline is April 4th
    3. Begin discussions for next general membership meeting & 2-year schedule via google groups
    4. Create/maintain a list of active members


K. Review Decisions Made/Assign Action Items: (5 minutes) [8:40-8:45 PM] - Recorder, Amee B.

L. Meeting Evaluations:

What went well? What needs improvement? (10 minutes) [8:45-8:55 PM]

M. Announce Date/Time of Next Meeting: (5 minutes) [8:55-9:00 PM]

Thursday, April 21, 2022 / 7:00 PM

N. Adjournment





March 17, 2022 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Mike Cease ·

Will you come?