AZGP State Committee Meeting - April


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


April 21, 2022, 7:00 PM-9:15 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. Informal Check-Ins/Open Dialogue: How’s everyone doing? What’s new in your life? What challenges or successes are you experiencing? What has brought you joy or kept you energized lately? etc. (20 minutes) [7:05-7:25PM]

D. Declaration of Quorum: 51% (5 of 8) officers present to meet quorum [7:25 PM]

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


E. Assignment of Roles:

Facilitator: ________, Stack taker: ________, Vibes: _________, Note taker: _________, Time keeper: __________, Chat moderator: __________, Greeter/Zoom Host: ________ (5 minutes) [7:25-7:30 PM] 

F. Call to the Audience: Make announcements, state opinions, pose concerns -- limited to 2 minutes per non-member of the committee. (15 minutes) [7:30-7:45 PM]


Recurring Business

G. 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) [30 minutes] [7:45-8:15 PM]

- Treasurer/Finance - Treasurer, Vincent B.

- Media/Outreach - Members, Cody H. & Sam H.

- 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.


New Business

H. Planning for May 21st(?) AZGP General Membership Meeting [All Members]: (15 minutes) [8:15-8:30 PM]

    1. Any candidate/ ballot initiative endorsements?
    2. How do we get the word out and increase attendance/participation?
    3. Ideas for special guests, presentations, workshops, etc.?
    4. How do we streamline the explanation of our meeting procedures to first-time attendees?


I. Review suggestions to diversify donation options and reduce/phase out PayPal: (15 minutes) [8:30-8:45 PM] - Treasurer, Vincent B.

From Vincent: “PayPal allowed me to change the login options to our account but now has locked me out due to its verification/authentication system. I’ve spoken to multiple people at various levels and they won’t allow me access. We need a more reliable system of taking donations. One that will not hold our funds hostage and disallow us access. This isn’t a reasonable way of conducting business.”


J. Summer 2022 outreach and recruitment brainstorm session [All Members]: (15 minutes) [8:45-9:00 PM]  

    1. What are we going to do to reach, recruit, and maintain new members?
    2. How do we reach the communities most likely to resonate with our message?
    3. How do we reactivate formerly active members of the party?
    4. How can we ensure that new members are quickly onboarded and mobilized?
    5. What manageable goals can we set for ourselves to guide our actions?


K. Review Decisions Made/Assign Action Items: (5 minutes) [9:00-9:05 PM] 

L. Meeting Evaluations:

What went well? What needs improvement? (10 minutes) [9:05-9:10 PM]

M. Announce Date/Time of Next Meeting: (5 minutes) [9:10-9:15 PM]

Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 7:00PM via Zoom

N. Adjournment





April 21, 2022 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Mike Cease ·

Will you come?