2021 ILGP Spring Convention

Start: Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

This is a virtual event

Join the ILGP for our 2021 Spring Convention!

One of our biannual Membership Meetings, our 2021 Spring Convention will include internal elections and party business in the morning and a series of workshops in the afternoon.

Following the Convention (and a dinner break) we will be hosting our Spring Fundraiser, with special guest Howie Hawkins, via ZOOM.

Tickets start at $15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. (Click Low Income Tickets in the event link.)

For Fundraiser tickets click : https://www.actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/2021-ilgp-spring-fundraiser-featuring-howie-hawkins

You will get a link to the ZOOM when you RSVP.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/194125198834991/

Proposed Agenda for ILGP Spring Convention/Membership Meeting

I. 9-10 a.m.: Networking and Introductions [We will need a facilitator to moderate discussion and make sure everyone has chance to introduce themselves]

II. 10 a.m. – 12 noon: Business meeting

  a. Select facilitator, amend/approve agenda

  b. Proposed By-Laws Amendment to Article 2-B-5

  c. Election of Officers for 2021-Spring 2022

       i. Co-chairs (2)

       ii. Membership Steward

       iii. Secretary

       iv. Treasurer

       v. Delegates to GPUS National Committee (up to 9)

       vi. Alternate delegates to GPUS National Committee (up to 9)

  d. (If time permits): Overview of campaign calendar for 2022 election cycle and ballot access requirements; initial discussion of strategy

    e. (If time permits): Preliminary discussion on Platform revision process and suggested platform changes for Fall meeting

III. Noon – 1 p.m.: Intermission/Break for lunch

IV. 1 – 4 p.m.: Police Reform & Community Workshops

  a. 1:00: Community Control of the Police - Learn more about the Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) as a community model to organize.

  b. 1:30: Green Organizing - Learn about Illinois Green Party resources and values that help foster community control and organize actions

  c. 2:00: Co-operative business - Pending Dill Pickle in Chicago

  d. 2:30: Timebank concept - Mike Strode from Kola Nut Collab

  e. 3:00: Statewide Fossil Fuel Divestment Ordinance - 350 Chicago

  f. 3:30 Township Referenda - Steve Alesch

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