Bylaws, Rules and Procedures

Nevada Green Party Bylaws

Nevada Green Party Co-Chairs:
Mr. Alexander Mann
Ms. Margery Hanson

Name of Political Party: ‘Nevada Green Party” and/or ·’Green Party of Nevada”
Officers:
Co-Chair: Mr.Alexander Mann
Co-Chair: Ms. Margery Hanson
Historian: Ms. Andrea Warzlow
Treasurer: Ms. Carrie Anne Harrington
Clark County At Large Member: Daniel Alves
Clark County At Large Member: James Stover
Nye County At Large Member: Robert Hanson

Members of the Executive Committee: Mr. Alexander Mann, Ms. Margery Hanson, Ms. Andrea Warzlow, Ms. Carrie Anne Harrington, Mr. Daniel Alves,
Mr. James Stover, Mr. Robert Hanson.

Name of Person Authorized to File List of Candidates for Partisan Office with the Nevada Secretary of State: Mr. Alexander Mann, and Ms. Margery Hanson, and/or a duly authorized representative:

Phone: GPNV main (775) 298-6847

Sincerely,

Alexander Mann
Margery Hanson
Co-Chairs of the Green Party Nevada/Green Party Nevada

Article I. NAME.
Section 1.01. The Name of this organization is the Nevada Green Party/Green
Party Nevada

Article 2. PURPOSE/STRUCTURE

Section 2.01. These bylaws shall govern the organization, operation, and functions of the political party known as the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada. These bylaws will be made freely available and accessible to the public on the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada’s website.

(a) December 1st (first) of each year is the month of Bylaws edits, updates and revisions. To be finished by December 31st (thirty-first) of each year, to be ready for submission to the Secretary of State’s office, no later than January 5th (fifth) of the following year, in order to maintain our Minority Party Status with the state of Nevada.

Section 2.02. The goals of the Nevada Green Party are to actively promote in every appropriate way:

Section 2.03 The Political Ideology and Policies of the Nevada Green Party. the “Ten Key Values” that are the core of Green philosophy, those being: Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice And Equal Opportunity, Ecological Wisdom, Non-Violence, Decentralization, Community-Based Economics, Feminism, Gender Equity and Gender Identity Affirmation, with Respect For Diversity, Personal And Global Responsibility, and Future Focus And Sustainability:

(a) Building a class-based, working-class, political party that is independent from the political parties of the wealthy and ruling elite.

(b) Fighting for, expanding, promoting and legislating policies that are universal and benefit the majority of the working-class in Nevada, rather than narrow identity-based policies.

(c) We recognize that the Republic form of government defined by elections
and voting is inherently, anti-democratic and gives disproportionate power to the wealthy. Thus, another main goal is to adopt Direct-Democracy, for the state of Nevada and the United States as a whole, which would be representative of the population and give political power & decision-making to poor and working people.

(d) The Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada also seeks to secure for the workers by hand or by mind, the full fruits of their wealth & labor, and the most equitable distribution thereof, that may be possible upon the basis of public ownership of the economy, means of production, distribution and exchange, and the best obtainable system of popular administration, through direct-democracy and worker’s control of each industry or service. Abolition of the wage system and in its place, Universal Basic Income.

Section 2.04. The mission of the Nevada Green Party is to take direct action, run candidates for elections, gain a majority in civil bodies, pass referendums and support legislation which upholds the Ten Key Values and the Four Pillars to place before the voters, with candidates who affirm the Ten Key Values and The Four Pillars, our principles and political independence. By political independence, we mean that:

(a) Official Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada elected representatives, will not vote on legislation that the State Green Party has not presented or endorsed.

(b) We will not participate in civil bodies until we have a majority in those bodies, nor enter into coalitions, which would water-down our principles, with other political parties, to pass legislation.

Section 2.05. The Nevada Green Party shall be governed by the Voting Members of the Green Party Nevada at General Meetings and the Executive Committee.

(a) The General Meeting of Voting Members of the Nevada Green Party is the supreme decision-making body.

(b) The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, shall govern the organization in all cases to which they are applicable and in any, which they are not consistent with these Bylaws.

Section 2.06. Local Chapters.
(a) At least 3 members of the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada members, may petition to form a County Chapter of the Nevada Green Party, subject to approval by the State Executive Committee. The State Executive Committee shall have full power to officially approve, or disapprove of each County
Chapter. Each County Chapter must host at least 3 committee members.

(b) Each County Chapter must adopt the State Green Party of Nevada’s bylaws model, for making decisions and it must abide by the State Bylaws. County Chapter bylaws cannot be modified until 90 days after a new County Chapter is formed. County Chapter bylaws can be modified before 90 days, with a submission of their County Chapter bylaws, for approval by the State Executive Board. County Chapters may form their own committees to handle membership, outreach, events, and fundraising in their County.

(c) Each County Chapter is responsible for interacting with organizations within its region, organizing actions, and generally building the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada, at their County level.

(d) Each County Chapter must be a dues-paying based membership organization, with dues paid to the State Green Party of Nevada. The Nevada Green Party will decide on the percentage of dues given back to County Chapters for County Chapter needs. Exceptions may be made, on a case by case basis by the State Executive Committee, including waiving dues for hardship and for other reasons in which persons are unable to meet all of the requirements.

(e) County Chapters shall keep the State Executive Committee updated with
information about their leadership, activities, current bylaws, Nevada Green Party Bylaws, membership information, committees, and other information reasonably requested by the Executive Committee.

(f) County Chapters in violation of the Ten Key Values, The Four Pillars, principles, program or bindingresolutions of the State Green Party of Nevada/Nevada Green Party, may have their Official County Chapter Status revoked.

(g) Upon dissolution of any County Chapter, any residual assets shall become property of the State Green Party of Nevada/Nevada Green Party.

Article 3. GENERAL MEETINGS OF VOTING MEMBERS

Section 3.01.
Voting Members. A person is a voting member of the Nevada
Green Party, if he or she is:

(a) Legally registered to vote in Nevada,

(b) Has selected the Green Party as his or her current party affiliation if applicable, registered independent if not a Green Party member.

(c) Has been a Nevada Green Party member for at least thirty (30) days.
iv. Is a dues paying member of the Nevada Green Party (“Voting Member”). Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Committee, including waving dues for hardship and for other reasons in which persons are unable to meet all of the requirements,

(d) Voting Members must agree to The Four Pillars, the Ten Key Values and our main principles, our political program, our policies and our commitment to building an independent, working-class political party.

Section 3.02. Voting Rights.
Each member in good standing will have an equal vote in all decision making. For State or Local leadership elections, votes will be under the rules defined in section

Section 3.03.
Removal of Members.

(a) If a member in good standing is found to be in substantial disagreement with The Four Pillars, Ten Key Values, the principles or policies of the State Green Party of Nevada/Green Party Nevada, or if they are found to be consistently engaging in undemocratic, disruptive behavior, the State Party may vote to expel them from the Green Party of Nevada . In order for such a finding to be made, another member must formally issue written charges against the member in question, to the Grievance Officer in the Executive Committee, which will set the date for a meeting, for deliberations on the charges. The member in question must receive a copy of the written charges and notice of the meeting a minimum of two (2) weeks before that meeting takes place. Expulsion of a member requires a majority vote of the General Voting Membership.

(b) Good-faith disagreement between members shall not be grounds for removal of any member nor otherwise interpreted to constitute harassment, provided such ideological disagreement does not constitute substantial disagreement with The Four Pillars, The Ten Key Values, the principles and policies of the State Green Party of Nevada. Such disagreement alone shall not be considered substantive evidence of undemocratic or disruptive behavior. Good-faith differences in opinion over cultural matters shall not be grounds for removal of any member nor otherwise interpreted to constitute harassment, unless such opinions and statements by an individual member, involve race realism, enforced sexism, or documented harassment. The Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada seeks to gain a majority of the population over to our principles and program, so membership and ideas are open to both cultural progressives, moderates and conservatives as long as they agree with our program, policies and are registered Green Party members.

(c) If a Green Party member is found to be under the discipline of any democratic centralist organization or other political party, all member privileges will be suspended until the all avenues of outside influence have been thoroughly investigated and the member is returned to a “good standing” position

(d) Any deliberate violations of the 4 Pillars and/or the 10 Key Values is grounds for expulsion of any Green Party of Nevada member, or Green Party County Chapter member and grounds for termination of membership/appointment/elected position to any and all committees and/or caucuses.

Section 3.04.
General Meetings of Voting Members for Executive Committee Elections. There will be a General Meeting of Voting Members between January 1st through March 1st every 2 years to hold Executive Committee elections and at such other times as determined by the Executive Committee. The date for any General Meeting will be determined by the Executive Committee. Notice regarding a General Meeting shall be provided on the Nevada Green Party website, through email mailing lists, and on social media.

Section 3.05.
General Meeting Procedures. General Meetings may be held either
live or set-up entirely as an online vote without any live component.

(a) Live Meetings. If a General Meeting is to be held live at a particular place and location (“Live General Meeting”) the Executive Committee will provide at least 30 days’ notice. Provisions shall be made to allow persons to attend a Live General Meeting by telephone or Internet.

(b) Online Vote General Meetings. If a General Meeting is to be held as an
online vote (“Online Vote General Meeting”) the Executive Committee will
provide at least 14 days notice.

Section 3.06.
Responsibility and Authority. Each General Meeting may take any action in furtherance of the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) Approve or modify the agenda proposed by the Executive Committee.

(b) Elect new members of the Executive Committee.

(c) Amend Nevada Green Party Bylaws.

(d) Delegate responsibilities to the Executive Committee, or other standing
ad hoc committees, or to individuals with their documented consent, in the
form of photograph, text, email, written or online.

Article 4. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 4.01.
The Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be the officers and executive committee of the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada as those terms are used in NRS 293 .171, et seq. The Chairperson/Co-Chairs and Administrators/Co-Administrators of the Executive Committee are designated to make filings with the Secretary of State as per NRS Chapter 293.

(a) The Executive Committee will create and maintain a website for the Green Party of Nevada.

Section 4.02.
Composition & Duties: The Executive Committee shall be composed
of a minimum of three (3) persons and a maximum preferred number of ten (10) persons, with the goal of always having ten (10) persons on the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may vote to expand the total number of Executive Committee members and/or create positions for State-Level Committees, without having to amend the bylaws. The minimum composition of the Executive Committee shall be one Chairperson, one Administrator/Historian and one Treasurer. The maximum composition of the board shall be two Co-Chairs, two Co-Administrators/Historians, two Co-Treasurers, one Grievance Officer and at least, three At Large members, when available. An officer of the Executive Committee cannot also be the officer of another committee and vice versa. Every Executive Committee Officer must read and know the State Bylaws. The Executive Committee may also vote on the hiring and use of paid staffers & organizers to do party related work, as well as interns for Academic Credit. The duties of the board shall be as follows:

(a) Two Co-Administrators/Historians (when possible). (one elected in even years and one elected in odd years), each for a 4 year term. The Co-Administrators/Historians are responsible for:

(b) Filing certificates of Existence, List of Candidates, and other filings with the Secretary of State and Federal Election Commission.

(c) Communicating with the Secretary of State and Federal Election
Commission.

(d) Keeping information current with the Green Party of the United States.

(e) Recording and publishing State General Meeting minutes and State
Executive Committee Meeting minutes.

(f) Maintaining membership information. Must document income, occupation and other class-based information about members. Ensure privacy of member information.

(g) The Administrators/Historians will ensure that these bylaws are made
freely available and accessible to the public on the Green Party of Nevada’s
website. The Administrators/Historians will be the main receiver of party
information and transmitter of information to the correct members.

(h) The Administrators/Historians will be responsible for collecting position duties, party duties and voting cycles. The Administrators/Historians will be the holder and house historical records, which interact with the Nevada State Green Party.

(i) General and Executive Meeting Minutes.

(j) Any references to member names shall appear as initials only, and personal emails or other contact information will not appear in these minutes.

(k) The Administrators/Historians will ensure that all General Meeting and
Executive Committee minutes are available to and accessible by the public on the chapter’s website.

(l) The Administrators/Historians will ensure that all other committee meeting minutes are available to and accessible by all members in good standing on the chapter’s website.

(m) At their discretion, the Administrator/Historian Generals may delegate the duties described in this Section to other chapter members in good standing.

(n) Two Co-Chairs. There shall be two co-chairs if possible, otherwise one
Chairperson. The Nevada Green Party shall strive to have one Co-Chair from southern Nevada (elected in even years) and one Co-Chair from Northern Nevada (elected in odd years). The Co-Chairs are responsible for:

(o) Facilitating General Meetings.

(p) Creating the proposed agenda for General Meetings.

(q) Obtaining current voter registration information databases from the
Secretary of State website.

(r) Assisting other Executive Committee members.

(s) Filing certificates of Existence, List of Candidates, and other filings with the Secretary of State and Federal Election Commission.

(t) Communicating with the Secretary of State and Federal Election
Commission.

(u) Two Co-Treasurers. There shall be two Co-Treasurers if possible (one
elected in even years and one elected in odd years). The Co-Treasurers are
responsible for:

(v) Communicating with financial institutions on behalf of the Nevada Green
Party.

(w) Filing and presenting Treasurer’s Reports.

(x) Filing financial fundraising reports with the Secretary of State and the
Federal Election Commission.

(y) Maintaining credit card and bank accounts.

(z) Maintaining a budget.

(aa) Maintaining sub-accounts for Local Chapters.

(bb) Handling any other financial responsibilities pertaining to the Nevada
Green Party/Green Party Nevada.

(cc) One Grievance Officer. There shall be one Grievance Officer if possible.
Grievance Officers are responsible for:

(dd) Receiving and filing complaints and grievances from membership.

(ee) Being impartial towards persons and/or groups that are either submitting the complaints and grievances and/or also towards the persons and/or groups for which the complaints and grievances are being submitted against.

(ff) When the complaint is received, the Grievance Officer will notify the
person(s) and/or group who the complaint is directed at, then schedule a
meeting between both parties, within two (2) weeks of the complaint. The
Grievance Officer will then attempt to resolve the complaint between both
parties. If the complaint/grievance cannot be solved, then the Grievance
Officer will have two (2) further options, depending on the context and
circumstances of the complaint.

(gg) For matters relating to bylaws, candidate selection, leadership conflict of interest and other matters related to principles and strategy of the State Green Party of Nevada, the complaint can be presented to the Executive Committee of the State Party to be decided upon.

(hh) For matters relating to harassment, sexual abuse, violence towards members and other similar issues the Grievance Officer will organize and facilitate a
jury process, to decide on complaints and grievances. Persons and/or groups that have received a complaint or grievance, are innocent until proven guilty. Both parties (those submitting complaints and grievances, and those who the complaints and grievances have been submitted against), will have a trial by a jury of their peers (defined as randomly selected voting members in good standing and who are not involved with the complaint/grievance filed). The Jury will have the sovereign final decision making, on action and/or expulsion regarding the complaint or grievance.

(ii) At least Three At-Large members when available. There shall be three at least three (3)At-Large members when possible (two elected in odd years and one elected in even years). The At-Large members are responsible for:

(jj) Keeping information current with the Green Party of the United States.

(kk) Recording and publishing State General Meeting minutes and State
Executive Committee Meeting minutes.

(ll) Maintaining membership information.

(mm) Coordinating with the Local Chapters.

(nn) Assisting other Executive Committee members with work.
vi. Heading a committee and handling that committee’s work.

(oo) At least two Spokespersons for the Nevada State Green Party.who will be responsible for:

(pp) Keeping informed of current events.

(qq) Responding to inquiries from the press, whether they be virtual, in print, or verbally.

(rr) In the event neither Spokesperson is available, the responsibilities will fall to the Historian.

Section 4.03.
Delegates to the Green Party National Committee:

(a) There shall be 2 Delegates from the State Green Party and/or its affiliates/County Chapters.

(b) All National Committee Delegates will be on a voluntary basis only, for a 2 year commitment, to be appointed by the presiding Co-Chairs.

(c) Delegates are responsible for bringing all topics for consideration of a vote, in the National Committee queue, to the State Green Party Executive Committee and its voting body.

(d) Then to vote in accordance with the representative, general consensus of the vote, expressed by the majority of the Executive Committee and its Voting Body.

(e) When their 2 year commitment is complete, each Delegate will be responsible for the orientation of the incoming Delegate and available for questions and queries, concerning the operations of the GPUS National Committee.

Section 4.04.
Election of Executive Committee. The election of the Executive
Committee shall be conducted as follows:

(a) Nevada Green Party Voting Members shall elect the Executive Committee. The vote shall be conducted at a General Meeting (either live or online vote). There shall be a binding option “None of the Above” (NOTA) option on all races. The election shall be conducted via Ranked Choice, Class-based Weighted votes. Class-based Vote Weights will be decided upon by the Nevada Green Party and will be published on the website.

(b) Election Process. Elections for State and Local officers and delegate
positions will be held at such times and places as required by these Bylaws. All candidates will be elected by secret ballot, using an electronic, internet voting system that supports preferential voting methods. Ballots will be
distributed to all members in good standing and members will be given a
minimum of seventy-two (72) hours to submit their votes. Ballots must be
counted, within twenty-four hours, following the final ballot being cast, when seventy-two (72) hours has expired.

(c) Ballot Count. All votes will be tallied using the Hare Single Transferable
Vote (STV) method. Candidates are elected according to this count procedure in the order that they receive the requisite votes and after Class-based Weights have been applied.

(d) Direct-Democracy Election Process. For State and Local Chapters that
have over one-hundred (100) active, dues-paying members, the chapters
should move to a system of appointing about fifty (50) percent or more of the leadership based on class-weighted random sortition if possible. State and
Local Chapters may also look into elections where if there are two or more
candidates for a single leadership position then the winner is decided by
class-weighted random lottery, as another method to prevent nepotism &
concentration of power. These possible alternative election processes can only be adopted by a Local Chapter, if interest is given to the State Green Party of Nevada, discussed and voted upon.

(e) Attempts shall be made to ensure that the Executive Committee
reflects the diversity of the population of Nevada.

Section 4.05.
Eligibility. Any Nevada Green Party member may run for an
Executive Committee office who:

(a) Is a Voting Member (Section 3.01) of the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada, pays dues or has submitted a dues-waiver to the Nevada Green Party/Green Party of Nevada, and has done the above along with being a member in good standing for a period of at least 6 months:

(b) Has declared her or his candidacy in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the General Meeting where the election will be held and submits a brief personal statement detailing skills and pertinent background information relating to serving on the Executive Committee, at least ten (10) days prior to the General Meeting where the election will be held. The Candidate must also fill out a survey determined by and distributed by the Nevada State Green Party. The candidate must submit to a question and answer period, under the direction of the Executive Board, to be held in Executive Session if necessary.

(c) Candidates for leadership. Any member running for a leadership position in the Green Party of Nevada and/or for Official Local Chapters, including but not limited to Co-Chair, Executive Committee, and, or Grievance Officer, must disclose a considered ‘conflict of interest’, to be decided upon, by the Executive Committee, in Executive Session Only.

Section 4.06.
Terms. Members of the Executive Committee shall serve:

(a) Terms of approximately four (4) years, commencing the day after election results are announced.

(b) The terms of the Co-chairs, Co-Administrators/Historians,
Co-Treasurers, and At Large members shall be staggered.

(c) The number of consecutive terms any Executive Committee member may serve on the Executive Committee shall be two (2) terms. One term must lapse, if a member would like to run for the same office in the future, for a new four (4) year, consecutive term holding position.

Section 4.07.Vacancies:
(a)The Executive Committee may fill any vacancy by voting
at its next scheduled Executive Committee meeting.

(b) The term of an Executive Committee Member elected to fill a vacancy
shall continue through the end of the four (4) year term he or she filled.

(c) In the event the Executive Committee Member elected to fill a vacancy is re-elected to the Executive Committee, the partial term served shall not count as a “term” for the purposes of the term-limit provisions of this Section.

Section 4.08.
Compensation. The Executive Committee members shall serve as volunteers, without any form of payment, from inside or outside of the Green Party..

Section 4.09.
Affiliation. The Executive Committee shall be empowered to affiliate with the Green Party of the United States.

Section 4.10.
Meetings: Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held every 3rd Saturday of the month or a specified date decided by the Executive Committee.

(a) Open Meetings. Meetings of the Executive Committee will be open to all
members of the organization, and the co-chairs will provide reasonable notice to members in advance of each meeting. However, the Executive Committee may hold executive sessions, as provided for by Robert’s Rules of Order.

Section 4.11.
Executive Committee Duties: The Executive Committee shall be the
administrative body of the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada and shall manage and conduct the day-to-day business and operations of the Nevada Green Party between General Meetings. Specific duties shall include:

(a) To coordinate statewide actions, events, and meetings, including the
General Meetings.

(b) To prepare for state and national conventions, by actively seeking volunteers as delegates, who will adhere not only to the Green Party Nevada State bylaws, but also to the GPUS bylaws, concerning candidates and their selection.

(c) To create standing and ad hoc committees and delegate authority to
those committees.

(d) Any officer of the Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada may be recalled for malfeasance or failure to fulfill their duties or obligations as an officer. In order to recall or remove an officer, a member in good standing must formally refer a request, in writing, to remove said officer to the State Executive Committee, which will set a date of a State General body meeting, for deliberations on the accused officer’s removal. The officer in question must receive written documentation of the specific reasons for the removal request and notice of the meeting, a minimum of two weeks before the meeting takes place. The accused officer will be given a chance to speak in their own defense at this meeting. Removal of an officer requires a simple majority vote of the State General body meeting.

Article 5. STATE COMMITTEES

Section 5.01.
The selection of candidates is determined each election cycle with only one candidate ultimately nominated for each office by the Green Party voting body.

Section 5.02.
State Level Committee Structure. As the Green Party of Nevada
grows, it will be necessary to divide up work of the Executive Committee, into committees that perform specific functions, related to the everyday functions and workings, of the entire Nevada Green Party/Green Party Nevada. Committees will have at least one (1) chair, and two (2) co-chairs if possible. Chairs may also delegate tasks to other voting members. This section establishes the structure of State Level Committees, which can be adapted and used when necessary. The Nevada Green Party will determine the structure, organization and rules governing State and Local Committees. The Main Committees which can be added to, removed or modified, as of this bylaw version:

(a) Membership Committee: Involves the on-boarding of new members,
dues-payments, recruitment, engagement, etc.

(b) Communications Committee: Involves the maintenance of the website,
email, text and phone-banking of members, social media, flyers, etc.

(c) Chapter Support Committee: Involves support for local chapters through organizer training, financial, legal and electoral support, help with everyday running of a local chapter, community organizing, etc.

Section 5.03.
State Level Sub-Committees. To support various movements and goals, the State Party can adopt sub-committees, which follow a similar structure to the State Level Committees, but are not solely based on organizational structure.

Article 6. ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

Section 6.01.
State Convention. This section establishes the basic structure for
annual state-wide conventions, which will become necessary, once there are Officially Recognized Local Chapters, with an active and growing membership (active and growing defined as greater than one-hundred {100} dues-paying members, who regularly participate in State or Local Chapter events at least once a month), in both Reno and Las Vegas (the two most populated cities in Nevada). The Green Party of Nevada will begin holding State Conventions when this prerequisite is realized. The Green Party of Nevada also has the authority to set the date, time, participant requirements, location of the convention and other important matters, unless otherwise specified in the bylaws. The State Convention will be an event where general voting members, delegates and/or leadership from all Local Chapters and the entire State Executive Committee Leadership will convene (virtually or in person), to decide on and vote for State and Local level policies, goals and strategies for the State and Local chapters to follow, as binding resolutions for the year. In the beginning, the State Convention can be open to all members, but once Local Chapters become bigger the Nevada Green Party should move to a delegate based model with the delegate to member proportion being decided by the State Executive Committee. The State Convention can also be opened to delegates from other state Green Parties and regions if the Nevada Green Party decides to do so. Amendments to the State Constitution can also be proposed, debated on and edited, then be presented to all members of the Green Party of Nevada, in the form of a referendum, once they pass a majority vote at the Convention and as long as they are not amendments to affect our principles, political independence or our goal towards a working-class party. The State Convention will operate along Robert’s Rules of Order, to ensure fluid and functional operation.

Article 7. NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC
OFFICE

Section 7.01.
Search Committees.

(a) Candidate “Search” Committees, consisting of Voting Members of the
Nevada Green Party, may be established by the Executive Committee and the Local Chapters. A Nevada Green Party Candidate Search Committee will be formed of not less than three (3) Voting Members Of the Nevada Green Party.

(b) Each search committee is charged with:

(c)Preparing a list of possible candidates for office;

(d) Contacting the prospective candidates, advising the candidates of the
Nevada Green Party candidate qualifications requirements, and interviewing all potential candidates.

(e) Providing recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding
candidates.

7.02.
Eligibility of Candidates for Public Office.

The Nevada Green Party will
decide upon criteria necessary for candidates. All candidates must:

(a) Be dues-paying members in good standing of the Green Party of Nevada.

(b) Be active either in their State or Local organizations.
Iii. Have been a member of the Green Party of Nevada for a period of at least six (6) months, though this requirement can be waived by the State Executive Committee if/when necessary.

(c) Agree with, understand and advance the 4 Pillars and 10 Key Values of the Green Party of Nevada.

(d) Should be working-class, defined as persons who make the majority of their income from wages.

(e) Candidates, once elected to office, are required to follow the political program, policies, strategies, voting decisions and binding resolutions set by the State Green Party of Nevada to be considered Official Representatives of the Green Party of Nevada. Candidates who, once elected, fail to follow the aforementioned requirements would have their official status revoked and/or be expelled from the Green Party of Nevada and/or their County Chapter.

(f) Ballot Line. Selected candidates for Local, State or Federal Elections may choose to run on a ballot line, different from the Green Party of Nevada if it is strategically worthwhile to do so, and after seeking permission from the State Green Party. However, this does not mean that candidates can give up the principle of political independence outlined in section 2.03 or collaborate with political parties that go against the principles of the Green Party of Nevada. Candidates who run on a different ballot line, must still follow the binding resolutions set out by the Green Party of Nevada.

Section 7.03.
Selection of Candidates.

The Executive Committee will determine the final list of possible candidates for public office and set up a General Meeting for Voting Members to select the candidates. There shall be a binding “None of the Above” (NOTA) option on all races. A tie will go to a run-off vote. The Nevada Green Party will seek unanimity in a majority vote, in our choice of candidates, and provide a suitable opportunity for members, to voice concerns and take opposing positions, on the selection of candidates.

Article 8. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

Section 8.01.
The Bylaws of the Nevada Green Party may be amended by a vote of
Members in good standing at a General Meeting for which a Bylaws amendment has been announced and the proposed Bylaws have been circulated at least ten (10) days prior to the General Meeting. Bylaw amendments will be passed with a simple majority vote.

Modified and Adopted October 23, 2021
Prior Version February 13, 2021
Prior Version: July 7, 2017


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