Resolution 2020.06.03: Establish A Green New Deal Campaign Evaluation Commission

Authors: Green New Deal Strategy Committee

Whereas, the general membership of Philadelphia DSA approved a Green New Deal priority at our local convention in June 2019; and

Whereas, the vision for the Green New Deal is expansive and requires a series of reforms, rather than a single piece of legislation; and

Whereas, future work toward this priority will require long-term strategy developed under evolving situations, including possibly running multiple campaigns simultaneously; and

Whereas, the chapter’s temporary Green New Deal Strategy Committee completed its mandate upon submission of its strategy document to the general membership;

Therefore be it resolved, that Philadelphia DSA create a Green New Deal Evaluation Commission of the Local to solicit, receive, review, evaluate, draft, and make recommendations to the Local on projects and campaign proposals related to environmental policy; and

Be it further resolved, that the Commission receive campaign proposals from the membership of the Local using the rubric submitted by the Green New Deal Strategy Committee in its strategy document for the Local; and

Be it further resolved, that the Commission make this rubric publicly available to the membership of the Local, through occasional inclusion in chapter-wide communication, so that the membership of the Local can submit campaign proposals at any time; and

Be it further resolved, that the Commission evaluate campaign proposals according to the seven principles for a Green New Deal submitted by the Green New Deal Strategy Committee, as well as H.Res. 109 and S.Res. 59 submitted to Congress by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey, respectively; and

Be it further resolved, that the Commission recommend future campaigns to the Local in the form of resolutions at assemblies of the Local, which require a majority vote of the members present and voting; and

Be it further resolved, that the Commission prioritize proposals that will promote green jobs and that require coalitions with organized labor; and

Be it further resolved that the Commission be chartered for one calendar year, until the General Meeting of the Local nearest to June 20, 2021; and

Be it further resolved that the Commission receive an annual budget of $200 for the costs of printing and event space, if needed; and

Be it finally resolved that Duncan G. will chair the commission.

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