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Do you support the Green Party of Michigan reintroducing a dues based system to become a member of the state party?

Current proposal to be discussed at the September, 15th SMM PROPOSED: Beginning January 1st, 2019, the Green Party of Michigan will re-institute a system of dues for its members and the GPMI By-Laws will be changed to reflect this. From that time on, membership in GPMI will be obtained by filling out and returning a membership form to the GPMI Treasurer indicating support for the Green Party's Ten Key Values, and sending payment of annual dues as follows: $25 regular $10 student/senior/low-income/or dues-paying member of official GPMI local $0 to $5 hardship $100 annual sustaining

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  • Institute for Global Education
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  • Gerard Akkerhuis
    answered 2018-09-09 17:04:16 -0400
    Q: Please leave a comment about your answer to the membership dues question. We will read your comments to the membership if you cannot attend the SMM in person.
    A: The party is still growing and now is not the time to require dues as that may disenfranchise and discourage new memberships.
  • Gerard Akkerhuis
    answered 2018-09-09 17:01:51 -0400
    Q: Do you support the Green Party of Michigan reintroducing a dues based system to become a member of the state party?
    A: No
  • Matt Crehan
    answered 2018-09-07 11:59:46 -0400
    Q: Please leave a comment about your answer to the membership dues question. We will read your comments to the membership if you cannot attend the SMM in person.
    A: This is a solution in search of a problem. A MUCH better way to raise funds is to solicit them and ask for annual pledges, monthly amounts to be automatically deducted from an account, etc.
  • Matt Crehan
    answered 2018-09-07 11:56:12 -0400
    Q: Do you support the Green Party of Michigan reintroducing a dues based system to become a member of the state party?
    A: No
  • Gabriel Mongefranco
    answered 2018-09-07 11:37:38 -0400
    Q: Please leave a comment about your answer to the membership dues question. We will read your comments to the membership if you cannot attend the SMM in person.
    A: I would like to propose two amendments to keep more people involved with the Green Party:
    • Provide an electronic annual registration with email reminder, with mail registration only for those members who did not electronically register by a certain date. This would make it easier to register, but still save on paper and accomodate for those who prefer paper registration.
    • Provide two levels of registration: free for non-members who wish to keep updated with party news and events, and paid membership for those who want to be officially considered party members and wish to have voting rights.


    In addition (and unrelated to this), I also want to encourage all locals to start using electronic voting so they can include all members who cannot attend a meeting. Consider using blockchain-based voting technologies (the technology behind Bitcoin), which is what several European countries have begun using for voting and to publish government documents.
  • Gabriel Mongefranco
    answered 2018-09-07 11:29:24 -0400
    Q: Do you support the Green Party of Michigan reintroducing a dues based system to become a member of the state party?
    A: Yes