Prioritisation Ballot for Autumn Conference 2020

Green Party members have until 3rd September to vote in the prioritisation ballot. This decides the order in which the motions are debated at conference. There are always more motions than time available, so when time runs out that means the remaining motions don’t get heard.

It is therefore vital that the motions that are core to the party’s aims of Social & Climate Justice are heard. LGBTIQA+ Greens have listed the motions that we believe further those aims for you to consider while voting.

There are two ballots to vote in, the links for which we’ve listed below. To vote, list the motions in order of preference. Each will be given points based on where you’ve ranked the motion.

This is the First Agenda in full, where you can look through the text of the motions.

Policy Motions (Sections C & E)

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Fight for Social Justice

These will help the party towards liberating everyone

E4. Self Declaration of Gender

E5. Access to Fertility Treatment

E6. Recognise trans parents

E1. Atonement and Reparative justice for the transatlantic traffic in enslaved Africans 

E22. Teach British Sign Language in schools 

Fight for Climate and Ecological Justice

These motions advance our aims towards zero carbon and ending ecocide

E10. A package of transport measures to respond to the coronavirus crisis 

C5. Car and vans to go zero carbon by 2030 

C7. Ban on advertising of high-carbon goods and services 

E2. Wildlife & Habitats Policy Enabling Motion 

C3. Animal Rights: Fireworks; limit use and quiet 

C6. Deforestation

E3. Environmental Education learning entitlements 

A Better Green Party and Future

Not in the core aims of the party, but are generally beneficial

E13. Staying close to the single market

E21. Future Referenda

E11. Removing a statement on dental health 

E12. Enabling motion for the revision of Green Party Criminal Justice Policy 

E23. A Local and Public Strategy for Zero Covid Britain 

Neutral Policy

These don’t advance our aims or are a reasonable difference of option on current policy

C1. Adopt the Principle of Rationing to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Arising from Travel, Amending the Climate Emergency and the Transport Chapters of PSS 

C2. The 2019 General Election Manifesto and Climate Change Mitigation 

C4. Updating the philosophical basis to reflect doughnut economics 

E14. Abolish the Office for Students

E15. Strengthening the Regulation of Election Spending 

E17. Nuclear power 

E18. Directly elected individual positions

E19. Enabling Motion for the Security Peace and Defence Chapter 

E20. High speed 2 (HS2)

Counter to Green Values

Advise NOT to vote for

E7. Ensuring that sex and gender are not conflated 

E8. Protecting trans children and young people 

E9. Rights of transgender, non-binary and agender people 

E16. Reaffirm support for BDS and oppose a key IHRA example 

Organisational Motions (Section D)

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Fight for Social Justice

These will help the party towards liberating everyone

D10. Motion to request that the Code of Conduct oversight group append “Antisemitism: A Guidance” to the Code of Conduct

D13. Remove the limit on women and gender non-conforming/non-binary people in Leadership and Deputy Leadership positions

D9. Diversity in target seats

D8. Consultation and Right of Reply for Liberation Groups on Proposed Policy 

D7. Liberation manifesto approval

D14. Accessibility and change process for party branding 

A Better Green Party and Future

Not in the core aims of the party, but are generally beneficial

D16. Winning over workers is crucial to fighting climate change

D20. Proactive stance for Standing in elections 

D6. Allow criticism of other candidates in internal elections 

D1. DC1 Disrepute in the disciplinary process 

D2. DC2 Breach of contract litigation and the disciplinary process 

D3. DC3 Inconsistency in the Complaints Referral Group membership between the Constitution and Standing Orders for Party Discipline

D4. DC4 Independence of the complaints process 

Neutral Policy

These don’t advance our aims or are a reasonable difference of option on current policy

D18. Affiliated Groups

D17. An Extraordinary Party Conference to debate a constitution that delivers the recommendations and intent of the Holistic Review Commission and Incorporation of the Party 

D11. Make campaigning and advocating voting for other parties subject to disciplinary action 

D5. To require GPEW members to have been members for two years before standing for SOC 

Counter to Green Values

Advise NOT to vote for

D12. Make membership of the Young Greens an automatic opt-in right for young members 16-29 inclusive

D15. IHRA, Palestine, and Free Speech

D19. Remove gender balance from Green Party leadership elections 

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