NC delegate's reply to SC statement 5/24/21

The following was submitted to the National Committee list, but apparently blocked by the listserv managers:

Date: Mon, May 24, 2021 at 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [usgp-dx] GPUS Steering Committee Statement on the Dialog not Expulsion Caucus
To: National Committee affairs discussion list

The Steering Committee has taken the unusual step today of making a public statement. It denounces Greens for Dialogue Not Expulsion, the sole nationwide group of GPUS members organized to oppose the dis-affiliation of the Georgia state party.

The SC accuses DNE of espousing forbidden ideas attributed to radical feminists. But DNE hasn’t adopted such ideas; they are held by individuals, such as me. DnE members hold a variety of views on sex and gender and are unified by defense of grassroots democracy. 

Don't even think it!
Don't even think it!

DNE's political position is limited to opposition to dis-accreditation of the GaGP and to advocacy of dialogue in place of administrative measures like expulsion. It has worked with the Georgia GP to prepare a defense brief and witness depositions.

What goal could the Steering Committee have in publicly condemning the only group of Greens that opposes the effort to remove a state party from the federation? Greens whose offense is to oppose expulsion of those holding forbidden views.

What effect on other potential dissenters in the GPUS will such a statement have, published less than a month before a vote on the Georgia matter?

Expect a reply from DNE to the charges made by the Steering Committee. The SC omits evidence; a likely reply will include a request for particulars.

To allow examination of evidence related to charges against DNE, I request that its URL be made available on the NC list. The Forum Managers have instructed me not to link to that site, however.

David Keil
Delegate, GRP(MA)