Outline of Violations

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Outline of Violations 2019-07-14T15:56:56+00:00

Initial Violations Included in the Petition to the GPUS

The grievance against Andrea Merida and two co-conspirators, filed with the Green Party of the US (GPUS) on June 14, 2017 by the Caucus to Restore Green Values (CRGV), contains 15 complaints of actions as Co-chair of the Green Party of Colorado; namely, as of the time the complaint was filed, Andrea has:

  1. approved of a conspiracy to rig the election of officers including Ms. Merida at the upcoming GPCO state meeting, consisting of an elaborate scheme to pack the GPCO annual meeting with temporary Greens combined with a change in bylaws to require 90 day pre-registration with only 2 weeks for others to recruit candidates or new members; in violation of social values honesty, fair play
  2. advocated violence as a method of dealing with opposing viewpoints; in violation of KV non-violence
  3. appointed herself to fill every GPCO position that has recently fallen vacant while ignoring volunteers for those positions; in violation of KV decentralization which calls for restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system controlled by and mostly benefiting the powerful few; in violation of KV grassroots democracy which call on us to improve public participation in every aspect of government and expand the process of participatory democracy; in violation of Colorado Procedures and Guidelines 3.7
  4. removed her co-chair under questionable circumstances using false pretenses; in violation of Green Party of Colorado Bylaw 5.9
  5. violated state bylaws, state council procedures, and guidelines; in violation of social values ethics, rule of law
  6. delayed, edited, and obstructed proposals that were contrary to her wishes; in violation of KV grassroots democracy which calls on us to improve public participation in every aspect of government and expand the process of participatory democracy; in violation of KV decentralization which calls for restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system controlled by and mostly benefiting the powerful few; in violation of Colorado Procedures and Guideline 3.5.3; in violation of social values fair play, no abuse of power
  7. antagonized Green candidates running for state and federal offices; in violation of the political goal of building the party
  8. contributed to a deep schism within the GPCO; in violation of the political goal of building the party
  9. failed to support and actively rejected and opposed admission of supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders who were moving or attempting to move to the Green Party; in violation of KV personal and global responsibility which calls for us to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet; in violation of KV grassroots democracy which calls for us to improve public participation in every aspect of government and expand the process of participatory democracy
  10. made irresponsible, unsupportable accusations of sexism, racism, and white supremacy within the GPCO; in violation of KV feminism and gender equity which calls for cooperative ways of interacting; in violation of KV respect for diversity which calls for development of respectful relationships
  11. made unorthodox interpretations of rules to suppress dissent and to benefit her own agenda; in violation of social values honesty, fair play, no abuse of power
  12. ghostwritten proposals that were later presented as grassroots proposals made by local chapters; in violation of KV decentralization which says decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level
  13. posted comments suggesting that people of color and the working class are the only true believers in progressive politics; in violation of KV social justice and equal opportunity which call on us to consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, any discrimination by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age
  14. elevated values of social justice and feminism above other party values in the bylaws of two local chapters and twisted them into “anti-racism” and “anti-white (male) supremacy”; in violation of KV feminism and gender equity which says “We recognize that the processes for determining our decisions and actions are just as important as achieving the outcomes we want.”
  15. dismissed the March for Science on Earth Day 2017 as not worth the trouble of participating; in violation of KVs ecological wisdom; personal and global responsibility; future focus and sustainability; what does the “Green” in Green Party stand for if not for ecology and environmentalism?
  16. financial irresponsibility, was added after the 2017 general election when campaign filings for BANUELOS 4 EDUCATION showed that Andrea profited over $5000 as the campaign manager, while leaving the campaign almost $4000 in debt