Last week three members of the Green Party (US) Steering Committee resigned their positions as co-chairs of the Party days before two of them were to face votes to “Recall” them from office. Craig Thorsen (CA) and Mike Feinstein (CA) were both facing votes to remove them as Steering Committee members based on allegedly removing proposals from the Green Party National Committee’s online voting application without authorization. The third, Julie Jacobson (HI), who was not being recalled, had indicated that she was involved with the actions of the other two to remove proposals before the National Committee could vote on them and was the first of the three to resign from the Steering Committee.
The Green Party (US) Steering Committee consists of seven elected co-chairs, a treasurer, and a secretary, all elected for staggered two year terms. The resignation of the three members effective last Friday leaves the Steering Committee with three vacant seats out of nine positions. Elections to fill those seats will likely be held by the Green Party National Committee in February of this year.