Below are links to some perspectives and documents available as a matter of public record.
With 33 out of the total of 48 Green Party of Utah members participating, a recent statewide convention has confirmed that the Green Party of Utah supports the candidate chosen at the GPUS National Convention being put on the GPU Presidential Ballot line.
However, due to the fact that our Former State Liaison is one of a faction made up of 6 individuals recognized by the records of the GPU Secretary as Members of the GPU, we have come to a most unfortunate position as a party. The position of State Liaison is recognized by the Utah Elections Office as the only person with whom the Elections Office will communicate officially with on behalf of the party.
Currently, having had a Statewide Convention, ending on August 30, 2004, involving 33 of the 48 members of our nascent political party, and having had the State Elections Office refuse to recognize the results of our convention by accepting our legitimate designation (in conformance with Utah Election Law) of a new State Liaison, we are engaged in litigation to force the Elections Office to recognize our having designated a new State Liaison to replace the one that is part of a small minority faction intent on keeping Cobb/LaMarche off of our ballot by any means. This small group of only 6 legitimate members of our party has as of now succeeded in hijacking the GPU Ballot Line, and keeping the state from putting Cobb on our ballot. This will remain the case until such time as a court rules in favor of the majority of the council and more importantly, the membership of the GPU.
Also, if you are motivated to help with our mounting legal costs, use this link and find two ways to help.
Below you will find a number of links to pages that shed light on the current situation with the Green Party of Utah. This page is under construction so keep checking back to see what has been added as time is available.
Call to Statewide Convention - August 2004 to recall Jerry Parsons, and verify the memberships support for putting Cobb/LaMarche on our ballot line.
Results of the August 2004 Statewide Convention
Letter of Complaint from GPU Secretary
Official Grievance against the "Utah Six" who refuse to support Grassroots Democracy in action!
Opinions on August 22nd Council Meeting
Reasons for Recall of Jerry Parsons from his roles of Co-Coordinator and State Liaison