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In addition to its platforms, the Constitution Party of Wyoming also periodically authorizes resolutions related to important issues of the day, with the hope of not only announcing our positions on these issues, but alerting Wyoming citizens and elected officials to their responsibilities to either support measures that strengthen our constitutional protections, or to oppose those that threaten our freedom.
a Resolution to adopt proposed STOP Agenda 21 Model with revisions ~ Approved march 18, 2016
AN ACT relative to the United Nations Agenda 21 and the non-governmental organization International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, also known as ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability.
WHEREAS, for the purposes of this act, a “political subdivision” means all state, county, incorporated city, unincorporated city, public local entity, public-private partnership, or any other public entity thereof; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992; and
WHEREAS, neither the U.S. government nor any state or local government is legally bound by the United Nations Agenda 21 treaty in that it has never been ratified by the U.S. Senate; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is being covertly pushed into local communities throughout the United States of America through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), now calling itself “Local Governments for Sustainability,” through local "sustainable development" policies, such as Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, and other "Green" or "Alternative" projects; and
WHEREAS, this plan of radical so-called "sustainable development" views the American way of life of private property ownership, single-family homes, private car ownership and individual travel choices, and privately owned farms all as destructive to the environment; and
WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources afforded by society and the environment which would be accomplished by a socialist/communist-style redistribution of wealth; and
WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, national sovereignty is deemed a social injustice; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the state of Wyoming prohibit by law all of its political subdivisions from implementing programs of, expending any sum of money for, being a member of, receiving funding from, contracting services from, or giving financial or other forms of aid to ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability, or any other organization promoting the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 21, sustainable development, or smart growth.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of this body recognize the destructive and insidious nature of the United Nations Agenda 21, endorse rejection of its radical policies and of any grant monies attached to it, and recommend exposing to the public and public policymakers across the country the dangerous intent of the plan.
DECLARATION OF POSITION AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ~ APPROVED 2014
CONSTITUTION PARTY OF WYOMING
TITLE: Declaration of Position Against Illegal Immigration
Whereas, illegal immigration is a major cause of undermining U.S. labor standards resulting in the loss of jobs for U.S. citizens; and
Whereas, illegal aliens pose a threat to the health and safety of the American people; and
Whereas, unplanned growth of a community that occurs due to the influx of illegal aliens has been proven to be destructive of schools and hospitals, and constitutes a drain on welfare and tax revenues; and
Whereas, illegal aliens involved in the distribution of illicit drugs on their own or as part of drug cartels engage in murder, violence and destructive behavior that is a detriment to society; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party of Wyoming call for sealing the borders now and immediately reinstituting and strictly enforcing the immigration laws of 1957 and prior.
WYOMING REFUGEE CENTER NULLIFICATION ~ APPROVED 2014
CONSTITUTION PARTY OF WYOMING
TITLE: Wyoming Refugee Center Nullification
Whereas, the state of Wyoming would be burdened financially: and
Whereas, the Federal Government is seventeen trillion dollars in debt and borrows money to fund its own daily operations: and
Whereas, Wyoming’s culture will be negatively affected by the introduction of refugee groups and all of the necessary legal requirements to take care of such: and
Whereas, many of the other states already have refugee resettlement centers; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that it is in the best interests of Wyoming and the United States of America to keep Wyoming free of any and all refugee centers or attempts to build such.
WYOMING CONSTITUTION PARTY GOVERNING DOCUMENTS
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wyoming constitution party bylaws
We, the members of the Constitution Party of Wyoming, establish this party, acknowledging God as our Creator and the only source of the rights and liberties of every individual; that these rights are inalienable; and that we as individuals have the ultimate responsibility for the preservation of these rights, acting with others of like conscience.
Article I: NAME
The name of this organization is the “Constitution Party of Wyoming”, hereafter in this document referred to as CPWYO. The CPWYO will be the Wyoming state affiliate of the National Constitution Party, by that name or any successor name, which that party may choose.
Article II: PURPOSE
The purpose of the CPWYO is to develop an informed and effective statewide political organization in order to educate voters about applying the Constitutions of both the United States and the State of Wyoming to current issues; to support the principles, goals, and platforms of the CPWYO as adopted by its convention and by the national convention of the Constitution Party and to secure the election of all duly nominated candidates and electors thereof.
Article III: POLICY
Section 1: Election Code
The applicable provisions of the Wyoming election laws shall be part of these bylaws.
Section 2: Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the CPWYO will follow the calendar year.
Section 3: Use of Name
No individual, group of individuals, or organization may use the name, address, emblem, or internet domain of the CPWYO in any manner, without the express consent of the State Executive Committee.
Section 4: Definitions
The word “simple majority” in these bylaws refers to a vote greater than 50%.
The word “vet” in these bylaws refers to investigating or evaluating for possible approval or acceptance by the Elections/Credentials Committee.
The word “endorsement” in these bylaws will apply only to candidates seeking a non-partisan office who are registered to vote under the Constitution Party and will apply only to the general election.
The word “member(s)” in these bylaws refers to an individual or individuals who have registered in their county of residence to vote under the Constitution party. Only registered members have a vote in committees.
Article IV: STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Section 1: Officers
Executive Committee Members
Executive Committee Chair
Executive Committee Vice-Chair
Executive Committee Duties
Executive Committee will:
have a quorum with a simple majority of members.
formulate and provide for the execution of such policies, plans, and measures as it may deem conducive to the best interest of the CPWYO, and in conformity with the CPWYO platform and bylaws.
call all state meetings and conventions and provide guidance and assistance to the hosting county committee in making arrangements.
appoint the chair of each standing committee and approve committee members chosen by each county.
form additional committees as deemed necessary.
hold meetings prior to state meetings such as the Constitution Day Dinner, the State Convention and as needed, using the most feasible method. All voting other than routine business requires a quorum of executive committee officers.
be available for support to the newly elected officers for at least one quarter after their term ends.
select members from the Committee or members of the state party to attend any regional or national meetings. In the event that the delegates and/or alternates to the National Convention are unable to attend, the Committee will select delegates and/or alternates.
Each member will have one vote at the state convention general assembly.
Executive Committee Chair will:
be the Chief executive officer and spokesman for the CPWYO.
be the liaison with the Regional and National representatives from the Constitution Party.
observe and enforce the CPWYO platform and bylaws.
be an ex officio member of all standing state committees.
issue the call for and preside over all state meetings of the CPWYO, the State Convention, and the Executive Committee meetings and provide an agenda at least one week before each meeting to each officer.
as required in Wyoming election code, 22-4-307, the state chairman shall call a state convention by filing notice in the office of the Secretary of State and of each county clerk not later than twenty (20) days before the convention. The notice shall state the eligibility requirements for voting at the convention.
with the state party secretary, file required reports with the Secretary of State’s office as per Wyoming Election code, 22-4-304 (certification of candidates; fees), 22-4-305 (certification and filing of rules and bylaws), 22-4-306 (certification of presidential elector nominees and party officers).
Executive Committee Vice-Chair will:
become the Executive Committee Chair in case of vacancy.
be the presiding officer in the absence of the Chair.
be the chief membership officer for the CPWYO.
be responsible for obtaining the current list of registered voters from the Secretary of State’s office as needed and ensure a usable format.
perform such other duties as the Executive Chair may prescribe.
Executive Committee Secretary will:
be the chief clerical officer of the CPWYO.
take minutes of the State Convention, state meetings, and Executive Committee meetings.
provide the minutes of the State Convention, state meetings, and the Executive Committee meetings. to executive committee members and county chairmen at least one week before the next meeting.
with the state chairman, file official submissions and reports with the office of the Secretary of State and other officials as required by Wyoming Election Code.
act as the Presiding Officer in the absence of the Executive Vice-Chair and Executive Chair.
at least 45 days prior to the event, send notification of the date of the State Convention to each member of the CPWYO (refer to Art. IV Sec. 1 B(1)(c)).
keep an updated roster of the Executive Committee and make it available to members of the CPWYO upon request.
perform such other duties as the Executive Committee Chair may prescribe.
Executive Committee Treasurer will:
keep the financial records of the CPWYO and safeguard the CPWYO debit card.
be responsible for the fulfilling of federal and state financial reporting requirements and attend training provided by the Wyoming Secretary of State, elections division.
prepare monthly statements of income and expenditures for the Executive Committee and prepare a biennial financial statement to be reported to the general assembly of the CPWYO at the convention.
manage receipts and disbursements of the CPWYO.
provide a treasurer’s report to any member of the CPWYO upon request.
prepare an annual budget to be completed by the end of January and approved by the Executive Committee at their regular or special meeting. The budget will include a report on the dues received from the county committees as per Article V paragraph 9.
Executive Committee County Liaison will:
coordinate activities at the county level with the State Executive Committee.
maintain a list of county contacts and a record of county committees and their officers and provide this list to the chair of the Bylaws Committee by the end of the first day of the State Convention for inclusion in Appendix B of the bylaws.
by the end of January in a convention year, send a letter to each county committee or each county contact informing them of the number of State Convention delegates to which they are entitled. The letter shall include a request for the counties to provide one representative to sit on each standing committee.
pro-actively assist counties with organization and understanding of policy, procedure, and bylaws.
perform such duties as prescribed by the State Executive Committee.
Executive Committee Media Specialist will:
be the chair of the Public Relations Committee
filter all official correspondence to the public.
create templates regarding issues that may be used by party members to personalize and send “Letters to the Editor” and “op-eds”.
be responsible for contacting and being the liaison with all media outlets.
market the CPWYO to generate support, membership, candidates and funds.
be responsible for the creation and upkeep of the CPWYO’s website and ensure that the content is in line with the principles of the CPWYO.
perform such duties as prescribed by the State Executive Committee.
Section 2: Elections
The Election of the State Executive Committee members will be held at the state Convention, with the installation of the officers taking place immediately following the Convention.
The head of the Elections/Credentials Committee shall conduct these elections after roll call determines the voting delegates present. Before nominations, duties of each office will be read.
Members of the CPWYO may run for but shall not hold more than one office at the state level.
Members of the CPWYO may self-nominate for an Executive Committee position but all nominated members must receive a second.
Selection of officers will be determined by majority vote on a secret paper ballot, voting one office at a time, beginning with Executive Chair and proceeding in the order listed in Article IV Section I
Offices for which more than two candidates have been nominated shall be determined by elimination of the lowest-vote candidate in successive rounds of voting until one candidate shall achieve a majority vote.
Section 3: Terms
Terms will last for a two-year period.
The term limit will be two terms; however, additional terms may be added but only with a three-fourths majority vote.
Section 4: Vacancies
State Executive Committee position vacancies are to be filled through appointment by the remaining members of the State Executive Committee through a majority vote, which appointment lasts until the next election.
Section 5: Removal
If any State Executive Committee member is performing his/her duties at an unsatisfactory level for more than a one-quarter period, he/she may be recalled from that position by a motion from any member of the State Executive Committee and a confirming vote of two-thirds (super majority) of the State Executive Committee or he/she can step down.
Article V: COUNTY AFFILIATION
Officially organized county committees, meeting the criteria established by the State Executive Committee and Wyoming statutes, shall be formally recognized as the official county committee of the party, but there shall not be more than one official county committee for any county.
A county committee shall be considered fully organized if there is a chair, a treasurer and a bank account.
A county affiliate’s name shall be “Constitution Party of Wyoming- ___________ County.”
Officially organized counties shall adopt their own rules and bylaws within one year of organization, subject to approval by the State Executive Committee. Until such approval is given, the state party bylaws shall govern county committees. When counties amend their bylaws they require approval by the state Executive Committee.
The county chair and other officers of each officially organized county committee shall be elected in accordance with the rules and bylaws of their respective county organizations and Wyoming statutes.
Any county committee officer acting in an illegal manner or contrary to the state bylaws and/or platform may be removed from office by a super majority vote (two-thirds) of the State Executive Committee.
Any established/organized county shall contact the Executive Committee County Liaison to provide a report or minutes at least one week before the next county meeting. County committees will keep an updated membership roster.
County committees are requested to pay annual dues to the CPWYO in the amount of $100.
Article VI: CONVENTION
Section 1: Purpose
The convention, including committee meetings (with the exception of the Elections/Credentials Committee), is an open venue where people are encouraged to attend and participate. The purpose of the Convention shall be to elect the Executive Committee for the CPWYO, to adopt a state party platform, to elect delegates and alternates to the National Convention, and to transact any other appropriate business. If a cancellation is called the state executive committee will appoint delegates to the National Convention and presidential electors.
Section 2: Time and Place
The CPWYO convention will be held no earlier than the third weekend of March in even-numbered years on a date and in a place decided by the State Executive Committee, as determined by state law.
Section 3: Notice
Notice of the State Convention shall be published to the website and mailed or e-mailed to each county committee at least 60 days prior to the date of the convention.
Section 4: Delegates
Two delegates and two alternates may be chosen from and by each county to be voting members of the State Convention general assembly. Each county must report their delegates’ and alternates’ names 14 days prior to the date of the convention to the executive committee county liaison.
Section 5: Standing Committee Meetings
Standing committees will meet at the State Convention to conduct committee business.
Participants will be selected by their county committee to sit on each standing committee.
Each county will have one vote in each standing committee.
Section 6: Parliamentary Authority
Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern the proceedings of the State Convention, and the rulings of the Chair of the State Executive Committee shall be the decision on the question before the body.
Voting at the State Convention, pursuant to the appropriate bylaws, shall be the act of the Convention.
Article VII: STANDING COMMITTEES
The responsibility of the Bylaws Committee shall be to maintain the bylaws and ensure that the CPWYO operates within the confines of all regulations governing the party. The committee will receive amendments to the bylaws from members of the CPWYO, and by a three-fourths vote of the committee, report those amendments to the general assembly for ratification, again requiring a three-fourths majority vote.
Platform & Resolutions Committee
The responsibility of the Platform & Resolutions Committee shall be to maintain and update the CPWYO’s platform. The state platform will conform to the national platform but will specifically relate to the local issues that directly affect the citizens of Wyoming. The Platform & Resolutions Committee will consider amendments to planks or new planks and/or resolutions from the CPWYO members if submitted to the State Executive Committee14 days prior to the convention or at the discretion of the committee chair. The Platform & Resolutions Committee will present the amended platform and/or resolutions to the general assembly to be ratified by a two-thirds majority vote.
Public Relations (PR) Committee
The responsibility of the PR Committee shall be to assist the media specialist as requested.
The responsibility of the Elections/Credentials Committee is to become intimately familiar with the state and county election codes in order to help the party and candidates navigate the Wyoming political landscape. The committee will be responsible for vetting candidates, as per Appendix C, for state and federal positions for endorsement by the CPWYO and to act as the nominating committee for the CPWYO.
This committee will also be responsible for vetting candidates at the county and local levels in the absence of a county committee.
Constitution Party Candidates seeking nomination shall make an appointment with the Chair of the Elections/Credentials Committee at least 10 days prior to the State Convention and will be vetted before or at the State Convention.
Candidates seeking endorsement by the CPWYO shall make an appointment with the Chair of the Elections/Credentials Committee at least 10 days prior to the State Convention. Candidates will be vetted before or at the State Convention. However, candidates seeking endorsement after the State Convention may make an appointment with the Elections/Credentials Committee at the committee’s convenience.
All nominations are established by a majority vote of all members present at this committee’s meetings. The nomination is then taken to the general assembly to be voted on. The nomination stands with a majority vote.
All endorsements are established by a majority vote of all members present at this committee’s meetings. The endorsement is then taken to the general assembly to be voted on. The endorsement stands with a majority vote. Endorsements may be made after the State Convention with a majority vote by the Elections/Credentials Committee and the approval of the State Executive Committee.
The committee will prepare a report for the general assembly.
Article VIII: CANDIDATES
The Elections/Credentials Committee is the only committee with the authority to nominate or endorse candidates for state or federal offices. Candidates are nominated or endorsed as outlined in Article VII section 4. Candidates for county and local offices shall be nominated or endorsed by recognized counties or as above in Article VII Section 4 (B)
The State Executive Committee, acting pursuant to a three-fourths vote of all its members, may withdraw the nomination or endorsement given previously to any candidate, and shall take action necessary to effectuate such a withdrawal , such as publicity and/or legal action.
The State Executive Committee shall have the power to publicly disclaim any candidate who does not comply with the vetting process but claims or implies nomination or endorsement by the CPWYO.
A candidate seeking CPWYO endorsement for a non-partisan office must be registered with the Constitution Party and have been vetted as per Article VII, 4, and Appendix C.
Article IX: AMENDMENTS
Proposed amendments to the CPWYO bylaws must be submitted to the bylaws committee before the start of committee proceedings.
The amendments to the bylaws of the CPWYO shall require a three-fourths majority vote in the bylaws committee and in the general assembly.
The original bylaws were adopted at the first organizational meeting of the Constitution Party of Wyoming on July 10, 2010
Revised: June 8, 2012
Revised March 29, 2014
Revised: March 19, 2016
Appendix A: Platform
Appendix B: State and County Leadership
Appendix C: Vetting Process
CONSTITUTION PARTY OF WYOMING | P.O. Box 15 | Hartville, WY 82215