Proposed Minutes for May 2, 2024 SCC Meeting

The Free New Mexico (FNM) Party State Central Committee (SCC) called a meeting to order at 7:03 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2024. The members present at the call to order were the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Affiliate Director, Communications Director, and Legislative Director.

The agenda was to discuss the signature drive for minor party status.

The Chair opened by providing some information about the effort being funded by National, and then turned the conversation toward the volunteer drive.

The Chair asked the Vice Chair to explain a proposed method for the Signature Drive Committee to help organize and facilitate the drive. The Vice Chair explained operating in pairs or small groups for neighborhood canvassing.

The Vice Chair then moved to have the signature committee email the general membership asking for volunteers. The motion passed unanimously with a voice vote.

Discussion of the signature drive continued, with further emphasis placed on getting table space outside of businesses.

The Chair gave the floor to the Communications Director, who wished to discuss possible interactions with Libertarians for RFK Jr. The Communications Director described several possible avenues for interacting with them, including a letter that the organization was trying to get several state party chairs to sign. The Communications Director then moved to have the Chair, in his official capacity, sign the letter.

During the discussion, the Vice Chair moved to amend the motion to include the phrasing “provided that said letter is not a direct endorsement.”

That amendment was further amended by a motion from the Legislative Director to remove the word “direct” from the amendment.

After some discussion, the amendment to the amendment passed without objection, and the amended amendment also passed without objection. Then, the amended original motion was given a voice vote, which passed unanimously.

The Chair then opened the floor for any further business. The Treasurer reported that the next state financial report was due on May 13, and that he was aware of the deadline. He also discussed other official business.

The Affiliate Director then presented his findings on comparing signatures received in the drive to voter rolls, and offered some options for that.

The Chair then opened the floor again, but with no further business raised by the attendees, he moved to adjourn the meeting. That motion passed without objection, and the meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.