Petitions for consideration by the 2012 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary through September 27, 2011.
According to church law, “Any organization, clergy member, or lay member of The United Methodist Church may petition the General Conference … ”.
Detailed instructions for submitting a petition are available on the General Conference website at gc2012.umc.org. Petitions must be typed and may be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, through the website. The deadline has passed for petitions submitted through U.S.P.S. mail or by fax.
Eligible petitions are given numbers and assigned to one of 13 legislative committees or the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters. The committees debate the proposals and determine whether to approve, amend, combine or reject them for recommendation to the full body of General Conference.
Questions about the petition submission process may be submitted by e-mail to Gary Graves, Petitions Secretary, at email@example.com.