Members: Proposal Two


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 Members: Proposal Two

  • Keep the delegated voting system, but purchase technology for real-time, online voting at a conference by NOW members who can’t attend in person
    • To be implemented when the National board determines it is financially feasible

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4. Remember be respectful and friendly! All NOW members want to work to improve the organization and it takes collaboration and patience on our part as a grassroots organization to make sure that all of our members voices are heard – even those with whom we may disagree with.

5. Be creative and don’t be afraid to say what you think! It is vital that you share your opinions — in order to create the best proposals possible we need to know what all of the members think! This site is for YOU to have your voices heard.


5 thoughts on “Members: Proposal Two

  1. I like this idea as long as members are able to view and hopefully participate in the conference debates virtually. Voting, without hearing the discussion on the subject is probably not very educated voting. I know that I personally benefit from hearing the views presented by other members, and often change my mind after hearing opposing views.

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  2. I like this proposal. I am not afraid of trolls ruining things because this system maintains the delegate system, therefore all voters were elected by the chapter.

    I would add that I would like to see that the voting must happen in real time: while the conference is live-streamed. I want people to have to watch the conference and be informed by what people are saying before they vote.

    It would also be great if there were a way that people watching from home could participate in the conference. Like submits comments that people at the conference can see.

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  3. Dina S Willner Northern NJ NOW

    Sue raises valid objections but maybe we could at least have real time online viewing of the votes. If the delegates have already been instructed on the chapter’s views, the delegates will vote in accordance with that. But having the ability to watch will bring the convention home to members who cannot attend.


  4. This is an idea that occurred to me as well. On further reflection, I fear trolls who, for the price of a sliding scale membership, can influence our elections. Still, I don’t think we can let that possibility prevent us from involving more bonafide members in elections. How to insure against the nefarious?


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