Conferences: Proposal Six


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 Conferences: Proposal Six

  • Resolutions that are no longer relevant or whose goals have been achieved will be “closed out” –
    • By the National Conference at the recommendation of the Board, or
    • By a Board committee

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3 thoughts on “Conferences: Proposal Six

  1. Theresa Bergen, Rockland NOW, NY
    What happened to the sunset provision? You can tell I’ve been away for awhile. Resolutions which are board statements of policy, i.e. NOW is Pro-choice, live until a conference changes them or they have a built in expiration anything else is a nightmare. Having a 3-5 year plan would help.


  2. I like the idea that resolutions can be closed out in some manner. We should definitely do this. It is hard to give due attention to the resolutions when there are hundreds that passed over the years. I am not super picky about how we do it as long as we find a way.

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  3. Judi Polson, NOW-NYC:

    I think this is an excellent idea to tie up loose ends. However, I can support it only if such resolutions were closed out only by the National Conference. Rationale: The membership voted the resolutions in; therefore the process of closing them out must be fully transparent to, and under the control of, the membership. It would be unacceptable for such decisions to be made only behind closed doors.

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