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LWVNJ Pre-Convention Workshop: Proposed Bylaws Changes - Shared screen with speaker view
John Matsen
I saw that elsewhere
Sara Cyrus
In the DEI section, why is the last sentence of the original omitted?
Jennifer M Howard, LWVNJ
o you mean the Section 2 Policy Last sentence which ends inn “any political party or any candidate”
Jennifer M Howard, LWVNJ
This has been reformatted into separate subsections: 1) Non partisan- statement “not support or oppose any political party…2) DEI 3) LWVUS Conformity statement
Louise Haberman
Why is the DEI policy referenced and not restated in the Bylaws?
Joann Held
So, if National adjusts the DEI policy, we are automatically in sync?
Timothy Priano LWVNJ
Jennifer M Howard, LWVNJ
this is the entire policy for LWVUS: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion PolicyLWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.
Marietta Carter
Is it possible since everything is online nowadays, to include a URL link to the policy in the bylaws?
Susan Sferas
Does National have a succession policy?
Susan Sferas
Will the Governance committee continue to look into this?
Doris Schapira
Would it normally be Vice President next?
Susan Sferas
Not the bylaws - the succession planning?
Marietta Carter
What happens if there is more than one person interested in being the next President?
Marietta Carter
What if a better candidate comes along after a President Elect has been selected?
Liz Milner
I don’t know if it’s good to lock yourself into a formal “President-Elect” four to six years before the Pres. Term expires.
Marietta Carter
Maybe there should be a President Track program
Carol Harvey Somerset and Hunterdon Counties D
This is a good discussion to have and it should continue for some time. But remember this is not a proposed change to the bylaws so there is no succession program etched in stone
Doris Schapira
I think not all delegates get the email sent out a month before.
Nancy Hedinger, LWVNJ President
It goes out in the SBR and Presidents are supposed to share
Susan Sferas
Good discussion - thanks everyone for participating and keep communication coming
Marietta Carter
Thank you