Voting Items

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  • All voting items can be amended. We suggest amendments be offered in writing, and well in advance of the Convention in order to make the proceedings on the debate floor easier for all!
  • Writing voting items should be a collaborative process! Good voting items are representative of a widely felt issue or needed change, and baked into this is the need for consensus among many members.
Voting Items

Proposed Bylaws Amendments

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  • Should identify exactly what language should be added, removed, or otherwise changed.
  • Bylaws amendments require 2/3rds vote to pass.

Proposed Priorities Resolutions

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  • Should identify a large area of work/campaign for Austin DSA to take up, and require significant chapter resources.
  • An example would be our chapter’s adoption of the Green New Deal and Medicare for All priorities in January 2019.
  • Currently, our bylaws mandate we choose 3-5 priorities for 2020.

Proposed Resolutions

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  • Should identify an area of work, a campaign, or norm for Austin DSA to adopt, and require some chapter resources.
  • An example would be our endorsement of the BDS campaign, and the norm to provide pronouns when we introduce ourselves.
  • Resolutions require a majority vote to pass.