[EURO-Discuss] WG: EURALO Petition to extend the At-Large voting slate

Avri Doria avri at ltu.se
Sun Nov 7 16:05:21 UTC 2010

Dear EURALO members,

Thank you for your endorsement of my petition request.


On 7 Nov 2010, at 10:58, Wolf Ludwig wrote:

> Dear all,
> thanks for your participation and support on our recent request for your opinions on the options for a EURALO petition to extend the At Large slate. Until yesterday PM, we had the following result:
> Option A: Stefan, Annette, Werner, Rena, Wolfgang, Yjrö, Sandra, Wolf = 8;
> Option B:  Patrick, Adam, Manuel, Rudi = 4;
> Option C: Dessi, Monique (Sébastien) = 2 (3).
> Christopher told me that as a BCEC member he prefers to abstain from positioning – what I understand and support. 
> This means, we had a strong majority for petitioning (Options A and B). And it was difficult for Olivier and me to decide on our course of action among the two options. Therefore, we tried to find a compromise – to be as inclusive as possible – by sending our EURALO petition for two candidates: Avri Doria and Jean-Jacques Subrenat who explicitly asked us for support. The other suggested candidate for option B Jordi was not seeking contact and support from us.
> I hope that our final compromise and course of action is acceptable for all those (12 members) at least who expressed themselves for petitioning.
> Please be aware that the member consultation for the directed vote of the Chair in this matter will start soon, and I am counting on a strong participation and your support again.
> Thanks and kind regards,
> Wolf
> Wolf Ludwig wrote Sun, 07 Nov 2010 16:09:
>> Dear Fatima,
>> Dear Hong,
>> Dear Andrés,
>> Dear Evan,
>> Dear RALO members
>> As you may be aware, there is an agreed procedure that EURALO members will be
>> consulted over the next weeks to vote on their preferred candidates to enable a
>> directed vote to the EURALO Chair. Some of our members indicated their
>> frustration and concern already about the given restricted choice of the
>> current selection made by the BCEC. We were therefore asked to launch an
>> inter-RALO petition to extend the At-Large voting slate again. According to the
>> rules of procedure, candidates can only be reintroduced on the final slate if
>> they get support from three RALOs at least. Therefore we would like to ask you
>> for your respective support on the reconsideration of the following candidates:
>> - Avri Doria
>> In August 2010, EURALO supported Avri Doria's candidature because we believe
>> she would be an excellent Board Director for the user community in view of her
>> long-standing expertise, involvement at ICANN, sensitivity for user and
>> community concerns and her proven leadership capacities. When Avri submitted
>> her remarkable SoI, we were reaffirmed that she would be a highly qualified 
>> candidate for this position. There was considerable disappointment in the EURALO
>> community when we learned from the At-Large slate published on 28 October 2010
>> that she was not even nominated and many ALSes were surprised that the slate 
>> was not gender diverse.
>> - Jean-Jacques Subrenat
>> As a current ICANN Board member, it has become common knowledge by many 
>> of our members that Jean-Jacques Subrenat was instrumental to the creation of 
>> Seat 15 on the Board. This, in itself, demonstrates someone who would be able 
>> to stand up on the Board and defend their convictions. Having been selected to 
>> the Board in the past, Jean-Jacques' excellent credentials have already been 
>> acknowledged and a measure of continuity with a new mission in his hand would 
>> be welcome.
>> We think it is important to note that petitioning on behalf of one or more
>> candidates on a slate does not indicate any prejudice or mean a promise to vote
>> for them – this responsibility remains in the well-understood sovereignty of
>> each RALO and its members. Decisions on voting should be based however on
>> variety of choice, equality of gender and chances and full consideration of the
>> candidates’ potentials. Under these conditions our members will have a broader
>> chance of selection to make up their minds. We are simply trying to give At
>> Large Structures the widest options in selecting the best candidate.
>> We would appreciate any favourable consideration and forwarding of our petition
>> to your RALO and members and would be grateful for your support.
>> Thanks and kind regards,
>> Wolf Ludwig
>> EURALO Chair
>> comunica-ch
>> phone +41 79 204 83 87
>> Skype: Wolf-Ludwig
>> www.comunica-ch.net
>> Digitale Allmend
>> http://blog.allmend.ch -
>> EURALO - ICANN's Regional At-Large Organisation
>> http://euralo.org
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> Digitale Allmend
> http://blog.allmend.ch -
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