[NA-Discuss] Fwd: ALAC BoD Candidates
cgrundemann at coisoc.org
Mon Nov 1 20:08:44 UTC 2010
On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 13:26, Wendy Seltzer <wendy at seltzer.com> wrote:
> I hope that people will be willing to discuss their positions openly, so
> that we can have a debate on the merits and endeavor to persuade those
> who disagree.
I agree and fell that we are currently at a disadvantage. I have seen
no public posts firmly against supporting a petition. Seeing the
reasoning behind that argument would certainly do more to advance the
conversation than keeping it off-list. The only way to reach any real
consensus is to have an *open* debate.
> I support adding petition candidates, and Avri specifically, as a means
> of democratizing the selection process and bringing additional talent to
> the candidate pool.
> I think it speaks poorly for At-Large to engage in
> closed selection processes that pick all-male slates, and adding
> petition candidates would show our ability to adapt to community concerns.
> (I note that I have seen discussion in both the European and
> Asia-Pacific RALO lists about the possibility of endorsing Avri's
> petition, so there appears to be a genuine possibility for her to be
> added to the ballot under the current rules.)
> On 11/01/2010 03:03 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> Since I posted a request for comments on NARALO's possible participation in
>> adding people to the ballot, there have been a number of replies.
>> Some have been in support, but as many have also been firmly against
>> supporting a petition. It is clear that NARALO does not have a consensus on
>> this matter.
>> I will wait to hear more opinions to help determine whether there is enough
>> strong support for a petition to proceed further.
>> - Evan
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> Wendy Seltzer -- wendy at seltzer.org
> Fellow, Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy
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