[NA-Discuss] FW: Fwd: ALAC BoD Candidates

Thompson, Darlene DThompson1 at GOV.NU.CA
Tue Nov 2 16:39:04 UTC 2010

Hi all,

Actually, Garth Bruen did reply and stated that although he was on the slate, too, he would oppose this.

Why aren't we campaigning for Garth?  He is excellent, too.

This is why I *personally* think that we should allow the process to continue and assume that the BCEC did its job.  Elsewise, it comes down to personalities and who we all like.  I like Avri very much and think she would do an excellent job but there were other people on the slate that I thought just as qualified.

This is just my opinion but it is also why I would be against this.  I am not going to go second guessing the very qualified people on the BCEC.


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From: na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] on behalf of Evan Leibovitch [evan at telly.org]
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 5:58 PM
To: Eduardo Diaz
Cc: NARALO Discussion List
Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Fwd: ALAC BoD Candidates

On 1 November 2010 17:05, Eduardo Diaz <eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have only received emails supporting Avry. I have not seen the opposing
> ones.
> Evan: Can you generalize the reasons why some are against it?

Some are opposed to a specific petition (for Avri).

Others are against having a petition at all (ie, the BCEC did its job and we
trust its people that did what they were asked to do). The implication is
that, since the BCEC _could_ have put more than three candidates on the
ballot, it must have had sufficient reason to limit the final cut to the
three that it did.

That's as much of a generalization as I feel comfortable doing.

As for the reasons why these comments were made privately, I can only
speculate that it's because we're talking about people rather than policies
... and some NARALO members commenting may believe that they could be
treated differently by their peers for speaking their opinions honestly.
It's not for me to judge if those beliefs are warranted.

Those people have, for certain, read the calls here for open debate. It is
their call how they choose to proceed. I am simply noting the fact that,
unusually for NARALO, we have a significant divide.

I myself am genuinely undecided. I like Avri personally and professionally,
I work with her on committees and greatly appreciate what she brings to
end-user advocacy. I also trust the judgments of the people on the BCEC,
including NARALO's two representatives. I know they had a very difficult
task, and I am confident that a suitable advocate for Internet end-users can
be elected from amongst the three people that the BCEC *did* submit. At this
point I am more concerned about the campaign becoming a Jerry Springer
episode on a global stage than I am about sending an unqualified person to
the position.

Right now the only thing of which I am certain is that I am thoroughly
exhausted by this whole process, long before the vote takes place.

- Evan
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