[NA-Discuss] Voting None of the Above Re: …

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Fri Jul 20 16:03:43 UTC 2012

Correct me if I'm misunderstanding, but I believe you've just said that 
you'll be happy to participate in an organization where other people have 
already done the recruiting work.


On Fri, 20 Jul 2012, Kieren McCarthy wrote:

> Hi Garth, all
> So here's the thing. If elected to a key post in a grassroots organization,
> being asked questions like: how many members do you have, how many
> subscribers, what level of engagement -- should be an opportunity to
> demonstrate effectiveness (especially when seeking re-election) and the
> answers should be immediately accessible.
> If asked about a Facebook page, or a Twitter account, or a report of the
> recent meeting which is the organization's entire reason for existing, then
> the answers should already be known and easily provided, perhaps with a
> certain amount of pride.
> This basic level of commitment by elected representatives is the foundation
> on which other things can be built. If there is such a foundation and if
> questions from members are seen as a positive and useful form of
> engagement, then you will find that not only I but a lot of other people
> would be willing to help out, to do work (without insisting on being paid
> for it), and to promote the organization.

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