[NA-Discuss] Fw: Due Diligence complete- Regional Advice requested ALS applicant "(170) University Community Partnership for Social Action Research"

Eduardo Diaz eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 14:14:09 UTC 2012

Is the organization registered in US?


On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> I'm personally concerned about groups "falling through the cracks", being
> unable to find any place within At-Large because our various sets of
> categorization don't suit them. I see this now happening in the GNSO, where
> an association of cyber-cafés is looking for an appropriate constituency
> and is being told "you can't get there from here" (everyone is saying that
> they ought to be accommodated -- somewhere else).
> If a potential ALS has a presence in multiple regions, there is IMO nothing
> wrong with it applying in any of those regions, so long as it understands
> that it must pick only one. When it comes to conflicted individuals -- who
> might be a citizen of one region but live or work in more than one --
> At-Large has IMO traditionally erred on the side of inclusion and simply
> said "pick any of the ones that could apply to you, but pick only one."
> I believe there are regulations prohibiting a single ALS from being in more
> than one region at once. And I don't believe that this group has applied
> for more than one region. This means one of two outcomes, both of which
> should be accepted:
>    - They have a predominance of presence in our region
>    - They have participation in multiple regions, yet choose ours as the
>    one they want to belong to
> It may be reasonable, as part of the due diligence, to ask the applicant
> for a rough geographical breakdown of its membership if that is not
> provided. And the applicant must be reminded that they can only participate
> in a single region. Given that, I see no real cause for opposition.
> - Evan
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