Austin Democratic Socialists of America

April 2019 General Body Meeting Voting Items

The first voting meeting of 2019, the April 2019 General Body Meeting, will be held on April 16th, 2019, 7:00PM-8:30PM, at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2208 Justin Ln, Austin, TX. The items we will vote on are below for your review:

1. 2019-2020 Harassment Grievance Officers – The Harassment and Grievance Officers (HGOs) are charged with implementing the National DSA Harassment Policy. The four candidates listed here have been appointed by the Leadership Committee, and the general body will vote on whether to approve their appointment.

2. Outstanding bylaws changes from 2019 Chapter Convention – At the convention in January, we adjourned before addressing two (originally three, but two were combined) bylaws changes that were on the agenda. They were:

(For renaming the Leadership Committee, we will first vote on whether to rename the LC, and if that passes we will then vote on what the new name should be)

3. Accessibility Proposal Votes – These items outline plans for instituting online voting for chapter business and livestreaming of meetings respectively. They do not change Austin DSA’s bylaws.

4. Online Voting Bylaws Change – This item would change Austin DSA’s bylaws to require online voting in certain situations.

As a reminder, bylaws changes require a two thirds majority vote to pass, while all other items only require a simple majority. Voting items can be amended on the floor by making a motion to amend

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