Dear Wikimedians in New England,
The 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election is coming soon,
this is the time when four seats of the Board of Trustees are elected. In
September the Board is expected to appoint its new members.
The Board has asked us, the Board Election Facilitation Team, to take care
that all communities in the movement are aware of the elections. With the
help of more than 70 election volunteers from all over the world, we are
reaching out to many communities already.
A major step in this is having as many candidates as possible running for
the Board, especially from underrepresented groups. That is why we are
getting to you: we ask for your support and help about that very matter.
The Call for Candidates is up now and we would kindly ask you to provide
the announcement along your channels - newsletters, blogs, wikis, mailings
and community platforms as the final week of it is starting today.
The announcement is here:
Many translations are already available, if one suits your needs, please
feel free to pick it up. In case a translation is not available, incomplete
or not sufficient, we would appreciate you fixing it. If you are doing a
new translation, please feel free to do it on meta, so the landing page is
available in your language.
Though we do not expect this to take more than an hour, we know that we are
asking a lot. Be assured, that we would not do this if it weren’t for our
wish to make all communities a part of this as much as they deserve. We
hope that you can agree on its importance and would be glad to hear from
Facilitator, Movement Strategy and Governance
*English language communities and Meta-Wiki*
Dear New England Wikimedians,
The new WMF approach to grantmaking is devolving a good deal of review and
granting authority to regional committees. Please consider volunteering
for a committee in a region that you are now or have been part of. North
America is particularly light on candidates at present.
Self-nominations for the committee close this week
Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266