My two cents: no, no, no, absolutely not, by all means no, never.
I am strongly, strongly, strongly opposed to such a move. The chapters
already elect two members of the Board, and that's quite enough. When it
comes to matters concerning strategic direction chapters are the movement
equivalent of a political interest group. The Board is the entity
ultimately responsible for the funding reigns, and I strongly suspect that
such a move, *especially given the weakness of community response in
elections*, would immediately result in an influx of "chapter junkies" who
will vote as a nearly-united political bloc for whatever candidate promises
a freer flow of money.
The ramifications would be immediate. This is absolutely the wrongest
possible direction to go in.
On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:06 AM, Nathan <nawrich(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I think this is definitely worthy of discussion and I
agree that either all
employees of WMF affiliates should be permitted to vote or employee status
should be removed as an element of eligibility. Hopefully the board and its
electioneers will weigh in with their opinions.
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