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Re: Ad hoc and spontaneous voting

On Tue, Jun 29, 1999 at 08:59:38AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Hi,
>         I am wondering what value do these suddenly burgeoning votes
>  have? I understand that they may give us an understanding about
>  public opinion, but what other charter are they run under? They
>  certainly do not seem to follow the contstitutional general
>  resolution protocol, and I see nothing that would lead me to believe
>  that merely voting has been authorized as an accepted method for
>  making changes in the way we operate. 
>         Most votes (like the non-free issue) have been called with no
>  formal proposal, seconds, or a discussion period. I have strong
>  feeling against taking any action whatsoever merely on these votes.
This is a blatently untrue statement.  Every vote so far has been conducted
under the constitution.  Every vote has had a two week (the non-free isn't
being voted on.. it's in the dicussion period now) discussion period before
a vote was called.  According to the constitution, proposals by the DPL
don't require sponsors(seconds).

Manoj, I respect your opinions and if you don't like the constitution or
the way the constitution works, then that's one issue but to (essentially
since it falls in my responsiblity) accuse me of not following the
constitution is not fair.

- Darren
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