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Proposal for WDDM involvement in the upcoming US Presidential Race
Posted by: mantell (IP Logged)
Date: July 05, 2007 10:46PM

PROPOSAL for WDDM involvement in the upcoming US Presidential Race:
This is a request for comment and seconds.

WDDM should engage in the US Presidential race by publicly scoring the candidates according to the following scheme:
Level 2 - Supports initiative at the national level.
Level 1 - Supports electoral improvements including one of the following: election day registration, return of voting rights to felons after their term of imprisonment, non-partisan redistricting, and enhanced vote by mail.
Level 0 - No positions on initiative or electoral improvements
Level minus 1 - Opposed to electoral improvements

Candidate scoring shall be performed using information available on candidate web sites and Wikipedia. The executive board (subject as always to membership review) shall approve the scores to be posted on the WDDM board.


This initiative proposal is submitted per the process outlined in our WDDM charter which includes:
1. Submission of a proposal to the WDDM Proposal Forum for discussion and solicitation of seconds.

Note: The WDDM Proposal and Initiatives Forum is the second option on the Main Forum board:

2 (optional). Amendment of the proposal based on comments received, and solicitation of seconds.
3. If three seconds are received the proposal may be submitted to the webmaster for posting as a motion for discussion and decision.
4. Webmaster posts the motion for discussion and vote.
thumbs upthumbs down5. Motion either passes or fails.

This process is in the WDDM Charter and it is available for any relevant issue to all members of WDDM!

One additional thought:

I’d prefer to discuss and decide this initiative on the Enitiatives board, because it is optimized for exactly this process, and because WDDM is committed to experimentation in direct democracy. However, given that this is a very early WDDM initiative, and we're just learning how to do this, I’ll keep this proposal on the WDDM forum.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/2007 06:24AM by mantell.

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