2018 Daily Briefing: Sunday

Sunday-July 1, 2018
Our final day of Convention plenary kicked off with our final Credentials Committee Report. A total of 762 Leagues (including ILOs) were represented with 867 voting delegates from 49 states plus the District of Columbia. The report was accepted by unanimous consent.

Carrie Davis the Democracy Program Director for The Joyce Foundation spoke to us about telling our collective story.

Collective story-telling requires data about our collective work.

Convention delegates voted to adopt the PMP rate of $32 for the 2018-2020 biennium.

National Treasurer Elaine Wiant and Budge Chair Tom Wells took questions on the budget and Convention delegates adopted the LWVUS budget for 2018-2020.

Brenda Rogers reviewed the bylaws discussion from Saturday and Convention delegates voted on those proposals (see below for full list of motions and votes).

We thanked the outgoing Board of Directors, Nominating Committee and LWVUS president Chris Carson for their leadership over the past biennium. By acclamation, Convention delegates voted to elect the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of new officers, board members, nominating committee chair and nominating committee members for the 2018-2020 biennium. You can see the next board and read their bios on pages 34-37 in the Workbook.

Chris and Virginia Kase, the incoming CEO, had a thoughtful dialogue to close our Convention, speaking about the work of the League, how relevant we still are today and the excitement for the future.

Save the date for LWVUS 2020 Convention in Washington, DC, June 25-28, 2020!

BELOW ARE THE LIST OF MOTIONS AND VOTES FROM SUNDAY, JULY 1:

Motion 2018-78: I move to adopt the PMP rate of $32 for each fiscal year of 2018-2020 biennium.
The motion passed.

Motion 2018-124: I move to amend the 2018-2020 LWVUS budget by taking $200,000 from surplus funds and use it to add $100,000 to each year to be applied to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion portion of the Transformation Road Map implementation.
The motion failed.

Motion 2018-56: I move to adopt the proposed LWVUS budget for 2018-2020 biennium as presented on page 61 of the Convention workbook and program.
The motion passed.

Motion 2018-55: I move BYLAWS PROPOSAL NUMBER 2 ON PAGE 64 OF THE CONVENTION WORKBOOK.
The motion passed by a card vote with 473 yay and 191 no votes.

Motion 2018-122: I MOVE to delete TO FOLLOW LEAGUE PRINCIPLES OR POLICIES AND RESTORE to fulfill recognition requirements. Recognition may be withdrawn only upon…. ..and re-word The Committee may…with: THE BOARD MAY WITHDRAW RECOGNITION OR ESTABLISH CONDITIONS FOR CONTINUATION.
The motion was ruled out of order.

Motion 2018-10: I move BYLAWS PROPOSAL NUMBER 3 ON PAGES 64-65 OF THE CONVENTION WORKBOOK.
The motion failed.

Motion 2018-21: I move BYLAWS PROPOSAL NUMBER 4 on page 65 OF THE CONVENTION WORKBOOK.
The motion passed.

Motion 2018-30: I move BYLAWS PROPOSAL NUMBER 5 ON PAGE 65 OF THE CONVENTION WORKBOOK.
The motion failed.

Motion 2018-125: I MOVE consideration of a resolution that was not recommended by the resolutions committee because it was submitted past the deadline but that addresses an issue that arose again on the first day of our convention with the mass shooting in Maryland: That the League of Women Voters of the U.S. make gun control, gun safety, and gun ownership limitations a priority in its lobbying efforts.
The motion passed.

Motion 2018-117: Be it resolved that the LWVUS supports an emphasis on the ERA this year and every year until the ERA is ratified and becomes a U.S. Constitutional Amendment. Be it resolved that the LWVUS supports efforts to remove the time limits for ratification of the ERA.
The motion passed.

Motion 2018-121: I MOVE Therefore May It Be Resolved That: The 2018 Convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States urgently reaffirms its long-held position that the Electoral College should be abolished
The motion passed.

Motion 2018-118: I MOVE: The League of Women Voters stands united with, and in support of, efforts to price carbon emissions, whether cap-and-trade, carbon tax/fee, or another viable pricing mechanism. The League does not have a position on how the revenue generated is to be used. We do not espouse any single method of pricing carbon over another. We will evaluate all proposed methods based on their effectiveness to abate emissions and whether the method can be successfully implemented.
The motion passed.

Motion 2018-123: I MOVE Be it resolved the League of Women Voters reaffirms our commitment to the constitutional right of privacy as an individual to make reproductive choices.
The motion passed.

Motion 2018-120: I MOVE: The League of Women Voters supports a set of climate assessment criteria that ensures that energy policies align with current climate science. These criteria require that the latest climate science be used to evaluate proposed energy policies and major projects in light of the globally-agreed-upon goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C, informed by the successful spirit of global cooperation as affirmed in the UN COP 21 Paris agreement.
The motion passed.

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