Report of Convention Action - Friday, June 17, 2016

CREDENTIALS REPORT
The chair of the Credentials Committee reported 784 voting delegates registered.

 

Motion to adopt the report of the Credentials Committee.
Motion #2016-15, LWVUS Board
Motion APPROVED by a two-thirds vote

 

ADOPTION OF CONVENTION RULES

Motion to adopt the Rules of Convention, as they appear on pages 19-22 of the Convention Booklet.

Motion #2016-7, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED

 

ADOPTION OF ORDER OF BUSINESS
Motion to adopt the Order of Business, as presented in the Convention Booklet on pages 14-17.

Motion #2016-9, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED

 

NOMINATIONS

Lee Luebbe, chair of the Nominating Committee, presented the report of the Nominating Committee.

 

Motion to close nominations for the LWVUS officers, Board of Directors, and Nominating Committee for the 2016-2018 biennium.

Motion # 2016-10, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED
 

NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE 2016-2018 BIENNIUM

Barbara Zia, chair, presented the report of the Program Planning Committee

 

Motion to adopt the proposed LWVUS Program for 2016-18: Campaign for Making Democracy Work®.
Motion # 2016-5, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED

 

Motion to adopt the LWVUS Board-recommended concurrence with the position on Redistricting as outlined on p. 32 of the Convention Workbook.

Motion # 2016-2, LWVUS Board

Motion APRROVED by Card Vote. Total number of votes cast = 652; Yes = 463; No =186; Illegal = 3
 

Motion to suspend order of business to enable immediate vote on Program.

Motion APPROVED

 

Motion to strike Section 1 from the Redistricting Position.
Motion #2016-31, LWV of Juneau, AK

Motion Ruled Out of Order

 

Motion to adopt the LWVUS Board-recommended concurrence with the LWV Colorado position on Behavioral Health Care as outlined on p. 33 of the Convention Workbook.

Motion # 2016-3, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED by a two-thirds vote

 

Motion to retain all current LWVUS Positions in the areas of Representative Government, International Relations, Natural Resources, and Social Policy.
Motion # 2016-6, LWVUS Board
Motion APPROVED

 

Motion to consider Not-Recommended Item - Change the first sentence of our Position on Equality of Opportunity. Replace "equality of opportunity for education, employment and housing for all persons in the United States..." to "equality of opportunity in all aspects of society for all persons in the United States..."
Motion #2016-23, LWV of Tacoma-Pierce County, WA

Motion Ruled Out of Order

 

LWVUS/EF FINANCES AND BUDGET

Pat Donath, LWVUS Treasurer, presented the report of the Treasurer.

Henrietta Saunders, LWVUS Budget Committee Chair, presented the proposed LWVUS/EF FY2016-2018 Budgets.

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