[NFBMO] Resolutions if you please
gwunder at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 16 20:13:02 UTC 2022
The good news is that it is not too early. The great news is that it is not
too late. If there is a policy position the National Federation of the Blind
of Missouri ought to take, one way to see that that happens is through
resolutions. A resolution is one big, long sentence, just the kind that
Yours truly too frequently writes. The idea in a resolution is to state the
problem and what are known as whereas clauses and to say what we want done
in one or more resolves. If anyone would benefit from seeing sample copies
of resolutions, let me know. Many are available in the August September
issue of any Braille Monitor you want to pick up, but if there would be some
value in having them placed here on the listserv, I'm glad to do that as
What do we write about? Sometimes we write resolutions to commend people and
organizations for the good things they have done. Sometimes we write to
suggest that they could do better. Sometimes we make it clear that, from our
perspective, what they are doing is dead wrong and should be rectified
immediately if not sooner.
The fact that you may not have written a resolution before should not stand
between you and adopting NFB policy. Part of the job I have been given by
President Wright is to make anything you draft shine and to do so without
interjecting myself center stage. We can work together on anything you can
come up with that we should address.
If you have resolutions or amendments to our bylaws or Constitution you
think we should consider, please write to me at
gwunder at earthlink.net <mailto:gwunder at earthlink.net> .
It will help if you put the word resolution somewhere in the subject. If you
would rather talk before submitting anything, feel free to ring me at
Whereas the sun is shining, and
WHEREAS, spring is at hand, and
WHEREAS, your heart is beating, you are breathing, and you are looking
forward to the convention of the National Federation of the Blind of
Missouri: now, therefore:
Be It Resolved that we go forth and articulate some policies that will make
all of us proud to be a member of this fine organization.
Just for fun, there are at least two errors in this resolution. Call me out
publicly on them.
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