From:   Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:18:47 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   [september17discuss] Facilitation team: A plan to agree on "first step" demands
 

I printed out paper copies of this and am about to take it to the park to find the facilitation team:

A facilitation plan for demands.

 

FIRST STEPS:  Action statements we can all agree on for short-term advocacy.

 

 

How do we get them?

 

·         Each statement is typed up onto the projector, with the understanding that the wording is not final.

·         Temperature is checked.  If temperature is warm, test for consensus.

·         Re-iterate that consensus is tested for the substance of the statement, not the wording.

·         All demands that pass consensus then go to a working group of people who will focus on focusing it into a form that will be easily communicated.

 

Facilitators are empowered to decide whether or not any proposed statements qualify as valid for the category of first steps, and whether a proposed statement is too similar to one proposed before.

 

Following the consensus, we adopt a preamble that sounds something like this:

 

Preamble:  The General Assembly of New York, democratic group open to everyone, has agreed on these demands. They are not the only demands, but they are the first step.

 

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