|From:||Jon Good <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:18:47 AM|
|Subject:||[september17discuss] Facilitation team: A plan to agree on "first step" demands|
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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