Organisational Structure and Internal Party Democracy
We now have the opportunity to build a democratic organisational culture from the bottom up.
We need to engage with the wider membership to determine how we can structure ourselves to facilitate good communication, opportunities to identify the future leaders and the methods that we can achieve outcomes from a simple decision making process.
We are only restricted by the current Constitution until we can bring forward a number of motions and organise a Special General Meeting. At this Special General Meeting we can make a start on the changes needed and follow the rest up in the AGM in 2015.
Right now lets start the discussion. How should we structure the Party? From grassroots up to the Executive Board.
If you are meeting in local meetups or with other Internet Party People please provide summaries here in Loomio of what the thoughts are from you area of the country. You can attach documents or provide links elsewhere to support the summary
Lets keep this discussion based on organisational structure (lets keep policy talk in other threads) and we will examine how each suggestion achieves or does not achieve good internal party democracy.
[deactivated account] started a proposal October 21st, 2014 12:46
Should we prepare to hold a Special General Meeting? Closed 6:14pm - Wednesday 26 Nov 2014
Closed. Now time to start expanding the conversation and really think about how we should organise ourselves offline and online.
I encourage people to take part in the wider discussion rather than focus on us making decisions straight away on issues.
This question is asked only to avoid other proposals distracting us from the wider discussion.
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|Abstain - 8|
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|Block - 8|
October 22nd, 2014 19:25
I agree with Ross, we need a definitive answer as to whether the Executive still exists, and a realistic short-term timetable for some action, even if it's only polling the folk on the original list.
October 23rd, 2014 20:37
We need to build and consolidate. We need to start looking outwards . If we wish to actualise and generate grassroots support en masse we must water and nourish our own roots.
October 26th, 2014 22:15
A Special General Meeting would be a clear signal that at least IMP exists and may even enjoy extended and successful life prospects.
November 4th, 2014 20:28
yes. Just so members can see whether the party has genuine support
November 4th, 2014 21:38
It would be good to get together a meeting of interested parties to help move things forward from here, regardless of the eventual outcome.
November 15th, 2014 16:49
I think we need a meeting if only to get the leadership talking to us but mostly I want to see them on here. Loomio gives the IP an opportunity to become something new, a genuinely representative party, but only if they develop it's potential.
November 18th, 2014 23:01
Do we still need the internet party and if the answer if yes, then get down to basics, also, and I mean this in the affirmative - revote on party president and leader, the founder, an executive committee and sub-committees to take us forward.