Internet Party Policy Committee - Call for expressions of interest
I am keen to get some people on board for our policy committee in terms of developing the policy manifesto that we will run in 2020.
The Policy Committee is laid out in the Constitution as follows:
13.1 There shall be a committee appointed by the Executive Committee called the Policy
13.2 The Policy Committee will be responsible for facilitating the development and ratifying the
policy of the Internet Party in accordance with its objectives and these rules.
13.3 The Policy Committee members shall be comprised of:
13.3.1 The Party President; and
13.3.2 The Party Leader; and
13.3.3 No less than 5 but no more than 10 willing Full members as the Executive Committee
in its absolute discretion sees fit to appoint; and
13.3.4 Any independent advisors as the Policy Committee sees fit.
13.4 In determining the membership of the Policy Committee, the Executive Committee shall
actively maintain and promote economic, cultural, social, ethnic, age and gender equality as far as
13.5 The Policy Committee members will appoint a chairperson from among its ranks by majority
vote and shall meet at its discretion but not less than once every calendar year.
13.6 The Policy Committee shall determine such rules for its administration and conduct as it sees
fit, consistent with the objectives of the Party and these rules.
13.7 The Executive Committee is empowered to remunerate Policy Committee members.
13.8 The Policy Committee is responsible for developing the Internet Party’s manifesto, prior to
each general election.
13.9 Once completed, the manifesto shall be confirmed by the Executive Committee before being
publically distributed digitally.
13.10 Having regard to the objectives of the Party, the Policy Committee may involve members and
independent advisors in the development of the manifesto to the extent it considers necessary.
At this stage I am looking for any expressions of interest in helping out with the policy development as we are short on a few members.
Policy Development in the Internet Party is generally done through critical analysis of all available evidence on a given subject and where evidence is not observable, then theorycrafting is used to determine best practice. I will infer that this does not mean labelling evidence that goes against our current beliefs as "Fake News" or any buzzwords that exist but rather determining how conclusions are reached and whether they were reached with honest intent. It is a quite a bit of work but the more effort put in then the more powerful our manifesto would become.
If you are interested, please list down in this thread and specify what areas of policy you are most interested in as well as any qualifications and/or experience you have in those areas. Ideally I would like a good general body in the main committee, and then we would have specific independant advisors on key topics we are developing.
We would meet roughly at least 1-2 times a month, and maybe weekly during the election year. The committee would determine when during the week to meet of course, traditionally we have used Discord and Zoom for meetings but the committee can determine whether it would prefer a more secure tool for meetings if we choose.