Questions for former PPI members about resignations
To be sent to Pirate Parties: Australia, UK, Iceland, Sweden, Belgium...This conversation will also be had with my fellow Canadian pirates, but it needs to wait a while, until there is less tension on this topic.
I will give them the information about upcoming meetings regarding GA feedback, since there were people who attended the GA from these non-member parties.
-What are the problems with PPI that made your party resign?
-In regards to the issues you listed, how do you feel PPI should have handled them, as opposed to how we did at the time of your resignation and/or leading up to it?
-Do you think that PPI has any strengths that can built upon, if so, what are they?
-Do you have any suggestions for specific improvements you would like to see in PPI as a whole? How can we move this organization forward?
-If you could imagine a perfect PPI, what would it look like? How would it function? What is its role in the Pirate community?
After we get responses from these parties and we understand where they are coming from, I would like to contact board members who served at the time of these resignations. I think in some cases they will be current board members as well, and that is fine. As long as we understand all perspectives.
I will also be contacting current members of PPI, with similar questions but more generally focused on improvements they would like to see (I’ll just re-word the above questions to fit this context better).
I think at that point, when we’ve heard from everyone, we’ll have a clearer vision for necessary changes/improvements and how to make them happen. This feedback will also be useful for developing communication plans overall, including the mailing list, support for activism, etc.
Is there anything you feel should be done differently? Do any of the questions appear poorly worded or inappropriate?