Northwest Bronx
for Change

Concerned Citizens for Change is a grassroots organization working to advance progressive issues at the city, state and federal levels.  
Ground Rules
Concerned Citizens for Change
  
How We Keep Things Working Smoothly

  • Concerned Citizens for Change (formerly known as Northwest Bronx for Change) is a pretty informal group, but we do have some ground rules that govern our decision making.
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  • Our General Meetings are open to the public.
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  • Anyone may ask a question or make a comment at our General Meetings.
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  • Only members may propose a motion at a General Meeting.
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  • Only members may vote on a motion at a General Meeting.

  • Individuals may become members by paying membership dues.

  • Motions must receive a simple majority of the votes of the members present at a General Meeting in order to pass.

  • Whenever possible, important decisions should be made by a majority vote of the membership at a General Meeting.
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  • Our Steering Committee is empowered to make decisions which cannot be delayed until the next General Meeting.
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  • Our Steering Committee is responsible for completion of all the actions which are necessary to keep us functioning (for example—reserving a space for General Meetings, booking speakers, paying bills, sending emails and so on).
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  • The membership can reverse any decision of the Steering Committee by a majority vote of the membership at a General Meeting.

  • The membership must receive two weeks prior notice before votes to endorse candidates for public offices are taken at a General Meeting.
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  • Only members who have been members for at least two months prior to the vote to endorse a candidate for public office  may vote on motions to endorse that candidate.
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  • In order to be endorsed, a candidate for public office must receive one more than half the votes cast by the members voting on the endorsement at the General Meeting.​ 
  
  • Our Steering Committee shall be elected by majority vote of our General membership.

  • That election shall be supervised by an Election Committee made up of members who volunteer at a General Meeting.

  • Members of the Election Committee may not run for, or nominate candidates for, the Steering Committee.

  • Only members may vote for candidates for the Steering Committee.
  • Only members may run for the Steering Committee.

  • Only individuals who have been members for two months prior to the election will be eligible to vote in the election of the Steering Committee.

  • The length of term for Steering Committee members shall be two years.

  • The size of the Steering Committee shall be a minimum of nine and a maximum of 15.

  • Vacancies on the Steering Committee may be filled by a majority vote of the Steering Committee.
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