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Resolutions Proposing Amendments to the DPCA Charter at the Global Meeting – May 2017

Charter Amendments for Review

This space contains the DPCA Charter amendments proposed for adoption by at the May 2017 Global Meeting in Washington DC.

The DPCA Charter States:

Article Ten: Amendments

Section 10.1 (Amendments)

This Charter may be amended by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3rds) of the votes cast under the procedure provided for in Sections 3.6 and 3.7, at a regularly constituted meeting of the DPCA. Such qualified majority must include votes from at least one-third (1/3rd) of all Country Committees.

Notwithstanding any other provision in this Charter, casting votes to amend the Charter by letter or electronic means shall not be permitted unless there has been discussion of the amendment at the immediately preceding meeting.

The text of any proposed amendment shall be circulated with the notice of any meeting where said amendment shall be discussed or voted upon. 

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Page: 2018 Bylaws Committee Report
Page: 2018 Charter Amendment Propositions (Compiled PDF)
A compiled PDF of all 2018 Charter Amendment Propositions, Bates-stamped (additional page numbers) and a Table of Contents added for ease of reference.
Home page: 2018 DPCA Charter Amendments
For information on the 2019 Charter Amendment Propositions, please see here https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/display/amend2019/Proposed+Charter+Amendments+2019. 2018 Standing Bylaws Committee (SBC) Tom Schmid, SBC Chair (Japan) Ada Shen, SBC Secretary (F
Page: 2018 Proposed Charter Amendments - PDF texts
These are the Charter Amendments currently under consideration by the 2018 Standing Bylaws Committee.

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Page: Charter Res. 01 (terminology)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by clarifying the consistency and usage of terminology Proposed by Katie Solon (International Chair) BE IT RESOLVED, that various sections of the Democrats Abroad Charter shall be amended to improve consist
Page: Charter Res. 02A (diversity §4.4)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter to provide for leadership diversity based on gender rather than sex Proposed by Julia Bryan (International Secretary) and Christina Skovsgaard (Norway) BE IT RESOLVED, that Section 4.4 of the Democrats Abro
Page: Charter Res. 02B (diversity §4.4)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter to provide for leadership diversity based on a more inclusive definition of "sex" Proposed by Merrill Oates (Regional Vice Chair-EMEA; Vice Chair, Hungary) BE IT RESOLVED, that Section 4.4 of the Democrats
Page: Charter Res. 03 (Super PACs §2.4.c)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by limiting the involvement of DPCA or DNC members in Super PACs Proposed by Quaide Williams (Chair, Germany) BE IT RESOLVED, that the Democrats Abroad Charter shall be amended as follows: Section 2.4(c) sh
Page: Charter Res. 04 (1p1v §3.6)
*Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by adopting a mandatory one-person-one-vote allocation system* _Proposed by Quaide Williams (Chair, Germany)_ \\ \\ *INTRODUCTION:* \\ *WHEREAS* this proposal would allow, but does not require, Country Com
Page: Charter Res. 05 (Chair §4.6)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by improving the description of the responsibilities of the International Chair Proposed by Katie Solon (International Chair) BE IT RESOLVED, that the description of the responsibilities of the Internationa
Page: Charter Res. 06 (LVD §5.4.d)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by clarifying membership verification requirements Proposed by Quaide Williams (Chair, Germany) BE IT RESOLVED, that Section 5.4(d) of the Democrats Abroad Charter shall be amended as follows: The Executive
Page: Charter Res. 07 (compliance §5.4)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by updating country committee compliance requirements Proposed by Julia Bryan (International Secretary) BE IT RESOLVED, that Section 5.4 of the Democrats Abroad Charter shall be amended as follows: Section
Page: Charter Res. 08A (out of compliance §5.10)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by providing for the automatic dissolution of Country Committees that have been out of compliance for four (4) years Proposed by Shari Temple (Voting Representative, Germany) BE IT RESOLVED, that the Democr
Page: Charter Res. 08B (out of compliance §5.10)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by establishing a process to dissolve Country Committees that have been out of compliance for four (4) years Proposed by Alex Montgomery (Asia-Pacific Regional Vice Chair) and Kat Allikian (Chair, New Zeala
Page: Charter Res. 08C (out of compliance §5.10)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by establishing a process to dissolve Country Committees that have been out of compliance for four (4) years Proposed by Quaide Williams (Chair, Germany) and Adrian Smith (Mexico) BE IT RESOLVED, that the D
Page: Charter Res. 09A (Excom expansion §4.1)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter to expand the number of DPCA officers on the International Executive Committee from eight (8) to thirteen (13) Proposed by Quaide Williams (Chair, Germany) BE IT RESOLVED, that Section 4.1 of the Democrats
Page: Charter Res. 09B (Excom expansion §4.1)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by the addition of two (2) Vice Chairs to serve on the International Executive Committee Proposed by Maureen Harwood (DPCA member, Canada) BE IT RESOLVED, that Section 4.1 of the Democrats Abroad Charter sh
Page: Charter Res. 10 (various riders)
Resolution on amendment of the Charter of Democrats Abroad Proposed by Joseph Smallhoover (France) WHEREAS, the Charter of Democrats Abroad requires a number of housekeeping amendments; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Charter of Democrats Abroad be
Page: Charter Res. 11 (officer qualifications §4.3)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter to establish qualifications for DPCA officers Proposed by Shari Temple (Voting Representative, Germany) BE IT RESOLVED, that Section 4.3 of the Democrats Abroad Charter shall be amended as follows: Section
Page: Charter Res. 12 (CCEP §5.4.c)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by noting that Country Committees should adhere to the County Committee Election Procedures Proposed by Merrill Oates (Regional Vice Chair-EMEA; Vice Chair, Hungary) WHEREAS, Country Committees are expected
Page: Charter Res. 13 (RVC election §6.2)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by clarifying the terms for electing Regional Vice Chairs Proposed by Merrill Oates (Regional Vice Chair-EMEA; Vice Chair, Hungary) WHEREAS, the timeline for the election of RVCs is not in-sync with the rec
Page: Charter Res. 14 (Excom diversity §4.1)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by enhancing diversity on the International Executive Committee Proposed by Katie Solon (International Chair) WHEREAS, the Charter currently allows the election of seven (7) international Executive Committe
Page: Charter Res. 15A (Voting apportionment §3.6)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by changing the method of apportioning DPCA Voting Members to Country Committees Proposed by Katie Solon (International Chair) BE IT RESOLVED, that the Democrats Abroad Charter shall be amended as follows:
Page: Charter Res. 15B (Voting Allocations §3.6)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by simplifying and rationalizing the DPCA voting allocations for Country Committees Proposed by Merrill Oates (Regional Vice Chair-EMEA; Vice Chair, Hungary) WHEREAS, it is in the interest of Democrats Abro
Page: Charter Res. 16 (proxies §3.7)
Resolution to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter by aligning DPCA proxy rules with those of the DNC Proposed by Katie Solon (International Chair) BE IT RESOLVED, that subsections (e), (f) and (g) of Section 3.7 of the Democrats Abroad Charter shall be ame

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Page: Proposed Charter Amendments 2017
Resolutions Proposing Amendments to the DPCA Charter at the Global Meeting – May 2017 This space contains the DPCA Charter amendments proposed for adoption by at the May 2017 Global Meeting in Washington DC. The DPCA Charter States: Article Ten: Amendment
Page: PUBLIC HEARING #1: AGENDA
April 7, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT (For texts of Charter Amendment Propositions being considered, please see here https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=23202096.) I. Call to Order & Introduction - 8:00 a.m. EDT (5 mins) II.
Page: PUBLIC HEARING #2: AGENDA
April 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT (For texts of Charter Amendment Propositions being considered, please see here https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=23202096.) I. Call to Order - 8:00 a.m. EDT (5 mins) II. SBC Presentati
Page: PUBLIC HEARING #3: AGENDA
April 21, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT (For texts of Charter Amendment Propositions being considered, please see here https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=23202096.) I. Call to Order & Introduction - 8:00 a.m. EDT (5 mins) II.

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