WHEREAS the interests of the Democrats Abroad organization are best served when guided by the diverse and representative voices of our membership;

WHEREAS in-person participation is critical to making one’s voice heard;

WHEREAS many active members cannot participate in person due to the high cost of attending international meetings;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) set up an internal travel fund for those DPCA members with demonstrable need and proven commitment to the organization;

AND LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that the International Chairperson, in consultation with the International Treasurer and the DPCA Executive Committee, will set the amount of such stipend;

AND LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that the International Chairperson will appoint a committee to design and implement a transparent mechanism to request and accept applications for the stipend in a timely manner and with a preference for a registration contribution on a voluntary basis.

 

Passed at the 2014 DPCA Global Meeting in Washington, D.C.