Bylaws Committee Public Hearings

In preparation for our 2019 DPCA Global Meeting, the Bylaws Committee will be hosting three public hearings to discuss the charter amendments propositions currently under consideration.

To view the PDF texts for each of the 2019 Charter Amendment Propositions, please go here on the wiki.

Please RSVP below for the meeting links, and make sure you are subscribed to leadership emails to get the most up to date information.

BYLAWS PUBLIC HEARING #1 (propositions 1-8)
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8 AM to 11 AM EDT (DC Time)

Zoom link & RSVP here • Detailed Agenda here.

  • Proposition 1: DPCA Electronic Voting Weight Allocation
  • Proposition 2: DPCA Representation of Non-CC DA Members
  • Proposition 3 has been withdrawn by amendment author
  • Proposition 4 has been withdrawn by amendment author
  • Proposition 5: May DPCA AGM; DC in Odd Years
  • Propositions 6A/B/C: Gender Balancing Voting Representative Delegations
  • Proposition 7: Amend Charter to Facilitate DPCA Removal and a “Fresh Start” for Out-of-Compliance Country Committees
  • Proposition 8: Extend Time for Voting on Resolutions

BYLAWS PUBLIC HEARING #2 (propositions 9-14)
Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 8 AM to 11 AM EDT (DC Time)

Zoom link & RSVP here • Detailed Agenda here.

  • Proposition 9: Resolution to Change Titles from International to Global
  • Proposition 10: No Term Limits on Voting Representatives
  • Proposition 11: Direct Election of Global DA Chair
  • Proposition 12: All CCs Must Allow Voting By Absentee Ballot
  • Proposition 13: All CCs Must Define Quorum
  • Proposition 14: Allow Chapter Chairs to be Appointed

BYLAWS PUBLIC HEARING #3 (propositions 15-19)
Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 8 AM to 11 AM EDT (DC Time)

Zoom link & RSVP here • Detailed Agenda here.

  • Proposition 15: Charter Amendment Review, Certification, Distribution
  • Proposition 16: “Full and Fair” Completion of 1P1V
  • Proposition 17: Change Voting Allocation System
  • Proposition 18: Proxies
  • Proposition 19: Allow for the Election of Alternate Voting Representatives
  • "Spillover" in remaining time: Additional Comments on Other Propositions