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Adopted July 2003
Revised July 2004,
The purpose of an LWVUS/LWVEF-sponsored discussion list is to promote the mission and goals of the League by facilitating the exchange of information among members and among the levels of League. In deciding whether or not to establish a list, the board shall consider the following criteria :
A League wishing to propose a new discussion list should submit a request to the LWVUS/LWVEF board, providing the following information:
Electronic and email lists are generally of four kinds: (1) Announcement lists that cannot be replied to by members such as the Leaders’ Update, (2) lists related to League leadership roles, such as the Voter Service list, (3) advocacy lists for discussion of issues, and (4) temporary lists, such as for convention preparation or a study. The LWVUS Board may establish or close lists according to the above criteria. Additionally, advocacy lists shall be established for the four major issues groups identified in Impact on Issues . The Board may establish other advocacy discussion lists for issues that the Board has voted as primary priorities.
Rules and Norms of LWVUS/LWVEF-Sponsored Lists
A list moderator may be a member of the LWVUS Board, related staff, or another member approved by the LWVUS Board. Each moderator must be trained before any list goes into operation. The training will include technical information and discussion leading techniques. Her/his responsibilities shall include:
An appropriate board committee should recommend replacements for a moderator position, which the LWVUS Board must then approve.
The List Administrator
The List Administrator may be an LWVUS/LWVEF staff member or may be a League member appointed by the LWVUS Board. Her/his responsibility is to assist list moderators and list subscribers with technical problems. She/he may refer any unresolved questions to the members of the LWVUS board member or staff assigned to help with list problems.
LWVUS Board Participation on Lists
Board members may subscribe to a list and may participate as individuals and may respond to questions that relate to their board assignments. They should indicate if they are speaking as individuals or reflecting the sense of the board. A board member will be assigned to monitor each list. Ideally, questions for the board should be communicated directly to the board so that the list maintains its function as a means to share
Revised July 2004, March 2008
November 2008, August 2010 Adopted July 2003