REFRESH. REPOSITION. REIMAGINE: A NEW NABJ CONSTITUTION
As per NABJ’s current constitution and NABJ Election Committee recommendations, only those individuals whom the national office recognizes as full members as of no later than 30 days before the start of the next convention may vote on the proposed constitutional amendment. Accordingly, given that NABJ's 39th annual convention will commence in Boston on July 30, only those individuals recognized as full members by June 30 may vote.
The deadline for submitting constitutional amendments to the NABJ parliamentarian was Thursday, January 30. Voting on the constitution amendment will occur between 12:01 a.m., Monday, July 14 and 5 p.m. (EST), Friday, August 1. If the amendment is affirmed by at least 66.66 percent of those who vote, the new constitution shall take effect on Sunday, August 3 – the last day of the convention.
Again, according to the current NABJ constitution:
Full members may vote for all national executive offices, including president, vice president/broadcast, vice president/print, secretary, treasurer and parliamentarian. They also may vote for a representative from the region where they live or work. Finally, they may vote on all constitutional amendments. Associate members may only vote for the associate representative on the board of directors.
Student members may only vote for the student representative on the board of directors.
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