[arin-ppml] NomCom misbehavior
hannigan at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 21:29:39 EDT 2021
The instructions in the "how to" page are TL;DR
An alert to cast support came up with a link to do it.
On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 7:15 PM Holden Karau <holden at pigscanfly.ca> wrote:
> How do we support the petitions?
> On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 3:33 PM Elvis Daniel Velea <elvis at velea.eu> wrote:
>> Just adding that it is not the first time this happens.
>> I am appalled by the NomCom’s behavior!
>> Excuse the briefness of this mail, it was sent from a mobile device.
>> > On Oct 9, 2021, at 14:37, Owen DeLong via ARIN-PPML <arin-ppml at arin.net>
>> > Apologies for posting here, but since arin-discuss is dead and based
>> on John’s recent expansion of the scope
>> > of PPML, I think it is the most appropriate place to post.
>> > As I understand it, the Nominating Committee has turned down several
>> candidates for BoT in the upcoming
>> > election, among them Ron Da Silva and Dan Alexander, both of who are
>> clearly qualified and legitimate
>> > candidates for the board.
>> > For two open positions, the Nominating committee chose to select just
>> three candidates for the slate.
>> > It is absurd to turn away qualified candidates and it is inappropriate
>> for the nominating committee to
>> > endeavor to deprive the membership a greater choice of candidates. In
>> essence, by limiting the slate
>> > to the minimum number of candidates (n+1 vs. open offices), the
>> nominating committee has assured
>> > that they are able to, in effect, appoint most of their chosen
>> candidates to the board while denying
>> > others the opportunity to compete absent the petition process.
>> > As such, I encourage each and every voting representative seeing this
>> message to support the petitions
>> > for both Dan Alexander and Ron Da Silva.
>> > Further, I hope the board will admonish the nominating committee for
>> taking this action and revise
>> > the nominating committee guidelines to prevent such in appropriate
>> behavior in the future.
>> > Suggestions:
>> > 1. Nominating committee must recruit at least 2n candidates where
>> n is the number
>> > of seats available for a given election.
>> > 2. Nominating committee may not deny candidates without cause.
>> > 3. Nominating committee must provide an explanation for their
>> denial to each and
>> > every candidate denied. It is up to the candidate whether or not
>> to make that
>> > explanation public.
>> > 4. Nominating committee must provide the same explanations for
>> any denied candidates
>> > to the board for their consideration.
>> > 5. A simple majority of quorum vote of the board shall be
>> sufficient to place any
>> > denied candidate on the initial slate without requiring
>> qualification by petition.
>> > Owen
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