Many proposals at GA get derailed by the legitimate complaint that participants have not been given adequate time to reflect on the proposal.
Make proposals accessible online and on site 24 hours before they are brought to General assembly. A crowd-sourcing feedback period will enable participants to refine the proposal before the final draft reaches the GA.
• Facilitation Working Group posts drafts of proposals online and on-site at Facilitation Table
• Participants give feedback (concerns, clarifying questions, friendly amendments) online in “comments” section and on-site at Facilitation table. Facilitators at table will upload the comments given in Liberty Square to nycga.net over the course of the feedback period.
• The process at the nightly GA does not change: for each proposal presented at GA, facilitators will call for clarifying questions, concerns, and friendly amendments.
• The system flexes to accommodate “emergency proposals.” Facilitation’s working definition of an emergency proposal is: A proposal that responds to an immediate external deadline that was not previously knowable.
1. Allows members to learn and comment about proposals before the GA meets.
2. Working groups can address comments before the GA, expediting the meeting process.
3. Makes the agenda transparent so that members with vested interest know to come to a specific GA.