2009-10 WIN Executive Committee Elections
Voting opens July 16th, 2009
The election of the Executive Committee is central to WIN’s leadership development mission. Like other leadership roles in WIN, serving on the Executive Committee provides members with opportunities to learn new skills, expand their professional network, and practice leadership for a Democratic, pro-choice future. And, running for one of the positions on the Executive Committee gives members a chance to practice political organizing skills that are critical to our causes and community.
Click here to read the statements of this year's Executive Committee candidates!
Election Timeline – Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar Now!
Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 pm – Candidate Filing Deadline
Wednesday, July 8, 6:00-8:00 pm -- Candidate Meet-and-Greet #1, Charles Stewart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave., NE
Thursday, July 9, 6:00 pm – Eligible Voter Cut-off (WIN members must be current with their membership one week prior to elections to vote.)
Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm -- Candidate Meet-and-Greeg #2, the Science Club, 1136 19th Street, NW
Thursday, July 16, 6:30 pm – Election Night Candidate Forum & voting begins
Monday, July 20, 5:00 p.m. – Voting ends
Election Rules – WIN Bylaws, Article V, Paragraph D. "Campaigning"
All official promotion for the elections will be provided to WIN members through communication from the Election Officiate.
1. Communications: Candidates, WIN AC members, WIN Sustainers, and WIN members may not use official WIN publications (including the WINList), WIN communication tools (including the WIN Google group, WIN’s page(s) on social networking sites, the WIN network chairs listserv, the AC listserv, event teams’ listservs), the WIN logo, or WIN data systems to campaign or in any way to elect or defeat candidates. WIN members’ contact information will not be made available to candidates, even upon request. Any complaints of candidate “spamming” other WIN members with campaign-related email shall be submitted in writing to the Election Officiate who will issue a warning to the offender.
2. Events: Three official candidate events shall be held in advance of the election. Candidates shall not hold any of their own campaign events.
3. Endorsements: No current candidate shall publically endorse any other candidate. The AC shall not endorse any candidate.
4. Contributions: Candidates may spend up to $50 in promotion of their or others’ campaigns, including in-kind contributions. Non-candidate expenditures will be considered in-kind contributions. Receipts for all campaign expenditures, including documentation of all in-kind contributions and estimated value of such contributions, shall be provided to the Election Officiate on Election Day.
5. Electioneering: The Election Officiate may not endorse or participate in campaign activity or electioneering.
Violation of any of these campaign guidelines will result in disqualification.
Click here to access the complete WIN Bylaws
Things to Consider – The Fine Print!
The 2009-2010 EC term begins on August 1, 2009 and ends July 31, 2010.
All EC members are responsible for meeting fundraising goals outlined in the budget.
EC meetings are held every 2-4 weeks at the WIN office in Dupont Circle. EC members jointly decide on meeting schedule; meetings generally last about 2 hours.
EC members estimate that they spend 10-15 hours a week on their duties, depending on the position and the time of the year.
Some EC positions require email and phone availability during business hours.
The Benefits – Service, Leadership, and a Professional and Personal Network
EC members have the opportunity to serve WIN’s 800+ members by steering the organization and creating new programming and leadership opportunities to meet members’ needs. Serving on the EC is an incredible opportunity to participate in non-profit and political leadership, form relationships with Advisory Council members and other leaders, and build skills that will benefit you personally and professionally. Being part of WIN’s leadership is a great way to strengthen your network of Democratic, pro-choice women. WIN is an entirely member-run organization and you can be a leader!
All questions should be directed to Sarah Bruno, Immediate Past Chair & Elections Officiate at firstname.lastname@example.org.