PACIFICA BYLAWS AMENDMENT PROCESS – 2015
Pacifica National Board approved on February 26, 2015 the following timeline for the
first ballot in 2015 of proposed bylaws amendments to the Pacifica Bylaws:
Proposed bylaws amendments for this ballot are to be submitted to: secretary @ pacifica.org (close spaces to send email) and will be posted to pacifica.org on this date.
March 20 — May 4:
Note the following:
- In order to ensure that any proposed bylaws amendments that are submitted are readable on the website, we request that you submit them by March 17, 11:59 PM EST
- See more below under "OTHER INFORMATION" on who can submit proposed bylaws amendments, formatting requests, and how proposed bylaws amendments are passed.
On-air announcements about the proposed bylaws amendments posted to the pacifica.org website are to be broadcast on all five radio stations three times a day — twice between 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM and once between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Approved bylaws amendments:
Based on the current bylaws, within 15 days of approval of any of the proposed bylaws amendments via the entire process (see "How proposed bylaws amendments are approved" below), those new bylaws amendments will be posted to the pacifica.org website and the bylaws themselves will be updated to include them.
How bylaws amendments may be proposed
How to format proposed bylaws amendments
We request that proposed bylaws amendments be sent to secretary @ pacifica.org (close
spaces to send email) as .doc files (not as .docx files) and include the following:
- A title for the proposed bylaws amendment;
- The existing bylaws language and its current citation(s);
- The proposed new bylaws language and (all) affected bylaws section(s), with changes
made obvious by using strike-throughs, italics, capitalization or bold, etc.;
- A brief, clear rationale for the proposed change(s);
- The name of the proposer(s);
- Signatories to the proposed bylaws amendment.
How proposed bylaws amendments are approved
For most amendments to be approved, they must pass the Pacifica National Board by a
majority of its membership, and then be passed by a majority of delegates at each of
3 of the 5 stations. Particular types of bylaws amendments also require approval by the
members via written ballot, and some bylaws amendments may be approved directly by the
members even if the boards do not approve them.
For more on amending the bylaws, see Article 17 of the Pacifica Bylaws, the most current
version of which, courtesy of Jack VanAken, are found at