RESOLUTIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED 90 DAYS BEFORE THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ACCORDING TO OUR BYLAWS.
Only members are eligible to move and second resolutions, run for election, nominate candidates and vote. Membership must be current for 30 days prior to the AGM in order to be eligible to vote on resolutions and participate in other governance activities.
To learn more about Amnesty membership and how to update your status to allow for participation in governance activities, go to amnesty.ca/members.
Who may submit resolutions?
Resolutions, including amendments to the By-laws or Standing Orders, may be submitted by any member of the Branch and by the Board of Directors (in accordance with Article 6.05 c of By-law No. 1). Please note that in previous years the support of 5 additional members was required. This is no longer necessary according to our new By-laws. Movers and seconders of resolutions MUST be members according to the new definition of membership.
All resolutions received 90 days before the AGM (March 4, 2018). The Resolutions Report will be posted on the AGM website 60 days before the AGM. Resolutions received after that deadline may be considered by the AGM if 2/3 of those registered for the AGM agree to accept them for discussion.
Membership is necessary for eligibility to submit and vote on resolutions. Membership must be established 30 days prior to the AGM (Article 6.07). By the 30-day membership deadline, all members must have made a financial contribution in the 12 months prior to the AGM AND have provided a written request to be identified as a member. You can get more information here amnesty.ca/members about how to become a member of Amnesty.
How do I submit resolutions?
Documents will be available in early 2018 to serve as references when you draft resolutions. They will include: the AI Statute, Branch By-laws, AGM Standing Orders, and the draft 2017 AGM Minutes.
Deadline: March 4, 2018 (midnight Eastern)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please use the subject line: AGM 2018 RESOLUTION)