I agree with Charlotte that we need to keep the money for the RRC. However, a
vote it definately needed since it seems that not everyone feels this way.
However, if we do split the money betweeen the groups who helped organize the
buses, etc. it is completely unreasonable to not include the ISO in the list.
We were just a much an integral part of this COALITION as any other
organization, ie: FMLA, PP, Women's Center. A coalition is a coming together of
many different groups to work together on an issue that there is a strong
agreement on. Every group who makes up the coalition deserves to be recognized.
To not do this is completely undemocratic. Kathleen said all this very well in
her email. Keep this in mind. The ISO is a committed part of this coalition.
We should schedule a time to vote on what to do with the money.
ISO and Reproductive Rights Coalition
Quoting Marian Leslie Marx <[log in to unmask]>:
> I agree with the suggestion that we should not donate the extra money but
> save it for a future event. However if it is decided that we are going to
> donate the money I do not think that it is appropriate to donate it to the
> eventhough this group helped significantly. This is not the list serve for
> ISO and I know someone has already pointed this out before so to be
> of everyone involved, we should be in total agreement of who and why a group
> going recieving funds that we all raised. But as I said before I think we
> ought to save the money for the future anyways.
> Thank you
> Marain Marx
> Quoting "Kristofer J. Jenson" <[log in to unmask]>:
> > Yeah, the meeting was quite small, only 3 people.
> > What we talked about with regards to the money would be dividing it
> > the
> > organizations that really pulled through to get this bus underway. But I
> > think
> > we can't forget the other two organizations that contributed heavily,
> > the ISO and the Women's Center. So I propose we divide it evenly between
> > 4
> > groups:
> > FMLA
> > Planned Parenthood
> > ISO
> > UVM Women's Center
> > That comes out to $45 per group, but each of these organizations
> > tremendously to our filling the bus, as well as publicizing the hell out
> > it.
> > It seems the most even, fair way of distributing the money. What does
> > everyone else think?
> > Kris
> > Quoting Christina Helene Churchill <[log in to unmask]>:
> > > I can't come tonight...I thought I could but I am still swamped with
> > > I
> > > have $180 left over from tickets. I think we should donate the money to
> > one
> > > of
> > > the groups that put the march on. Since Planned Parenthood and Feminist
> > > Majority were the two groups were tied closely to, those probably make
> > > most
> > > sense...what does everyone else think? I will split the money and
> > to
> > > both by May 14th if no body responds, hopefully that's all right.
> > >
> > > Hope the meeting went well. Sorry Kris I couldn't come to the meeting.
> > >
> > >
> > > Charlotte - when would be a good time to pick up that last check? I can
> > stop
> > > by
> > > your apartment this or next week if that is the most convienent.
> > >
> > --
> > "We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted
> > with
> > the fierce urgency of NOW. In this unfolding conundrum of life and
> > there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or
> > complacency. THIS IS A TIME FOR VIGOROUS AND POSITIVE ACTION."
> > -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"i love my country, by which i mean i am indebted joyfully to all the people
throughout its history who have fought the government to make right. where so
many cunning sons and daughters, our foremothers and forefathers came singing
through slaughter - came through hell and high water so that we could stand
here..." ani difranco