Thursday, March 10, 2011

National Club Election Coming This Spring

One candidate is from the Upper Midwest.

The annual election for the Club's Board of Directors is now underway. The Sierra Club is unique among major national environmental organizations in its emphasis on democratic election of leaders. Those eligible to vote in the national Sierra Club election will receive in the mail (or by Internet if you chose the electronic delivery option) your national Sierra Club ballot. This will include information on the candidates and where you can find additional information on the Club's website.

The Sierra Club is a democratically structured organization at all levels. The Club requires the regular flow of views on policy and priorities from its grass roots membership in order to function well. Generally, voting has now dropped to about 10% of those receiving a ballot. This is an alarming trend for democracy within the Club. It is also discouraging considering the major commitment the Club makes in financial, staff, and volunteer resources to provide the opportunity for all members to vote each year.

Steve Krieg,
Chief Inspector of Election
Tuesday February 15, 2011

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