Loomio -> liquid feedback
So I notice Loomio have released their source code:
This could be a good opportunity to create a liquid democracy platform.
Poll Created Wed 5 Feb 2014 2:17AM
Set up a Candidates subgroup to formalize electorate candidates for the General Election Closed Wed 12 Feb 2014 10:08AM
The responses to this proposal reveals some very different understandings of how Loomio will be used to make Party decisions. This clearly needs more discussion.
I propose that we set up a Candidates subgroup to formalize electorate candidates for the General Election. These candidates would still have to be signed off by the Board or a general meeting. Local chapters should be given some ability to endorse or reject potential candidates based on local knowledge, but the best way to do this would be for their members to participate in the thread on their electorate in the Candidates subgroup.
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10 of 43 people have participated (23%)
Wed 5 Feb 2014 2:20AM
I see this as a group of serious decisions which need to be made ASAP, but with plenty of rigour (we don't have want any David Hay debacles). Making these decisions via Loomio will encourage more member participation here, and test its usefulness.
Wed 5 Feb 2014 11:19PM
The local chapter should have the say in candidate selection. After all they are the ones who will be campaigning for that candidate. It is nothing to do with the board. Objections should go to the full party.
Does not apply to list candidates.
Thu 6 Feb 2014 8:33AM
Would need to see someone reliable volunteer to run this right up to the election. If there's no credible plan ready to implement it then it's a dream, not a decision.