1. RESOLUTION TO ADD OPEN DIALOGUE SECTION TO COFC WEB SITE
It is proposed that the Committees of Correspondence Web site encourage its full potential use by members and others and further support its political purposes by these two actions;
Part 1. Adding a open dialogue section.
Where as it was agreed at past NCC meetings and in discussions of the Web Page committee that there be a publicly accessible dialogue or discussion page, this has not yet been allowed. Several years have passed and much opportunity has been lost. We feel that the fear of criticism of the leadership and other critical submissions should not be used to block this powerful resource.
Such an open discussion page would dramatically facilitate "Correspondence" and dialogue among members and others. It would also dramatically promote the use of the Web Site by providing people with a place to submit and retrieve personally relevant political information in an open and immediate way, without censorship or delay.
The primary attractions that draw people to the most popular web sites are finding personally useful information and having some way to be personally involved. Delay and censorship will defeat this purpose and potential.
Therefore a workable discussion section would have the following characteristics:
Advantages and uses of an open discussion section:
Part 2. Post all official CofC documents (national, regional, state and local) on the site.
This would promote and speed the organization and its work. It would save time and money. Members and chapter could read, disseminate and print out documents as needed. They could easily use the text in their own leaflets, newsletters, etc. The national staff would not have to wait for printing and the time for mailings before getting the word out. It would be easier to for members and others to retrieve past documents and political resources. The would only have to mail to those without e-mail or access to the web. (Now-a-days, these functions are almost always synonymous and so there will be a declining number of people dependent on snail mail. Further, those members who have faxes but no email should receive their mail by fax, which is cheaper and faster.)
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