Make Your Voice Heard At The AHS AGM 2012: Table A Motion
Some hot topics and heated debates were heard at the AHS AGM 2011!
What do you want to see the AHS doing to help your society? What issues are the most important for student atheists, humanists and secularists to address?
Local Council Voting took place across the UK this week and it will soon be time for the AHS' primary democratic event of the year. The AHS AGM is the best way for society leaders to get their voice heard at a national level. Motions can mandate the executive to carry out actions, amend the AHS Constitution and bring issues to the attention of other society leaders.
Motions should follow the standard motion format of “notes”, “believes” and “resolves”. The “notes” section should state simple facts, whilst the “believes” section analyses those facts and passes an opinion. Finally, the “resolves” section details the action which should be taken. The motion proposer and a seconder, who must both be members of the AHS caucus, should also be noted in the motion text. An example of a motion from last year’s AGM can be found here.
Motions should be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com. Under the standing orders established at the EGM at the National Convention, the deadlines for submitting motions are as follows:
12th May: Deadline for Motions to Amend the Constitution
9th June: Deadline for Other Motions
These deadlines are at the caucus’ discretion and motions may still be accepted after the deadlines have passed, but your motion will be guaranteed to be heard if you submit earlier rather than later! So, submit a motion now and mandate the AHS to act to help you, your society and student atheism, humanism and secularism as a whole!
Written by Michael Paynter