MORE Interim Processes and Structures
Below are a list of processes and structures to clarify decision-making, positions, and collaboration across the caucus. The caucus ratified these processes as part of the June 2021 General Meeting using Opa Vote as interim measures to add on to our existing processes, and will update them and deepen them with more discussion at the upcoming MORE Summer Convention.
- MORE has an elected Steering Committee.
- The MORE-UFT Caucus will have a Council made up of representatives of each MORE-UFT working group and committee as well as elected Steering Members. The Steering Committee will continue meeting twice a month, but one of these meetings will be a meeting of the MORE-UFT Council to encourage cross-caucus organizing and collaboration. All members are welcome to join these meetings and provide input.
- MORE has a media team that has the authority to issue statements based on a collective process following MORE’s Points of Unity and Resolutions that have been voted on by members.
- MORE Steering will create a shared Google Folder where running notes from all working groups will be available to all members of the caucus. Working groups, committees, and issues-based organizing groups will be asked to kindly place their notes in these folders, and keep them as updated as possible, to allow for cross-pollination in caucus work without undue inbox loads or burdens.
Points of Unity, Statements, and Resolutions
- MORE has Points of Unity and Resolutions available for all to read on the website. They may be amended as needed over time. These form the basis of unity for the caucus.
- MORE has Working Groups and Committees (including district organizing groups and issue-based groups) that can propose Resolutions for a Caucus vote.
- Working Groups and Committees may issue public statements under their name, guided by the existing Points of Unity and Issue Resolutions passed. Working groups and committees may engage in local or issue-based coalition work. These groups hold regular meetings open to the public and they may hold their own elections for leadership.
- Any public statement issued by MORE as a caucus must come from the Steering Committee or media team and be guided by the existing Points of Unity and issue Resolutions passed. In the case where we have no existing position, these steps should take place:
- a) Proposals for public statements are shared in an open meeting where education and discussion on the topic takes place. At least one week’s notice before the event is recommended so that as many members as possible may participate.
- b) Proposals for public statements are put out to the Google Group of members for feedback and a vote before being issued to the public. At least 3 weekdays are given to allow time for electronic voting.
- As we take time to set up these structures, we will stick with the procedures already in-place (Media team’s rubric and collective process) and ask that the Media team be mindful that its statements and posts represent the Caucus and, as best possible, should try to reflect the Caucus decisions that have already been made and the membership as a whole.