Page 2 of 2

Re: Constitutional Amendment - Eligibility to vote

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:10 am
by Josie Fotherington
Coop and I definitely felt the warm personal welcome and it's one of the reasons we engaged with the community. So many people IMd us, introduced themselves and offered to help us. And it did not feel like overkill. It was just right!

Re: Constitutional Amendment - Eligibility to vote

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:59 pm
by Widget Whiteberry
Then I'd love to see a quarterly event where new members take an oath of citizenship, existing citizens are recognized and – maybe once or twice a year –old members can renew an oath of citizenship.
After reading Candence's thoughts, I see why oath renewal would easily be considered in a negative light. (I had some celebratory image in my head.)
This has the feel of corrective legislation, to prevent someone from padding the electorate with temporary citizens.
Is corrective legislation necessarily a bad thing?
This particular aspect is addressed in part by the census taken one month prior to the elections, but there are other more pedagogical ways of ensuring a sense of citizenship and not political opportunism.
Emphasis mine. Cadence .... any specific ideas?

Re: Constitutional Amendment - Eligibility to vote

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:53 pm
by Widget Whiteberry
Given a newly launched discussion about laws pertaining to citizenship; I thought I'd bump this thread with it's 17 thoughtful posts.

Re: Constitutional Amendment - Eligibility to vote

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:23 am
by Aedan Charron
Thank you :) I hadn't seen this one, yet.

Re: Constitutional Amendment - Eligibility to vote

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:59 pm
by Rosie Gray
I declare that I have read this thread! (Just trying to make it go away as a 'new post'.)

Re: Constitutional Amendment - Eligibility to vote

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:12 am
by Han Held
Rosie Gray wrote:I declare that I have read this thread! (Just trying to make it go away as a 'new post'.)
I've had problems with that. After I marked the posts in this forum as read, it went away.