Re: OVC and political advocacy

From: Barbara Simons <simons_at_acm_dot_org>
Date: Tue Aug 10 2004 - 15:16:15 CDT

Hi, Alan. I'm afraid that many people will assume that when you express an
opinion that you are speaking for OVC, as opposed, perhaps, to only
yourself. It seems to me that it's very difficult for you to publicly
express any opinion of your own without its reflecting on OVC, even if you
state beforehand that you are speaking only for yourself - thought that
obviously would help.

To take a really extreme example, look at what happened when the Diebold CEO
expressed his personal desire to see Bush (re)elected.

Regards,
Barbara

On 8/10/04 12:51, "Alan Dechert" <alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:

> I think part of the problem is that when I post something to the list,
> because I am OVC president, readers may think an official postion of the OVC
> is being expressed. While people trying to understand what the OVC is about
> should probably take into consideration my writings on the subject, I have
> not decided my position on every subject--much less established the OVC
> position on all things.
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