Re: OVC and political advocacy

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Tue Aug 10 2004 - 15:26:35 CDT

Thanks, Barbara. Of course, I agree.

We are in a [slightly painful] transition period.

Alan D.

> 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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