To Momentum National Committee Delegates,
We the undersigned ask that delegates to the National Committee make every attempt to attend the meeting on the 3rd of December, and make representation on our behalf to the steering committee and other delegates, there for progress to be made on setting up democratic and representative organisational structures within Momentum.
Over the last year we have seen the steering committee time and again delay the National Committee meeting for what seem like trivial reasons. Without proper minutes and the usual features of an open democracy, the steering committee appears as a secret group. This has the effect of making Momentum members come to the conclusion that the majority of the steering committee is not interested in an open and democratic Momentum but instead, want to rule by plebiscite.
We support the motion made by the London Momentum Regional Committee on Saturday 19th November and the work by Jill Mountford (and others) to put the decision making back in the hands of members.
We believe that members want the opportunity to discuss and debate the structure of Momentum, and would also ask our delegates to push for a National Conference in the new year as early as possible, preferably in February. The steering committee has no right to dictate the direction of Momentum. If Momentum is to move to OMOV online structure, then the membership should discuss and vote on this, under the current democratic structures of Momentum – that is, via a national conference.
Joseph Baxter (Broxtowe Momentum)
Pete Radcliff (Broxtowe Momentum)
Christine Rimmer (Broxtowe Momentum)
Rachel Bannister (Broxtowe Momentum)
Ellis Tansley (Broxtowe Momentum)
Patricia Curtis (Nottingham East)
Nina Douglas (Broxtowe Momentum)
Tim Cooper (Nottingham East, Notts and East Midlands Momentum)
Markus Keaney (Momentum Luton)
Konnie Lloyd (Broxtowe Momentum)
Vijay Jackson (Momentum Edinburgh)
Mat Anderson (Notts and East Midlands Momentum)
Liam Conway (Nottingham East Momentum )
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