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Membership

1787 is open and accessible to all Americans.  Any citizen of the United States of America may be a member of 1787, regardless of their membership in any other political party.

Candidate Nominations 

Any member of 1787 that meets the qualifications by law to be President of the United States, Vice President of the United States or a member of the U.S. Congress may be considered for nomination.

 

Each member of 1787 shall be entitled to one vote for the Presidential nominee, one vote for the Vice Presidential nominee, and one vote per congressional district for races for the U.S. Congress.  When at the close of the vote any candidate for nomination for President of the United States, Vice President of the United States or the U.S. Congress has received a majority of the votes cast by members of 1787, the candidate has been nominated.  

 

1787 is a democracy within a democracy.  Majority rule!

Platform Changes

At the National Convention, 1787 members will have the opportunity to alter the 1787 Platform.  Any policy in the Platform may be challenged and any 1787 member can request a challenge.  To schedule a policy debate at the convention, a 1787 member must give a 30-day written notice via email, snail mail or the 1787 website.  All 1787 members will be notified of the challenge within three (3) days of its receipt.

At the Convention, the challenger will have 10 minutes to present his or her case to change the provision in question.  After the presentation, all members of 1787 will have the opportunity to speak/present (uninterrupted) for 5 minutes.  The order of the members who choose to speak will be chosen at random.  Those members unable to attend the convention in person may submit their comments/presentations via mail, email, text, Skype or the 1787 website.  A member of the 1787 Board of Directors will be available to relay any and all comments/presentations if needed.

Except when stated otherwise in the 1787 Bylaws, the current authorized edition of Robert’s Rules of Order: Newly Revised shall govern all meetings of 1787.  

1787 is a democracy within a democracy.  Majority rule!