by Joel McDonald
As Affirmation continues to address the ever-evolving intersection of LGBTQ+ lives and Mormonism, including our expansion around the world, it becomes necessary to periodically refresh and update the organization’s Charter and Bylaws.
A Governance Committee has been formed to move this work forward with members of the Executive Committee, including Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen, Senior Vice President Jairo Fernando González Díaz, and Vice President Rebecca Solen. In addition to members of the Executive Committee, immediate-past Senior Vice President Laurie Lee Hall is serving as a community advisor on the Governance Committee.
The Governance Committee is inviting members of Affirmation to review the organization’s current Charter and Bylaws and provide written input for the committee to consider as they work on revisions that will ultimately be proposed to the Affirmation membership for a vote. In an email sent earlier today, the Governance Committee wrote, “We recognize that the general membership of Affirmation is the ‘ultimate governing authority’ of the organization and we are grateful for your voice in guiding the work of Affirmation forward.”
If you are a current member of Affirmation, please check your email for information on how to provide written input on the organization’s Charter and Bylaws. If you did not receive an email inviting your input, but would like to become a member to support Affirmation’s mission and guide the direction of the organization, you can use this link to join now. New members will receive future invitations prior to March 19th, 2021.