Two of Three Proposed Changes to JACL Bylaws Fail

August 1, 2019 • National, News

By P.C. Staff

SALT LAKE CITY — Two of the three proposals, known as CBL-1, CBL-2 and CBL-3, to change the constitutional bylaws of the Japanese American Citizens League have failed.

The voting took place during the JACL’s national convention’s National Council session on Thursday, Aug. 1.

CBL-1, which reads, “The Midwest District Council proposes to amend the Bylaws by deleting the Addendum containing the JACL Creed, Slogan, and Hymn,” has failed.

CBL-2, which pertained to Pacific Citizen and reads, “The National Board proposes to amend the Bylaws to reorganize the authority to staff, manage, and fund the Pacific Citizen,” has passed.

CBL-3, which pertained to having the JACL return to a biennial national convention schedule and reads, “The Northern California-Western Nevada-Pacific District Council proposes to amend the Bylaws to resume biennial conventions,” has failed.

The initial vote was 39-1/2 in favor to 30-1/2 against, but the in-favor votes were below the two-thirds margin required to pass. A roll call vote was taken and the final tally was 40 in favor and 34 against, again below the two-thirds margin required to pass.

The voting took place at the JACL’s national convention, which began on Wednesday, July 31 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 4.

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