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.