extinction rebellion lincolnshire constitution

  

Article 1 – Name

The name of this organisation shall be: Extinction Rebellion Lincolnshire


Article 2 – Address

Extinction Rebellion Lincolnshire

(Redacted)


Article 3 – Objectives & Activities

The objectives of this organisation shall be to achieve the following three demands using non-violent direct action:

  1. Government must tell the truth by declaring a      climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to      communicate the urgency for change.
  2. Government must act now to halt biodiversity      loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
  3. Government must create and be led by the      decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

The activities of the organisation shall be in line with its objectives. General activities may include the following:

  • Protests.
  • Communicating with the public and press.
  • Reaching out into our Communities.
  • Conducting talks.
  • Arranging training courses.
  • Implementing processes, techniques and events      to enable a regenerative culture.
  • Lobbying and advocating for our demands.
  • Managing our finances.
  • Fundraising.


Article 4 – Membership

For the benefit of this constitution; the definition of a member is an individual who has willingly signed up to receive information, regarding the activities of Extinction Rebellion Lincolnshire, via the organisations’ mailing list. This list is managed in accordance with current GDPR regulations.  


We ask that members organise and operate in accordance with our three demands (above) and our ten principles and values (below). All members will be supplied a copy of this constitution, and may be asked to leave if they diverge from these.

  1. We have a shared vision of change.
  2. We set our mission on what is necessary.
  3. We need a regenerative culture.
  4. We openly challenge ourselves and our toxic      system.
  5. We value reflecting and learning.
  6. We welcome everyone and every part of      everyone.
  7. We actively mitigate for power.
  8. We avoid blaming and shaming.
  9. We are a non-violent network.
  10. We are based on autonomy and decentralisation.


Article 5 – Organising Working Groups

The organisation uses a holocratic decision making process. We are organised into six main Working Groups which may also contain further sub-groups:

  1. Actions & Logistics.
  2. Arts.
  3. Media & Messaging.
  4. Outreach & Training.
  5. Well Being.
  6. Finance & Fundraising.


Article 6 – Finance

Any money obtained by the organisation shall be used only for the organisation.

Any bank or savings accounts opened by the organisation shall be in the name of Extinction Rebellion Lincolnshire

Amanda Drury, Joseph Hoare, and Philip Jackson shall be responsible for the finances of the organisation.


Article 7 – Officers

The organisation, although holocratic in nature, is required to have three nominated officers. These being:

· Chair – Joseph Hoare

· Secretary – Edward Francis

· Treasurer – Amanda Drury


Article 8 — Meetings

The organisation shall aim to have 10 main meeting per year plus a variable number of ad-hoc AG and officer meetings per month.

The organisation shall have at least one general meeting per year at which amendments can be made to the Constitution.

Meetings and General Meeting shall be deemed to be quorate if at least 10% of members attend, of which at least 1 must be an Officer.

Any changes to the Constitution must be agreed by at least a two thirds majority of those members in attendance.


Adoption of the Constitution

This constitution was adopted by the members present at a meeting held on: 2nd July 2019