Thank you to current Members and recent Members for engaging in the polling. Thank you to the EDC Futures Group (Celia Popovic, Jen Ward, Jess Nicol, Jessie Richards, Jill McSweeney, Laura Winer, Lauren Anstey, Mel Young, and Tereigh Ewert) for stewarding the discussion, info sessions, and the poll vote. Thank you to the STLHE Board for the option to separate as a group (to negotiate in good faith and request dissolution as a group by the Board in a planned manner and timeline). Thank you to the EDC Members and Community!
We will work together to co-create EDC’s path forward.
Current members (128 responses from total pool of 293 – 44%)
66% Yes, 26% No, 7% Abstained https://reporting.alchemer-ca.com/r/50003294_60e329e94a5537.46819607
Recent members (54 responses from total pool of 427 – 13%)
74% Yes, 17% No, 9% Abstained https://reporting.alchemer-ca.com/r/50003294_60e3293dd83cd7.30506079
Recent Members included people who had a paid membership at least once since June 2016 but were currently not Members.
The results were described as showing a clear preference of more than 2/3 of those who voted in favour of the dissolution of EDC from STLHE. The EDC Futures Group were pleased to see this level of engagement in the vote, given that it is usual in Social Sciences to struggle to get more than 10% response to an unsolicited email.
Path Forward for Co-Creating Together
We recognize that our Members are at multiple stages of the journey on this news. Some are ready to build, some are still in uncertainty, some are saddened and some confused. These results bring change to the EDC you know, and any change is a journey of losing, uncertainty, and new beginnings where we find openings and sense of belonging again (Bridges & Bridges, 2017). Individually, we are at different places in this journey; collectively, we are in every place: together, we will find our way with integrity and open community.
EDC Exec are committed to negotiating in good faith a dissolution of EDC from STLHE no later than July 1, 2022 as per the original poll letter.Read more