TITLE

CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURE

PUB. DATE
November 1967
SOURCE
American Sociologist;Nov67, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that American Sociological Association's (ASA's) annual meeting at San Francisco, a resolution concerning American policy in Vietnam has been signed by more than three per cent of voting members, was submitted to the Council. On the grounds that the ASA, as a scientific and professional organization, should not express an official position on political issues, the Council, by unanimous vote, disapproved the resolution. To poll immediately all members of the Association as to their individual judgments regarding American policy in the Vietnam conflict, the results of this poll to be made public as quickly as possible, separately for voting and non-voting members respectively. In accordance with Constitutional procedure, the Council now submits the issue to the voting membership of the Association. Two alternatives are before the voting membership: (1) To vote on the substantive issue contained in the Resolution and thereby commit the Association to an official position on Vietnam policy and (2) To adopt the Council's position that to take a position on this issue is not consistent with the goals and objectives of this Association.
ACCESSION #
10364814

 

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