Last day to vote: I'm running as a candidate for the Wikimedia Movement Charter Drafting Committee, a sort of constitutional convention for the wikiverse.
Polls run till Sunday, and you can select as many candidates as you like.
"We need a truly decentralized and democratic movement, and I believe I can be in a postition to help forward that goal. We need a charter document that guarantees real independence and resources for the communities. I will draw on this past year's experience with the COLOR letter and the SWAN global meetings, and will work to hold movement actors to account with a meaningful and enforcable document. Strategy is about distribution of power and we shouldn't pretend that isn't. What we're looking at is a fair way of allocating resources and establishing consensus among the many elements of our movement globally.
Therefore, I commit myself to these principles:
- Democracy and diversity, both necessary and both indispensable
- Decentralization, which means devolving power away from the Wikimedia Foundation in the United States
- Transparency, in the drafting process itself and also in the resulting structures it creates
- Consensus, this whole thing only works if we do the hard work of talking to each other and making compromises
I believe in a community driven iterative on-wiki process, not something written in a black box in a dark room. I will commit to ensuring these principles in the process and in the product, and I believe I have the experience, the diplomacy, and the nuance to be effective in this task."--Pharos (talk) 17:19, 22 October 2021 (UTC)