Re: sound familiar?
Nov 05, 1997 04:32 PM
by M K Ramadoss
It sounds very familiar.
It would be very interesting to see what the IL Courts have to say. I hope
they don't consider the membership list as a sacred one nor a secret one.
Please post any follow-up on the litigation.
In regard to the non profit organizations in IL, the statutes are clear in
that any member in good standing has access to it.
At 11:48 PM 11/4/97 -0500, Drpsionic@aol.com wrote:
>I found this in the Chicago Tribune.
>It sounds vaguely like something we all know about.
>Chuck the Heretic
>Date: Tuesday, November 4, 1997
>Source: Eric Zorn.
>Section: METRO CHICAGO
>Copyright Chicago Tribune
>CLAMPING DOWN ON DISSENT WAS GROUP'S 1ST ERROR
> Reduced to a number, the answer to the question, "What's ailing the
>Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO)?"
> That's the designation of a bylaw adopted in February by the board of the
>53-year-old good-government organization.
> On its face, Bylaw 2.005 is ordinary enough. It restricts access to the
>IVI-IPO membership list to those doing authorized work on behalf of the
> Many, if not most, interest groups are protective of their membership
>lists, for obvious reasons. But what makes Bylaw 2.005 a big deal here--and
>the first issue raised in a 33-page civil complaint pending in Cook County
>Circuit Court filed by former leaders of IVI-IPO against the current
>leaders--is that it is irreconcilable with a key provision of the
>organization's constitution, Article 3 Section 7a.
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