To: Sierra Club Leaders and Staff
From: David Scott, President
Following a 6-month review of the Club's civil disobedience policy, the Board of Directors decided on November 16 to make some changes to its standing rule on civil disobedience and to make it clear that future exemptions to the policy can be granted by the Board, as it did earlier this year.
The changes to the standing rule remove restrictions on reporting on civil disobedience in Club publications and allow for the Club to support rallies, protests and other events where a subset of participants may engage in civil disobedience.
What follows is a copy of the Board resolution and the Standing Rule amendment adopted 11/16/13. It is followed by a Frequently Asked Questions section. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact Bruce Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.