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How do Resolutions work for YFG National Conference

What are resolutions?
Resolutions are used where a member has taken a policy idea, researched it fully, and come up with a detailed proposal. It should include some analysis of the problem at hand that the resolution seeks to resolve, it should outline further relevant information on the proposed solutions, and it should specify the actions that the relevant organisations should take to rectify the problem.

How do they work at National Conference?
Resolutions are all about discussion and consensus building. They are different to traditional motions in that they are about lobbying members in advance of the session to agree any changes to enable all members to vote in favour of a resolution. Members proposing a resolution should be lobbying members from arrival to conference to hear their views, then

How do amendments to resolutions work?
To amend the resolution accordingly, proofread before submission and send any amendments to the Steering Committee ( Any written amendments for Saturday's session need to have been submitted by midnight on Friday; any amendments for Sunday's session need to have been submitted by midnight on Saturday.

How do resolutions work in session/debate?
On the day, proposers and seconders will outline why they believe the policy resolution should be adopted. If there are amendments submitted in time, it is worth proposers and seconders mentioning why the changes have been made. Then will be brief debate to follow, where any members can outline why they support or oppose it.

How does voting work for resolutions?
It's simple - a vote taken on the resolution (or amended resolution) to see if members want to adopt it as policy. It can happen, that after all that consensus, members are still not in agreement, and the resolution does not pass. That's called democracy!

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