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Old January 23rd, 2020, 08:44 AM #1
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NRA Board Candidates

I've been an NRA member since I was twelve... typically, I haven't paid too much attention to the board elections (I typically voted for board members about half the time, usually if there was someone I recognized on the ballot).

Like many here, I appreciate the work that the NRA has done over the years and I want to see it get healthy so that it can continue to be an effective force in the preservation of our rights. IMHO, it is NOT currently healthy.

The list of board candidates is out, and I know almost nothing about the positions of most of the folks running. Their bios are about what groups and committees they served on, but there is no way to really assess what their position is on the direction the NRA and the need to introduce some sanitizing sunlight in the organization's operations and executive compensation (and shenanigans).

Looking for thoughts on those with some insight into this. I would love to see a slate of folks come in an clean house. Any suggestions?
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Old January 23rd, 2020, 08:58 AM #2
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Wayne LaPierre and all the others in leadership wasting NRA money for personal gain need to step down. That's the only way the NRA will start getting healthy again.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/three-...gn-in-protest/
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Old January 23rd, 2020, 09:06 AM #3
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Folloŵing also, and thanks to Doctor M for saving me some typing.

Candidates chosen by nominating committee doesn't seem like it would yield a whole lot of transparency. Especially from an organization seemingly in need of a whole lot of transparency.

Warts and all, I still think we need this dog in the fight. So candidate specific input is appreciated, rather than another (even if justifiable) NRA whipping thread.
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I'm in the same boat. A few years ago I resorted to just googling the names to see what it revealed. I hate just blindly voting.

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I will be completely transparent , i always ignored those ballots and i am sorry i did not do my homework on them . That stops , i will not vote for the old NRA members .

It may be complicated but maybe we can put together a list and work that out here ??
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I'm in the same boat. A few years ago I resorted to just googling the names to see what it revealed. I hate just blindly voting.

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My gut hunch is that 99% of us are in that very same boat. That said, for me at least, it will be about who here vouches for whom, if said and convincing MDS insight becomes available.
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In the same boat. We need aggressive board members with improved results. fred55
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If they are current board members or recommended by the nominating committee, they will not get a vote from me.
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Some info at. https://www.savethe2a.org.

Looks like they are going to do a review of the folks running for office and give us the best ones to vote for.
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Some info at. https://www.savethe2a.org.

Looks like they are going to do a review of the folks running for office and give us the best ones to vote for.
Interesting, and thanks for the link! On the surface and 30 minutes in at least, I'd be inclined to agree with at least 4 of their 5 stated goals.

I had no idea that this organization existed. Any idea for how long? I may have overlooked that info but I didn't see mention of it.
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