Leader's Update: 2016 - Call to Action

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Hello fellow Pirates!

Happy New Year to you and apologies that you've not heard from the party in a while. As I am sure that you realise with a number of people stepping down from the NEC without people stepping up to replace them, it left a void at the top of the party for the last few months. However, with a New Year comes a New Start - and as a party we appear to have done that classic tech admin thing of 'turn it off and turn it back on again' with a fair degree of success.

As far as members go - we have beaten our previous high and as of 31-Dec had over 760 members - so thanks to each and every one of you for supporting the party and getting involved. One of our plans for the year ahead is to have a much more distributed workload and to utilise volunteers much more - having a distributed support means that we really need to use that to our advantage, so get in touch to see how you can get involved.

One of the ways in which to get involved is to join the NEC, the group which coordinates and plans the work of the party. There are vacancies in a number of roles:

If you want to head our policy co-ordination and the inner workings of the party, then consider putting yourself forward for Party Secretary. An essential role to keep the party's terms of service and privacy policy true.

Our Treasurer position is also available; one of the most valued functions to fulfil in a party. If you can handle the responsibility of procurement of campaign materials and keeping finances in order is your strength, you would be worth your weight in gold to Pirates.

Even the Party Leader position is open to nominations, if leadership is your style. As Party Leader, you'd be the figurehead of the Party, acting as a point of contact to the media whilst also overseeing the operations of the NEC.

For more detail on the NEC positions available, take a look at the NEC code of practice[1]

David A Elston
Pirate Party Deputy Leader

[1] https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/nec-code-practice