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Legislatively Speaking
Legislatively Speaking: Write A Resolution

By Alma Graham, CT State Grange Legislative Director

  June 7, 2017 --

Now is the time to start working on your resolutions for the next State Grange Session. Remember that all resolutions that you plan on sending to State Grange need to be sent from your local Granges to your Pomona Grange for action before being sent on to State Grange. The deadline for submitting resolutions to State Grange is September 15th. Many Granges and Pomona’s limit their meetings during the summer months and waiting too long may not allow enough time to pass the resolutions through proper channels. This also allows resolutions to be considered by a larger audience and to educate others on the intent of your resolution.

Your resolutions do not need to be only of a state or national issue. Resolutions concerning local issues may be presented by your local Granges to your local officials. You could also show your support of other organizations, projects, and special recognitions by using resolutions.

Resolutions need to be written in specific way. You first should have a title. The next section is the WHEREAS sections. This is where you list concerns and details educating the readers about the topic you are writing about. The next section is the THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED sections. This is where you state what actions you wish to happen. This section should be able to stand alone when the WHEREAS sections are removed. It needs to state the topic of concern and the recommended actions. If it is a national issue and you wish it to go to National Grange state that in one of the resolved sections.

If you need any help with your resolutions you can contact any member of the Legislative Committee. There is also information on how to write a resolution on the Grange Website, www.ctstategrange.org . Look under Grange Information – State Grange Information – How to Write a Resolution. (http://www.ctstategrange.org/HowtoWriteResolution.asp )


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