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AAMFT Restructure Vote Results Are In
Dear Connecticut Membership,
The results of AAMFT’s recent call for partial by-law changes that would include eliminating the state divisions are in.
The vote DID NOT PASS. This means the vote to eliminate the state divisions did not pass. The result percentages per state were published, and in CT, we were very close to 50% in favor of keeping the CT division in tack; while 50% voted for elimination. Many of the other states were either slightly or significantly in favor of the change, and a few states were strongly not opposition. We do not have the number of voters per state, so we do not yet know what percentage of the membership voted. We do know that AAMFT needed a 2/3 vote (66.6%) to pass and only received 61%.
What does this mean for us here in CT? For now, it means that nothing changes in terms of how your dues are distributed, including day-to-day operations of the Connecticut division. We do anticipate that AAMFT will have a backup plan, which we expect to hear more about at this year’s national conference in Austin September 3-6. I am pleased to represent you, along with several of our Board members, as well as our Student Representative. We will gather as much information as possible and share it with you after reviewing at our next Board meeting on September 11.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to talk to all of us on the Board and who contributed to the rich discussions and provided feedback. Thank you for taking the time to vote on this important topic.
Warm regards for a happy fall, and I will be in touch soon.
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