Freedom Writer |
January/February 1996 |
CNP rules and regulations
In order to "allow open, uninhibited remarks" from the speakers, CNP
members must adhere to strict rules regarding the meetings. A
memorandum from executive director Morton C. Blackwell listed the
rules. They are:
- Special guests may attend only with advance unanimous approval of
the Executive Committee.
- The solicitation of funds on a one-to-one basis is prohibited at
- Council meetings are closed to the media and the general public.
The media should not know when or where we meet or who takes part in
our programs, before or after a meeting.
- Speakers' remarks at Council meetings are off the record and not
for circulation later, except with special permission. Members and
guests are requested to keep in their personal possession their
registration packets and other materials distributed at the meeting.
- Our membership list is strictly confidential and should not be
shared outside the Council. Fundraising from the list is also
- Members are asked to avoid organizing and attending formal
meetings of other groups or organizations in the same city before,
during or immediately after a Council meeting.
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