Newsletter June 2021

Newsletter June 2021

Jun 15, 2021, 8:55:39 AM UTC

Dear Volters,

We are happy to present the fifth Newsletter of 2021 to you!

In this edition of our Newsletter, we will inform you about the following topics:

  1. GA results
  2. Apply to become member of Volt Romania
  3. Physical Meet & Greet  
  4. Stop Global Warming initiative

We wish you a happy and informative reading!

  1.  General Assembly results

 The General Assembly was an important step for Volt Romania. Volt officially became a party, with official members and duties. We are happy for those chosen and wish them success. Now, without further additions, we have the honor to present to you the composition of the internal organs of the Volt Romania Party: 

  1. Co-Presidents of the Volt Party Romania
  • Cristina Săracu 
  • Ștefan-Răzvan Florea 
  1. Treasurer of the Volt Romania Party
  • Bogdan-Ioan Bâra
  1. General Secretary of the Volt Romania Party
  • Remus Grecu 
  1. National Executive Office of the Volt Romania Party
  • Mihaela-Daniela Tăut 
  • Alexandru Micu 
  • Andrei Ropcian 
  • Diana-Maria Oltean 
  • Marra Brigitta van der Kubbe 
  • SUBSTITUTE MEMBER: Nicu-Mihail Tănase 
  • SUBSTITUTE MEMBER: Leonid-Cristian Tică 
  1. National Arbitration Commission of the Volt Romania Party
  • Flavia Țuțu 

In addition to the vote of the internal organs Volt Romania at the National General Assembly I on 30 May 2021, RODAG-N, Code of Ethics and the amendment were also adopted. 

  1.  Apply to become member of Volt România

As Volt România officially became a political party, people can now apply to become a member there.

Becoming a member includes several steps and rules. Some of them are actually mentioned in the Romanian law for political parties, some are set up by ourselves.
Besides the ones already existing, we are working on detailed rules for application to Volt România

Basically, to become a member of Volt România, the first step is to become a member of Volt Europa.

As we are a pan-european movement and party, all of the members of Volt România also must be members of Volt Europa. Otherwise we will not be able to reach our goal of being pan-european. All parts of Volt influence each other vice versa, so our members must be included also in the processes of Volt Europa.

Besides that, we do have a very high threshold for exclusion of members from the party. A majority of ⅔ in the General Assembly are needed to confirm the exclusion of a member!
As you may know, in other parties usually the National Executive Birou decides upon the exclusion of a member, often leading  to an abuse of this type of sanction in order to get rid of concurrence or unwanted critics.
But, we have to be realistic, it also can happen that people are intending to join a party that are not really fitting to it and maybe also can do harm to the organization.
Therefore we have developed a process, which gives us time to get known to an applicant, before accepting the person within our party.

If you haven't had the chance to become a member yet or you don't know how to apply, then we're here to come to your aid! (っ ͡~ ω ͡°)っ

  • How do I apply?¯\_( ͡ಠ ͜ʖ ͡ಠ)_/¯
  1. Download this pdf application and open it in a program for reading pdf files (eg. Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  2.  Fill in the pdf application with all the necessary infos. All the information is required, so that the application may be processed – be careful to fill in everything that is needed!
  3.  After completion print the pdf application and sign it by hand (a total of 3 signatures).
  4. After signing the application by hand, scan it.
  5. Send the scanned application together with a copy after your ID or passport, that should contain information regarding your residency at the following e-mail adresss. In the case that you don‘t have your residency in your ID or passport, please send the ID emited by the Romanian state that includes your residency and adress on the territory of Romania.
  • What criteria do I need to meet to become a member? ✍( ͡ಠ ͜ʖ ͡ಠ)
  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Compliance with the existing membership rules in accordance with the directives of Volt Europe
  • Citizenship of a member state of the EU with residency in Romania OR citizenship of Romania with residency inside or outside of Romania
  • I am already a Volt member in another country. Can I be a member of Volt Romania?

No, double-membership of Volt national chapters is forbidden. In this case, please resign first from the other Volt national chapter and then apply as a member of Volt Romania.

  1.  Physical Meet & Greet

Since the covid-19 restrictions were largely lifted, the Volt Romania team organized the first physical meeting in a long time. They met in Bucharest on a Friday evening to make the event accessible to all interested.They were able to meet with new members who participated and even tell about Volt to interested people. The event was interesting and productive and we hope everyone had fun! (っ^▿^)۶🍸🌟🍺٩(˘◡˘ )

This wonderful photo was taken by Cristina Girea. Thank you!(ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥

  1. Stop Global Warming initiative

Volt Europe supports a new european citizens' initiative (ECI) called "Stop Global Warming!". This initiative builds on the adoption of a CO2 tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. The fee would start from EUR 50 per tonne of CO2 by 2020 to EUR 100 by 2025. At the same time, the proposal eliminates the existing system of free allowances for EU polluters and introduces a border adjustment mechanism for non-EU imports to offset lower CO2 prices in the exporting country. If you want to support this initiative then access the link and sign it. Every signature is important!

Of course, we will keep you up to date with what is happening through this newsletter, but also on our social media accounts Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

With best wishes, stay healthy!

Team Volt România

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