Movement Charter/Affiliates by Region/North America

This page supports North American affiliate participation in the Movement Charter Drafting Committee Set Up Process.

The Movement Strategy and Governance team is available to support this process.

Facilitators for this region include Jackie (en-us), Mahuton (fr), Oscar (es), and Xeno (en-ca).

Context edit


The Movement Charter defines the roles and responsibilities for all in the Wikimedia Movement. It will be a shared framework for working together toward the Strategic Direction.

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee will create a draft of this Charter. The content will follow the Movement Strategy recommendation “Equity in Decision-Making”. The committee's work extends to writing a draft. It includes research and consulting with communities, experts, and organizations. This draft will need to gain consensus by Movement-wide ratification before it becomes the Charter.

This Drafting Committee will have around 15 members. It is expected to represent diversity in the Movement. Diversity includes gender, language, geography, and experience. This comprises participation in projects, affiliates, and the Wikimedia Foundation. For further detail consult Drafting Committee matrices.

Process edit

  • In order to help complete the Drafting Committee with the selection of the six (6) appointed members: each region will appoint 1 selector in a transparent affiliate selecting process to form a 9 member Selection Committee.
    • Each region decides their preferred selection method.
    • The selectors need to be appointed and the committee formed by October 10, 2021
  • The selection process will run in parallel to the election process and will focus on adding diverse expert profiles to the Drafting Committee based on the Diversity and Expertise matrices.
    • Every selector will create their list of preferences.
    • There will be a meeting to discuss the preferences and to finalize the selection across the group.
    • The selection will be conducted between October 11 - 24, 2021
  • The results of the selection process and the Drafting Committee members will be announced before the end of October 31, 2021.
  • Appointed selectors cannot be candidates for the Drafting Committee.

Procedure for determining the selector edit

Users willing to be a selector edit

(Self nominations or nominated by others with nominee accepting)

Open until October 12, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Pacific US time

Selector choice edit

Open until October 13, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Pacific US time The voting period is over.

Representative in italics = tentative

Affiliate Type of affiliate Representative Selector choice
Wikimedia Canada Chapter User:Lea-Kim
Wikimedia District of Columbia Chapter User:econterms LiAnnadavis
Wikimedia New York City Chapter User:Megs LiAnnadavis <3
WikiConference North America User Group User:Fuzheado LiAnnadavis
Wikimedians of North American Indigenous Languages User Group User Group
Cascadia Wikimedians User Group User Group User:Peaceray LiAnnadavis
Wikimedians of Chicago User Group User Group User:Airplaneman
North Carolina Wikipedians User Group User Group User:Sodapopinski7 LiAnnadavis!
San Diego Wikimedians User Group User Group User:RightCowLeftCoast North8000
New England Wikimedians User Group User:Sj LiAnnadavis
Georgia Piedmont Wikimedians User Group User Group
Ohio Wikimedians User Group User Group User:SuperHamster Liannadavis
Wikimedians of Minnesota User Group User Group User:Jonathunder LiAnnadavis
Wikimedians of Colorado User Group User Group User:Buaidh
Wikimedians of Los Angeles User Group User Group User:JSFarman LiAnna!