Ok, folks. It's official. The vote on holding a referendum to join BDS will take place on March 27. The location is still to be confirmed. However, the auditorium at Brooklyn Technical High School seems to be the number one candidate. It seats 1,700 people. Unless the Coop can't make arrangements for a meeting space, the vote on the referendum will occur March 27.
This is not a victory for BDS. It is simply the Coop's policy to allow every member proposal, no matter how odious or ridiculous, to find its way to the General Meeting floor. It is perhaps a flaw in the Coop's governance system. That is a different debate. However, as explained to me by the Agenda Committee, an end to the debate is considered to be in the best interest of the Coop.
So, now is the time to mobilize. Get out the word. Let's add Park Slope Food Coop to the list of BDS Fails.
And please, donate. We are going to need money for flyers to hand out at the General Meeting. Just $5 buys us 100 flyers. We need money for the expenses of the conference. Please promote the conference. Promote the March General Meeting.