You should have all received your Equity Winter Magazine by now. The Audio Committee has worked extremely hard to achieve this referendum over the past year as we believe strongly that we as a group (Audio Artists) should be represented on Council as we historically have been. Council spoke against it at the Annual Conference,mainly because of the cost involved in holding a referendum, but we won the argument and achieved a two thirds majority amongst delegates to have the question put to a referendum. Now Council are supporting a YES vote. We believe strongly that it is in the interest of all Audio Artists to have this representation at every Council meeting.
The main argument against is that the Audio Committee would lose one of its members and that it would be “a waste of activist talent”. This is not in fact true. There is a separate election for Council and any of you would be able to stand for the Audio Box. If a Committee Member does stand and succeed, they would have to attend the Audio Committee meetings in their new capacity and would only lose voting rights at the Committee meetings.
We are a growing part of the industry and many issues arise on a regular basis that need prompt action so we believe that having a pair of “Audio Ears” at every Council meeting is imperative!
PLEASE VOTE YES!
Vice Chair Equity Audio Committee