Chapters are expected to inform the Regional Vice President, the Regional Government Affairs Chair, the Area Director and Area Government Affairs Chair of any proposed government affairs activity as soon as practicable. The Regional Vice President will inform the Vice President, Council on Professional Affairs, and Manager of Government Affairs and Policy of such proposed activity.
It is preferable that all chapters in a state agree to a government affairs activity. If all chapters cannot agree, a majority of chapters will decide the direction of a proposed activity. In any case, the Regional Vice President may choose to pursue a government affairs activity in the best interests of the Society with the concurrence of a majority of chapters in the state.
Once Chapters or the Regional Vice President reach a position or comment on a government affairs activity, that position and comment shall be shared with the Manager of Government Affairs and Policy. The Committee will ensure that the position and comment is consistent with Society positions and by-laws.