An assembly is a group of members of an organization who meet periodically to make decisions about a specific area or scope of the organization.
Assemblies hold meetings, some are private and some are open. If they are open, it is possible to participate in them (for example: attending if the capacity allows it, adding points to the agenda, or commenting on the proposals and decisions taken by this organ).
Examples: A general assembly (which meets once a year to define the organisation's main lines of action as well as its executive bodies by vote), an equality advisory council (which meets every two months to make proposals on how to improve gender relations in the organisation), an evaluation commission (which meets every month to monitor a process) or a guarantee body (which collects incidents, abuses or proposals to improve decision-making procedures) are all examples of assemblies.
Our mission at WeGovNYC is to bring New Yorkers together to create the world’s best municipality.
We do this through organizing software and data projects that make our city more transparent and more participatory.
We use lots of open source software and open data in our projects and do our best to follow the open source way.
As such, you can find lots of documentation and code about our project on our wiki.
We encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter, join our Slack, and make a donation.
We'd also love for you to join our events, make and discuss proposals, and vote on priorities.
Purpose of action
This system uses Decidim, an open source software platform that also powers participate.nyc.gov.
By using the same platform as the city, we're learning about this system's capabilities and exposing more people to it. This will enable us to make better recommendations to the city about how the city could best utilize it to make our government more participatory and engaging.
WeGovNYC is a nonprofit program of Sarapis, a 501c3 nonprofit that can receive tax-deductible contributions.
WeGovNYC is run as a benevolent dictatorship led by Devin Balkind, but we intend to democratize the project, likely into a circles formation.
This group is for anyone who wants to work with the WeGovNYC team.