DRAFT This is a draft proposal which has not yet been voted on by the committee.
Proposed by Chuck Moulton.
Problem: We do not accept dues for multiple years (except life memberships). Getting money in advance is good business.
Dues payments extend membership from the date of receipt, which means a member who renews in July for a membership that expires in January loses 6 months of value. This is not what people expect when they pay their dues early.
- Solution: Allow multi-year memberships and extend unexpired renewals from the old expiration date rather than the date of receipt.
- Benefits: Better customer service.
Bylaws of the Libertarian Party
ARTICLE 5: MEMBERSHIP
“Sustaining member” is any Party member who has
given at least $25 to the Party in the prior twelve monthspaid yearly dues of $25 to the Party for the 12 month window which includes today, or who is a life member. Multi-year payments shall be allowed, for a maximum of 10 years (excluding life memberships). If a renewal payment is received before expiration, the new expiration date shall be extended from the old expiration date (rather than the date of receipt).
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