Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Voting for Child Care

This week I am blogging from the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly

Surprisingly, there is not child care at the GA, or even a good nursing room.

A commissioner made a Commissioner's Resolution to make sure we had it in future was defeated in committee.  The commissioner, a pastor, spoke to the issue, saying he and his pastor wife come to GA with their kids as a family vacation.

This seems like common sense to me. Cheap, too.

By a close margin, we voted to refer it to the Committee on the General Assembly, rather than just requiring it. 

Frankly, I think a bunch of commissioners (and even more YAADs) did not understand that a 'yes' vote meant referral, not the opposite.

3 comments:

gruntled said...

The child care issue was brought up for re-consideration. To my surprise, the motion to direct the GA to just get on with child care next time, rather than referring it for study, was defeated, 54 - 46 (or thereabouts). Not sure why.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the support! I'm the mission worker who met you at lunch from Taiwan. My wife was offered a spot at the last minute but couldn't come because of kids. Seems like a no-brainer to offer this to me also.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the support! I'm the mission worker who met you at lunch from Taiwan. My wife was offered a spot at the last minute but couldn't come because of kids. Seems like a no-brainer to offer this to me also.