Petition 81306

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DMYP Membership (81306-DI-¶1207.1a-$)

Amend ¶1207.1a as follows:
  
    1.    Membership shall be as follows:
          a.            22 youth—1 youth elected from each central conference (according to the age definition of each central conference); 2 1 youth from each jurisdiction elected by the jurisdictional youth convocation (¶ 531) who are 16 or younger at the time of appointment; 1 additional youth similarly elected from each central conference and U.S. jurisdiction for every whole multiple of 600,000 local church professing members of that central conference or jurisdiction beyond the initial 600,000 local church professing members (as determined by the latest official records of the denomination as of December 31 of the year immediately preceding the last General Conference); 1 youth appointed by each racial/ethnic caucus who is 16 or younger at the time of appointment;  
        

Rationale

Some degree of proportional representation has already been established for General Conference and general agency membership.  Basic fairness demands that such a similar step be taken for this Division, treating each geographic area equally.  With the latest GCFA statistics, this formula would limit the number of youth members to 25.