Thanks for getting things started, but your language leaves something to be
"Political activism" typically is an attempt to "influence governmental or
public policies," so you have drawn a distinction without a difference.
Below I propose modifications.
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From: "Adam Peake" <email@example.com>
> Additional text for political parties?
> Political parties are welcome to join the NCC, however, their voting
> will be decided by the constituency membership after review of the
> application on its merits. Organizations whose primary purpose is to hold
> government office or to develop or influence governmental or public
> policies will be granted non-voting status. Organizations whose primary
> purpose is political activism will be eligible for voting status.
> **END NEW
Political organizations that are non-governmental are eligible for voting
status. A political organization shall be considered "non-governmental" if
its primary purpose is to influence governmental or public policy, but not
to hold governmental offices or to elect government officials. Ineligible
political organizations are those whose primary purpose is to hold
government offices and/or elect government officials. In unclear or
borderline cases, the voting status of a political organization will be
decided by the constituency membership after review of the application on
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