The Fourth Concept of World Service provides that "At all responsible
levels, we ought to maintain a traditional 'Right of Participation,' allowing a
voting representation in reasonable proportion to the responsibility that each
must discharge." The A.A. Service Manual, Combined with Twelve Concepts for
World Service, by Bill W.
In this Concept, AA provides that all groups within AA should be given a right
to participate in the affairs of AA. This Concept provides not only that groups
of alcoholics be permitted to participate, but also that staffs that include
nonalcoholics should also be permitted the right to vote in proportion to the
responsibility they discharge. This insures that every skilled element needed to
make informed decision have a right to participate and provides a voice for
people with knowledge of how things operate day-to-day.
Isn't it a good idea that all elements within AA have a right to participate? Is
this concept carried out in the AA clubs and groups to which we belong?
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