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Task Force on AAA Procedures for Producing Public Policy Position Statements

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Committee Charge


This Task Force will make recommendations to the Board concerning the current guidance on the nature and types of issues on which it is appropriate for the AAA to take public policy positions, a template or guide to AAA statement formats, the organizational voice with which AAA addresses the membership and wider public, the roles and responsibilities of Sections, the structure and functions of the Rapid Response Network (RRN) or equivalent group, how best to respond to requests to endorse statements originated by allied organizations where there is little or no chance of modifying the language of the statement, and other related matters.

Duration of Committee

18 months ending October 31, 2023

Committee Reports to

AAA Executive Board


This Task Force is authorized to take its investigations into whatever areas it believes appropriate, but it will be generally guided by the questions listed below:

Membership and Appointment

Kamela Heyward-Rotimi (chair)

Murray Leaf

Elisha Oliver

Jaymelee Kim

Karen Rignall


Report to the Executive Board with the following:

Meetings and Schedule

Monthly Virtual meetings and others as appropriate

Staff Liaison

Kim Baker, Organizational Governance Manager

Contact Information

American Anthropological Association, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, phone (703) 528-1902, Fax: (703) 528-3546

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