A. Petitioner's Ballot Question
"Shall the Sierra Club reverse its decision adopted
2/24/96 to 'take no position on immigration levels or on policies governing
immigration into the United States'; and adopt a comprehensive population
policy for the United States that continues to advocate an end to U.S.
population growth at the earliest possible time through reduction in natural
increase (births minus deaths), but now also through reduction in net
immigration (immigration minus emigration) ?"
B. Board Ballot Question
The Sierra Club affirms the decision of the Board of Directors to
take NO position
on U.S. immigration levels and policies. The Sierra Club can more effectively
address the root causes of global population problems through its existing
comprehensive approach: The Sierra Club will build on its effective efforts
to champion the right of all families to maternal and reproductive health care,
and the empowerment and equity of women; and the Sierra Club will continue to
address the root causes of migration by encouraging sustainablity, economic security,
health and nutrition, human rights and environmentally responsible consumption.