petition for asa transparency now available

The petition to the ASA requesting an increase in its transparency surrounding the proposed dues increase is available now at

Information about the authors of the petition, as well as links to previous blog conversations regarding this proposal, have been assembled here.

Feel free to sign if you are so inclined, or to discuss in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “petition for asa transparency now available”

  1. Great work.

    I’m wondering if there is any interest in putting together a transparency candidate questionnaire to be sent to the folk who are currently nominated for top ASA offices? I think that it could be quite useful to know how the candidates feel about the specific issues that have been discussed. It might also be a good mechanism for getting the future officers to make commitments to increase transparency in the ASA.

    Off the top of my head: (1) Do you support the proposed dues increase? Why or why not? (2) If the ASA dues increase were to pass, which specific programs would you create, restore or expand, or what current fees—such as those associated with the Job Bank or TRAILS—would you eliminate? (3) How important is it that the ASA maintain a physical presence in Washington, DC? (4) In what specific ways could the functioning of the ASA become more transparent and participatory?

    For fun, we could even ask their opinion about David Brooks receiving the Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues.

    I’d be happy to help organize such an effort.


  2. @neal – this would be a very productive discussion, indeed.

    Scatterplot warmly invites all candidates for ASA election to answer these questions right here.


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