MES Decision on Tampa

The MES Board has been closely following ongoing discussions about the upcoming AAA Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida.

Building on our March 1 discussion and on consultation with our members, which we undertook out of a commitment to democratic process with our members, the MES Board endorsed the AQA’s call for a nonbinding boycott on March 20, emphasizing the call not to register for the conference. This action reflects our solidarity with AQA and affected communities in Florida as well as our frustration with the AAA leadership in their failure to listen to and address members’ concerns at the fall business meeting and after. We confirm, building on AQA’s statement, that “AQA members feel unsafe going to Florida for a conference,” and that “Florida’