Artemis for Vice Delegate May 2020

Artemis

The Goddess of Death
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"That's what I do: I drink and I know things." — Tyrion

Greetings Citizens of the North Pacific,

It's me again back for another run for Vice Delegate. As I just posted a campaign for the Vice Delegacy, I am going to repost it with a few alterations and very similar goals.

  1. Active Endotarting: This will be something that I work on myself and with members of the Security Council. The goal will be that members of the Security Council will attempt to exchange endorsements with nations on a daily or frequent basis. This is a fundamental step in building endorsements on nations. To assist with building up endorsement numbers, I will be posting a weekly World Assembly Development Program alert either in the form of a dispatch or telegram targeting nations who have not endorsed specific members of the council and the Delegate. Additionally, I will work to compile a list of nations who are not keepers and encourage these nations to become Keepers through targeted manual telegrams. We will be working with the Ministry of Home Affairs to work on retention of the recent surge of nations and encouraging these nations to join the World Assembly and spread endorsements.
  2. Weekly Updates: Continuation of the Weekly Vice Delegate Update, which will continue to provide insight into the workings of the Security Council, up-to-date information on the endorsement numbers of the Delegate, Vice Delegate and members of the Security Council. Additionally, as discussed during my previous campaign, I will be expanding the Weekly Update to include summaries of discussions held within Security Council Chambers.
  3. Attempt to gain the #1 Region in World Assembly Endorsements: This goal simply speaks for itself. We as a region have fallen to second place in these standings behind Europe. I would like to see us continue to exchange endorsements across all nations actively and once again retake the first position for this ranking! This is something that will be a tad more difficult to achieve due to the large influx of WA nations. While the Security Council's overall numbers increased drastically this past couple of weeks, the overall endorsement percentages dropped. This will be something that will take some work.
Please feel free to ask me any questions, and I will be happy to address them.

Warmest Regards,




"That's what I do: I drink and I know things." — Tyrion

As is tradition with previous campaigns, I like to let my Game of Thrones nerd self out. Thank you for indulging me in my moment. For those that do not know me, my name is Artemis and I am running for a second term as Vice Delegate of the North Pacific. I have been honored to serve in this position since September and it is my hope that I will have your support in continuing to serve for an additional four
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Past Experience
Here is a short summary of my history and experience within the North Pacific. I have served as Speaker of the Regional Assembly from January 2019 through August 2019, and Deputy Speaker of the Regional Assembly from September 2018 through December 2018. I am a current member of the Security Council and have served since December of 2018. I have also previously served as Minister of Culture under Gladio, Deputy Minister of Culture, Executive Staff Member and an Election Commissioner.

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Summary of the Previous Term
In my September Campaign, which will be spoilered in the end, I discussed some fundamental aspects of the office that if elected I would work to achieve. These were goals that were met and some new goals were created. During the previous term, Weekly Updates were given regarding the Security Council and towards the end of the term, these updates were being published to our onsite community to keep members there informed about the status and activity of the Security Council. This is something that I am proud of and look forward to continuing to pursue. This past term we evaluated and made changes to the WADP program to improve and expand upon one of the best programs in the entirety of NS.

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Continuation of the Fundamentals
A key promise and obligation that I will continue to make as I have done so in previous campaigns and terms are promising to perform the fundamental duties of the office of Vice Delegate. Timely security checks for Citizenship Applications, monitoring the security of the region and providing oversight of the Security Council.

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Summary of Activites of the Security Council

This term I plan to expand on the Weekly Vice Delegate Update. This will include a broader summary of the discussion held within the chambers of the Security Council. These summaries will vary from week to week depending on the nature of discussion within the council.

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Cards and their Future
Cards are something that I freely admit was a weakness of mine at the start of this previous term. But I am seeing their potential and benefit for encouraging activity and participation in events and the WADP. This coming term, I would work with our Card Guild leadership on ways to improve the incentive for our cards program and create a close working relationship between the Vice Delegacy and the TNP Cards Guild.

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Endorsements
This is something that has bothered me over the past term. We have had quite a few discussions about the cause and possible solutions. So in conjunction with the Security Council, the Delegate, and the Ministry of Culture, I would like for us to host a region-wide endorsement event with a variety of awards and prizes for those who participate. If elected, I would like to see the average endorsement count of the Security Council reach 75% with the Delegate hitting an endorsement rating of 80%.

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In conclusion, thank you for reading my campaign for Vice Delegate. It truly has been a pleasure this past term to serve as your Vice Delegate and I hope that I will have the opportunity to continue to serve the region. I believe that I have shown I can reliably deliver what is required of the Vice Delegate and then some. With that, I hope that you will strongly consider me when casting your ballot in a few days for Vice Delegate. Happy New Year to everyone!

~Artemis

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"The big fish eat the little fish and I keep on paddling." — Varys
The wheels have turned and in the end were broken like none before. Pardon me while I continue to burn out my frustration regarding the final season of Game of Thrones. But in true election fashion, I have continued to keep a Game of Thrones quote to start my campaign.

True to my previous campaigns, I believe in promising the fundamentals of the office in which I am running. Often times this can be overlooked in a campaign and we look to see what the candidate is promising and forgetting to ask if they can do the basics. This not simply talking about just TNP elections or even NS elections. This is a concept I believe in for real life matters.

But this is NS and I am running for the Vice Delegacy of the North Pacfic and I am asking for your support in my bid for office.

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Experience:

A little about my experience within the realm of TNP. I have served as the Speaker of the Regional Assembly since January 2019 till the end of this election. This was a position that I did not initially ever see myself occupying, but one that I have learned quite a bit from. One thing I felt that I was able to accomplish was bringing the office back to the basic functions of its duties. Evaluating aspects of what the office was doing and had previously done, I felt that it distracted from the core of its duties and worked to reduce those activities and focus on the fundamentals. I also have served as a member of the Security Council since December of 2018, offering me insight and experience with fellow Council members. Other positions that I have held in the region include Minister of Culture, Deputy Minister of Culture, Election Commissioner, Deputy Speaker, and staff member of various ministries.


Weekly Updates:

As Vice Delegate, I will continue the weekly updates of the Security Council activity that Sil Dorsett and Pallaith performed. This was in my opinion an incredible way for members of the region to see what members of the Security Council were being active and engaged through Endo-Tarting. As part of the updates, I intend to do a spotlight on a member of the council who could use a boost on endorsements and run an alternating campaign of dispatches and telegrams. I would like to explore reserving a section on the WFE for this spotlighted SC member.


WADP:

Information provided from the WADP Survey will prove invaluable in evaluating the effectiveness of the program and areas that can be improved upon. This is something that I plan to work with members of the Security Council, the Delegate, and r3n on taking the information provided and turning that into improvements for the WADP.


Citizenship Checks:

@Sil Dorsett put it best 8 months ago when he said “I don’t believe any check should be treated as just running through the motions.” I will freely admit there were a few cases during my Speakership that I felt I was just running through the motions. The Vice Delegate check is quite different from the Speaker’s. The Vice Delegate has traditionally only had 3 days to determine if an individual is a threat to the region. Today that has been increased to 7 days. This allows for more time for any issues to be raised about an application. I would make sure to take input from the Security Council in situations where I wanted a second opinion on an application. Additionally I would welcome the Security Council to speak up on an application if they feel that person needs to be looked at more.

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In conclusion, I would like to thank you all for your support during my two terms as Speaker. I hope to have shown you that I am prepared to take on the office of the Vice Delegate and that I have the ability to do it to the level expected here in the North Pacific. I encourage you all to ask questions, provide feedback, and continue to participate in these elections and after. I have learned quite a lot during my term as Speaker and serving on the Security Council and I hope that I will be able to continue learning as your next Vice Delegate.


Valar morghulis, Valar Dohaeris,

~Artemis

~This had was sponsored by the PAC for Keeping TNP Secure~
 

mcmasterdonia

TNPer
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As always you’re doing a great job. You have my vote.

nonetheless I hope you get a competitor or at least some good questions
 

Nimarya

Chicken Queen
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Two things! First, I love your signature. It's awesome.

Secondly, do you have any ideas for a program or method to increase WA endorsements in the region other than the usual efforts of telegrams and dispatches? While they are undeniably crucial to the region, sometimes a telegram template alone isn't enough- the recipient could feel spammed by too many telegrams, or perhaps they've blocked telegrams altogether. The recent Endorse Your Heart Out event seemed fun and engaging for the region, so perhaps something similar?
 

mcmasterdonia

TNPer
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I wonder if you have thought about why there is little interest in the VD position this time around. There were heaps of people last special election and a few the one before that. Do you think anything has changed?
 

Artemis

The Goddess of Death
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As always you’re doing a great job. You have my vote.

nonetheless I hope you get a competitor or at least some good questions
Thank you for your support!

Why should we vote for you, when we could instead vote for Ruby?
A vote for me is a Vote for Ruby!


Two things! First, I love your signature. It's awesome.
Thank you :)

Secondly, do you have any ideas for a program or method to increase WA endorsements in the region other than the usual efforts of telegrams and dispatches? While they are undeniably crucial to the region, sometimes a telegram template alone isn't enough- the recipient could feel spammed by too many telegrams, or perhaps they've blocked telegrams altogether. The recent Endorse Your Heart Out event seemed fun and engaging for the region, so perhaps something similar?
Dispatches and Telegrams are obviously the two primary methods we use to encourage people to join the WA and participate in the World Assembly Development Program. Other methods that we have deployed in the past are events such as the Endorse Your Heart Out, TNP is #1 (I believe that was the name) Event, Security Week, and a few others. I'm cautious to oversaturate the region with too many endorsement events because then you will start to see a decline in involvement in them. These types of events need to be spread out throughout the year and not too many of them. Many of these events offer some type of reward for participation, most notably Epic or Legendary Cards. We have a sound stock of these types of cards, but too many events can deplete this rather rapidly.

An excellent initiative that has started is doing fireside chats, and I think that utilizing a monthly fireside chat with a member or several members of the Security Council could be used as instructive videos for reasons to join the World Assembly and offer unique perspectives of involvement with the region.

I wonder if you have thought about why there is little interest in the VD position this time around. There were heaps of people last special election and a few the one before that. Do you think anything has changed?
I think the difference in interest between the special election and this general election have to do with the length of the term. The special election simply was for 1 month. Many probably felt that this was short enough where they could learn about the position but still not have to fill a 4-month term. I also think part of it has to do with the availability of other offices to run for.

How exactly do you aim to achieve goal 3?
This is going to take some work and will need to involve the Ministries of Culture and Home Affairs. I would look to do another TNP is #1 event mid-summer. This gives us enough time to plan the event, develop rewards, design trophies, and work out logistics of the event. This would drastically help us raise the Average Security Council Rating as well. Before and after this, I would look to actively advertise the World Assembly Development Program and the benefits for participation.
 
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