SPSSI/Division 9 Representation on the
APA Council of Representatives (COR)
Each fall, members of APA, are sent an apportionment ballot from APA. Please DO NOT THROW AWAY THIS BALLOT! Votes on this ballot are used to determine seats that divisions and state associations have on the APA’s main decision-making body, its Council of Representatives (COR).
SPSSI is also Division 9 of APA and currently has only 2 seats on COR. SPSSI/Division 9 is considered by many to be the “conscience of APA.” Division 9 and its COR representatives have worked on recent resolutions adopted by APA on prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination, on anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish prejudice, and against torture; were instrumental in the formation of an APA standing committee and office on socioeconomic status; continue to keep human rights issues in the forefront of APA policies on psychologist involvement in national security work; helped found the Divisions for Social Justice, a coalition of divisions that work collaboratively to further social justice concerns within APA; and serve on the Executive Committees of two important caucuses within APA Council – the Public Interest Caucus and the Caucus of Academic, Scientific, and Applied Research Psychologists.
We are proud to represent Division 9 on COR and hope that you see the value of Division 9’s work. Last year, Division 9 lost apportionment votes from the previous year and was close to losing a seat on COR. SPSSI/Division 9 needs your help now to retain its 2 seats and to continue working for you.
This year and every year, PLEASE ALLOCATE ALL 10 OF YOUR VOTES TO DIVISION 9.
Any APA member can cast apportionment votes for Division 9, so please also ask your colleagues to support SPSSI’s work by casting some of their apportionment votes to Division 9.
Maureen O’Connor and Allen Omoto
SPSSI/Division 9 Representatives to APA COR