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LASA membership approves resolution on vaccines against COVID-19

October 15, 2021

This resolution was sponsored by the immediate past president, Gioconda Herrera, and approved unanimously by the Executive Council. In order for a resolution to pass, 20 percent of the current membership must vote and the majority must vote in favor of the resolution. The resolution met the requirements specified by the LASA By-Laws and there has passed.

Resolution on COVID-19 vaccines


Individual members eligible to vote during the voting period of June 18, 2021, to August 18, 2021: 7,203

Total votes received: 1,828 or 25.4 percent of the membership

In favor

1,770 or 97 percent

Opposed or abstaining

58 or 3 percent

About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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