Dear fellow Wikimedians, As a volunteer member of some of the support groups for phase 1 of movement strategy process , I am excited about the Endorsement Day and am one of the people who has *individually endorsed <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Direction/Endorsement#Individual_contributors>* strategic direction <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Direction> . With my letter to Wikimedia-l I would like to remind everyone that there is this possibilty of individual endorsement that may not have really been highlighted. So, if you personally feel like endorsing the direction, you are more than welcome to do that! I am happy to see already quite many endorsements on respective meta page. I am also happy that there are people presenting their discord with strategic direction in a constructive way on the endorsement discussion page <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Direction/Endorsement>. I think that it is important not only to endorse or not endorse the document, but also to give rationale why it is done. I believe that this will help us in moving forward together with Phase 2 and learn as we go. As a result I have written a small essay in my user namespace <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Misosoof/Endorsement_of_Wikimedia2030> presenting some of the reasons why I am happy with what we have achieved in phase 1 and with having a strategic direction for our movement. You may agree or disagree, but I feel it is important to express one's opinion. Also I encourage everyone else to share their reasons for liking or disliking the direction with wider Wikimedia public, so we can learn more and have even more meaningful phase 2. I thank you for your time and kind attention!
Best regards, Kaarel Vaidla  Namely, Community Process Steering Committee <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Process/Steering_Committee>, Track A Advisory Group <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Track_A/Advisory_Group> and Drafting Group <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/People/Drafting_Group> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>