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SO YOU'VE BEEN ASKED TO SIT ON A COMMITEE


So you've been asked to sit on a committee as a consumer. Don't be grateful - be informed!

'Representation' is one of the lowest rungs on the participation ladder. If all you ever did on a committee was to repeatedly make this point and advocate for additional mechanisms and genuine power-sharing partnerships with consumers, this would be a great deal.

Nevertheless, here are some questions you should ask yourself and others before you agree to take on committee work.