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How do you “call the question” in Robert’s Rules?

By Ann Macfarlane / February 19, 2016 /
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The motion “to call the question,” which has the technical name of “previous question,” may be the most abused motion in all of Robert’s Rules of Order. It is very common for people to shout out the word “question” or “I call the question” in the expectation that debate will immediately stop, and a vote…

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