I’m new here, so I will defer from expressing my opinion with regards to the proposed handover. Just a couple of short comments on the political aspect of the discussion.
I think there is a confusion here. Being political doesn’t mean you have to affiliate yourself with a specific political party or even register as one.
Which also sounds problematic. Last HOPE Conference had a similar term at their CoC (“Everyone is welcome regardless of (…) political beliefs”). Guess what happened when fascists showed up. They let them stay, because they accept all people, regardless of political affiliations.
Being neutral, is actually a very strong political statement.