The purpose of the Volunteer Recruitment Committee is to recruit and manage volunteers. We invest in our volunteers through development and recognition. Through our volunteer efforts we increase visibility, recognition and respect of the 34th in our community. We help our district help other districts, creating a groundswell of involvement. We help our district stay strong by fostering relationships amongst the membership and within our community. We help promote trust and reliability by walking the talk and assisting our neighbors in need and in doing so develop a more diverse membership. We help spread the workload of committees, economizing energy and reducing redundancy. We make working fun. If you have been asking “How can I become more active in the 34th?” we invite you to join the Volunteer Recruitment Committee.
This year the PCO Committee has a full agenda and we will need your help. We need to fill all the vacant PCO positions. We currently have approximately 80 vacancies. PCOs are the lifeblood of the organization. We need to train them on GOTV for the elections and help them build committees in their precincts. We plan to create a structure with 12 Area Coordinators who will support the PCOs so that they feel empowered, energized, and engaged in their communities.
The Membership Committee is currently responsible for:
Maintaining a list of the members of the 34th
Greeting the members at the beginning of every meeting and make them feel welcomed.
Checking in members and ensuring they have their voting credentials
Pairing new members with their PCO
Digital Communications Committee
In conjunction with the other committees, we will use technology like Facebook, Facebook Live, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and our website to improve processes like signing up volunteers, connecting with our community, getting information out about events and then engaging people virtually. We specifically need people who enjoy interacting on social media, activists who want to share events with our membership, people with graphic design skills, writing skills, photographers and those who like to geek out on technology.
Outreach is essential to the 34th District Democratic organization. It communicates who the 34th Democrats are and what we do as an organization. It does so by participating in a wide variety of community events like street fairs and parades and we build bridges between other groups.
In the coming months we will see many new faces at our events and meetings. We want to make them feel welcome and comfortable, invited to participate, connected to our cause and motivated to come back and get involved. If you’d like to help make each meeting and event as welcoming as possible, please join my committee!
The 34th has a challenge and opportunity: to include, leverage, advocate for, and evolve through diverse points of view in our community.
We have the chance and need to put into action our collective and fundamental belief that we truly are stronger together.
This committee is dedicated to listening to and advocating for the multitude of voices and points of view in the 34th.
The key to resisting the Republican assault that’s going to occur is Organization and Mobilization. This committee is about mobilizing and educating the public. We will be working closely with the other committees to create relevant, repeatable, and scalable events.
If there is one thing we know about running an organization, it costs money. It costs money to rent the space we are sitting in now, these microphones and to print out your name tags. Without being able to afford things like a space to meet in, where would party business take place? How would we reach our community?
Thankfully, that is where the Fundraising Committee comes in.