Paid for by Washington's 17th Legislative District Democrats
©2019

COMMITTEES

COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Chair: Tyler Vanderhoef

  • Prepare quarterly newsletter and blog.

  • Maintain, moderate and keep up to date communication platforms (eg. CCDCC Resources, MailChimp, Facebook (Public and Private Pages), etc.)

  • Develop advertising budget and plan

  • Develop promotional material as necessary

  • Work with fundraising committee to create print material for state and local candidates, for example: City council/school board/legislative slates.

  • Design marketing material for Facebook, website, etc.

  • Increase digital presence

  • Develop SEO plan to drive traffic to website

  • Fully utilize centralized state party digital resources

  • Identify methods to build confidence in the democratic party, and market ourselves as pro-farmer

  • Advertise Democratic successes in the area, particularly in farmer/union/small-business circles in order to boost confidence in the Democratic party

  • Technology

  • Develop and deploy applications and tools to assist in 17th LD efforts.

  • Empower Maps

  • Election Results Map

  • ngpVAN Tools

  • etc.

  • Provide technical support for 17th LD tech resources.

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS/OUTREACH COMMITTEE

Chair: TBD

  • Identify civic minded organizations and clubs that share our values

  • Help develop and coordinate events and community outreach to pursue 17thLD goals and priorities.

  • Develop relationships with elected officials and report concerns.

  • Create outreach goals

  • Have PCO coordinated coffees for candidates

  • Work to bring confidence to the Democratic party through keeping IDs to SDs up to date on what the Dems are up to locally

  • Work on outreach to schools to build YD clubs in them

  • Candidate recruitment and training

  • Coordinates with the 17th LDCC to recruit qualified nominees for office

  • Develop recommendations for endorsement of candidates

  • Recruit and assist members interested in boards and commissions.

  • Work to lobby the state for more funds and resources

  • Work with fundraising committees to properly train a pool of campaign managers which we could use for multiple campaigns, perhaps pay to send them to a Wellstone training. Keep them in the loop with each other, and coordinate messaging accordingly.

  • Develop a plan through 2020 in order to fill each precinct with trained PCOs, provide elected officials with plans to work their way up to higher ranks, and unseat legislative candidates eventually.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair: TBD

  • Work with the Treasurer, and relevant committees, to form a budget for LD activities 

  • Work with Treasurer and Bylaws Committee to suggest appropriate dues quantity for voting members.

  • Determine criteria for waiver of dues for disadvantaged members.

  • Formulate a fundraising plan to exceed budget goals

  • Organize and operate fundraising activities

  • Work to build a campaign kickoff fund ($500 to each candidate, for example)

  • Court and work to get sustaining  donors who can support our party.

  • Make available electronic methods to accept donations

  • Compliance

    • Ensure compliance with PDC and FEC as necessary

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Chair: TBD

  • Training and/or developing potential candidates and party leaders​ to be able to meet the qualifications and experience of their potential roles or office.

  • Finding leaders to fill open Elected positions in the 17th LD

  • Keeps track of all open Elected Positions in the 17th LD.​