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
Develop and deploy applications and tools to assist in 17th LD efforts.
Election Results Map
Provide technical support for 17th LD tech resources.
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS/OUTREACH COMMITTEE
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.
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
Ensure compliance with PDC and FEC as necessary
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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.