21 May 2018 - Grassroots Coordinating Committee Reorganization Meeting

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Grassroots Coordinating Committee Agenda

May 21, 2018
WNDC

Welcome

  • GCC Updates
  • New Roles
  • GCC Website
  • ActLocal Directory Partnership
  • ActLocal Resources

Group Updates & Events

  • Special WNDC Forum on Labor and the Economy, May 22, 2018: http://democraticwoman.org/special-wndc-forum-on-labor-and-the-economy/
  • The Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA , May 31, 2018
  • Women’s Summit June 23, 2018
  • ActLocal DC-VA-MD September 15, 2018
  • Event opportunities for the GCC
  • GCC Grassroots Tech Expo
  • Two Weeks of Action October 2018
  • Platform 2018 National Convention July 14-16, 2018
  • GCC Communications Training
  • Other Ideas

GCC Election Involvement

  • WNDC GOTV Taskforce Updates
  • Discussion: How do we want to get involved in elections?
  • VA Democratic Primary: June 12, 2018
  • MD Democratic Primary: June 26, 2018

Next Steps / Breakouts

National Messaging & Policy Task Force Resolutions Recommended for Adoption by the Democratic National Committee on March 10, 2018

As many of you know several GCC/National Messaging & Policy Task Force Members attended the DNC Winter Meeting from March 08-11, 2018, at the Washington Marriott - Wardman Park.  Here is the final version of the DNC Resolutions, along with all of our co-sponsors, which we could not have done without the help of our esteemed DNC Virginia Committeewoman Yasmine Taeb and all of the DNC members who co-sponsored our resolutions.

The GCC would also like to congratulate the following individuals for drafting the six resolutions which were voted on an finally excepted by the DNC:

#10. Resolution in Support of Greatly Expanding the Head Start Program in order to Save Working Families Approximately $130 Billion per Year, by Ricardo E. Coleman, President/Founder Jobs-First.org, Chair, National Messaging & Policy Task Force, Grassroots Coordinating Committee, Woman’s National Democratic Club, Precinct Captain and National Affairs Committee Member, Fairfax County Democratic Committee

#11. Resolution to Protect Social Security from Republican Attacks, by Mariellen Jewers, Tax Policy Issue Team Leader, National Messaging & Policy Task Force, Grassroots Coordinating Committee, Woman’s National Democratic Club

#12. Resolution in Support of Providing Tax Credits to Responsible Entrepreneurs and Encouraging Small Businesses to Partner with Local Unions, by Mary Paulet, Small Business Issue Team Member, National Messaging & Policy Task Force, Grassroots Coordinating Committee, Woman’s National Democratic Club, National Affairs Committee Member, Fairfax County Democratic Committee

#16. Resolution in Support of Reforms to Our Bail System, by Anne Cauman, Voting & Civil Right Issue Team Member, National Messaging & Policy Task Force, Grassroots Coordinating Committee, Woman’s National Democratic Club

#17. Resolution Affirming the Effectiveness of Community-Oriented Policing Practices and Opposing the Militarization of Police in our Communities, by Audra Thomas, Voting & Civil Right Issue Team Member, National Messaging & Policy Task Force, Grassroots Coordinating Committee, Woman’s National Democratic Club

#19. Resolution Commending DNC Chairman Tom Perez for Instituting a Paid Internship Program at the DNC, by Jim McBride, President/Founder, Network for Progress, Executive Committee Member, Grassroots Coordinating Committee, Woman’s National Democratic Club

The New “Grassroots Coordinating Committee - Campaign Ambassadors Program”

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The GCC is working to launch a new initiative to support Democratic campaigns called the “Grassroots Coordinating Committee - Campaign Ambassadors Program.”  This is a new initiative for individuals who may be unable or unwilling to participate in canvassing, phone, and/or text banking.  This program would require approval from each individual campaign and would allow specific GCC members to be designated as “Campaign Ambassadors.”  

These Ambassadors operate within their preexisting networks, attend local meetings/events, and speak on behalf of the campaign. They will also receive training and mentorship from the GCC, as well as talking points, campaign literature, volunteer signup sheets, etc. directly from campaign staff. For more information, see the program as it is currently being run by POLYAS, and please let us know what you think.

36 Nation Interview about the Grassroots Coordinating Committee, National Messaging & Policy Task Force, and Jobs-First.org

 

Very excited about my first internet/radio interview with my friend Ivan Edward on his 36 Nation Show (Listenvisionlive.com).

We had a great discussion about Jobs-First.org, the Grassroots Coordinating Committee, the National Messaging & Policy Task Force, as well as our upcoming website at grassrootsideas.org.

I was also able to talk about our DNC Resolutions, and how important it was for the Democratic Party to crowdsource new policy ideas from grassroots activists.