The GCC has partnered with the Jobs-First.org, RISE Stronger, RISE District, ActLocal, and Network for Progress to form a the National Messaging & Policy Task Force. Our Task Force coordinates with grassroots activists and Democratic Party officials in order to coalesce around big, bold, and aspirational ideas and messages for the 2018 Midterm elections and beyond. 

The goal of this initiative is to obtain a consensus on new messages, policy reforms, and developing a “Grassroots Policy Agenda” which can be integrated into the campaign platforms of candidates in the form of:

  • DNC Resolutions - The GCC has partnered with the with DNC members and drafting policy-focused DNC Resolutions for upcoming meetings.

  • Articles, Blogs, Op-Eds, and Policy Papers - Coordinate directly with the Communications & Outreach Team to draft articles, blogs, op-eds, and policy papers which can be submitted to national, regional, and local media outlets.

  • Policy Action Memorandums (PAMS) - One-two page documents outlining specific policy recommendations which can be incorporated into the policy platforms of Democratic candidates.  Our PAMS also include a slogan (five words or less), a mission statement (20 words or less), a literature review (a review of current policy/legislation and research on the topic area proposed topic).

  • Grassroots Policy Agenda - Once the PAMs have all been drafted, they will be consolidated into the “Grassroots Strategy & Policy Agenda” which will be provided to attendees of candidate training events, individual candidates, the DNC, Democratic campaign committees, and grassroots groups.

  • Policy Forums & Town Hall Events: GCC can coordinate with candidates and policy experts to organize Policy Forums to promote these ideas and encourage public discourse.