Committees

As per the bylaws, committees are internal structures to the organization whose members may join or leave at-will. Committees may choose to appoint chairs or selected representatives to be non-voting members of the Steering Committee. Snohomish County DSA has established the following committees:

Medicare for All Committee

The Medicare for All Committee will be tasked with organizing the Local Chapter in support of Medicare for All, a top priority of the National Organization as decided at the 2017 National Convention of the Democratic Socialists of America. The Medicare for All Committee charter can be found here. The Medicare for All committee can be reached directly via m4a@snocodsa.org

Activism Committee

Committed to engaging Snohomish County’s diverse communities, the Activism Committee will be tasked with organizing the Local Chapter in support of local, state, and regional issues. This includes, but is not limited to: public housing, affordable housing, drug policy, law enforcement,education, and helping advocate for unsheltered people. The Activism Committee can be reached via activism@snocodsa.org.

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee will be tasked with making recommendations to the membership on changes to the Local Chapter Bylaws to accommodate the Local Chapter’s growth, or changes in the Local Chapter’s priorities, as is further outlined in Article X, Section 2 of the bylaws. The Bylaws Committee can be contacted via bylaws@snocdsa.org.

Internal Elections Committee

The Internal Elections Committee will be tasked with running the annual Re-Organization meeting, Steering Committee elections, National Convention delegate elections and any emergency vacancy elections. This includes but is not li:mited to soliciting nominations, announcing nominees, providing proxy voting means and counting and certifying ballots.

Endorsements Committee

The Endorsements Committee manages the process of deciding whether to endorse electoral candidates as a chapter. The Endorsement Committee is tasked with maintaining and sending out the endorsement questionnaire, maintaining the endorsement process, facilitating Q&A panels between general membership and the candidates, and presenting plans of official chapter support to endorsed candidates. If you are a candidate for public office and seek our endorsement, please reach out to endorsements@snocodsa.org for more info.

Welcoming Committee

The Welcoming Committee is our membership outreach program, dedicated to creating and communicating a safe, open, and non-judgmental environment for new and existing members to grow, participate, and enjoy. The Snohomish County DSA is dedicated to compassionate and democratic organizing, and as such we are committed to ensuring that no voice feels left out or unconfident in expressing what they believe is right. The welcoming committee shall facilitate the onboarding of new members. This onboarding will include: A welcome packet introducing the chapter, hosting one on ones with new members to help plug into existing chapter work or guiding the members in starting new work, hosting socials to connect various members.