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 can be reached directly via email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Bernie 2020 Committee
The Bernie 2020 Committee manages our independent expenditure campaign for nominating and electing Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in 2020. The Bernie 2020 Committee can be reached at email@example.com.