JOIN THE PARTY: GET YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS ADDRESSED AS A POLITICAL PARTY LEADER
How do candidates for public office run on the “party line” (and just what is the party line)? Who fills a vacancy in public office when an official retires or resigns? And who decides how the political war chest will be spent?
Political Party Leaders know first-hand how influential these neighborhood-level political party posts are (i.e. the Republican or Democratic “county committeeperson”). Once you are a county committeeperson you have input on platform priorities, candidate endorsements from mayor to governor, and you have a much more powerful voice to get your neighborhood's needs addressed. Plus, these positions are an easy access point for women to get involved in politics! Take the class to get started.
Eric Kipnis can confirm that the process is not complicated and offers influence on the many important decisions happening at all levels of our government. For years, Eric had been interested in politics, leading a local group called South Jersey Citizens for Change, but he wanted to do more. After talking with our then Camden County Chair Joyce Walker and taking our class, Eric got a seat on his local party’s county committee. In his new position of power, Eric is committed to reaching out to his neighbors and keeping them informed on local issues. Shortly after winning his seat, Eric was selected as a delegate to his party’s National Convention.
Joyce Alexander Walker has been a volunteer coach for several years. Having served as a Cherry Hill councilwoman and local political party leader, she has a ton of experience and best practices to share. It was Joyce who trained and mentored her neighbor and friend Eric, who went on to serve at a National Convention. Joyce has also been coaching others across the state through our coaching webinars/conference calls and co-wrote our political party Participation Guides. Download our recorded webinar where Joyce offers her best practices for working with and reforming a local political party.