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To find the application to apply, or for any questions or concerns, please send the outgoing Lead Activists an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's time to elect NEW LEAD ACTIVISTS!!!!!! As sad as we (Mike and Annika) are, our term is over :'( But, this could be YOUR chance to join the CU Dems Board and have one of the most fun, fulfilling experiences that you'll ever have at Columbia! Find the application HERE - due by November 29th at 11:59 pm!!!
We will be hosting a circle at GBM tomorrow (Lerner Satow at 9 pm) to answer your questions about being a Lead. If you think you might be interested in running, we strongly encourage you to come! If you can't make it, you can email us at email@example.com.
Here are some quick answers to initial questions. Scroll to the bottom for info on how to run!
The (almost no-longer) Leads,
Mike Glendinning and Annika Freudenberger
P.S. Even if you are not running for Lead, you can still vote for them! Come to elections at GBM on December 2nd!
LEAD ACTIVIST FAQ
Q: What is a "Lead Activist"?
A: A Lead Activist is a member of the CU Dems Board who, along with three other Leads, plans the fall Campaign Trip and the spring Lobby Trip. Leads are also regular Board members, which means they plan Dems events, weekly body meetings, and more!
Q: What is the time commitment?
A: Here is a breakdown of the major commitments:
- attend weekly Board meetings (Sundays, 5-6pm)
- attend weekly General Body Meetings (Wednesdays, 9-10pm)
- meet approximately once a week with the other Leads, more frequently leading up to the trips
- work on tasks on your own time that may involve planning Dems events, reaching out to other groups, attending co-sponsored events, and (your biggest responsibility) planning the trips!
You must be able to serve as a Lead from December 2015 to December 2016 (one year commitment).
Q: What qualifications do I need to be a Lead?
A: Anyone and everyone is welcome to run! As long as you are not planning on studying abroad/disappearing over the next two semesters, you are welcome to run. We are just looking for members who are/will be committed to CU Dems and who will do a great job planning the trips :) It is much more important to work well on a team and to be a great organizer than it is to be super informed politically.
Q: Why are Leads being elected now?
A: There are 4 Lead Activists in Dems. 2 are elected with the rest of the Board in May, but 2 are elected in December. All Board members -- including the Leads elected in December -- serve for a full year term.
Q: How do I become a Lead?
A: 1) Nov. 18th: Attend Mike and Annika's circle at GBM about being a Lead if you can! (It will be super fun! And short).
2) Nov. 29th, 11:59pm: By this date, fill out the app. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Prepare a short (3-5 min) speech.
4) Dec. 2nd: Give your speech and get elected (!!!) at our GBM meeting!