Arapahoe Young Democrats (AYD)

Arapahoe Young Dems play a critically important role in the future of the Arapahoe County Democratic Party. We are the future! We understand how important it is to maintain an organization infrastructure that will help get Democrats elected to important seats across the county and state.

2020 is an important election year - we have amazing candidates from County Commissioner (where we are fighting for a Democratic majority) to Colorado House & Senate, to Colorado Regent CD 6 on up!

If you're a young Democrat (ages 16 to 35 or just young at heart) who lives in Arapahoe County, Colorado, please join Arapahoe Young Dems for the following event:

Join Arapahoe Young Dems (AYD) 2020 Kickoff & run for an Officer Position

When: Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87021367747?pwd=bmZ2VGRmRTQyT1NDaDdBTUZvWmhkdz09

    • Meeting ID: 870 2136 7747

    • Password: 636867

AYD ELECTIONS 101

Qualifications:

      • Older than 15 years old and younger than 36 years old at time of elections

      • Be a registered Democrat in Arapahoe County

      • Have attended one monthly meeting (election night counts!)

How To Run:

      • Submit your letter of intent to kristin@arapahoedems.org by Tuesday, July 7th, to be put on the electronic ballot

      • You may verbally submit your intent on election night, but anyone who votes for you will have to write your name on the ballot instead of marking your name

Positions

Chair:

      • The primary responsibility of the Chair is to build the political capital of the Young Democrats organization by interfacing with key members of the Democratic party, elected officials, and potential candidates.

      • To be the face of the Arapahoe Young Democrats when a single representative is appropriate, and is responsible in coordination with the Communications Director for communicating with elected officials and candidates to arrange event participation.

      • To have a seat on the Arapahoe County Executive Committee and is expected to attend the majority of those meetings, and to serve as a representative of Young Democrat interests to the larger county party.

      • Working to get Young Democrats into roles within the party wherever possible, through encouragement and visibility.

      • Leads organization accountability, including managing timelines and expectations for the other roles and stepping in if an obligation cannot be met.

      • Primarily responsible for planning the programmatic content of regular AYD meetings, with insight from the other board members.

      • Role-relevant content creation for social media/blogs/etc in partnership with the Communications Director.

Operations Director:

      • The Operations Director is a logistics position, responsible for coordinating event locations and dates based on availability, maintaining the membership list, tracking AYD property, and coordinating resources where volunteers are necessary.

      • Be the primary resource to provide call lists and walk lists data via VAN. (VAN training is available!)

      • Responsible for creating and maintaining signage and sign-ins for events, and should receive feedback from Communications on appropriate seating requirements (based on RSVPs).

      • Other roles who require volunteers should keep Operations apprised of those needs.

      • This role is responsible for role-relevant content creation for social media/blogs/etc in partnership with the Communications Director.

Finance Director:

      • The Finance Director is responsible for treasury maintenance, coordination with the county treasurer to manage finances, and for fundraising.

      • The Finance Director should work with all other directors to plan fundraising events, but is ultimately responsible for pricing, donations, and money handling.

      • The Finance Director is responsible for briefing the board members on available finances and budget.

      • This role is responsible for role-relevant content creation for social media/blogs/etc in partnership with the Communications Director.

Outreach Director:

      • The Outreach Director is responsible for building Young Democrats membership, via promotions, events, education, and access.

      • They should reach into schools, colleges, special events, and other organizations across the county to build participation across diverse populations.

      • Coalition building and talking to people from many environments

      • Represent the Arapahoe Young Democrats at special events where recruitment is likely.

      • This role is responsible for role-relevant content creation for social media/blogs/etc in partnership with the Communications Director.

Communications Director:

      • The Communications Director is responsible for internal and external communications, other than communicating directly with elected officials and candidates for event attendance and participation (which is the Chair’s responsibility).

      • Maintain and oversee all social media accounts and their creation, and should solicit content to keep activity on those accounts from other directors.

      • Lead Technology oversight, and so may coordinate tech devices if relevant, or arrange video recording for events, etc.

      • The Communications Director is also responsible for regular communications to membership with reminder on events and meetings.

Policy Director:

      • The Policy Director is responsible for creating and maintaining education materials to make the Democratic Party and Elections more accessible to Young Democrats.

      • Be responsible for projects such as score cards for elected officials to rank them on the issues important to Young Democrats.

      • Create educational materials to inform the Young Democrats about ballot initiatives, legislation, and opportunities that are relevant to Young Democrat concerns.

      • This role is responsible for role-relevant content creation for social media/blogs/etc in partnership with the Communications Director.