Help Wanted!

Standing CommitteesDuties
Events & Fundraising

Anne Markward

Plan and implement numerous events: Soup & Soul (Jan), Roosevelt Dinner (Apr/May), Picnic (Aug), Wine, Women & Politics (Sept), Club Holiday Party (Dec). Parades in July and August, La Plata County Fair. Plan and organize biennial Re-Org meeting, caucuses and assemblies.

Wanted: Help with [at least] ONE of the above events on a regular basis? Guaranteed contributions to at least one event of cash, goods, services.

Precinct & Caucus Training

Jean Walter, Ken Francis


Annual review and recruitment of new Precinct Captains. Encourage precinct-level neighborhood parties. Reserve caucus locations and train new PCs in caucusing. Keep up to date precinct level call lists of volunteers, including consistent contact with them, to help with canvassing and texting to voters.

Wanted: Ideas of great captains! Homes for “neighborhood” parties, trainers for caucuses, organizers for caucuses, assemblies, etc.

Communications & Social Media

Anne Markward, Lisa Hlavinka

Regularly update Dem website, newsletter, social media, as well as print and radio during campaign.

Wanted: Rapid Response team with strong media and internet skills.

Candidate Recruitment

Tim Guill, David Albrechta

Recruit candidates, determine level of qualification, create plan to assist candidates w/ campaigns, distribute information on their behalf.

Wanted: Ideas of ideal candidates! Volunteers who have worked with candidates to help new candidates prepare and execute successful campaigns.

Outreach – Community Relations & Education

Stephanie Moran, Beatriz Waddell

Reach out to young voters, first time voters, UAF voters, registered voters who have never voted, people in under-represented areas (Ignacio, etc).

Wanted: Footwork and consistency. Plan community parties or get-togethers. Coordinate Letters to the Editor.

“The Club”

Ken Francis

Plan and execute monthly lunches with topical speakers to promote active awareness of and commitment to local issues and candidates.

Wanted: Help with speaker lineup, luncheon details, AV, etc.


Carol Cure, Jean Walter

Review Strategic Plan, Bylaws, and governance annually and suggest revisions.

Wanted: Minor help needed; suggestions always welcome!

Voter Registration

Stephanie Moran, Becca Conrad Whitehead, Lisa Weber

Develop calendar for contacting new voters: Cinco de Mayo, Farmers Market, locals’ events in Durango, Ignacio, Bayfield. Schedule strong on-campus presence for 2020. Plan volunteer appreciation events.

Wanted: Outgoing volunteers with necessary internet skills to engage with new voters quickly.