Young Greens Newsletter
Elections. Jobs. Ecosocialism.
Here are some updates from the Green Party's Youth Caucus!
🌻FEBRUARY 2018 YOUTH CAUCUS ELECTIONS🌻
Our elections for some caucus leadership positions are underway! One chair, one national delegate, the alternate delegate, Media Chair, Finance Chair, and Education Chair positions are all up for election!
Go to ygus.org/ballot for instructions on how to complete and submit your ballot.
Voting ends on February 28 at 11:59pm Eastern.
Only caucus members are eligible to vote. Pay your $5 caucus dues at ygus.org/dues.
🌻YOUNG GREENS AT YDSA CONFERENCE🌻
On the weekend of February 16-18, a group of Young Greens traveled to Washington, DC to table at the conference of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. There was a lot of talk amongst the Young DSA members on the need to electoral independence. Many said they vote Green when they can and supported the Stein/Baraka campaign in 2016. We got a couple dozen sign-ups from their membership who are interested in learning more about also joining the Young Greens!
Some of the caucus leadership who attended also spend long evenings laying out the caucus strategic plan in more detail! We are excited to continue our outreach and solidify our infrastructure.
🌻LAUNCH OF CAUCUS JOB BOARD🌻
We are a caucus of workers actively trying to transform the party and our society, not simply a young social club. Therefore, we wanted to provide our membership clear opportunities on how they can help -- whether in areas they have expertise or areas they want to develop. Please see the Job Board on our Basecamp organizing tool. Not on Basecamp? Pay your caucus dues here to gain access. Even if you are an elder Green (aka a "Young Green at Heart"), if you have particular skills or ways you want to help build Youth power, please let us know by emailing us!
While the further job expectations are on Basecamp, here are some of the hot (🔥) and warm (☀️) priority opportunities we are seeking:
🔥 Southeast Regional Lead: welcome new members in FL, GA, SC, TN, AL, MS
🔥 State Youth Organizers: reach out to Young Greens in your state
🔥 Radical Resources Curator: find educational sources on our core values
🔥 Online Grassroots Advocacy Lead: setup petitions as well as email/phone campaigns
🔥 Social Media Promoter: share our events across Facebook
🔥 Media Rapid Responder: help respond to current events
🔥 Video Editor: edit our educational call videos for later viewing and re-purposed content
🔥 Article Scout: find relevant articles to share on social media
☀️ Website Specialist: maintain website updates
☀️ Twitter List Creator: find other Young Greens on Twitter
☀️ Skills-Based Education Planner: plan our Young Greens skills education program
☀️ Press List Curator: make a list of sympathetic media outlets and blogs
☀️ High School Program Mentor: lead the kick-off of our high schoool program
☀️ Campaign Tracker: track Young Greens running for office nationwide
☀️ Graphics/Multimedia Creator: make engaging visual content for the caucus
And many more opportunities!
Check them out on Basecamp. Let us know how you want to get involved and build your skills!
The Youth Caucus is organizing to make a stronger Green Party and help Greens take power and transform our society and government. Please consider becoming a member. If you are already a member or are over 36, please make a contribution to the future of the party and the planet:
Peace and Solidarity,
National Delegate, Young Greens US
National Co-Chair, Green Party US