The Democratic Party of Denver reaches its goals through several operating committees.
Leadership The Leadership Committee oversees development of leaders in the Democratic Party of Denver as well as provides training for future leaders. The Committee holds training seminars and courses of instruction for County, House District, and Precinct Level leaders to ensure leaders know they job descriptions and have tools to use to accomplish their duties.
Get Out The Vote (GOTV) The GOTV (Get Out the Vote) committee is comprised of the GOTV Captain at Large and representatives from each house subdistrict. Anyone who is interested in helping out is also welcome to join. We will work with sub-district captains and district GOTV coordinators to make a plan for each district that will inform and turn out Democratic voters. Special meetings will be held as needed to discuss strategy for canvassing and calling our neighbors.
Fund Raising and Events The Fund Raising Committee of the Democratic Party of Denver ("DPOD") is a top-notch team, ideally consisting of someone from each house sub-district, that makes sure we raise the amount of money we need to run an effective County Party. We do not receive money from the national Democratic party (DNC), or the state Democratic party (CDP), and with the exception of one paid, part-time Director of Operations, everything is done by volunteers.
Diversity and Outreach The Diversity and Outreach Committee oversees outreach efforts to organizations beyond the Democratic Party of Denver. The committee will work with house districts to do outreach to neighborhood organizations and other community engagement groups. The committee provides visibility and outreach opportunities to house districts in an effort to encourage participation in community events (such as Pridefest, City Park Black Arts Festival, the Capitol Hill People's Fair, etc). The committee promotes and advocates language access for website, policies, issues and campaign literature. The committee seeks to identify, support and promote the development of future diverse Party leaders. It helps advertise, and fill leadership positions within House Districts and public offices. It also holds the Denver Democrats leadership team accountable for our platform and inclusivity initiatives and commitment to diversity.
Public Policy The Public Policy Committee meets the first Thursday of each month, at 574 S Broaday (HQ), at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in the policy behind politics, come to a meeting or consider joining one of these Public Policy Study Groups in areas such as Criminal Justice, Finance & Reform, Health Care, Education, Revenue & Taxation, Energy and Environment Policy, or consider suggesting one of your own.
Technology The Technology Committee of the Democratic Party of Denver manages the strategy, deployment and maintainance of the technologies and related services used by the party. The Tech Committee is chaired by the Captain at Large, and is currently divided into several subteams including Application Development, Website and Tools, System Administration, Voter File (VAN) team, Data Management and Communications Strategy. Each subteam has a lead manager and several volunteers who donate their time and services to the various tech projects and initiatives. If you have IT skills and would like to get involved, email [email protected] to get more information. Alternatively, contact the Captain in your house district and inquire about volunteering with the technology efforts in your neighborhood that are coordinated by the Tech Committee.
Platform Committee The platform of the Denver Democratic Party states our core principles and values. The platform tells who we are, what we believe in, and the issues that are important to us. The Platform is vital to the success of the party and represents the cornerstone of what we stand for and what our elected officials should follow. The Platform is revised every two years by the platform committee. Then the Platform is taken to caucus where changes can be suggested, before it is voted on at the Denver Democratic Party Assembly. Platform committee members are elected at the Denver county reorganization and if you are informed and love to influence others via writing, the Platform Committee may be a great choice for you.
Volunteer The Volunteer Committee oversees volunteer recruitment and placement within the Democratic Party of Denver to fill positions and assist with other activities as needed.