A famous quote is attributed to Albert Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” SD49 has taken this to heart! We need to reach out, try new ideas, and build support if we want to attract great candidates. We are identifying changes that will help us to win elections in the future.
We started with 2 “town halls” to gather ideas and suggestions. These were held on April 29th and May 3rd. We had 50 participants and some great discussions and ideas. From those ideas we developed the conceptual framework in the figure below.
You can see the building blocks — we need to first establish our brand and messaging in order to grow the base, engage the community and identify and support candidates who will win elections. During the town halls discussions, many key initiatives were identified that will be necessary to successfully work our way up the building blocks. A committee framework seemed to be the best structure to implement these initiatives.
Using the building block conceptual framework and looking at the various initiatives, we identified 18 committees with specific responsibilities and committee chairs, as shown below. Some volunteer committee members have already come forward, but we can really use more volunteers.
If you have been looking for a way to help change the political landscape in SD49 in 2021 and 2022, please consider volunteering for one of these committees.
To volunteer or for more information, contact: Jim Bowen ([email protected], (360) 927-8301), or Pam Tucholke ([email protected]. (612) 987-1431), or you can reach out directly to the committee chair.