Motivation, Direction, and Coordination of the Group
- Coordinate group political functions and campaigns.
- Oversee group political activities to ensure that
all needed tasks are accomplished.
Delegation of Political-related Activities
- Identify, recruit and engage volunteers interested
in political activities.
- Identify individual members' abilities and interests
and assign tasks appropriately.
- Train and assign volunteers to carry out political
activities, and follow up assignments to be sure they
are carried out.
- Thank volunteers and provide other rewards (social
activities, public recognition) to ensure repeat
- Challenge and encourage members to use their talents
and skills to the maximum.
- Report regularly on chapter political committee
activities to the group chair and group executive
- Participate in identifying and supporting candidates
for public office who are expected to best represent the
goals of the Sierra Club on environmental issues and
- Participate in assembling information on candidates
through review of legislative records, questionnaires,
interviews, past Sierra Club contact, assessment of the
campaign, and information of members.
- Participate in making recommendations and/or voting
on proposed endorsements, other political action short
of endorsement, and/or ballot measures.
- Participate in preparing materials on federal
candidates, and recommending endorsements or other
activity to the chapter executive committee.
- Participate in preparing materials on state level
endorsements for presentation to the chapter executive
committee for approval.
- Participate in helping set priorities for chapter
effort on endorsed campaigns and assisting in training
other volunteers to participate effectively and
coordinate with campaigns, and in all aspects of
political action such as fund raising, door-to-door,
press releases, etc.