There are many ways to volunteer.
As a Voting Member
If you want to be a voting member, attend our general meetings. We meet 3 times a year. You are able to vote the 2nd meeting you attend. The membership fee is $10, but if finances are a barrier it can be waived. The locations rotate to coincide with the Washington State Democrats Central Committee meetings, so travel across the state is required until we can afford technology to allow for mixed in person/web conference meetings. Our next meeting is on:
June 14th, 2020
As a Liaison
We need LGBTQ+ or ally volunteers to act as a liaison between the Stonewall Democrats and the local Democrat organizations. Basically, you would be trained to communicate Stonewall Democrat activities with the local organizations and raise any local issues up to the Stonewall Democrats. If this sounds interesting, fill out this form. Being a liaison is a great way to be part of our efforts without having to leave your neighborhood. Time requirements are 2 hours a month to attend your local meeting, and approximately 1 hour a month to communicate with the Stonewall Democrats.
Through Our Pride Committee
If you want to assist us by attending pride events, please update your email preferences on this form and choose Pride Committee. Most pride events are in June-August. Pride Committee meetings are not yet scheduled, but will be conducted through web conferencing software.
Through Our Policy Advocacy Committee
If you want to assist us by advocating for policies that affect LGBTQ people, please update your email preferences on this form and choose the Policy Advocacy Committee.
If you are involved in LGBTQ+ policy work through a community organization and want to work with the Washington Stonewall Democrats, please email our chair, Joshua Fike.
For State bills, the prework on bills can begin as early as August and our agenda is finalized by the time session starts in January. We need volunteers to organize phone banks and letter drives, especially in Republican-controlled districts. We will have a lobby day in Olympia in January or February.
Policies that work on the city/municipality level or county level can sometimes impact the entire state, or serve as best practices that influence state policies. Bring these ideas to our committee!
Policy Advocacy Committee meetings are not yet scheduled, but will be conducted through web conferencing software.
Become a Precinct Committee Officer (PCO)
Precinct Committee Officers act as neighborhood captains. You work at the grassroots level to represent your neighborhood in the Democratic Party. The Washington Stonewall Democrats are interested in recruiting LGBTQ+ individuals to becoming PCOs so that our community is represented in all parts of party leadership. Fill out this form to get information on becoming a PCO!