The work of Liberty City is accomplished by volunteer members working as part of the following seven (7) standing committees outlined in our by-laws:
The Endorsement Committee executes Liberty City’s candidate endorsement process. The committee identifies candidates for endorsement consideration and develops a list of recommended endorsements to present to the General Membership for approval. The Endorsement Committees recommendations are developed after significant research of each candidate by compiling responses to a questionnaire created by the committee.
The primary activity of the P&A Committee is to research and develop a policy platform for Liberty City to be approved by the General Membership. The platform will become the foundation of the questionnaire produced by the Endorsement Committee to be used as a benchmark of a candidate’s support of our issues. The P&A Committee also acts as the lobbying arm of Liberty City ensuring that members of the organization, as well as lawmakers, and other third parties are aware of and understand the major legislative and public policy issues that are important to Liberty City Democrats.
The Communications Committee is responsible for all correspondence with the organization’s members, as well as with the general public through the use of the organization’s website, direct mail, e-mail campaigns, and through press releases and other planned media events.
The Fundraising committee is responsible for planning and implementing at least two fundraising events each year, including special events, direct mail appeals, and telephone solicitations.
The Membership Committee works to recruit and retain new members, as well as reactivate lapsed members. The Committee is responsible for maintaining records about membership attendance and will manage registration at all membership meetings.
The objective of the Board Development Committee is to recruit and cultivate active members to eventually serve on the Board of Directors. The committee develops a slate of nominees to be elected to the Board of Directors each year, and works to ensure that the board is representative of the general membership, the LGBT community at large, and is racially diverse.
The GOTV Committee implements Liberty City’s GOTV plan to elect endorsed candidates. Activities include producing and distributing a slate card of endorsed candidates, working with endorsed candidates to distribute their literature, managing phone banks, preparing mailings, and overseeing other methods of engaging LGBT and allied voters.