Action Teams have a facilitator who sets the agenda, writes minutes, and keeps the team focused and moving forward the goal of creating and implementing actions that will affect whether laws are passed, executive orders take effect, and who gets elected.
Action Team members contribute ideas and take on specific tasks
Action teams meet every 1-2 weeks, depending on how active their issue is.
Educate and Act. Action Teams should begin by educating themselves about their topic, what the important legislation or other policy opportunities are, the position of our elected officials, and what other groups are doing. They should begin sending “actions” to the Coordinator to send to the entire membership . Actions may include:
- Calling an elected official an expressing an opinion on pending legislation.
- Meeting with elected officials
- Phone-banking events and town halls
- Attending a rally, march, or hearing
- Using your imagination!