Each member of the Central Committee shall also be a member of at least one Standing Committee. Appointments to Standing Committees shall be made in accordance with the Bylaws. However, Standing Committee members need not be voting members of the Central Committee.
The Affirmative Action Committee shall promote recruitment of new members the Iowa Democratic Party and encourages their full participation in the caucus, convention, platform development, and delegate selection processes. It also promotes recruitment of new members to the Johnson County Democratic Central Committee. Particular concern is directed toward those groups which have been historically underrepresented in the Iowa Democratic Party.
The Candidate Development Committee shall develop candidate recruitment and development programs; and shall carry out other tasks as needed to fulfill its responsibilities.
The Community Events Committee shall ensure that the Party is represented at all appropriate community activities, including parades, rallies, and other events, and shall regularly provide a list of upcoming events to Central Committee Members and other Democrats.
The Data Management Committee shall ensure that all electronic data of the Party is maintained in a safe and secure manner; shall develop and maintain lists useful to the Party; and shall carry out other functions to ensure that Central Committee and Party data is maintained in an accurate and effective manner.
The Fundraising Committee shall carry out fundraising projects and shall otherwise assist the Committee Chair in fulfilling his or her duties.
The GOTV Committee
The Membership Committee shall maintain a summary of the duties, goals, and responsibilities of Central Committee Members and Associate Members. Upon approval by the Central Committee, the summary shall be distributed to all Central Committee Members, inserted into precinct caucus packets, and utilized by Central Committee Members as a precinct manual; shall do all that is necessary to ensure that Central Committee Members are aware of and trained in their responsibilities; shall assist other committees in communicating with members and voters; shall work with the Affirmative Action Committee in recruiting new members.
The Platform Committee shall discuss and develop issues of use in forthcoming campaigns, and maintain record of such issues for use by county and legislative candidates. It may sponsor a candidate’s forum prior to each Democratic primary to permit candidates for office to present their views. In addition, the Committee Chair shall make available for reasonable fees as determined by the Executive Committee paper copies of the platform adopted at the most recent County Convention; shall ensure that the Platform is available in convenient electronic format through the party website or other means; shall distribute such platforms to caucuses in odd numbered years; and shall advocate the platform to public officials. The Committee shall use whatever means it determines most useful for informing voters on the Democratic Platform and providing other such voter education as appropriate.
The Public Relations Committee shall handle all publicity as requested by the Central Committee or its officers. The Committee shall be responsible for notifying the media in advance of Central Committee meetings and events; for distributing press releases that have been approved by the Central Committee Chair, when appropriate, about the activities of the Party, of elected officials, and of Democratic candidates for office; and for placing paid advertising in the media as directed by the Executive Committee of the Central Committee. The Committee shall develop methods for keeping Central Committee members and Democrats at large aware of the activities of the Party. Such methods may include, but shall not be limited to, a regular paper and/or newsletter, a website, an electronic e-mail list, blogs, or other methods of communication.
Ad Hoc Committees may be formed from time to time as needed. These committees will be considered subcommittees of an appropriate Standing Committee. An Ad Hoc Committee Member’s work will be considered as fulfillment of Standing Committee participation.