Upcoming Events & Opportunities to Volunteer

The Johnson County Democratic Party participates in many events throughout the year. Most of the events listed below are hosted by other organizations, but we’ll be at least attending each. Note that there are many opportunities to volunteer and get involved, especially in terms of registering voters. If you have questions about one of these events, please email Leah Jesse.

As part of our community outreach, the JC Dems sponsor the free lunch program once a month in even numbered months. If you’d like more information about contributing time or money to the program, please inquire with robin.roseman@gmail.com. The next free lunch will take place December 8; please scroll down for more info.

If you want to offer your services generally for the future, please feel free to fill out our volunteer form.

 

Friday, February 2, 2018 – Free Lunch Program
1105 Gilbert Court, 9:30-11:30 & 11:30-2:00ish

The first Friday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October, December) the Johnson County Democrats and OFA cook and serve the free lunch program. We usually serve around 120 people.

The first shift (9:30-11:30) is prep. We make the food, clean the dining room, take down the chairs, prepare the drinks–anything that needs to be done before the doors open. The second shift (11:30-1:30ish) is when we serve and clean-up. If you are interested in helping during one of the shifts please let Robin Roseman (robin.roseman@gmail.com) know. It is an enjoyable event.

 

Monday, February 5, 2018 – Caucus with the JC Dems
Volunteer Sign-Up

The Johnson County Democrats need volunteers on caucus night—February 5, 2018! Don’t worry, this is going to be MUCH smaller than 2016! The training schedule will be announced later. For now, here’s a list of the responsibilities associated with each position.

Caucus Chair: The person in charge. With this position, experience is definitely a plus. You need to be able to set up the room, conduct a fair and impartial meeting, conduct votes, manage volunteers, and explain the process to newcomers. Note that while we have multiple slots for sign up, there is only one chair for each caucus location, and that chair is selected by the county party chair. Please sign up if you are interested, even if someone else is listed, but understand that signing up doesn’t guarantee you the position. Note also that the title is officially “temporary” chair, and theoretically you can get voted out.

Secretary: The number two person in charge. Keeps records including the paperwork on committee members, delegates and alternates, and platform resolutions. There are multiple slots for signup, but this person is traditionally selected by the caucus chair, so again, please sign up to express your interest, but understand that the position is not guaranteed.

Volunteers: We need people to sign in attendees, register voters who aren’t on the lists, give directions, and answer questions.