Membership

Membership

How to become a New Paltz Democratic Committee Member

Becoming a member of the New Paltz Democratic Committee is simple. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Verify that you are a registered Democrat in one of the New Paltz voting districts: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
  2. Attend one of our monthly committee meetings which happens on the 2nd Thursday of every month, either at the Village Hall or online during any emergencies.
  3. Send a membership request email:
    • To: newpaltzdems@gmail.com
    • Subject: New Paltz Democratic Committee Membership Request
    • Include a statement about what voting district you reside in, why you want to join the committee, and what you would like to work on as a committee member. The committee needs the following:
      • Volunteers who are passionate about politics, policies, public service and participation.
      • Students who want to learn more about the democratic process or need volunteer hours.
      • Writers to help with letter writing campaigns, social media posts and media outreach.
      • People interested in making voter outreach phone calls.
      • Techies to help with data processing and website maintenance.
      • People interested in graphic design to help create newsletters, ads, brochures, signs and logos.
      • People interested in attending events to take photos.
    • Once your email is received, the committee will request that you attend the next committee meeting for an interview. This process is a simple question and answer session, where committee members learn more about you and give you the opportunity to learn more about us.
    • After the interview, the committee will notify you of the results.

We hope that you will join us at the table and add your unique voice to the discussion on what issues get our focused attention, who gets selected to be a candidate, which candidates gets endorsed by the committee. It’s important work and we can’t do it without you.