From campaigns to policy, special events to fundraising, there is something for everybody in the Dems.
The Campaigns Committee is at the heart of what the Harvard College Democrats do. If you’re interested in grassroots activism for Democratic candidates and causes, and want to learn essential campaign skills along the way, then join the Campaigns Committee. The committee plans, coordinates, and carries out the campaign activities of the Harvard College Democrats. During election years, the committee organizes phone banks, canvasses, and Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) efforts in coordination with Democratic candidates’ campaigns. These activities occur both within Massachusetts and neighboring states. Between major elections, the committee coordinates issues advocacy for causes chosen by the Harvard College Democrats members. The committee meets once a week. With Campaigns Committee, you’ll learn about the inner-workings of campaigns and make life-long friends.
policy and publicity committee
The Policy and Publicity Committee is a center for progressive legislative thought and advocacy as well as the public face of the Harvard Democrats. It is the home for those interested in researching, discussing, and debating the policies and issues the Dems find most pertinent. Members can be involved in a variety of ways or only focused on one aspect. Those interested in legislation will write the position papers of the Democrats and work to push progressive legislation locally and nationally. Members who want to focus on engagement will help get the word out about events and manage the Dems’ various media outlets. The committee as a whole will act as a liaison between the Democrats and the wider Harvard and political community. All members work together to advocate for the policies the Dems community cares about. The Policy and Publicity Committee is led by the Legislative Director and Communications Director.
The Programming Committee plans and coordinates meaningful events and service opportunities for members of the Harvard College Democrats. The main goals of the Programming Committee include: providing interesting and varied programming for our members and the greater Harvard community, organizing thought-provoking events with engaging guest speakers, giving back to our Cambridge and Boston neighbors through service, providing information to members about internship/public service/alumni connections, and effectively collaborating with other student groups on campus when planning programming pertaining to different topics relevant to their prospective goals/interests. The Programming Committee is coordinated and led by the Events Director and the Service Director. It meets weekly for one hour.
The Finance Committee helps to support the Harvard College Democrats by raising and managing the funds that make campaign trips, social events, and service days possible. Members of the Finance Committee practice valuable skills by writing grants, running phone banks, and researching best practices to raise money for the Harvard College Democrats. The Finance Committee works in an interactive and friendly setting. As a committee, we value creativity and new ideas. Members of the finance committee get to talk to interesting people, build relationships, and cultivate interpersonal skills by reaching out and looking for new ways to raise funds for the Harvard College Democrats. Additionally, the Finance Committee manages the internal accounting and reimbursement process for the Harvard College Democrats.