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It’s easy to get involved in the Harvard College Democrats!
Step 1: Sign up for one of our mailing lists and check out Dem Apples!
The Dems have two mailing lists: one for announcements and one for discussion. The announcement list is used for sending the weekly bulletin and contains information about General Meetings, events, speakers, campaigns, progressive campus activities, and more. The discussion list serves as a forum for Harvard Democrats to express their opinions and organize collectively. This list is higher traffic than the announcement list, but is a fun way to get to know Dems and become educated about issues of campus, national, and international import.
The Dems blog–Dem Apples–is a great way to start contributing to the Dems right away. Respond to other bloggers, and post blogs of your own for the Harvard progressive community to enjoy.
Step 2: Come to our General Meetings and Events!
Our General Meetings will occur biweekly during the semester. During General Meetings, announcements about the week’s programming are made. Additionally, meetings often include a guest speaker and are themed around a topic of interest to our members.
No matter how involved you choose to become in the Dems, you are always welcome at our events! Past events include a variety of discussions with political figures like Howard Dean, John Kerry, and David Plouffe, the Annual Dems Gala, the Progressive Holiday Soiree, campaign trips, dinner discussions, a campus-wide scavenger hunt, and the Annual Paintball Brawl with the Harvard Republicans. To find out about upcoming events, be sure to sign up for the weekly announcement email list! You can also check out our calendar.
Step 3: Become a Member at Large (MAL)!
MALs are the backbone of the Dems, and are the people who actively plan and participate in all of our programming. MALs may contribute to one or more of the Dems committees by participating in debates, writing and editing the Blue Line, organizing events, campaigning, volunteering, fundraising, or planning membership events. In return for their hard work and dedication, MALs are invited to exclusive MAL-only events and recieve first dibs on space-limited Dems programming. Click here to apply to be a MAL.
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