Your Step-By-Step Guide to Starting a Represent.Us Chapter and Passing Local Anti-Corruption Resolutions
Local, volunteer-led chapters are the heartbeat of our movement.
From coast to coast, dedicated people like you are working together to pass meaningful
anti-corruption reforms. If you have not yet signed up saying you wish to volunteer,
take a minute and let us know who you are!
Ready to join the fight against corruption by starting a local Represent.Us chapter? Here are the steps to take to launch your Represent.Us chapter and pass an Anti-Corruption Resolution in your community.
1. Attend a monthly Volunteer Intro Call
On the Intro Call you’ll get all the details on the Represent.Us mission and learn the skills to start your chapter!!
2. Recruit a team of 3-5 people to start your chapter
Once you’ve got your team lined up, give us a call at 413-333-5620 or email us at email@example.com. Once you do, we’ll send you some materials to help launch your Represent.Us chapter.
3. Meet and Gather Community Support
Go to a coffee shop for your first in-person planning meeting with your chapter’s leadership team. Get to know each other, and then hit the streets together to gather gathering community support for the Anti-Corruption Act by petitioning.
4. Host your Resolution Kick-off Meeting
After your meet and greet with your leadership team, the next step is to hold your public resolution kick-off meeting. Make sure you tell Represent.Us HQ at least 2 weeks in advance so that we can provide you with a press release template and a list of local supporters who you can invite to the meeting.
Give us a call at 413-333-5620 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll also send you a chapter starter kit in the mail.
5. Attend our monthly Skills Trainings
You won’t want to miss our monthly training calls because they’ll give you and your team the guidance you need to pass a local Anti-Corruption Resolution campaign.
6. Grow your chapter with regular meetings and events
Schedule regular monthly or bi-weekly chapter meetings. Contact us to receive our suggested chapter meeting agenda. You’ll also want to draft a plan of events for the upcoming months. We recommend you start small and work up to more ambitious events. Here are a few ideas you may want to consider.
• Host movie nights (Need recommendations? We'd be happy to send you a list of documentaries we love)
• Give our volunteer presentation at a local group’s meeting
• Hold an Anti-Corruption rally
• Staff an info table at a local event (We can send you some recruitment materials in the mail)
7. Pass your first Anti-Corruption Resolution
With teamwork, a commitment to being non-partisan and lots of persistence, we have no doubt you’ll pass an Anti-Corruption Resolution in your community. In doing so, you’ll join volunteers across the country who are helping us drive Anti-Corruption reform in America. With every resolution we pass, we get one step closer to the national reform that we so desperately need. We’ll provide you with the resources and trainings you need to make sure the resolution is a success.
Contact us for template resolutions!
Give us a call at 413-333-5620 or email us at email@example.com.
8. Expand your reach
After you pass your first Anti-Corruption Resolution you’ll want to celebrate and then identify your next target community. By passing successive resolutions you will build your chapter’s political power at the local and state level.
The Team at Represent.Us is here to help you every step of the way. Please email any questions, updates, or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 413-585-8100 x 29.
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What is Represent.Us?
Represent.us is a national, non-partisan campaign working to fix America’s corrupt political system. Our campaign began in 2012 and since then we've developed over 40 chapters across the country and passed meaningful political reform from the east coast to the west coast, and everywhere in between. We combine true grassroots organizing, creative viral multimedia and legislative success at the local and state level to pressure Washington to make the government represent the people.
What do Represent.Us chapters do?
Represent.Us chapters work to build up political power and momentum for the anti-corruption movement by passing local resolutions through their town, city and county councils. Resolutions are the cornerstone of our grassroots movement; you can pass a resolution in any town across the county, and they pave the way for state-wide reform. Resolutions help our chapters build public awareness and support, develop leadership skills, and support relationships with local elected officials. Don't worry, we have step-by-step resources to help you pass your local resolution!