Purpose of Political Committee
- To preserve the environment through grassroots, bipartisan, political action.
- To elect environmentally supportive candidates.
- To advance the Sierra Club’s legislative program.
- To influence the behavior of public officials.
- The Massachusetts Chapter political committee is responsible for identifying and supporting candidates for public office who are expected to best represent the goals of the Sierra Club on environmental issues and legislation.
- The committee assembles information on candidates through review of legislative records, questionnaires, interviews, past Sierra Club contact, assessment of the campaign, and information of members.
- The committee makes recommendations and may serve as one of the official voting bodies of the chapter required to review and vote on proposed endorsements or other political action short of endorsement.
- The committee is responsible for preparing materials on federal candidates, and recommending endorsements of other activity to the chapter executive committee.
- The committee are responsible for preparing materials on state level endorsements, presenting them to the chapter executive committee for approval.
- The committee sets priorities for chapter effort on endorsed campaigns and assists in training volunteers to participate effectively and coordinate with campaigns, and in all aspects of political action such as fund raising, door-to-door, press releases, and so forth.
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Environmental Policy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 2 - 10 hours per month, including monthly meeting