The National Political Committee is looking for nominees to serve on the National Political Education Committee from April 2021 through March 2022! The NPEC is expanding and we are looking to draw in members with substantial roots in diverse areas of DSA. To this end, we are asking chapters and official national committees, working groups, and caucuses for nominations (specifically, formally recognized caucuses such as AfroSoc, not ideological caucuses).
Nominees should be prepared to devote at least 5 hours a week to committee business and contribute to substantive discussion on the content of political education material as well as contribute to its implementation. This implementation can take place in a variety of contexts, from curriculum preparation, to hosting speaking events, to producing audio and video recordings, to training new political educators. Currently, the NPEC has three subcommittees:
- Training, which holds regular regional workshops to support local political education programs
- Events and Speakers, which provides logistical support for national political education events and develops DSA members as public speakers
- Communications, which handles publicly facing communications and coordinates with other DSA bodies to produce political education material in a variety of formats, from articles in Democratic Left to video lectures
The appointments for this term will also increase the size of the committee, and new members of the committee can contribute to the expansion of our work. Chapters, national committees and working groups, and caucus steering committees (or equivalent) must email their nominee’s contact information (name, email address, and phone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 3/24. Individual DSA members can also apply via this form by Wednesday, 3/24. Appointments will be announced by Wednesday, 3/31 to begin their terms on Thursday, 4/1.