Committee Policy

Last updated 1/24/21 by the Steering Committee

Because chapter working groups and campaigns require a core group of volunteers to lead efforts, make quick decisions when time is of the essence, and plan, promote and delegate work to the wider working group and ATL DSA membership, working group and campaign committees should be appointed to guide both the work being done and to coordinate with the larger ATL DSA body to recruit more volunteers and coordinate with other relevant chapter initiatives.

  1. Subsidiary Bodies
    1. Committees will be subsidiary bodies.
      1. Committees will have a name, purpose, and regular meeting schedule.
      2. Committees will be composed of at least 3 members.
      3. Committees will make decisions by majority vote and need a majority of members present for a quorum.
      4. Committees will report to General Meetings and communicate with the Steering Committee between General Meetings.
      5. Committee decisions will be subject to review or reversal by General Meetings and the Steering Committee.
      6. Committees will record all official meetings in writing and provide those minutes to the Recording Secretary.
      7. Committees will track meeting attendance by members.
      8. Committee members will be appointed by a majority vote of the Steering Committee following a period of open applications.
      9. Committee members may be removed by a majority vote of the Steering Committee.
      10. Campaign Committees:
        1. Campaign Committees will be tasked with organizing chapter membership and the general public around a political campaign.
        2. Campaign Committees will correspond to the Chapter’s prioritized areas of political work
        3. Campaign Committees will have no more than 7 members.
        4. Campaign Committees will include at least one member of the Steering Committee.
    2. Subsidiary bodies will identify themselves as agents of the Chapter and may use the Chapter name and logo.
    3. Subsidiary bodies will require approval from the two Co-Chairs or from the Steering Committee before acting with outside organizations, such as by cosponsoring events or statements.
  2. Affiliates
    1. Affiliates will be groups that are formally recognized by the Chapter without being subsidiary bodies.
    2. Caucuses may be affiliates.
      1. Caucuses will be groups organized around a common interest or identity.
      2. Political or ideological caucuses will not be affiliates.
    3. Affiliates may use the Chapter name and logo for identification purposes, but may not identify themselves as agents of the Chapter.