Committees

The Oklahoma Democratic Party is looking for Democrats interested in serving on Standing and Ad Hoc committees. Please fill out the form below, choosing one committee you would like to serve on.

Standing

Finance
The State Chair shall appoint the delegates and chair of the finance committee with advice and consent of the State Central Committee following the organizational meeting of the State Convention.

  • The committee’s responsibilities shall be to assist the State Central Committee in preparing a budget and a fundraising plan and to assist the Party officers in raising funds.
  • The State Treasurer shall be a delegate of the committee.
  • At least one delegate of the affirmative action committee shall be a delegate of the finance committee.

Compliance
The State Chair shall appoint the delegates and chair of the compliance committee with the advice and consent of the State Central Committee following the organizational meeting of the State Convention. The responsibilities of the Compliance Committee shall be:

  1. Review the Party’s compliance programs and policies, including establishing procedures, and periodically, but not less frequently than once every six months, the Chairperson of the Committee, or his or her designee, shall provide reports to the Central Committee as to the status of and developments in this area.
  2. Review, as the Committee deems appropriate or as instructed by the Central Committee, legal, compliance or other regulatory matters that may have a material effect on the Party’s business, financial statements or compliance policies.
  3. Report the activities of the Committee to the Central Committee on a regular basis and review issues with the Central Committee as the Compliance Committee deems appropriate.
  4. Prepare and review with the Central Committee an annual performance evaluation of the Compliance Committee in a manner consistent with the direction of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and periodically review and assess the adequacy of this Committee and recommend any proposed changes to the Central Committee

Human Resource
The State Chair shall appoint the delegates and chair of the compliance committee with the advice and consent of the State Central Committee following the organizational meeting of the State Convention. The responsibilities of the Human Resources committee, so long as they are not in violation of any union agreement, shall be:

  1. Executive performance reviews.
  2. Executive compensation policies (including obtaining reasonable compensation comparability data, recommending the compensation and/or bonus amount);
  3. *Review of pay scales;
  4. *Review of staffing structures and needs;
  5. *Review of benefits (including health insurance, pension plans, and fringe benefits);
  6. Volunteer policies;
  7. Internship policies;
  8. Retention of HR consultants and/or labor and employment attorneys, as necessary.

*Violates Staff’s Union Collective Bargaining Agreement

Affirmative Action
The responsibilities of the affirmative action committee shall be to:

  1. Encourage groups underrepresented in the Oklahoma Democratic Party organization to participate in Party meetings, elections, and events.
  2. Prepare an annual budget and a fundraising plan to finance the activities of the committee.
  3. Work with officers and committees of the Oklahoma Democratic Party at all levels to implement the committee’s plans and achieve the committee’s goals.
  4. Coordinate the committee’s activities with the State Central Committee through the committee’s delegates on the State Central Committee.
  5. Publicize the time and place of Democratic Party meetings through appropriate media to reach target groups.
  6. Inform target groups of the procedures for the selection of Democratic Party officials at all levels and the qualifications required of candidates for those offices, and such other Party rules and procedures as the committee deem appropriate.
  7. Prepare and distribute such materials the committee may deem appropriate to achieve its goals.
  8. Conduct seminars and workshops to train and educate target groups and Party officials.
  9. Act as the affirmative action committee under future Oklahoma Delegate Selection Plans, draft the affirmative action sections of the Oklahoma Delegate Selection Plan for submission to the State Central Committee and implement said affirmative action plan.
  10. Encourage persons to register and vote as Democrats.

Ad Hoc

Training
The responsibilities of the Training committee shall be:

  1. Identify and develop training programs required by different constituencies.
  2. Identify and train regional trainers utilizing a “Train the Trainer” format and ensuring that training is executed state wide when and where needed. Coordinating with district officers may be required.
  3. Developing a repository of training material accessible online.
  4. Coordinate with Rural Development, Affirmative Action, and Messaging committees as needed.
  5. Prepare an annual budget and a fundraising plan to finance the activities of the committee.

Rural Development
The responsibilities of the Rural Development committee shall be:

  1. Engage with rural counties to determine what issues motivate voters of the respective regions.
  2. Organize and conduct forums around rural issues with the goal of engaging more potential voters.
  3. Register voters in rural communities.
  4. Coordinate with Training, Affirmative Action, and Messaging committees as needed.
  5. Prepare an annual budget and a fundraising plan to finance the activities of the committee.

Messaging
The responsibilities of the Messaging committee shall be:

  1. Coordinate ‘Letters to the Editor’ campaigns state-wide.
  2. Coordinate with Executive Director and/or Chair regarding twice monthly press releases aimed at disseminating the Democratic Party message state wide.
  3. Assist in the development of Democratic Party literature that can be ordered by county parties for use at fairs, festival and in office.
  4. Coordinate with Training and Messaging committees as needed.
  5. Prepare an annual budget and a fundraising plan to finance the activities of the committee.

Candidate Recruitment
The responsibilities of the Candidate Recruitment committee shall be:

  1. Work with the State Party Chair and legislative representative to identify targeted races.
  2. Work with state party, district, and county chairs to identify potential candidates.
  3. Develop and administer poll of past candidates from the 2018 cycle to determine candidate needs and coordinate with Training committee to conduct candidate introduction trainings and/or forums.
  4. Coordinate with Training, Affirmative Action, and Messaging committees as needed.
  5. Prepare an annual budget and a fundraising plan to finance the activities of the committee.

Consultant Vetting
The responsibilities of the Consultant Vetting committee shall be:

  1. Develop a resource database for candidate consultants based on services provided.
  2. Coordinate with Training, Affirmative Action, and Candidate Recruitment committees as needed.
  3. Prepare an annual budget and a fundraising plan to finance the activities of the committee.

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