Become a District Leader

JRLC Advocates in District 40 strategize at Day on the Hill

OBJECTIVE: District Leaders will build, strengthen, and help mobilize the JRLC network in her or his senate district to promote social justice and the common good of all Minnesotans, as reflected in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions. District co-Leaders are encouraged.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Legislative Advocacy

    • During session, participate in monthly online meetings for briefings and strategies
    • Upon receiving JRLC action alerts, make a follow-up effort to JRLC advocates in district to highlight importance of the action requested 

Day on the Hil

    • Lead District delegation at Day on the Hill – February 17, 2011 
    • Recruit advocates to attend DOH Set appointments with legislators at least one month in advance 
    • Facilitate District Table Time 
    • Guide advocates through capitol and keep group organized throughout the day 
    • Gather contact info of attendees and set a follow-up meeting with interested members

District Organizing 

    • Meet with three JRLC advocates in your senate district per year 
    • Organize at least one small coffee gathering each year of at least two strong 
    • JRLC advocates Coordinate one JRLC forum each year at a congregation in your district 
    • Reach out to new congregations and communities in your senate district 
    • Assist JRLC in soliciting individual and congregational memberships 
    • Consider constructing a phone tree or email list among strong advocates in your district

 

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
District Leaders will receive supportive resources and materials each Legislative Session including: 

    • Access to JRLC advocate contact information (phone and email address) in your district 
    • During the legislative session, monthly DL online meetings and issue briefings E-newsletters and action alerts 
    • JRLC Bulletin inserts, postcards, issue papers, DOH promotional materials, and sample letters to the editor

ANTICIPATED TIME COMMITMENT:

    • Day on the Hill responsibilities – five hours, not including times spent at DOH 
    • Legislative Advocacy: February - May – five hours per month 
    • Direct Organizing: June – January – two hours per month 
    • JRLC District Leadership is a two-year commitment with opportunity for renewal

For more information about becoming a District Leader with JRLC, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., alison[at]jrlc[dot]org

To view the roster of current District Leaders, click here.

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