Coordinated Campaign Committee
The Coordinated Campaign Committee (CCC) is a standing committee of the GPUS that cooperates with state and local chapters in the support of federal, state, and local Green Party electoral campaigns through a variety of different programs and support functions.
The Coordinated Campaign Committee (CCC) is currently engaged in the following work:
- Training for candidates and campaigns via monthly webinars and conference calls
- Providing financial support to candidates through an annual competitive process. The 2017 candidate questionnaire is now available with responses due September 2, 2017. This opportunity is open to any endorsed Green candidate on the November 2017 ballot. Note: you need a google account to fill out this form. If you do not have one and would like the questionnaire in an alternative format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Four-pronged National Electoral Strategy supporting issue-based advocacy through Green candidates and campaigns
The Coordinated Campaign Committee (CCC) is a standing committee of the GPUS that cooperates with state and local parties in the coordination and support of federal, state, and local Green Party electoral campaigns. Specific functions of the CCC include:
- Tracking of Green Party candidates at all levels of government.
- Facilitation of discussions regarding electoral strategy among state parties.
- Identification of target communities and districts for national support.
- Support for candidate recruitment in targeted communities and districts.
- Volunteer, media, celebrity, and resource mobilization for specific candidacies in targeted communities and districts.
- Training and materials support for Green Party candidates and activists.
- Analysis of past campaigns for lessons learned.
- State-by-state tracking of ballot status and laws.
- Publication and distribution of an annual call for candidates.
- Organization of a Green Party campaign school.
In carrying out these specific functions, the Coordinated Campaign Committee shall consider the following priorities:
- Securing and maintaining state ballot lines.
- Existing on-the-ground support for candidate.
- Likelihood of winning.
- Racial inclusion, diversity, and gender balance .
- Four Pillars and 10 Key Values of the Green Party.
- Potential for Green Party growth in targeted area.
- Past electoral success in targeted area.
- Likelihood of gaining legislative majority or of securing an executive office.
- Districts/States where incumbent is unopposed or only one other candidate has announced for office.
- Districts/States where Green candidates are likely to run at least second.
- Districts/States where all other likely candidates are highly objectionable.
- The Coordinated Campaign Committee is composed of 10 voting members drawn from affiliated state parties. CCC members are selected annually by the members of the Coordinating Committee, and may be members of that committee or of an affiliated state party; no state shall have in excess of one member on the CCC. Vacancies on the CCC are filled by the Steering Committee. The members of the CCC annually elect up to three co-chairs from among its members.
The Coordinated Campaign Committee works with a pool of CCC Associates; these include one liaison from each affiliated state party not already represented on the CCC as well as staff or other persons necessary to the productivity of the CCC who shall be chosen as deemed appropriate by the CCC. Associates may participate in CCC discussions and meetings as needed but are not regular voting members of the CCC.
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