Hands Off Venezuela! Resources

The Young Ecosocialists decry the ongoing coup in Venezuela being orchestrated by the United States government and its allies.  This attack on Venezuela and it's people is an affront to democracy and a blatant act of imperialism and white supremacist foreign policy.

In order to better inform our members on the issue, we have compiled a list of resources that we consider to have important insight on this crisis. 

#HandsOffVenezuela

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Get Involved!

The Young Ecosocialists recently held an involvement fair for caucus members.  The recording of that call will be available soon, but here are some priority tasks that we are looking for right now.  More info on each task below.  If you are interested, email us at info@ygus.org with the desired position in the Subject line.

Media Committee

Social Media Scheduler

Live Streamers/Interviewers

Finance Committee

Fundraising Copy Writer

Finance/Media Liaison

Finance/Outreach Liaison

Outreach Committee

Movement Liaisons

Campus Chapter Coordinator

State Liaisons

Education Committee

Organizer Call Booker

Education Program Promoter

Resource Curator

Materials Working Group

Art Director

Graphic Designers

Video Editors

Web Master Working Group

Web Master

Web Designer

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February 2018 Elections

Thanks to all caucus members who ran and voted in our recent elections.
Congratulations to Mish Chavez (Co-Chair), Brian Tholl (Media Chair), Kat Myers (Finance Chair), Jacob Falzone (Education Chair), Natalia Schuurman (National Delegate), & Zack Looney (National Alternate).

Below you can see the vote totals, calculations, and those who were elected. 
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Job Board

The Youth Caucus SC is excited to announce the creation of a caucus "Job Board." 

Found on our internal organizing software, Basecamp, it lists over 30 specific positions we are looking to be filled. And already 5 have been filled within a few days! Jobs range from support with electoral campaigns to text banking outreach for our education calls, putting together a list of radical resources fo Young Ecosocialists to writing fundraising emails. 

To check out the job board, hop on Basecamp.

If you aren't on Basecamp, pay your caucus dues here and we will add you!


By-Laws Election Results

The Youth Caucus recently held a caucus-wide by-laws vote on two proposals. 

The caucus agreed to restructure the Steering Committee around standing committees --  including Media, Finance, Outreach, and Education. 

The caucus also agreed to change it's national name from Young Greens to Young Ecosocialists and will work towards implementing this in the coming months. The official name still remains the "Youth Caucus."

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New Steering Committee Officers Elected 08/17

Please join us in extending our congratulations to those who were recently elected: 

Alison Bittick, co-chair

Brendan Phillips, co-chair

Aadam Hammond, co-chair

Eric Graf, co-chair

Steph Wild, treasurer

Tahirih Osborne, delegate

Michael Dennis, delegate

Check out their bios at ygus.org/steeringcommittee

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New Steering Committee Officers Elected

Please join us in extending our congratulations to those who were recently elected: 

Jacob Falzone, co-chair
Mary Jane Oviatt, co-chair
Brian Tholl, co-chair
Damian Gonzales, secretary
Zack Looney, alternate delegate

Check out their bios at ygus.org/steeringcommittee

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Young Greens Support Sex Work Decriminalization

The Youth Caucus Steering Committee voted to support efforts underway in multiple states and caucuses to add a sex work decriminalization amendment to the Green Party US platform. The next cycle of platform amendments will be considered in 2018, though submission of amendments will begin within a few months.

We encourage all Young Greens to engage your local and state parties on this topic, and when specific language arises, to sign on as co-sponsors to the amendment.

Currently, we are signing onto the amendment originally coming out of the Illinois Green Party, though will be suggesting some small edits before it is submitted to the GPUS Platform Committee. 


Membership Dues Set at $10

Based on feedback from Young Greens organizers across the country and looking at student union dues models elsewhere in North America, the Youth Caucus Steering Committee has set the annual dues at $10. For many of those on college campuses, you can think of it as $5 a semester. Several of our campus chapters have already indicated that they will collectively raise this money for their campus members.

Dues is a model used in unions (including student unions) and elsewhere on the Left to encourage member investment in an organization and a funding model separate from corporate or PAC donors.

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Nominations for Steering Committee Elections

We are now accepting self-nominations for certain open Young Green Steering Committee positions. 

Open positions up for election at this time:
--2 Co-Chair positions
--1 Secretary position
--1 Alternate Delegate to the National Committee position

Please find out more about each of these positions in the by-laws (linked above) and then fill out the nomination form by 12am Eastern on Saturday April 15th. The nomination form can be found here: ygus.org/nomination


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