The Anishinaabek Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party is doing important things! The only important part missing is you!
The Anishinaabek Caucus has grown into a fast-paced, multi-faceted organization that consists of seven committees and a variety of projects. We hope you'll consider joining one of our committees regardless of your time commitment. Whether you have time for 5 hours a month to 10 hours a week, we would be honored to have you.
Please fill out the form below and we’ll get you started right away!
Political Action Committee
Political action is a 365 day a year job, not just around election time. Right now our Political Action Committee is already planning endorsement policies, analyzing which political campaigns should be concentrated on from Drain Commissioner to US House of Representatives.
We are seeking people that are willing to share information about what and who they know politically - all to elect the best people for the Anishinaabe people. The political action community focuses on:
The heart and soul of our operation is creating opportunities, experiences and cultural growth for our Native American community! Some roles and descriptions for the Membership committee are below:
Maintain active voting status rolls
Appointments: Agency & Boards
Anishinaabek Caucus 101 roll-out
The finance committee includes the traditional treasury component: working with our Treasurer and Bookkeeper to ensure the budget is balanced and reporting requirements are satisfied. Another exciting element of the finance committee is our developing financial opportunities sector that includes grant writing, fundraising, donor relations and research.
Oversight committee manages all our compliance centered around our documents and processes. A great opportunity for legal scholars, astute readers, organized and knowledgeable scholars and those that want to learn. Some areas the Oversight committee manages:
Caucus Rules and Bylaws
Compliance (501(c) status, MDP rules, etc)
Document Archives (includes Minutes, Projects, Resolutions, Position Statements, etc)
The policy committee is the archway that connects all Caucus endeavors and helps turn visions into reality! This team works with the Executive Board, Communications committee and others to keep the Anishinaabek Caucus on point! This committee is responsible for the resolutions, testimony, positions statements that are regularly sought out and submitted to everyone from the President of the United States to our local newspaper.
Pre-COVID, the Anishinaabek Caucus would host and co-host events that range from rallies to Pow Wow festivities. During the past year, we have planned Town Halls and some safely distanced events. Event planning is a valuable skill - we encourage seasoned veterans and people who would like to learn! Some key notes of the Events committee:
Assists other Committees in organizing & managing events
Place of key acquired knowledge (zoom tech, purchasing, permits, video & audio equipment, etc)
The Communications team is involved in all our projects and events. We have a fully functioning, experienced team that creates and provides articles, organization and reporting for everything social media, press correspondence and journalistic endeavors! Whether this is a skill that you’d like to hone or a place you’d like to lend your experience, you’re welcome here! A few responsibilities of our Communications team:
Creates and provides articles, organization and reporting for everything social media, press correspondence and journalistic endeavors!
Branding & Marketing
Earned Media, Social Media
Ready to lend us your leadership? Please fill out the form below to join one of our revolutionary teams!