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ANISHINAABEK CAUCUS COMMITTEES

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!


  1. Political Action Committee


The Political Action Committee is a state-wide team that believes it is time to leave the sidelines and take an active role to achieve a greater Anishinaabek voice in public office representation. The group is organized and in the process of

  • planning, organizing, and analyzing the political landscape across Michigan. – from local library boards to Congressional representatives

  • identifying, researching, and assessing candidates for office and their understanding of the issues and concerns of Anishinaabek people

  • developing strategies and reaching out to educate and assist citizens in making their voices heard, beginning with registering to vote

  • establishing relationships with Michigan tribes and with other Democratic entities

We invite people with an interest in any of these activities to join us in this work to promote Anishinaabek values and interests. Experience in the political arena is not required. Sharing a few hours a week, or month of your valuable time will be much appreciated.


  1. Membership Committee


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:


  • Recruitment

  • Mentoring

  • Newsletter

  • Maintain active voting status rolls

  • Appointments: Agency & Boards

  • Anishinaabek Caucus 101 roll-out


  1. Finance Committee


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.


  1. Oversight Committee


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)


  1. Policy Committee


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.


  1. Event Committee


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)


  1. Communications Committee


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

  • Website management

Ready to lend us your leadership? Please fill out the form below to join one of our revolutionary teams!