GUIDE TO BEING A DISTRICT LEADER

 

If you wish to become a District Leader you must send a request to admin through the message centre.  You must be approved to become a District Leader by admin for a number of reasons.  A District Leader must use their real name and add a bio on their profile.  There are only nine District Leaders allowed per district.  Once admin has assigned you as a District Leader you will have access to District Leader events and discussions pages.  You will also be asked for help in completing the tasks that are laid out below.

 

What Does Being a District Leader Entail?

 
You will contribute towards completing the fields of text for the “Know Your District” tab.  Admin will give you a template.

You will speak to your district's member of the House of Representatives (a.k.a your representative) to report how many of their constituents have voted for Bills, Amendments and Discharge Petitions in the Issues tab. This platform will provide you with voting data from your district’s constituents (this feature is still under construction).  You will ask your representative to act in accordance with their constituents' wishes and you will record their response.

 

If your representative is intransigent you can ask admin to send a message to all constituents asking them to communicate directly with your representative regarding the matter. Then, after the representative has acted on the Bill you will report the action back to constituents by adding the information to the "Know Your District" page. If your congressperson wishes to see which of their constituents are registered on our platform they must request this information directly from us. This is in accordance with our privacy policy.

You and your fellow District Leaders will manage the political campaign for the candidate from your district who wins the most votes on our platform.  That candidate will enter the Primary Election for the party that has won your district's seat in past elections.  If your candidate wins the primary they will enter the General Election for your district's seat in the House of Representatives.  Your campaign will be fully responsible for following campaign laws and any other relevant laws so raise money and lawyer up!

 

Organisational Structure

 

Your district is only allowed to have nine District Leaders. As District Leaders you will manage yourselves like a committee. You will elect a chairperson and you will vote on items on your agenda.

 

Use the District Leader Forum

 

As a District Leader you have access to a special forum, which is built exclusively for District Leaders around the country. Here you can discuss winning campaign ideas, strategies and any other relevant items.

 

Find District Leader Events

 

You can browse and create events exclusively targeted at District Leaders in your District Leader events tab. When creating an event you must first reveal the location of the event by beginning the "Event Name" with the following words: "(STATE), (TOWN):"  Don’t forget to use all caps and remember that the rest of the "Event Name" must not be in all caps.