People's Congress Delegate Application
What is the People’s Congress?
The People’s Congress is a “legislative training ground” for those who wish to improve their understanding of how our state and local government works through both a hands-on simulation of being an elected official and creating a “People’s Platform” at the completion of the simulation to serve as a foundation for political advocacy.
Why should you join the People’s Congress?
Want to learn how to write policy to improve our state? Want to learn how to navigate our different bodies of government here in Delaware? Want to engage your own neighbors in the political process?
Then apply to be a Delegate of the People’s Congress! The People’s Congress is where you join a simulated experience of our actual legislative bodies to get the chance to learn what it’s like being a legislator by researching/writing policy, building statewide coalitions, and understanding how to best gather feedback from your own districts.
Delegates participate in trainings, a 1-day “People’s Congress” session on May 18th, and work to develop a complete “People’s Platform” to use to advocate for more equitable policies in our city halls and state legislatures.
Delegate responsibilities include:
Attending the People’s Congress on May 18th, 2019 (Note: the Congress is an all-day event)
Completing at least 1 delegate training session
Attending at least 1 neighborhood canvassing session during March-April
Reviewing the appropriate documents to understand the logistics, expectations, and best practices for delegates at the Congress
Working with the People’s Congress support team to draft at least 1 policy resolution for the Congress
Schedule of events:
March 5, 2019: All Delegate Applications Due
Month of March: Delegate canvassing
1st week of April: Optional Policy Training for Delegates (Thurs, April 11th at 6PM in Wilmington)
4th week of April: Delegate training #1 (Wed, April 24th at 6PM in Milton)
1st week of May: Delegate training #2 (Wed, May 1st at 6PM in Wilmington)
May 18th, 2019: People’s Congress (all day event at Christ Church, Dover)