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Below are packets that guide you through the process of creating your own HSDWI Chapter. First step: contact any state board member to let them know you are starting a chapter & for any questions!
HOW TO LAUNCH SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY-BASED CHAPTERS
This packet goes over information on how to start a chapter in your community. It briefly goes over differences in starting a school-based or community-based HSDA chapter. If you are at all interested in starting a chapter read this short packet to see the process.
HIGH SCHOOL DEMOCRATS ORGANIZING & RESOURCE GUIDE
This packet is an in debth look at how to organize chapter operations and the chapter as a whole. It provides registration information and has a Q&A section answering the likely questions you will have about the organization. The packet also includes resouces that your future chapter will likely use and a full length HSDA chapter constitution.
HOW TO TAKE ACTION & MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITIES
This packet provides a brief overview of possible advocacy routes your future chapter can take. It provides you with ideas and resources for planning out your chapters political advocacy.
VOTER REGISTRATION RESOURCE PACKET
This packet outlines the steps you should take to run a voter registration drive. As part of the National Voter Registration Week in 2017, HSDA paired with 2018 New Voters to register high school students. Each HSDWI chapter should plan to run a voter registration drive at least once.
SUN. FUN. DEMOCRATIC ACTIVISM.
As the school year comes to a close some chapters might still be eager to get involved. This packet outlines summer advocacy activities that your chapter or yourself can participate in. If your chapter wishes to be active in the summer this guide is for you!
THE BASICS OF DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT & CONTENT CREATION FOR YOUR CHAPTER
Is your chapter looking to create a spectacular social media presence? This guide helps with exactly that. The packet overviews content creation for posts and how to engagement views on social media.
HOW TO DRAFT PRESS RELEASES AND ENGAGE WITH THE MEDIA
Your chapters engagement with the media is imperative in securing your place in the political discussion. This packet outlines how to draft press releases, how to contact the media, and general media information.
DEMOCRATS BY DESIGN - NATIONAL BRANDING GUIDE
This packet overviews national branding to help your chapter best fit into the HSDA brand. Branding helps your chapter look more professional and credible. This guide includes color palletes and fonts to help you create uniform content. For help or questions on branding contact the HSDWI Communications Director.