What We Need To Know In Each State

Our national staff needs to have a profile for each state. You can help us by researching some or all of the following things. Don’t worry, you’re part of a team! We will work together to learn about your state.

Overview of political process for both Democrats and Republicans

  • Does the state have a primary or caucus system?
  • Who can attend local, regional, and state meetings?
  • Who can vote at each meeting?

Timeline

  • Regional Party Conventions
  • State Party Conventions
  • When is the Party Platform drafted?
  • When is the Party Platform voted on and adopted?

Is there a State Party Policy Platform Committee?

  • How do people become members? (i.e. are they elected or appointed?)
  • When does this happen?
  • When do they meet?
  • Who is on the committee?
  • How can they be contacted?

What the current status of caregiver support available in the state?

  • What are the gaps?
  • How do caregivers find information?
  • How do they pay for support?
  • What impact does this have on their family?
  • What impact does this have on their personal well-being?
  • What impact does this have on their employment?

Who else is already working on these issues in the state?

  • Identify businesses, nonprofit organizations, caregiver support groups, advocacy organizations, that are working to support caregivers; it is helpful to have both an organization’s name and the lead person’s contact information.

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