mpp wmop rally 1920x650 color - 1

MPP Organizational Structure

MPP Org Chart scaled - 2

Definitions

A political party is legally a series of committees at various levels, including county, state, and national. 

Working Groups

  • A group of people who focus on a particular field of work (full list below)

Mandates

  • Everything that a working group is responsible for (full list below)
  • The below mandates of the Working Groups are not exhaustive, check with a National Working Group Coordinator to find where a particular area of work belongs if it is not in the list of mandates.

Circles 

  • Circles are subcommittees of working groups
  • Working groups can form circles of people who specialize and focus on one particular part of the working group’s mandate 
  • For example, media and messaging organizes naturally into a press circle and a social media circle
  • Each working group can have many circles within it
  • The creation of new circles and their mandates go through working group coordinators. Circles get their own Slack channels where they can talk without cluttering the main working group channel (this reserves the working group channel for info that pertains to everyone in it and keeps notifications relevant and manageable)

Roles

  • Distinct tasks within working groups and circles 
  • Each person in a working group or circle will have one or more roles that they are responsible for (roles match people to tasks)
  • For example, within the newsletter circle, there can be roles for drafting the newsletter, editing it, and getting graphics from the arts working group to include in it (a different person could play each role or the same person could play all of them)

Coordinators

  • Two per national working group 
  • Provide direction to work, onboard new volunteers, help match volunteers to roles within their working groups, schedule and facilitate meetings
  • Represent the views of their working group members on the coordinator’s circle, which meets regularly to make decisions on overall strategy and initiatives
  • Elected by working group members annually and can be reelected as few or as many times as the working group chooses 
  • People can only coordinate one working group, and possibly one circle if they have capacity. If a circle doesn’t have a coordinator the working group coordinator will appoint a new circle coordinator. The working group coordinator can ask people to coordinate more than one circle.
  • Besides working group coordinators and people who get exceptions from working group coordinators, people can only be a member of two working groups and three circles.

Coordinators’ Circle

  • The Coordinator’s Circle is made up of the coordinators for the seven National Working Groups, and functions similar to a steering committee
  • Maintains the strategic vision of the organization
  • Establishes initiatives and overarching priorities
  • Is the final body of arbitration within the organization

 

Working Groups and Mandates

 

Action

  • Develop and plan direct actions and civil disobedience
  • Receive action ideas from across the movement
  • Coordinate trainings and logistics on direct action
  • Keep apprised of actions other groups are doing

Creative Arts

  • Banners, flyers, art, light projections
  • Graphic design, memes
  • Music, spoken word, poetry, other forms of creative expression
  • Photography, videography, video and promotional content editing
  • How we show up and present in physical space (costumes, make up, etc.) 

Finance

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies
  • Maintain fundraising platforms
  • Develop grassroots recurring donations 
  • Budgeting
  • Merchandise
  • Correspond with and show appreciation to grassroots donors 

Media and Messaging

  • Messaging
  • Newsletter and email blasts
  • Press
  • Social media (Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Reddit)
  • Run the app and build membership
  • Answer general organization contact email

Organizing

  • Field organizing 
  • Build and support local hubs (e.g. produce a hub starter guide)
  • Develop and host organizing trainings for hubs, including on implementing SOS
  • Recruit, welcome and onboard volunteers to national working groups
  • Plan grassroots organizing events and meetings
  • Answer organizing email and run mass texting
  • Foster a regenerative culture of care and respect; nurture a beautiful, joyous, compassionate, and resilient movement
  • Moderate group communication platforms, uphold the community agreements, including nonviolent communications
  • Provide support to members, identify potential sources of tension, prevent conflict and burnout, plan social and fun events, and provide mediation
  • Circles: Volunteer Outreach, Welcome & Onboarding, Hubs, and Regenerative Culture

Political Outreach

  • Build relationships and partnerships with other organizations
  • Win over and involve influential allies such as movement thought leaders
  • Plan events with allies and endorsers
  • Ballot access and legal strategies

Tech and Data

  • Maintaining platforms and software
  • Identifying software and tech needs for the organization and future party
  • Development of new technologies, or external sourcing of technologies
  • Technical training on platforms
  • Website design
  • Drafting policies, including those focused on Cybersecurity and IT
  • Identifying, handling, and preventing cybersecurity threats to the organization
  • Overseeing and providing for the security of confidential and privileged data including all forms of PII
  • Production of data models to benefit and inform the work of other Working Groups and Circles
  • Only the national organization will have a Tech and Data Working Group, all other levels of organization will be represented by liaisons who will also be full members of the working group
Spanish English