Jill always says that students and youth are literally our future. You are the ones that we must support in building a more just future in our country. Campus organizing is needed to spread the message that if all 43 million persons with student debt voted for the only candidate that wanted to cancel student debt, Jill could win this election with a voting plurality. By posting flyers on your campus, starting a chapter of Young Greens, organizing and engaging in direct actions in person and online, dialoguing with other college groups who have overlapping interests, you can get the word out to other students and youth.
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Also, join the Green Party's Youth Caucus for news on what Young Greens are doing nationwide.
📚 Steps to Organize Your Young Greens Chapter
1. Recruit and Register
Complete the Campus Chapter Application here!
Any non-Young Greens student organization that endorses the Stein-Baraka campaign is also eligible to be listed on this page and receive a free shipment of campaign materials. Please complete Step 1 and provide some documentation (social media post, statement by group's leadership) that you have endorsed Stein-Baraka.
2. Get Campus Recognition and Funding
There are benefits to being an official student organization including use of campus spaces, bulletins, and often student activities funding. Official campus recognition may also allow you to participate in student activities fairs and give you great ability to post flyers and have events on campus. It also signals that your group is here to stay to build the revolution even after Election Day. Because campuses often recognize clubs for political parties but not candidates, we recommend your group be titled a Young Greens chapter.
You can often find information on how to become an official campus group on the student activities page of your school. Sometimes they may require documents like By-Laws or Constitution. Even if not, it can be a good idea to have a basis for how your group functions, especially as it expands way beyond 3 persons! You can use our Chapter ByLaws Template and Chapter Constitution Template and simply plug in the name of your school. If you receive official recognition by your school or have questions on Constition/By-Laws, email email@example.com to let the Green Party's Youth Caucus know!
3. Organize and Hold Events
Spread the word on campus to gain more members and to begin to promote Jill and the Green Party. Use the Campus Organizing Guide 101 to learn the basics. Check out our Organizing Hub for other ideas on things that your chapter can do such as phonebanking parties or flyering. A few flyers that may be helpful are the Jill2016 Student Flyer, Million Student March Flyer, YGR Customizable Flyer, and YGR Customizable Poster. Make sure to post and find other local events on the Grassroots Events Calendar.
4. Connect with Other Young Greens on Social Media
It can be helpful to see what other Young Greens are doing nationwide. In addition to other chapters below, check out the Youth Caucus of the Green Party Website, Youth Caucus Facebook Page, Youth Caucus Facebook Group, and Young Greens Rising [for Jill Stein] Facebook Group. You may also want to connect with your state and local coordinator by finding your state information here.
List of Young Greens Chapters by State
(And Other Student Organizations that Have Endorsed Stein-Baraka)
Is your chapter not listed? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CA: Cal Poly State University Email: CalPolyGreens@gmail.com
CA: De Anza College
CA: University of California- Berkeley Email: email@example.com
CA: University of California- Davis Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CA: Cuesta Community College Email: email@example.com
CA: California Institute of the Arts
CA: Humboldt State University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CA: Los Angeles Valley College Email: Lavcgreens@gmail.com
CA: Riverside City College
CO: Community College of Denver
FL: Florida Atlantic University Email: email@example.com
FL: Melbourne High School Email: Progress4Brevard@gmail.com
GA: University of North Georgia- Dahlonega Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IA: Prairie High School Email:email@example.com
IN: Indiana University Email: IUYoungGreens@gmail.com
IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KY: Marshall County High School Email: email@example.com
MD: Baltimore Young Greens
MD: Loyola University Maryland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MI: University of Michigan
MI: Wayne State University Email: email@example.com
MI: Lansing Community College
MT: University of Montana Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NC: University of North Carolina-Asheville Email: email@example.com
NC: University of North Carolina Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NJ: Kean University Email: email@example.com
NJ: Seton Hall University Email: GPatSHU@gmail.com
NM: University of New Mexico Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NY: The New School
NY: State University of New York- Albany
NY: Rochester Institute of Technology Email: email@example.com
ISO Chapter endorsing Stein-Baraka 2016
OH: Capital University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PA: Delaware State University Email: email@example.com
TN: Austin Peay State University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TN: Nashville State Community College Email: email@example.com
TN: Middle Tennessee State University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TN: University of Memphis Email: email@example.com
TX: Texas Tech University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TX: The University of Texas at Dallas Email: email@example.com
UT: Weber State University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VA: Virginia Commonwealth University Email: email@example.com
VA: Old Dominion University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VA: Germanna Community College Email: email@example.com
VA: Virginia Polytechnic and State University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WI: University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh Email: email@example.com
We also have the following and other designated volunteer opportunities:
Young Greens Regional Lead
Description: Young Greens Regional Leads will work with the Youth Coordinator and the Green Party’s Youth Caucus Steering Committee to reach out to new people interested in starting chapters of Young Greens, provide support while chapters are getting started, and facilitate communication amongst chapter leaders. You will focus on a particular region of the country or state. Time commitment at least 5 hours each week preferred.
How to apply: Send a statement of interest, including any relevant experience, to Youth Director at VolunteerPositions [at] Jill2016 [dot] com