In the sense of small “d” democracy, we are a grass roots amalgam of volunteers who, by and large, embrace the platforms of both the National Democratic Party and the Montana Democratic Party. Committee representatives and other volunteers are welcome to help in local, state and national campaigns by canvassing, making calls and answering phones, volunteering at community events, data entry, putting up signs, calling in to talk radio, writing letters to the editor, facilitating mailings and lending a hand where and when needed.
Officially, the Gallatin County Democratic Central Committee (GCDCC) is chartered and organized under three authorities:
- Precinct committee representatives for each precinct in Gallatin County, are elected or appointed and make up the
- Gallatin County Democratic Central Committee (GCDCC), who then elect the
- Executive Committee, consisting of a chair, vice-chair, treasurer, secretary, two state committee representatives (not of the same gender), and 4 alternates. These positions serve a term of two years, elected in odd years.
- Our organization hired its first executive director in August 2020 to build our capacity, improve communications, and execute our objective of winning elections in Gallatin’s cities, county, state, and nation.
- We implemented a strategic plan in 2018, and will update this in the coming year to reflect what we’ve learned.
The Gallatin County Democrats Executive Committee consists of the officers elected in odd years at the Gallatin County Convention. The officers elected by the county convention are charged with the execution of the county party’s policies and programs between meetings of the full committee. The Executive Committee meets monthly.
Precinct leaders, also known as Precinct Committee Representatives, are the heart and soul of local democratic organizing. Representing their neighborhoods, they meet with neighbors, learn about the issues, and provide support to democratic candidates seeking to represent the community.