2020- 2022 Policy Process | Green Party of Canada
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G21-D003 Pre-Writ One Page Policy Briefs to Empower EDAs
To support consistent messaging, particularly during an election campaign, Federal Council will direct staff to produce snappy one page briefs for all policy priorities as, and when, they are updated, along with each plank in the campaign platform, at least four weeks before the writ is dropped.
The objective of this directive to Federal Council is to build more EDAs across the country and strengthen their capacity to organize, and build effective, transparent and accountable local organizations capable of organizing membership outreach, fundraising and supporting the election of capable, progressive Green candidates to Parliament.
Creating active, open and effective local level EDAs will promote Green Party values and policies, generate credibility, expand membership and raise funds. Strong EDAs, our grassroots, are essential to electing more Green Members of Parliament.
Supporting Comments from Submitter
There are likely only about 100 “existing” EDAs, with varying capacities to function effectively. The current suite of “rules and tools” in the GPC Organizing toolbox as well as webinars for EDAs is impressive, yet more focused on electoral readiness than EDA formation and capacity building. As identified in the EDA Revitalization survey conducted in November 2020 (https://forms.gle/Ct5w25Usmuh71VR47), there remain areas where the current suite of “rules and tools” can be strengthened (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y1jjFDHZeeeLjWbol4AixXH5Ie-FHYPqaIAGhXCyCUQ/edit?usp=sharing), including the need for punchy briefs for each policy and, during election campaigns, each plank in the platform, to support consistent messaging across the country. A one pager, structured with an issue (1 sentence), talking points (3-4 bullets), background (1 paragraph per bullet) and fun facts (punchy and noteworthy one-liner facts).
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