D.O.P.E – Virtual Launch
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new grassroots organizing strategy, DOPE (District Organizing: Project Engage)! DOPE will build community power in every district andinvest in deepening trust and relationships with the communities we serve in order to maximize our mobilization efforts, maintain a community informed and led strategy and, shift the balance of who shows up in Austin for real progressive wins.
In this virtual meeting we will introduce and review the DOPE plan, share our strategy objectives and offer opportunities to sign up and get involved at our first in person DOPE meeting in August! We aim to build district organizing teams to expand and deepen relationships and networks among those who are committed to dismantling the legacies of systemic racism, building progressive power, and defending the key community victory against a new, citywide reaction and backlash to defunding the police & public safety initiatives.
DOPE will provide an opportunity for new leaders and community organizers to collaborate closely with AJC in district teams, coordinate community events, create action plans for their districts, and develop + sustain ongoing relationships with the communities we serve. No previous experience with organizing is necessary. We invite anyone who is interested in engaging with other advocates and organizers, developing their leadership skills, and excited about creating opportunities to serve their communities on a district-level. Anyone can sign up to join a district team. BIPOC participants will have the opportunity to step into DOPE Team Lead roles. Show up at our informational to learn more about roles & commitment.