Everyone associated with INCO is invited to A-Team meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Seaside Library Board Room.
- Interface with INCO’s community groups and leadership team, sharing monthly action items and coordinating projects.
- Advocacy action levels:
- Awareness within INCO: sharing within the Facebook group and/or through the newsletter; sharing information and/or making presentations to community groups; suggesting action items for community groups; encouraging contact with MoCs and/or state, county, local representatives
- Public awareness: Letter to the Editor (LTE) campaigns; public speakers and/or forums; social media sharing;
- Priority action: recommendations to leadership and assistance with planning and carrying out rallies and/or marches; interface with Vote the Future (VTF) if a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort is needed
- Partnerships and co-sponsorships: efforts and events; focus groups
- INCO goals, values, and what we do best
- Resources of time, money, energy, and reputation
- Protect/expand rights of marginalized
- Winnable fights
- Constituent power would add value and make a difference
- Amplifying through convergence; statewide coordination
- Recommendations from leadership
- Recommendations from community groups
- Brief (5-10 minute) research-based presentations made to the team by INCO members
ACTION AND EVENT REQUESTS
If you'd like to propose action on an issue, email email@example.com for details on proposing action items. If your request includes co-sponsorship of an event, please include the following information:
- Who is the main sponsor? Are their other co-sponsors? Who are the speakers and what are their qualifications on the topic? What is the format of the program? What is the program description?
- Why do you want INCO to be a co-sponsor?
- What exactly do you want from INCO as a co-sponsor?
- Might there be more appropriate co-sponsors?
- In what ways might INCO be of help without co-sponsoring? For instance, INCO might spread information among our membership without actually co-sponsoring.
- By what date do you need a decision about co-sponsorship?
Event information goes first to co-leaders for comment, then to A-team for evaluation and recommended action by leadership team. Depending on the timeline for the event, some/all of the process may be done by email. The A-Team will use the following criteria to evaluate co-sponsorship requests:
- alignment with priorities
- economy of resources
- affinity with co-sponsors
- public image and perceptions
- benefits of partnering
- co-leader recommendations