Chapters are local affiliates of the Illinois Green Party. The ILGP encourages county-based chapters, but chapters may be formed to represent any geographical or political area within Illinois, or a non-geographical interest/focus.
Requests for chapter affiliation should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Executive Committee will contact the designated lead organizer with the results of the request for affiliation.
Resources for New/Forming Chapters
New Chapter Packet - This packet contains instructions on starting a new chapter, including a one-page affiliation request form that meets all the requirements for affiliation described in the ILGP Bylaws.
New Chapter Affiliation Request Form - The one-page affiliation request form on its own. Fillable PDF.
Sample Agenda - Inaugural Meeting - Basic outline for a one-hour meeting to establish a new Green Party chapter.
Sample Phone Script - Inaugural Meeting Invite - Basic call script for contacting local ILGP members and supporters to let them know that a new chapter is forming, and invite them to the initial meeting.
Resources for Established Chapters
Existing Chapter Re-Affiliation Request Form - One-page form for existing chapters to use when requesting re-affiliation. Per the Bylaws, chapters must request affiliation on an annual basis. Fillable PDF.
Sample Agenda - Monthly Meeting - Basic outline for a local chapter's typical monthly meeting (hour and a half).
Organizing Tools from the GPUS website - Further reading on strategies for organizing, forming a local, picking actions, media outreach, etc.