Resources – For Chapters
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.
Sample Bylaws – A basic template for a local chapter’s rules of self-governance. Local chapters are empowered to enact their own Bylaws, and are free to alter these sample Bylaws prior to adoption, or after adoption using the amendment process described in the Bylaws.
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.