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Establishing Organizational Structure

In order to effectively champion a Green New Deal (GND), it is crucial to build an organizational structure that enables your alliance to work together most effectively, create a shared set of principles, decide on a common platform, and avoid silos. A framework of principles and long-term goals that were developed in a participatory manner can help ground the alliance’s work through successes and setbacks. Each alliance is unique, mirroring the unique characteristics of its community. While there is no one-size-works-for-all structure, this section will lead you through examples of how successful GND alliances operate, including setting up working groups and leaders, policy platform reports, values of the movement, and more examples of the crucial work that goes into building a ground up structure that can endure.

Silos should only hold grain, not hold up your legislation. Silos occur when members of an alliance work toward individual goals, collaborate infrequently, or focus on their own priority policies instead of working together toward shared goals. Creating an alliance that is aware of potential silos, geographic, resource based, or issue area based, ensures that shared Green New Deal efforts are intersectional, comprehensive, and cohesive.

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