The Design Team creates promotional materials for the Party, ranging from How To Vote cards to website banners.
The IEC provides a response to efforts to undermine the security of the Internet and weaken core web standards. Members will prepare documentation and responses to reports and proposals from organisations such as the W3C and IETF on behalf of the Party, and will assist the Party in understanding the impact of developments within Internet standards organisations and other international organisations such as the ITU. A strong technical background is a must.
The Policy Development Committee researches and drafts new policies, reviews policy proposals from individuals, and prepares submissions on government proposals and discussion papers. Members should have a good understanding of Party policies and the laws and practices that impact them.
The Press Team’s primary responsiblity is writing press releases. Members should have excellent writing and communication skills and be prepared to respond quickly to breaking news events, whether during the day or late at night. Members are expected to advise of their availability.
The Programming Team develops software and tools that promote participatory democratic principles and assists in the operation of the Party. All software produced by the group is open source.
The Social Media Team oversees the Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts. Members will respond to public enquiries, moderate discussions, and post updates on Party events and policies.
None of the above teams have particularly onerous requirements. Some have regular meetings, others don’t. Most don’t require more than attending regular meetings and making contributions via email.
If you’re interested, contact us in any way you feel comfortable with. Officers and group members are frequently available to answer questions in our chatroom, or you can email the officers directly for more info.
If you have any questions, please do ask.