WAPP State Organization

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In order to effectively deal with shear amount of legislation, candidates, and activities going on in the state at any point in time, we have arranged ourselves to follow geopolitical lines and group affiliations.

Geopolitical Divisions

United States
Washington Other States
Congressional Districts Legislative Districts County Divisions
Precincts

National

The national division deals with Presidential, Vice-presidential, Cabinet, and Supreme Court candidates and Congressional legislation. The Pirate National Committee (PNC) helps coordinate communications and actions between the states, but the state parties mainly deal directly with each other. The PNC holds a national convention every four years to facilitate the choosing of Presidential and Vice-presidential candidates.

State

State level legislation, ballot initiatives, and candidates like US Senators or the President affect all people in the state and this division of the party keeps track, when the time comes they send this information down to the Congressional, Legislative, and County divisions. If your Congressional, Legislative, or County Divisions have no organization, you can contact the State Division by email to set one up.

Congressional Districts

The state is divided into 12 Congressional Districts of approximately equal population. Each district is represented by a U.S. Representative in Congress. The Congressional Districts keep track of the candidates running in their region and report them to all the precincts in their region.

Legislative Districts

Washington is divided into 49 Legislative Districts, each having a state senator and two state representatives in the state legislature. Each Legislative District keeps track of the candidates for their district which they pass on to all the precincts in their district once elections roll around.

County Divisions

Washington is made up of 39 Counties, each with their own County Board. Counties keep track of board candidates, legislation, and ballot initiatives, which they then pass on to all the precincts in their division.

Precincts

A precinct is generally made up of several blocks and contains and around 500 registered voters. It is the job of precinct groups to collect all the information from their Congressional, Legislative, and County Divisions and gather the information for their own city. Then a precinct group canvasses their neighborhood with that information by putting up signs and posters and performing voter registration drives.

To join or start your local precinct group contact one of the three divisions above and they will get you in contact if the group exists. You can find which divisions you belong to on your voter registration card. If no contacts are listed for any of your divisions you'll need to organize them. You can contact the state division by email for help.

Affiliations

Affiliations are essentially groups that focus on something specific. We are affiliated because our causes and goals overlap, so help each other by working with each other on events, activities, and propaganda.

  • Non-profits
  • Political Action Committees (PACs)
  • Student Groups