Get Involved. Support the NPP National Women’s Organization Today.
NPP NWO needs women from all four corners of Ghana to join its ranks in order to advance the national agenda that will lift up the lives of millions of infants, girls, young adults, mothers and queen mothers in this country. You can get involved in several ways in order to help lay a strong foundation for our common economic and social prosperity. Before all, make sure you register.
Go to Meetings
The single best way to get to know your local NPP leaders and candidates, as well as other activists, is to go to your town or county NPP political committee meetings. These meetings are usually open to any NPP member, and provide a great opportunity for you to not only get to know other people in the party, but to learn about the issues facing your community as well. Call your local NPP or contact us to find out the time and location of these meetings.
Volunteer at Headquarters
If you want to stay on top of the latest campaign news, learn how to run a campaign. If you are thinking about running for office yourself, there is no better place to learn than at your local NPP headquarters. Spend a few hours each week at “HQ.” You will start off stuffing envelopes and answering phones, but you will soon have the opportunity for more responsibility and access. Keep your eyes open, and learn all you can.
Work on a Campaign
There is nothing more exciting than working on a campaign. Call a local NPP candidate or a local NPP NWO representative and offer to volunteer on the campaign. More likely than not, the campaign will be glad to have you for whatever amount of time you can spare. During the campaign, you will gain invaluable political experience and contacts, and get to participate in the thrill of political campaigning. Volunteers do everything from planning events to going door-to-door meeting the voters.
Start an Affiliated Party Organization
If you are a good organizer and feel up to the challenge, think about starting a local NPP political organization or club in your community. There are any number of clubs that you can start, as well as established groups that are looking to expand into new areas, including the NPP Women Youth, NPP Queen Mothers Group, NPP National Women’s Wing, etc.
Get your Friends and Family Involved
Once you start to get involved in local politics, encourage your friends and family to get involved, too. By building your own organization of committed activists, you can provide an invaluable service to the local NPP branch. Campaigns will know they can call on you to quickly raise volunteers or hold events. This is an especially valuable tactic if you are planning to run for office in the future.
Run for Office
The pinnacle of involvement in local party politics is running for office yourself. There are probably dozens of offices you can run for in your area—start off small and work your way up. Think about running for party offices—such as NPP NWO local representative, NPP Regional Women’s Organizer or NPP councilwoman, as well as civic offices, such as judge of elections, school board, or town council. Call NPP headquarters to ask what offices are up for election soon, and whether candidates are needed for any of these races.
As you volunteer, get involved, and run for office, make sure to stay informed about local issues, as well as new political techniques and strategy. Read your local paper(s) and regional magazines, and attend civic and town hall meetings. To receive the latest campaign tips by email, make sure to sign up for the Local NPP NWO Newsletter.
If you truly want to get involved with local party politics, the time to start is now. Pick out a few of the techniques outlines above, call your local NPP branch, and tell them you want to help. Volunteer, organize, work a campaign or run for office… but whatever you do, start today.