Political & Activism


Students Demand Action is a national initiative, created by and for teens and young adults, to channel the energy and passion of high school and college-aged students into the fight against gun violence. Students Demand Action volunteers work within their schools and communities to educate their peers, register voters and demand common-sense solutions to this national crisis. Together with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action volunteers are part of a network of nearly 5 million supporters across the nation committed to gun violence prevention


Constitution / Tier

File SDA-constitutionnew.docx
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 8
ISU Members 1
Non-ISU Members 1
Allowed Members Anyone
Allowed Officers Elected by eligible members
Membership Qualifications Active membership shall be limited to persons officially connected with Iowa State University as faculty, staff, or registered students. Additionally, in order to be an active member of Students Demand Action, individuals must: a) Attend at least 2 meetings a semester
Membership Restrictions Must attend at least 2 meetings a semester to be considered an active member
Elections/Selection a) All officers will be elected by a majority vote of eligible voting members in attendance at the election meeting. Students not in attendance at the meeting may vote via text message to an executive board-appointed intermediary. All elections will be held in September, and incoming officers will spend the next month working with their predecessor to learn their responsibilities before taking charge. b) The outgoing Chapter Lead will take nominations from the floor. Nominated parties may also vote and make a short speech as decided upon by the executive board. c) Voting will be done by secret ballot and counted by an executive-board appointed member.
Meetings Meetings will occur on a bi-weekly basis at a time selected by the executive board and general members on the first meeting of the semester

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Meetings will follow the following template: i) Attendance ii) Reports by Chapter Lead, Membership Lead, and Social Lead iii) Committee Reports/Upcoming events iv) Vote on issues, if applicable v) Other business vi) Dismissal by Chapter Lead vii) Optional engagement activity

Description of Special Events