What Are Assemblies?

At simplest, an assembly is a group of people who have committed to do stuff together. All of these assemblies follow the same process.
Harmony: a federation of assemblies Anyone can participate in our assemblies, whether a member of the party or not. But only members can vote. Our assemblies allow people to bring together ideas - and make them happen... whether that's by mutual aid, activism, or organising to win elections. Together, a variety of autonomous assemblies form a federation: that federation is the Harmony Party.

In most cases, as the infographic above says, most people can participate in most of our assemblies. But a few only allow people who meet certain requirements to join - like the Youth Assembly, which is for 18-30 year olds only (because it's the youth assembly!). We also have plans to facilitate the creation of "allied assemblies" - for people looking to support communities to which they don't directly belong.
Geographical assemblies are the most numerous variety, and they fit within each other, smallest to largest - constituency, city, and regional. Geographical assemblies carry out Selection and form consensus for anything impacting their regions.

These different assemblies all follow the same basic principle for making decisions: seek consensus first, and if you can't, try harder, and if you still can't... vote! We use a special system of balloting for our votes, called a STAR ballot.
How do assemblies make decisions? For simple tasks - just a quick chat suffices. We know what we want and then we set about it! If there's a lot of nuance or complexity, then we organise a structured discussion or series of them to iron out all the parts. If we can't obtain consensus, then we vote!

Our Operational Assemblies

AssemblyRemitsSecretary Elected?
the Committee for Resolutionsdiscipline, rules, regulationsno
the Operational Working Grouprules, regulations, processes, communications, supporting the executive work of the Secretarial Committeeyes: David Hollas
the Financial Working GroupParty financial oversight; accounts; Treasurer oversight & logistical supportno
the Foundational Committeesupporting the formation of new Assemblies & evaluating where new Assemblies may be advantageous for the Partyno
the Society for Presentation of Policydeciding strategy & "marketing" for policyno
the Media Working Groupcreating media for internal & external usages; determining tactics for media operations; press relationsno
the Research Working Groupdata collection & collation of all kinds for other Assemblies and the Partyno
the Society for Constructive Activismsyndicalism, education, mutual aid, protest, petitions etcno
the Policy Societies Committeecoordination & support of the Policy Societies (which should also be considered core assemblies, but are too numerous to include!)no
the Constituency Societies Committeepresenting the geographic concerns of the Party; coordination of the Constituency Societies collectivelyno

Anyone can run to be a Secretary either during a declared race, or if the position is already vacant. Applications can be made here.