National Committees

Move to Amend National Committees are made up of dedicated, passionate volunteers who care about building a democracy movement. Committee Members must be responsible and consequent. Time commitment varies but expect to spend 10-20 hours/month.

If you are interested in participating in one of Move to Amend's national committees, please apply by submitting an application (click to download file). Each committee decides how many members it has capacity to support and invites new members to join if there is space. Priority will be placed on applicants from Move to Amend affiliate groups or key constituencies/organizations that we have identified a desire to work with.

Please do not apply if you do not have time to be an active participant. Committee members must also actively participate in Move to Amend’s Movement Education program and all conference calls for their committee.

National Committees of Move to Amend


LAW & RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Responsible for:

  • Generating strategic legal analysis to support MTA organizing
  • Legal and research support for MTA Affiliates and National Team
  • Research (historical and current) on movement organizing, and legal underpinnings for MTA effort
  • Engaging with the broader legal community about MTA agenda and recruiting legal support for MTA

Programs:

  • Legal Support for Resolutions Campaigns
  • Research on Constitutional Convention Strategy

Meeting Schedule:

  • TBD

Current Membership:

  • Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
  • Greg Coleridge
  • Richard Harisay
  • Jan Rein
  • John Fioretta

Current Membership Capacity: 3 openings


OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Responsible for:

  • Keeping calendar of events and conferences where MTA can submit proposals for workshops, speaking and/or tabling
  • Identifying key partner organizations for MTA coalition and orchestrating collaboration
  • Developing materials to educate the general public and key constituencies about MTA

Programs:

  • Speaking Events and Workshops
  • Caucuses:
    • Labor Caucus
    • Interfaith Caucus
    • Arts & Culture Caucus
    • Educator Caucus
  • Partnerships:
    • Pachamama Alliance
    • Backbone Campaign

Meeting Schedule:

  • Third Thursday every month at 2:00pm Pacific by conference call

Current Membership:

  • Keyan Bliss
  • Daniel Lee
  • Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
  • Greg Coleridge
  • Milly Harmon

Current Membership Capacity: 3 openings


GRASSROOTS SUPPORT COMMITTEE

Responsible for:

  • Developing curriculum for Affiliates to build a broad social movement committed to an anti-oppression organizing framework
  • Developing systems to support MTA affiliates
  • Developing materials to deepen political analysis of MTA supporters and affiliates

Programs:

  • Movement Education Curriculum
  • Organizing Support for Resolution Campaigns
  • Affiliate Support and Mentorship
  • Quarterly Study Group
  • We the People Listen

Meeting Schedule:

  • Third Wednesday every other month at 2:00pm Pacific by conference call

Current Membership:

  • George Friday
  • Ambrosia Danu
  • Keyan Bliss
  • Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
  • Milly Harmon
  • Greg Coleridge
  • Tara Ingram
  • Joni Albrecht

Current Membership Openings: 2 openings


FUNDRAISING & FINANCE COMMITTEE

Responsible for:

  • Developing fundraising strategies
  • Donor development and recruitment
  • Generating foundation proposals

Meeting Schedule:

  • As needed

Current Membership:

  • Milly Harmon
  • Shelly Williams
  • Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Current Membership Openings: 2 openings


POLITICAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Responsible for:

  • Developing programs to support grassroots bird dogging & lobbying of state and national elected officials
  • Tracking Move to Amend legislation in Congress and State Houses
  • Educating and liaisoning elected officials (and DC NGOs) about MTA agenda and analysis
  • Liaisoning with Congress and DC "beltway" NGOs
  • Identifying co-sponsors for the We the People Amendment

Programs:

  • Pledge to Amend
  • Statewide We The People Act Campaigns
  • We The People Lobby Week
  • Citizen Lobby Days

Meeting Schedule:

  • Third Monday every month at 3:00pm Pacific by conference call

Current Membership:

  • Jessica Munger
  • Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
  • Keyan Bliss
  • Saleem Chapman

Current Membership Openings: 4 openings