Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director
She has served as a member of the national Leadership Team of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s campaign to Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People’s Rights and the STORY (Strategy Training and Organizing Resources for Youth) Board of the Center for Story-Based Strategy and as a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy.
In November 2004 Kaitlin was elected to serve on the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board. She was the youngest member to serve in this position, as well as the the first woman to take this office. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2012 and served as Board President from 2012-2014.
She grew up in Santa Fe, NM, and has lived in Madison, WI, Western Massachusetts, Humboldt County, CA and Barcelona, Spain. She currently resides in Sacramento, CA.
Kaitlin can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040.
Greg Coleridge is Outreach Director of Move to Amend. He previously worked for more than three decades with the American Friends Service Committee in Ohio where he educated, advocated and organized on a range of justice, peace, environmental and democracy issues -- including helping coordinate Move to Amend activities in the Buckeye state.
He is the author of Citizens over Corporations: A Brief History of Democracy in Ohio and Challenges to Freedom in the Future (2003), writer of the documentary CorpOrNation: The Story of Citizens and Corporations in Ohio (2003), and contributed several articles to the anthology Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy - A Book of History and Strategy (2001). He currently maintains and distributes via email a weekly REAL Democracy History Calendar and Monetary History Calendar.
Greg is a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy (POCLAD) and Advisor to the American Monetary Institute (AMI). He previously served an elected term on the national governing board of Common Cause.
He loves camping, hiking, walking and swimming – especially with his wife and daughter -- and almost everything else outdoors!
Greg works from his home in Cleveland, OH. He can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing greg AT movetoamend DOT org.
Jennifer Karius became a passionate democracy advocate while studying the US from the international relations perspective in the Netherlands where she lived and worked for more than 15 years - 10 of those as a professional ballet dancer.
She has since stayed chiefly in Ithaca, NY after completing the famous Master of Public Administration program at the Maxwell School in Syracuse. Later, she helped to lead a democracy group as a part of the statewide Democracy for New York coalition which made New York the 17th state to call on a constitutional amendment against Citizens United.
Jennifer has learned outreach from some prominent organizations like US Public Interest Research Group, Working America and by volunteering for sustained periods with groups like Organizing for America from which she draws on knowledge of various organizing models.
She has felt lucky to learn about the tools of democracy from some of the best academics and outreach organizations- both international and national- and has fair amount of exposure to the corporate and legal realm as well. She is also a part time certified Iyengar yoga instructor which later developed into an interest in the teaching of nondualism.
Jennifer works from her home and a collaborative space at the Tompkins County Workers Center in Ithaca, NY. She can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing jennifer AT movetoamend DOT org.
Jessica Munger has worked with Move to Amend since 2014. She is responsible for a variety of programs and organizational partnerships, and supervises the national internship program. She sits on the Outreach and Engagement, Political Organizing, and Grassroots Movement Committees, and chairs the and Arts and Culture and Educators caucuses.
Jessica first came to the Democracy Movement through her work in LGBTQ+ activism and organizing. She is impassioned by the work of building a strong and empowered Democracy Movement rooted in gender justice and dismantling white supremacy.
Jessica studied at Humboldt State University in Northern California with a major in political science with an emphasis in globalization and spent a semester at Christ College in Bangalore, India. Her undergraduate research focused on women in the Indian democratic system, and LGBTQ+ voters.
She served as the Western Region Policy Coordinator for the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network and was the Assistant Director of a non-profit ballroom dance studio before coming to Move to Amend. She is a proud member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and an organizer with the Campaign to Abolish Statutes of Limitations for sexual assault (CASOL).
Jessica works from her home in Los Angeles, CA. She can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing jessica AT movetoamend DOT org.
Keyan Bliss is Move to Amend's Grassroots Volunteer Co-Coordinator. He currently serves on the Media & Communications, Grassroots Movement, and Political Organizing Committees.
Inspired to join Move to Amend by his brother’s participation within the Occupy movement and student power movement, Keyan first joined Move to Amend in 2013 as an Intern. He previously served on Move to Amend's National Leadership Team before joining the National Staff as Communications Coordinator. He was the Executive Producer of Move to Amend's online radio program, Move to Amend Reports, and currently produces for their monthly live-streaming program, the Move to Amend Live Report.
Keyan is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. in political science. He sees the goal of ending corporate constitutional rights and money as protected speech to be a crucial first step towards real change within US society. Once the “We the People” Amendment is adopted into the Constitution, he hopes to expand constitutional reform to include a new bill of rights to expand the protection of civil liberties to all human beings without distinction.
Keyan can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing keyan AT movetoamend DOT org.
Millicent (Milly) Harmon served as an intern and an affiliate organizer with Mendocino County Move to Amend before joining the national team as Student Outreach Coordinator. She currently serves as the Grassroots Volunteer Co-Coordinator.
Milly grew up in rural Arizona, where she began engaging in anti-bias education in high school. A heightened awareness of the ever-prevalent prejudices and inequalities surrounding issues such as race, sex, religion, nationality, and wealth, propelled her into activism.
After moving to Northern California, she joined the Occupy movement and got involved in local environmental justice issues. Most recently she worked to pass Measure S, a community Rights initiative to ban fracking in Mendocino County.
Milly joined Move to Amend because she believes corporate personhood to be a major factor behind the social political and environmental injustices she works to overcome.
Milly works from her home in Cottonwood, AZ. She can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing milly DOT h AT movetoamend DOT org.
Lydia Onimo is the Development Coordinator for Move to Amend. Lydia is a native of Ypsilanti, Michigan and recently relocated to the Washington, DC area with her darling husband and beautiful baby girl. Her family just welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their lives on March 7, 2017.
Lydia completed a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she lived for 10 years. Throughout her studies, she was blessed with the opportunity to travel internationally and complete medical research projects and community service programs. And that’s where she discovered her passion for helping people accomplish their goals and turn their dreams into reality! She loves fundraising and finds it incredibly rewarding.
Her background includes grant writing, social media marketing, data analysis, marketing research, and spearheading youth-centered initiatives, such as Enlighten Through Travel where she successfully raised funds to take a group of disadvantaged youth on an educational tour of France and Spain. She is also a zero-waste enthusiast and proud “play mas” performer in the Friends of Culture Bayou Bacchanal.
Lydia works from her home in Washington, DC. She can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing lydia AT movetoamend DOT org.
Paul Benson is Move to Amend's Development and Financial Administrator. Paul was born and raised in Los Angeles County and studied music and voice at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
In the 1990s, Paul started and built a company that provided clerical services for law libraries in the Los Angeles area. He went on to work as a library assistant in a large international law firm, and in 2005, moved to Humboldt County.
Paul then founded the Folk Media Society, an effort to decorporatize media by providing new business models and tech platforms for independent media-makers to make a living on their own terms. In 2012, Paul became an intern at Move to Amend, and was soon hired by Democracy Unlimited (Move to Amend's fiscal sponsor) as Administrative and Outreach Coordinator. In mid-2014, Paul transitioned back to Move to Amend in his current position.
Paul enjoys swimming, spending time in nature, singing, and writing music.
Paul works from his home in Arcata, CA. He can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing donations AT movetoamend DOT org.
Shelly Williams has been the Administrative Coordinator for Move to Amend since April of 2015, and works out of the national office in Sacramento, CA.
Shelly studied at Indiana University School of Social Work. Her education and practicum were primarily focused on housing policy - specifically Permanent Supportive Housing as a solution to chronic homelessness. In addition, she has worked as a crisis hotline operator and as a case manager for pregnant and parenting teens.
Shelly is the mom to a rad toddler, and two sweet cats.
Shelly can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing shelly AT movetoamend DOT org.
Ambrosia served a few terms as an intern with Move to Amend before joining the team as Administrative and Communications Assistant. She is a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ashford University, with a BA in Liberal Arts. She is also a certified English as a Second Language teacher.
Her interest in Move to Amend includes the desire to return democracy to the people and ensure that constitutional rights extend only to humans.
Her personal interests include outreach & education, attending music festivals that focus on community, radical self-expression and radical self-reliance, dancing, camping, astrology/horoscopy/interpreting natal charts, modeling, watching documentaries and traveling.
Ambrosia works from her home in Reno, NV on the weekends. She can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing ambrosiad AT movetoamend DOT org.
Garrett is the Online Media Coordinator for Move to Amend and recent graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he studied public policy and economics.
Garrett first joined Move To Amend as an intern in Fall 2016 after wanting to work behind-the-scenes of an authentic grassroots organization, especially one seeking to end the absurd legal doctrines of corporate personhood and money as speech which give corporations enormous power over government. During his time as an intern, he worked closely with the Media & Communications Committee and is now taking on a more direct role managing Move to Amend's activities online including the thousands of followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube.
He hopes to use his enthusiasm for social media and digitial platforms to grow a democracy movement loud enough to drown out the millions of dollars spent to influence our elected officials.
Garrett can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing garrett DOT j AT movetoamend DOT org.