Move to Amend Staff Team

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is the National Director of Move to Amend and is a founding member of the National Leadership Team (Board of Directors) for the organization.

She grew up in Santa Fe, NM and came to Humboldt County in 2001 by way of Western Massachusetts where she was studying education and community at Hampshire College.

Kaitlin is also a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy, a Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation, and Board President of Democracy Unlimited.

In November 2004 Kaitlin was elected to serve on the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board. She is 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 again in 2012.

Kaitlin can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040.

David Cobb, Outreach Director

David Cobb is Outreach Director of Move to Amend and a founding member of the National Leadership Team (Board of Directors).

David was born in San Leon, Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School and maintained a successful private law practice in Houston for several years before devoting himself to full time activism to achieve real democracy in the United States. 

In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount.

David also serves on the Board of Directors for Democracy Unlimited and is a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy and a Democratizing Elections Fellow with the Liberty Tree Foundation.

David travels extensively for Move to Amend. He can be reached on his cell phone at 707-362-0333 or by emailing david AT movetoamend DOT org.

Jessica Munger, Program Coordinator

Jessica Munger has been with Move to Amend since April 2014 and works out of the national office in Eureka, CA as the Program Coordinator. She serves on the Grassroots Movement, Outreach and Engagement, and Political Organizing committees and is the Move to Amend national delegate to both the Interfaith Caucus and Arts and Culture Caucus.

Jessica studied at Humboldt State University 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.

Jessica can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing jessica AT movetoamend DOT org.

Keyan Bliss, Communications Coordinator

Keyan Bliss is Move to Amend's Communications Coordinator. He is Executive Producer of Move to Amend's online radio program, Move to Amend Reports. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

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 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.

Johannes Epke, Grassroots Volunteer Coordinator (East)

Johannes Epke joined the Move to Amend team in July 2013 and works remotely from his home in Brooklyn, NY. He currently serves on the Grassroots Movement, Political Organizing, and Law & Research committees.

Prior to joining Move to Amend, Johannes worked as an attorney in California with a focus on environmental justice and Clean Air Act enforcement. He has worked with several nonprofit environmental organizations in various capacities, including volunteer coordinator and board member.

Johannes has a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz.

Johannes can be reached by calling 917-525-4604 or by emailing johannese AT movetoamend DOT org.

Paul Benson, Development and Financial Administrator

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 can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing donations AT movetoamend DOT org.

Shelly Williams, Administrative Coordinator

Shelly Williams has been the Administrative Coordinator for Move to Amend since April of 2015, and works out of the national office in Eureka, CA.

Shelly studied at Indiana University School of Social Work. Her education and practicum were primarily focused on housing and homelessness issues, and 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 just had her first child in the summer of 2015, and is enjoying the new world of parenting!  She also has a wonderful partner 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 Danu, Administrative and Communications Assistant

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 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.

Millicent Harmon, Student Outreach Coordinator

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. 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 remotely from Eureka, CA while attending school. She can be reached by calling the National Office at 916-318-8040 or by emailing milly DOT h AT movetoamend DOT org.