Move to Amend Board of Directors


Los Angeles, CA

Daniel Lee has been a member of the Move to Amend National Leadership Team since March of 2012.

An active member of Occupy Los Angeles and InterOccupy Daniel has participated in Occupy encampments across the country as well as done community organizing locally in Los Angeles.

He has also served locally on the Culver City Martin Luther King jr. Celebration Committee for the last 3 years and has been a volunteer with El Rincon Elementary, also in Culver City, for the last 7 years.

Daniel is a veteran of the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, a former student at the University of Southern California, and California State University Los Angeles and current MSW candidate at UCLA.

Gastonia, NC

George grew up in rural North Carolina in the 1960s. She holds degrees in political science, economics, and African American studies from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she graduated in 1982.

George works with grassroots community and national organizations providing leadership development and skills training ranging from strategic planning and organizing to fundraising, marketing, and community building.

Her work particularly focuses on communication, oppression, change, and the role of privilege in transforming power dynamics, fostering broad, deep economic and social justice change.

She has also served as National Field Organizer for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and worked with the Independent Progressive Politics Network.

Sacramento, CA

 Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is National Director of Move to Amend, President of the Board of Directors of Democracy Unlimited, and a Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation. 

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.

Coalville, UT

Laura Bonham is a political and community organizer who has served as the Vice President of the Coalville Area Business Association and as the Chairperson of the Coalville City Planning Commission in Coalville, Utah.

She co-founded the Utah Democratic Progressive Caucus and served as its chair for four years. In 2004, she co-founded Progressive Democrats of America where she served as the deputy director and communications coordinator until December 2011.

Laura ran for Utah state representative three times, once as a Green and twice as a Democrat, and now serves on the national steering committee of the Justice Party and as a member of the Move to Amend national team. 

Eureka, CA

Leila Roberts joined Move to Amend's National Board in April 2017. Leila previously served as the Grassroots Volunteer Coordinator (West) and Donor Relations Coordinator in July 2015. She currently serves on the Grassroots Movement Committee.

Leila is the director of the North Coast Small Business Development Center, bringing lessons learned from a 20-year career growing strong community institutions—as a grants officer, head of operations, knowledge management and learning strategist. She also volunteers with the North Coast’s True North Organizing Network and Centro del Pueblo.

Fresh out of college she served as a sexual health educator and counselor with young adults, HIV-testing clients, survivors of rape, IV drug users, and sex workers. She left to learn grassroots community engagement and social change through policy and public advocacy, providing strategic communications and fundraising for a variety of social justice groups, including the California Domestic Workers Coalition, ORAM—an organization advocating for LGBTI refugees, and the EDGE Funders Alliance.

Born and raised in North Africa to a Muslim Arab mother and Anglo-American father, Leila is proud to be the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants.

National Team Planning Meeting in Sacramento, California (April 2017)

Bottom row, left to right: Leila Roberts (Board), Laura Bonham (Board), Shelly Williams (Staff)
Middle row, left to right: Milly Harmon (Staff), Daniel Lee (Board), Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap (Board & Staff), Lydia Onimo (Staff), Jerome Scott (Board)
Top row, left to right: Ambrosia Danu (Staff), Keyan Bliss (Staff), Paul Benson (Staff), George Friday (Board), Jessica Munger (Staff)

Criteria for Move to Amend National Board Selection

Members of the executive committee should possess:

  • A commitment to MTA amendment and principles
  • A political commitment to the MTA agenda of building a broad-based mass grassroots democracy movement
  • Local organizing experience
  • Commitment to personal and organizational anti-oppression training and the ability to incorporate it into the work
  • A proven track record of consensus building
  • The ability to attend meetings and actively participate in working groups

Additional and equally important criteria include:

  • Ensuring a well-rounded executive committee which takes into account considerations of race, class, age, and gender, skills and geographic location