As a national coalition, Move to Amend has several spokespeople who are available for interviews and background information. To schedule an interview please contact our Communications Coordinator, Gabby Mora, at gabby AT movetoamend.org or call (916) 318-8040.
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is National Director of Move to Amend. She is one of the founding members of the Board of Directors and authors of the We the People Amendment.
Kaitlin 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.
She 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 SmartMeme Project. She is also a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy and Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation.
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 now serves as Board President.
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.
Leesa "George" Friday is one of the founding members of the Board of Directors. She holds degrees in Political Science, Economics, and African American Studies from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
She began her career as Phone Canvass Director for National Peace Action in the latter half of the 1980s and Program Director of the Piedmont Peace Project in North Carolina in the first half of the 1990s. George works as consultant to nonprofit organizations seeking to build capacity and organizational strength while acknowledging and addressing issues of oppression and privilege in ways that build community.
She is the National Field Organizer for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Coordinator for the Independent Progressive Politics Network. George co-chairs the Green Party US Black and Women’s caucuses and the North Carolina Green Party. George has served on several boards and Steering Committees including the Institute for Southern Studies, FairVote, the Grassroots Policy Project, American Friends Service Committee, United for Peace and Justice, the US Social Forum National Planning Committee, and Move to Amend.
George's Vision in 50 words or less: We have realized a justice driven movement – created from the roots up, transforming self-defined and well-wishing “progressives” into skilled effective allies who act strategically, sustain strong relationships with those most affected by injustice, following their leadership and/or supporting emerging leaders. The core principle; Strategic Use of Privilege.
Keyan Bliss is Move to Amend's Grassroots Volunteer Coordinator.
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. Since joining, he has served as executive producer of Move to Amend's online radio program Move to Amend Reports, served on Move to Amend's National Board of Directors before joining the full-time staff. When he's not providing support for Move to Amend affiliate leaders, he is actively fighting for racial justice and equity alongside his local chapter of Black Lives Matter.
Keyan is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. in political science. Keyan views the goal of ending corporate constitutional rights and money as protected speech to be a crucial first step towards lasting systemic 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.
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.
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).