Brown Miller (Olympia, WA)
Beth Callie (Denver, CO)
Edwards (Point Arena, CA)
Zaidan (Philadelphia, PA)
Lambertsen (San Francisco, CA)
Morgan (San Diego, CA)
Rasmussen (Alfred, NY)
Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People's Rights
The committee and leadership
team has been redesigned to better meet the needs of the growing
campaign, especially the national action to Abolish Corporate Personhood.
It has been envisioned and structured to provide for the various
functions of the work in ways that develop new leadership and model
the democratic change we want to create.
The basic structure consists of working groups, and
Issue Committee membership involves serving on one or more of these.
Each group has a representative on the leadership team. This role
can rotate as each working group sees fit. Also on the team are
the two campaign representatives to the national board (Molly Morgan,
program; Paula Schnepp, membership), and the campaign liaison (Virginia
Rasmussen). The board members serve a three-year term, beginning
at the Congress; the campaign liaison can change on a random basis.
Decision-making by the leadership team and the working groups is
by consensus, but each working group determines its internal process
according to the nature of its task and participants. The leadership
team has monthly conference calls and periodic planning retreats.
Email is used extensively, with a commitment to include by phone,
fax, and/or USPS those not online. This is not only a democratic
necessity, but a reminder that this campaign is not driven by urgency.
Not all of these have formed, and the others are open
to being further fleshed out as new campaign committee members identify
their interests. The necessary functions of working groups not currently
staffed are the responsibility of the leadership team. Current leadership
team representatives are in caps.
EDWARDS, Molly Morgan
If you like to figure out good ways to explain and
present issues, or write/compile educational materials; or speak,
facilitate workshops, consult with people about the campaign --
in other words, get information out into the world -- this is the
group for you.
BETH CALLIE, Alis Valencia
Are you eager to take a crack at the media, corporate
or otherwise? This working group supports the education, outreach,
and research function, preparing all campaign materials (print and
electronic). It compiles media contact lists, sends out releases,
coordinates interviews, and consults with local groups on their
Network/Coalition Building: KATLIN
SOPOCI-BELKNAP, Karen Advokaat, Mary Zepernick
People with an interest in getting to know what local
people are doing with this campaign have found their niche. This
working group will maintain contact with the network of study groups
and local personhood actions.
If you have an eye for figures and dollars, here's
a chance to work with the staff fundraiser on proposals and keep
in touch with the campaigns income and expenses.
HAMMERSTROM, Jan Edwards, Sally Flax, Gregory
If you like to dig into history, think about strategy,
or have legal experience, this is your group. It will find new information
illuminating the issues addressed by the campaign and explore legal
cases and arguments. Some of the work requires law/research experience;
some can be learned on the job.
San Francisco Personhood Resolution: KIRSTEN
GEIGER, Program Coordinator