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LEGISLATIVE COORDINATOR FOR MAINE

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ORGANIZATION: Amnesty International, USA Mid-Atlantic Region

Human Rights Education Opportunities with Amnesty!

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is seeking qualified volunteer Legislative Coordinators in every state to engage U.S. political leaders on human rights issues. Legislative Coordinators work with Amnesty members and advocacy staff to lobby Members of Congress and other key officials on legislation and initiatives to safeguard rights and protect people at risk. State Legislative Coordinators advise activists in their state on advocacy tactics and issues, and build networks to win legislative successes.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Keep current on AIUSA’s legislative priorities.
  • Maintain regular contact with Members of Congress and their staff regarding human rights issues. Provide information, and seek their support on key votes.
  • Coordinate and inspire advocacy efforts by Amnesty activists in your state.
  • Lead workshops and other initiatives to build the lobbying skills of people in your state.
  • Help garner media and social media coverage on AIUSA legislative issues.
  • Forge strategic alliances with other organizations where appropriate to help advance AIUSA legislative initiatives or human rights priorities.
  • Work collaboratively with Amnesty members, staff and other volunteer leaders to grow and strengthen the organization’s capacity.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be based in Maine.
  • Experience lobbying elected officials in-person.
  • Experience with grassroots organizing and coalition building.
  • Ability to lead training workshops.
  • Familiarity with international human rights standards.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Please note that applicants may not be employed by a political organization, the United States government, or any foreign government.
  • Applicants must be based in the United States.
  • Applicants must be registered to vote in the United States if eligible.
  • Legislative Coordinators should also be members of AIUSA. Income waiver is available upon request.

    AIUSA is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, indigenous status, immigration status, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected and non-merit factors.

    PLEASE ONLY APPLY HERE TO BE A LEGISLATIVE COORDINATOR IN YOUR STATE: https://act.amnestyusa.org/page/50652/subscribe/1

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About Amnesty International, USA Mid-Atlantic Region

Location:

600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, US

Mission Statement

Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

In pursuit of this vision, AI's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

AI is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.

Description

Amnesty International has a varied network of members and supporters around the world. Although they come from many different backgrounds and have widely different political and religious beliefs, they are united by a determination to work for a world where everyone enjoys human rights.

AI is a democratic, self-governing movement. Members and supporters across the nation, and throughout the world, are active in campaigns, events, and awareness efforts in the fight for human rights, supported by a global network of AI staff and volunteers. Movements such as the denouncement and end of torture, abolition of the death penalty, and prevention of violence against women are just a few cases of Amnesty's ongoing work.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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