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.
- 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.
- 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.
Legislative Coordinator Priority States
Working at AIUSA
Amnesty International USA is an equal opportunity employer. AIUSA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.
OUR COMMITMENT AS AN ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATION AND TO INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY (IDEA)
Dismantling white supremacy is central to the fight for human rights in the United States and around the world. As we mobilize staff and activists and work with partners to help transform the multiple systems where oppression operates in the world around us as part of our human rights mandate, anti-racism must be integral to our work. What does that mean for Amnesty International in the United States? It means using our people power to fight injustice and centering the voices and experiences of those most impacted by racist structures, beliefs, and laws. Fundamentally, it means doing our human rights work differently than it has been done before, because we know that who we work with, how we work, the work we do, and ultimately who we are, are all interconnected.
As an international, intercultural, intergenerational and intersectional movement of activists committed to protecting and advancing human rights for all, Amnesty is deeply committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA). To learn more about how we integrate IDEA into our programs and workplace, visit: https://www.amnestyusa.org/idea/