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.
Apply to be a Legislative Coordinator in your state.
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.