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State Coordinators

Regional Organizer, Beth Poteet, holds a speaker tour with Centolia Maldonado Vasquez from Oaxaca, Mexico.

Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, grassroots organization made up of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Our mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with people who seek justice.

The very important role of volunteer Witness for Peace State Coordinators is to help keep people engaged in the WFP campaigns, currently addressing issues of Economic Justice and U.S. Military Aid. Through international programs and US – based grassroots activism, Witness for Peace (WFP) works to transform US public opinion, government policy, and corporate practices. WFP delegations to Latin America and the Caribbean provide a life transforming experience. People return home eager and willing to work to change US foreign policy and to educate the broader public. The State Coordinator serves as a vital link between the grassroots and furthering the impact of WFP's work. 

Responsibilities:

In coordination with the WFP Regional Organizer (R.O.) the tasks of the WFP volunteer State Coordinator include:

  • Develop a Congressional and activist based state strategy to change US policy based on WFP campaigns (This may include coordinating with Congressional District, Media, Faith Community and Campus Coordinators)

  • Organize the WFP Regional Speaker’s Tour in that state

  • Recruit for WFP delegations, actions and events

  • Facilitate return delegate actions and reunions

Eligibility:

  • WFP delegation experience preferred

  • Good communication and written skills

  • Commitment to mission and philosophy of WFP, including a commitment to nonviolence and political independence

  • Open to working with a broad scope of people from diverse backgrounds

  • Previous organizing experience preferred

Time Commitment:

  • 2-10 hours per week

  • 2 years preferable

WFP Makes Available:

  • Opportunity to travel to Latin America with Witness for Peace

  • Training on social justice issues in the Americas and organizing skills-building

  • Opportunity to network with other activists in your area and throughout the Americas

  • A better understanding of the global justice movement and opportunity to transform public policy

  • A strong network of National Staff, Regional Organizers and International Team members working in collaboration on the Witness for Peace campaigns

Contact WFP National or  your Regional Organizer for more information.

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