Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

National Director | Move to Amend

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is National Director of Move to Amend, President of the Board of Directors of Democracy Unlimited, and a Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation.

She has served as a member of the national Leadership Team of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s campaign to Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People’s Rights and as a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy.

In November 2004 Kaitlin was elected to serve on the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board. She was the youngest member to serve in this position, as well as the the first woman to take this office. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2012 and served as Board President from 2012-2014.

She grew up in Santa Fe, NM, and has lived in Madison, WI, Western Massachusetts, Humboldt County, CA and Barcelona, Spain. She currently resides in Sacramento, CA.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

Participatory Democracy is the only kind of democracy that actually works for the people. It is essential that we participate in realizing our full power and collective liberation from corporate rule.

What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

I hope to see new models to actualize real democracy for all the people.