Retake Our Democracy Leadership Structure

Retake Our Democracy has many moving parts, many teams operating independently or in coordination. To ensure that the organization remains focused on its primary goals and implements strategies effectively, it has created the following organizational structure.

Board of Directors. Our Board reviews the budget, ensures compliance with legal, IRS and Secretary of State guidelines, and evaluates the effectiveness of leadership. In the event a director is hired, the Board would hire the Director and evaluate his effectiveness.

Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is comprised of the Chair of the Board and Coordinators of the Events Action Team, the Young Leadership Development Action Team, and Citizen Advocacy Action Team. The Leadership Team meets alternate weeks to develop strategies, set priorities, and evaluate effectiveness of each Action Team.

Advisory Team. While now just forming, the Advisory Team will be comprised of other activist, cultural, interfaith, labor, and community organizing groups who will meet three times a year to provide input that ensures our efforts are respectful of the work that others are doing and ensure alignment and effective coordination among organizations with shared values and goals. 

Coordinating Team. Comprised of one coordinator from each Action Team and two members of the Leadership Team, the Coordinating Team ensures alignment, communication and coordination across Action Teams.

Action Teams. Action Teams are formed to allow local activists opportunities to develop actions that support the strategic direction of Retake Our Democracy.

The Majority. The majority are most of us who know we are not getting what we need and realize that our voices are not being heard, but have little time to devote to activism. The most important goal of Retake Our Democracy is to engage the majority, provide concise information that penetrates mainstream media’s stranglehold on what we know, and provide easy ways for the majority to advocate effectively on their behalf.