Marin Organizing Committee Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Despite community-wide power outages—and a last minute change in venue—700 Marin Organizing Committee leaders assembled at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael on October 27th, 2019 for their 10th Anniversary Convention.

24 hours before the assembly, leaders learned that the planned location for their convention, the Marin Civic Center, would be needed as a local command center to address power outages and host fire evacuees from Sonoma County. Demonstrating flexibility, leaders quickly relocated the assembly to a synagogue down the street. With 99% of the county left without power (in an effort to prevent more fires), MOC demonstrated the power of organized people with the tenacity and resilience to show up against the odds.

Using a generator and portable mic system, leaders from 22 institutions ratified their agenda of issues moving into 2020, reported 75% progress on a $100,000 investment campaign, and celebrated 10 years of citizen power in Marin County. In the midst of anxiety-ridden uncertainty, MOC proved our people can and will show up.

Read more about the 10th Anniversary Convention:

Nonpartisan Marin activist organization gathers to chart future course Marin Independent Journal  [ pdf ]
Amid fires, Rodef Sholom pinch hits as host for Marin Organizing Committee's 10-year celebrationJ. [pdf]
Marin Voice: MOC Ready to Practice Revolutionary Patience with New Issues AgendaMarin Independent Journal [pdf]

Read more about MOC's previous victories and press attention over the course of our first decade of existence: