Who We Are

We Organize for the Common Good

Broad-based: Founded in 2009, Marin Organizing Committee (MOC) is an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s oldest and largest leadership development and organizing network. The IAF bases its work on the idea that a healthy democracy requires the active participation of ordinary people. MOC is a broad-based network of local institutions—faith-based, non-profit, educational, labor, and civic organizations—that come together to develop leaders, identify shared issues affecting our communities, and take action around these issues. Member institutions pay dues to ensure that MOC has a secure and independent core budget, and is primarily accountable to its own constituents.

Non-partisan and multi-issue: MOC is strictly non-partisan and is multi-issue. Our member institutions work together to develop our local agendas by engaging constituents, both within and across our institutions, in conversations about the issues affecting their families, neighborhoods and communities. By joining with other institutions that have similar goals and concerns, MOC members increase their collective power and work to achieve victories on local and regional issues.

Marin Organizing Committee currently consists of the following member institutions:

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  • Community Congregational Church of Tiburon
  • Congregation Kol Shofar
  • Congregation Rodef Sholom
  • Dominican Sisters
  • Fairfax Community Church
  • First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
  • First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael
  • First United Methodist Church of San Rafael
  • Gan HaLev
  • Legal Aid of Marin
  • Marin Center for Independent Living
  • Marin Community Clinics
  • Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative
  • Marin Interfaith Council
  • Marin Lutheran Church
  • Mt. Tam United Methodist Church
  • MVCAN
  • Seniors for Peace + Community Church of Mill Valley
  • St. Anselm Catholic Church, Ross
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Ross
  • St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, San Rafael
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

MOC is affiliated with the Bay Area Industrial Areas Foundation, which also includes the Bay Area Organizing Committee (BAOC), Common Ground in Solano and Napa Counties, and the Broad-Based Sponsoring Committee in the Silicon Valley.

Staff:

Liz Hall
Lead Organizer
(415) 563-0262