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Steering Committee

Eligibility: Any CPA member is eligible to be nominated for a leadership position within the Steering Committee, so long as he or she satisfies the membership requirements set forth in the bylaws (Article IV: Membership). The Steering Committee is elected annually at the scheduled general membership convening and will include: 5 Elected Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Communications Coordinator, and 6 At-Large members; any Officer positions that remain open will be filled by additional At-Large members in order to maintain an 11-person Steering Committee. In addition, the roles and functions of unfilled Officer positions are fulfilled by the Steering Committee as a whole.


Function: The Steering Committee makes decisions of the CPA between membership gatherings, conferences, and convenings, meeting at least monthly in order to: review policy or program Proposals from Action Teams, ad hoc committees, or individual members, submit approved Proposals to general membership for a general vote, and create or approve any new Action Teams or Standing Committees. For a full description of the Steering Committee, it’s function, responsibilities, and the election of its members please review Article VII of the CPA Bylaws.

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Michelle Manos

Michelle Manos is an activist and community organizer based in Los Angeles. During her time as an organizer, she has been part of many campaigns, events and efforts for justice. She has a strong background in logistics, organizational infrastructure, public policy and coalition-building. Michelle has produced or been a part of several CPA events since our inception, and we are excited to welcome her as Chair of the Steering Committee. 

Nick Cortez
Ernesto Arce
Victor Casas
Jenny Lynn
Scott Menzies
Amreeta Jammu
Paul Kilkenny, Treasurer
Jason Small, Vice Chair

The California Progressive Alliance
(510) 984-6536  ·  P.O. Box 5284  ·  Richmond CA 98405

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