NCPA is a 100% volunteer organization. We simply cannot do what we do without volunteers, and lots of them!

The first step in getting involved is to start attending some meetings, actions, or other events, so check out our calendar of events and come say hello in person.

If you're an existing volunteer wanting to get more involved, please check out our Voting Member Application.

Want to learn more about how you can plug in to our work? Read on...


NCPA Action Teams exist to promote and support the following desired impacts of our organization’s work:

We will work to ensure that progressives gain majorities on all elected and appointed bodies, and we (members of the movement) will work to hold officials accountable.
Every resident will be empowered to volunteer, lead, and impact their community.
We will serve as a hub for progressive groups and activities locally, and amplify the impact of each.

We currently have three active action teams, as described below -

1. Political Resources Team

Purpose: Create tools and resources necessary to enable progressive candidates and initiatives to succeed.

Current Project(s):

 Neighborhood canvasses.

Contact Person:

Nancy Ihara - nancy@northcoastpeoplesalliance.org

2. Recruitment & Training Team

Purpose: Recruit and train potential candidates, campaign workers, and community leaders.

Current Project(s):

Plan and promote educational events for potential candidates and campaign workers.

Coordinate volunteers and execute informational tabling appearances.

Contact Person:

Carrie Peyton-Dahlberg - carrie@northcoastpeoplesalliance.org

3. Political Accountability Team

Purpose: Hold government officials accountable.

Current Project(s):

Advocate for universal healthcare.

Contact Person:

Tamara McFarland - tamara@northcoastpeoplesalliance.org

In addition, the following two committees exist to support the operational aspects of keeping our organization functioning smoothly -

1. Fundraising Committee

Purpose: Raise money and build relationships with supporters.

Current Project(s):

Solicit one-time and recurring donations.

Contact Person:

Tamara McFarland - tamara@northcoastpeoplesalliance.org

2. Media & Public Relations Committee

Purpose: Promote and represent NCPA projects and interests in public venues - online, in print, and in person.

Current Project(s):

Improve social media presence; develop criteria/protocol for posting.

Cultivate spokespeople for NCPA.

Provide letter writing opportunities for volunteers.

Contact Person:

Helene Rouvier - helene@northcoastpeoplesalliance.org