Below is a list of current national committees. The national committees of the Guild are formed by members who wish to organize around a specific issue. The main communication tool of a committee is an email list which all committee members can interact on. (When you join a committee you'll be invited to join the email list and will be required to confirm your subscription.) The email lists can be used to share resources around the issue at hand and to reach out for help from others who have more experience in that field. They also can be used to organize work that a committee can take on, like hosting a webinar through the Guild, writing an article for Guild Notes, or putting together a workshop for our annual convention or a regional conference. Though some committees may be more structured and/or have a designated chairperson, others will rely more on members to take initiative in helping develop the goals of the committee. If you have any questions about a particular committee, please email If you're already a member and would like to join a committee, you can do so here.

In addition to regular committees, the Guild also has two projects which are separate organizations from the Guild but still a part of the Guild. These are:

The National Police Accountability Project: In 1999, NPAP was created as a non-profit to protect the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement and detention facility personnel. The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States. With over 500 members and growing, they continue to effect change in the flawed legal system and fight to put an end to police brutality of all forms. NPAP does not provide legal representation to victims of law enforcement misconduct. Go here to join and learn more!

National Immigration Project: For 49 years, the National Immigration Project (NIP) has persistently promoted justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and policies related to immigration. They provide technical assistance and support to legal practitioners, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and all advocates seeking and working to advance the rights of non-citizens. Since its founding, the NIP has served as a progressive source for cutting-edge, advocacy-oriented legal support on issues critical to immigrant rights. Their success is built upon the membership and tax-deductible contributions of thousands of supporters nationwide. Go here to join and learn more!

Some past committees that are no longer active include:

Committee for Democratic Communications
Next Generation Committee
Political Prisoner Support Committee
Anti-Sexism Committee
Committee on Corporations and Human Rights
Litigation Committee

If you’re interested in reviving a committee or starting a new committee, email