Our Charter

  1. Statement of Purpose
    The Supporters’ Council exists to:

    1. Advocate for the fair treatment of home and away supporters;
    2. Promote the expression of supporter culture throughout the United States and Canada;
    3. Allow supporters’ groups to share information and resources for the advancement of supporter culture; and
    4. Oppose racism and bias in all forms, whether from supporters or from team management.
  2. Supporters’ Bill of Rights
    The Supporters’ Council will work to ensure the rights of all home and away supporters at any stadium in the United States and Canada to:

    1. A place in each stadium for home and away supporters to stand, sing, and cheer;
    2. The use of all safe, legal methods of showing support, including but not limited to flags, banners, drums, instruments, overhead banners and safe pyrotechnics;
    3. Clear and consistent written guidelines for home and away supporters;
    4. Minimum league standards for the accommodation of away supporters;
    5. Security personnel with an understanding of and training in supporter culture; and
    6. Consistent, fair, race-neutral, evenhanded and evidence-based enforcement of stadium rules and regulations.
  3. Council Members and Delegates
    1. A member of the ISC shall be defined as: a delegation of supporters of a soccer team playing in leagues in the US and Canada.
    2. Each team’s delegation in good standing shall have one vote on the council.
      1. If members of the team’s delegation do not agree, the vote shall be counted as an abstention.
      2. Good Standing shall be considered to be having no outstanding debt from ISC events or initiatives.
      3. For League-specific issues, only members from that league receive a vote.
    3. The Supporters’ Council has no standing budget and acts entirely through its member Supporters’ Groups and associations and volunteers. Each project sponsor supporter group or association shall be responsible for up front expenses, to be reimbursed equally from member teams’ delegations. A detailed accounting of those expenses must be made available to all members prior to reimbursement.
    4. Each Supporters’ Group or Association that has been approved for membership has the right to appoint a delegate or delegates (up to two per Supporters’ Group or Association) to the Council.
    5. Each delegate is entitled to participate in discussion and bring motions before the Council in accordance with procedures established by the Council.
    6. The Council will maintain a list of groups eligible to ratify this Charter and participate in the Council, which may be added to by vote of the Council.