IMIrJ MEMBERSHIP

Membership is about building power and community!

We welcome both individual members and group/faith community membership 

The greater our numbers, the stronger our show of force and voice to policymakers, decision-makers, and to the immigrant community. All IMIrJ members are encouraged to participate in regular gatherings, our ongoing I.C.E. vigils, campaigns, and other special events and actions. Your organizing and activist energy grows with IMIrJ, as does our collective capacity to change policy, hearts, and minds. 

Individual Membership:  Membership contributions are sliding scale, beginning at $50/year for an individual. Monthly, sustaining membership is an affordable way to support our work and provides us with a reliable income; most monthly members contribute at least $120 per year, or $10 per month.

Faith Community Membership: For faith communities, membership begins at $200 per year, or $1 per family unit per year. However, we do encourage your community to select an amount that works for your both your community’s annual budget and for your goals for immigrant justice! 

What contributions from our supporting members pay for: Staff time (4 part-time employees in 2018) and costs for our projects and programs: statewide campaigns and organizing, Sanctuary Cohort projects, Sanctuary cases, "Immigrant Support Network", Accompaniment Project, ongoing events and I.C.E. Vigils. Materials for education and outreach, publications.

All IMIrJ members are encouraged to participate in our monthly volunteer gatherings, special events, and educational opportunities. 

 Protesting ICE/police collaboration and standing in solidarity with campaigns to end deportations and improve treatment at family detention centers. along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Protesting ICE/police collaboration and standing in solidarity with campaigns to end deportations and improve treatment at family detention centers. along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

 Reverend Don Frueh of Parkrose Community United Church of Christ. IMIrJ member and former board member.    

Reverend Don Frueh of Parkrose Community United Church of Christ. IMIrJ member and former board member. 

 

 IMIrJ co-founders Bath Poteet, Sarah Loose, and Marco Mejía   

IMIrJ co-founders Bath Poteet, Sarah Loose, and Marco Mejía

 

 IMIrJ member Katie Dwyer on a volunteer trip with humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths on the Arizona/Mexico Border in 2008. 

IMIrJ member Katie Dwyer on a volunteer trip with humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths on the Arizona/Mexico Border in 2008. 

"Being involved in the New Sanctuary movement is what we are called to do as people of good faith and good conscience. This work feeds my desire for justice and the call I feel to take action." 
 - Katie Dwyer, IMIrJ individual member

 

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 IMIrJ members and volunteers preparing to go to the annual Mother's Day vigil at the Tacoma Detention Center. 

IMIrJ members and volunteers preparing to go to the annual Mother's Day vigil at the Tacoma Detention Center. 

  Supporters welcome unaccompanied Central American refugee minors arriving to Portland, OR. Photo by Peter Parks

 Supporters welcome unaccompanied Central American refugee minors arriving to Portland, OR. Photo by Peter Parks

If you are interested in becoming an IMIrJ member, either as an individual or as a group, please fill out the online contribution form or download a printable version and mail it to our main office at 1704 NE 43rd Avenue Portland, OR 97213.