Membership is about building power and community. The more members, the stronger our demonstration of support to policymakers, decision-makers, and especially to the immigrant community.
We welcome both individual members and group/faith community membership.
Individual and faith community membership helps to sustain our organization so that that we can continue the important work of promoting immigrant justice in our community. By becoming a member, you are demonstrating your commitment to Welcome all to this community and this country, keep families together, and respect the dignity and worth of all people.
What membership means: Membership is about building power and community; the more members, the stronger our demonstration of support to policymakers, decision-makers, and especially to the immigrant community. All members are encouraged to participate in our monthly volunteer gatherings, special events and in ongoing activities.
Individual Membership Options: Membership dues are sliding scale, beginning at $50 per year for an individual. A 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. We also offer labor-equity opportunities, where members contribute volunteer work instead of paying monetary dues.
Congregational Membership Options: For faith communities, membership begins at $200 per year, or $1 per family unit per year. We encourage your community to select an amount that works for your annual budget and your goals for immigrant justice!
What contributions from our members pay for: Staff time (2 part-time employees in 2017), costs for special programs (Sanctuary Cohort, Mi Casa Graduate Program, Immigrant Leadership Initiative, Sanctuary, Immigrant Support Network), events (Vigils like the annual Mother's Day Vigil, rallies, etc.) and materials for education and outreach.
All IMIrJ members are encouraged to participate in our monthly volunteer gatherings, special events, and educational opportunities.
CURRENT FAITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS
IMIrJ faith community members represent the diversity of our cultures and faith traditions, including congregations, community groups, and organizations. Learn more about becoming a faith community member of IMIrJ here.
"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
Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland (JVP-PDX), as a human rights organization supports IMIrJ with all our heart. From our deepest Jewish roots, we are called to stand for justice for all. The work for Palestinian human rights and ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine is so interwoven with the work for immigrant justice--we cannot be for one without our commitment to the other.
- Maxine Fookson of Jewish Voice for Peace (IMIrJ organizational member)