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Membership

We’re stronger together.

CIRC is a member-led coalition, meaning that our work is shaped by the dozens of groups and organizations across the state that make up our membership –– from smaller groups like Durango’s Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center to more large-scale ones like the ACLU of Colorado. We support member organizations with policy analysis, advocacy, and leadership development, and members determine our policy priorities through an annual statewide convening and vote. Organization leaders from each of Colorado’s regions are also elected to serve on CIRC’s Board of Directors.

Who can become a member?

Any Colorado-based group or organization passionate about immigration justice can become a CIRC member! Faith groups, student organizations, neighborhood associations, or any other kind of group is welcome to apply for membership. Membership requires $100 in annual dues, which can be managed through a payment plan if needed.

Apply below, or contact your regional organizer with any questions:

Northern CO region: Josh Stallings josh@coloradoimmigrant.org

Denver Metro Area: Chau Phan chau@coloradoimmigrant.org

Southern CO region: Nayda Benitez nayda@coloradoimmigrant.org

Mountain region (Garfield, Pitkin, and Summit counties): Mateo Lozano mateo@coloradoimmigrant.org

Western slope: Clara O’Connor clara@coloradoimmigrant.org

Membership Description

CIRC membership is open only to organizations. Organizations eligible to apply for membership are defined in the CIRC bylaws as a group or entity that is accountable to a membership of more than two people or a Board of Directors or a governing body.

Benefits for CIRC Member Organizations

  • Be a part of the statewide immigrant rights movement building power and creating statewide change.
  • Opportunity to network/collaborate with local, state, and national partners to advance justice; build deeper relationships and power across the state and nation.
  • Cross-training and sharing of expertise with other member organizations.
  • Attendance and voting privileges at CIRC Assembly and Regional Meetings.
  • Vote to nominate and elect Board of Directors; qualify to have organization rep nominated to Board of Directors.
  • Vote to choose CIRC’s priority campaigns, issues and policy platform.
  • Access to serve in decision-making capacity on campaign and issue committees.
  • Support of CIRC’s statewide lobbyist during state legislative session to advance coalition goals.
  • Staff capacity support for communications, social media, leadership development and general troubleshooting.
  • Access to technical assistance and trainings on organizational development, fundraising, communications, leadership development and policy advocacy.
  • Access to multi-media tools such as event sound equipment, translation equipment, LCD projector, digital camera/video (dependent on availability and need).
  • Promotion and link for organization on CIRC website, in annual legislative report, and in other publications.
  • Subscription to member bulletins with current info on latest immigration news, advocacy activities and alerts.

Roles and Responsibilities of CIRC Member Organizations

  • Support and promote CIRC’s mission and vision.
  • Participate in the annual CIRC Assembly and regional member meetings.
  • Participate in the campaign and issue decision-making committees as able or applicable.
  • Help nominate and elect the Board of Directors.
  • Support and promote CIRC’s campaigns, utilizing their organizations’ strengths, resources and abilities.
  • Pay annual dues of $100. (Not eligible to vote on coalition business if annual dues are unpaid.)
  • Help sponsor CIRC Assembly and other events as able and applicable.

Criteria and Process for Organizational Membership

In order to become a CIRC Member, organizations must:

  • Agree with CIRC’s Mission and Goals.
  • Agree with CIRC’s founding principles and guidelines.
  • Fill out, sign and submit this application form.
  • Receive a CIRC representative for interview/site visit and receive vote of approval from CIRC
    Board of Directors.
  • Dues: $100 for organizations due annually (unable to vote on coalition business if dues are unpaid.) New members are asked to pay the $100 dues at the time of enrollment if possible. The application allows for different payment methods for maximum convenience. New members that cannot pay the $100 dues at the time of enrollment may set up a payment plan
    **Note: Members who have not paid the annual membership dues will not be eligible to vote on
    coalition business.