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NNIRR welcomes membership of both organizations and individuals. As part of a larger movement, members both receive benefits and actively participate in NNIRR's collective efforts.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues. We work to promote a just immigration and refugee policy in the United States and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.

The National Network bases its efforts in the principles of equality and justice, and seeks the enfranchisement of all immigrant and refugee communities in the United States through organizing and advocating for their full labor, environmental, civil and human rights. We further recognize the unparalleled change in global political and economic structures which has exacerbated regional, national and international patterns of migration and emphasize the need to build international support and cooperation to strengthen the rights, welfare and safety of migrants and refugees.


WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP


Organizational members receive the following benefits:

  • Space for up to three representatives at national membership meetings and conferences
  • 20% or more discounts on publications, events, trainings etc.
  • Regular updates and information, including Network News, NNIRR's periodical
  • Preferential access to NNIRR trainings, conferences, work groups, forums and other activities
  • Eligibility to join NNIRR project/program working groups, and chair up to one working group
  • Eligibility to propose and influence NNIRR policymaking through work group and membership meeting participation
  • Eligibility to sit on the NNIRR National Council (an advisory body; maximum one seat per organization)
  • Eligibility for nomination to NNIRR Board of Directors (Nomination requires three years of active membership in good standing; all nominations must be forwarded by a current board member)

Individual members receive the following benefits:

  • 15% discounts on publications, events, trainings etc.
  • Second priority (after organizational members) to attend or participate in NNIRR trainings, conferences, work groups, forums and other activities
  • Regular updates and information, including Network News, NNIRR's periodical
  • Eligibility to join one NNIRR project/program working group
  • Eligibility for NNIRR Board of Directors (Nomination requires three years of active membership in good standing; all nominations must be forwarded by a current board member)


WHAT WE ASK OF YOU


NNIRR organizational membership is open to organizations that agree to:

  • Work to promote the principles and values of NNIRR, as contained in NNIRR’s Mission Statement, through their activities
  • Attend NNIRR membership meetings and conferences on a regular basis
  • Participate in NNIRR campaign work, policy development and other activities, including participation in one or more working groups/committees
  • Assist in recruiting new organizational and individual members in NNIRR
  • Pay annual dues

NNIRR individual membership is open to those who agree to:

  • Work to promote the principles and values of NNIRR, as contained in NNIRR’s Mission Statement, through their work and movement activities
  • Attend NNIRR membership meetings and conferences on a regular basis
  • Participate in NNIRR campaign work, policy development and other activities, including participation in one or more working groups/committees
  • Promote NNIRR as part of their own work and activities, and help to recruit new members
  • Pay annual dues

Organizational and individual members may or may not agree with all policy positions taken by or on behalf of the Board of Directors, NNIRR's policy-making body. Members often receive information on specific policy issues that they may wish to consider themselves.

YES! I will join NNIRR as a symbol of my commitment to this important network of organizations and individuals working together for immigrant and refugee rights!

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