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Why do we require demographic information in our membership form? Collecting this info helps our organization better understand who our members are and where our membership needs to grow. It’s a way for us to live into our mission of building a multiracial, cross-class political movement led by people of color and working people!
Durham For All is a 501(c)(4) organization and membership dues are not tax deductible. If you have any questions about membership, message us on our contact page or send an email to [email protected]. If you already paid dues this calendar year, complete the member confirmation form. If you want to contribute financially without becoming a member, you can make a donation at our donate page.
Our members bring together a multiracial, cross-class movement into a political home led by people of color and working people. We vote together, we take action together, we build our leadership together, and we fund our movement together.
Join us! Our three criteria for membership are:
- Agree with our vision of a Durham with homes, education, economy, sanctuary and democracy for all
- Live, work, organize and/or study in Durham County
- Pay membership dues each year
We ask our members to pay dues by making a personally significant financial contribution each calendar year. Depending on our income, wealth, and class status, this will look different for each of us. Some members pay dues of $3/month, others $10/month and others $50/month. Some of our poor and working-class members pay dues of $3/year. Some of our upper and owning-class members pay dues of $5,000, $10,000 or more each year.
Why dues? Our goal is to grow into a fully member-funded organization. Being member-funded means that our work and our strategies won’t be controlled or restricted by grant requirements from large foundations. Instead, our members take ownership over our movement and responsibility for sustaining its growth. We believe this is the most accountable, sustainable, transparent and transformative model to build political power for our people.
The majority of our budget comes from individual contributions and goes towards grassroots organizing and leadership development within working-class and people-of-color communities.
Note on COVID-19
Many of our members are currently experiencing economic hardship due to the impacts of the coronavirus crisis. We ask all members to make a personally significant financial contribution each calendar year, and what is significant for you now may be less than before the crisis. The minimum contribution our online payment processing system accepts is $1/year. If you’d like to make a personally significant contribution of less than $1/year, please contact us at [email protected].
Our 10K Strong Vision
Our movement is guided by our deepest beliefs and a vision of the future we are building together.
You can read more about our vision on our About Us page.