VOICE members are institutions: congregations, neighborhood associations, schools, business or employee associations, health centers, community groups and other voluntary associations. VOICE does not accept individual memberships.
VOICE membership requires participation—an organized team of top leaders in your institution to:
- Identify other potential leaders interested in action;
- Identify and act on local issues;
- Help develop and support VOICE’s region-wide issue agenda at public assemblies.
VOICE provides training and other assistance to member institutions, helping them to build a team of leaders, identify community issues for action, and implement action plans. Member institutions commit to identify their leaders and participate in training and major VOICE actions.
Members also commit to pay dues. Dues are an important part of VOICE’s discipline. Dues are used to pay salaries for VOICE organizers and VOICE’s operating expenses. A strong dues base means that Members own the organization, and the staff works for the Members. The truth of the matter is, institutions spend their money on priorities that are important to them. If you’ve paid to participate in something, you’re much more likely to do the work necessary to ensure the success of that investment.
Contact a VOICE organizer to start the membership process or to learn more.