CCJ is a grassroots community organization run by volunteers- we are not a non-profit, we don't do this for money, and currently whatever donations and funding we get go straight to the work. We have a broad network of supporters and allies throughout Chattanooga and across the South who can be mobilized to take action in support of liberation. We have a general membership of folks who agree with our Points of Unity, which outline the political agreements we make to do this work together; are active in the organization's campaigns and organizing; and participate in events and actions. We are also implementing workteams to engage and train folks in the organization's day-to-day work- currently we're building these teams around Communications, Documentation, Research, and Fundraising. (Read our Principles of Unity at: concernedcitizensforjustice.org/points-of-unity/)...Joining CCJ is a political commitment to building community and putting time and energy into pushing this work forward. In addition to upholding and holding each other accountable to practicing our Points of Unity, below are the minimum commitments we're asking folks to make to formally join the organization.
General Membership: Promoting CCJ’s events/actions and work through talking with your loved ones and neighbors- and through sharing our work on social media if you're able; being engaged on-the-ground every month (coming to events and trainings, volunteering, participating in actions, etc.); and consider donating to the organization for operating expenses and legal defense.
Workteams: Maintaining communication with team and making active effort to attend monthly meetings and workteam meetings; Committing 6+ hours a week to the work (participating in meetings and taking tasks to do research, create content, do outreach, etc.); Make effort to participate in and fill roles during actions and events....If you agree with our Principles of Unity and commit to doing this work with us, join CCJ today!