Members and Partners

MEMBERSHIP

If you share Steps vision for a just, equitable, and sustainable Mississippi Gulf Coast, consider becoming a member of the Steps Coalition. Members actively participate in Steps work and share Steps mission, vision, and core values. Members vote on Steps matters, author, manage campaigns, provide expertise and/or support for neighborhood meetings. Members establish and amend the Coalition Governance policies and procedures at quarterly and annual meetings.

COALITION BENEFITS

The STEPS Coalition provides its member Allies the following benefits:

  • Information on coalition related matters, events and local justice issues through email, newsletter, website and membership meetings

  • Access to a broad network of likeminded individuals; ability to inform STEPS campaigns and decisions through participation in Board meetings, annual meeting, quarterly meeting, and campaign/strategy meetings

  • Opportunity to learn from social justice advocates working in different communities, on different issues, or from different walks of life

  • Organization profiles on the STEPS website

  • Access to coalition directory

  • Staff assistance for networking and support for emerging campaigns and initiatives

  • Staff assistance for Official STEPS campaigns

  • Opportunities for training in such areas as leadership development and community organizing

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

The Coalition expects that member Allies will agree with the STEPS Coalition’s mission, vision, values and principles of justice, and:

  • Actively participate in STEPS campaigns and be comfortable when the Coalition challenges government agencies and oppressive social and economic structures
  • Promote the mission of the STEPS Coalition and educate the public about its purpose, campaigns and how to become involved
  • Abide by the provisions of governance in the Coalition Governance Policy and Procedure Handbook
  • Actively contribute to the work of STEPS according to their expertise
  • Attend the Annual Meeting and at least 2 of the 3 Quarterly Meetings per year
  • Stay informed on Coalition matters through email and the STEPS website
  • Subscribe to issue oriented updates, discussions, and meetings of their choice.
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Steps Coalition
610 Water Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 435-3113

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