Jackson Koeppel donated 2018-12-11 23:53:58 -0500$6,546.17 raisedGOAL: $10,000.00
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We've done incredible things together, from installing solar alley lights to educating our community to holding elected officials accountable. We need all kinds of support to make it happen, and your donations are a critical part of that:
Read our 2017 Year In Summary to see what your support accomplished last year.
Read our 2018 Highlights to see what happened this year!
Look below to see what your contributions do for the work in 2019.
- $5 prints 50 flyers for an event
- $15 buys an hour of childcare to make our events more accessible
- $25 supports a subsidized Soulardarity membership
- $50 buys winter weatherization supplies for a household
- $100 buys local, healthy food for a small community meeting
- $250 pays one month’s rent at our office and maintains a safe, community space
- $1000 sends our community leaders to share Highland Park’s story on a national platform
- $5000 keeps a roof over our heads in 2019!
Every gift makes a difference. We also encourage you to become a dues-paying member and add your voice and leadership to our forward motion.
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Soulardarity is a 501c3 charitable organization. Donations made to Soulardarity are tax-deductible under Soulardarity's EIN: 47-2733535
Jackson Koeppel wants to volunteer 2018-06-12 14:50:42 -0400
Jackson Koeppel started a monthly donation 2019-04-10 11:49:24 -0400
Fellowship Application 2019
Learn More: https://workformedte.orgTO APPLY: https://bit.ly/2IlyPOWSoulardarity and Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MJEC) has joined to bring a unique opportunity to Highland Park, Detroit and surrounding cities. In recent months, DTE has submitted energy plans and rate hike proposals that show what they think that future looks like: a new billion dollar methane gas burning facility, weakening the solar industry, and making sure that solar on your rooftops and in your communities stays unaffordable. Meanwhile, they’re building the NEXUS gas pipeline and running other unregulated subsidiaries that invest in more fossil fuels, releasing more asthma-inducing and climate-causing gases into the air. They say that this plan is the most “cost-effective” option for their ratepayers, while they promise DTE Energy and subsidiaries shareholders a doubling of their profits in the next 10 years! We need actions that will bring jobs, and clean, safe and healthy community solutions for a new green economy. We should rebuild Detroit and all of our neighboring communities throughout Southeast Michigan – cleaner and greener, with no shut offs, and with strong and sustainable infrastructure for future generations. We want 100% clean energy commitment now, while there is still time.We are hiring 4 W4M DTE fellows to work with our campaign from May through August.What You Need to Apply:+ Some history of engagement with energy democracy or environmental justice work in the Metro Detroit area.+ Frontline community members are encouraged to apply.+ Ability to commit 5-10 hours per week on fellowship activities, totaling about 100 hours from May through August 2019What you Get:+$2000 - paid half upfront, quarter midway, quarter at the close of the fellowship+ Training and capacity building on energy democracy and environmental justice+ Building relationships with local and national movement community+ Getting your voice heard and your community’s needs addressedThe Day-to-Day Expectations:+ Attend all-day organizing training May 3-5+ Promote W4M DTE campaign goals at local community meetings and events+ Fellowship meetings every 2 weeks+ Campaign team meetings every month+ Supporting outreach and logistics for W4M DTE campaign events and outcomes in person and digitally+ Write 1 blog post for W4M DTE campaign+ Coordinate with campaign operations team on messaging and logistics for outreach workSo You Want the Job?Please follow these instructions: You may submit a resume or other supplemental materials in pdf format to **firstname.lastname@example.org** in an email whose subject line is “ W4MDTE Fellowship Applicant - [YOUR NAME]”Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications will close on April 26th. There are 4 total positions available.Soulardarity and MJEC promotes equal opportunity and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, and those from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Jackson Koeppel endorsed 2017-10-18 19:43:19 -0400
There's a saying that goes: If you aren't at the table, you're on the menu.
Right now, Michigan utility regulators are writing the rules that will determine whether we move towards community-owned clean energy or dirty methane gas. But thus far, there are no requirements that community voices will be heard. Help us tell the Public Service Commission that Michigan citizens - and especially those impacted by pollution, energy poverty, and environmental racism - need our voices heard. Because if we aren't at the table - you know we're on the menu.
If we accept business as usual, we can expect a process driven by big investors and executives leading to more dirty energy, pollution, and poverty. We know that clean energy and efficiency can make power more reliable and affordable, while making jobs and keeping resources in our community. But to get to that future, we need to demand it - and we need a seat at the table.
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Why become a Soulardarity member?
You have a lot on your plate, so choosing to become a Soulardarity member may feel like a difficult decision to make. Here are a few of the key points about the benefits of Soulardarity membership. For more information, go to:
- Participation in decisions about where new streetlights will be located
- Helping to secure proper lighting of streets on your block and in your community.
- Access to resources to reduce heat and light bills in your home through weatherization and do-it-yourself solar projects
- Future opportunities to work together with neighbors to build clean energy in Highland Park which will reduce costs and increase your ability to make decisions about where your power comes from
- Run and vote for Soulardarity’s board of directors and on other membership issues. Elections and most member voting issues will happen during the annual meeting, making it easy to participate and stay informed.
- Ability to call special meetings, vote to remove directors, participate in committees, and otherwise lead and focus Soulardarity’s work
Final voting power on any decision the board of directors makes to:
- sell streetlights or other long-term assets
- change our tax status, dissolve, or change our mission statement
- change the powers of membership
- Opportunity to participate in shared internet at a lower cost with your neighbors
Thank you for your interest in Soulardarity membership! Members are integral to our work. As a member, you can elect the board of directors, participate in committees to direct different aspects of our work, and steer the organization towards our mission of energy democracy in Highland Park. Your membership dues also sustain our operations and help us maintain autonomy and focus on our mission.
Since becoming a membership organization in 2015, our membership model has continued to evolve. Click here to learn more history of the membership model and click here to read the full proposal for the updates approved by the board in 2018.
Here's some of the basics about Soulardarity membership:
DUES: Membership dues use a grassroots fundraising model. We want Soulardarity to truly represent it's members, and the more we raise from membership donations, the more our priorities will be driven the members directly. The minimum annual donation for a member is $10. We encourage members to pledge to give at least $50, which covers the cost of to Soulardarity of an additional member. Using the 2017 budget, we need to raise about $1000 per member. When you fill out your membership form, you will make a pledge for how much you will give, and how much you will fundraise for the year. We encourage members to make a gift that is significant for you, whatever the amount, and makes you fearless in asking others to support our collective work.
VOLUNTEERISM: Soulardarity membership is about collective work and responsibility. If we all pull a little weight, we can do exponentially greater work. Members are encouraged to give a little time and talent every month to help our programs, projects, and organizing move forward.
EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL: Once annually, in the time leading up to the annual meeting, a member renewal form will be sent out to all current members. It will include what you pledge to donate during that year. At the time of any decision or benefit which applies to eligible members, the following will be assessed to determine eligibility:
- Has the member donated at least the $10 minimum in the past 12 months?
- Has the member filled out the renewal form for the current member year (demarcated by the annual meeting)?
MEMBER BENEFITS: Members may from time to time receive special benefits. In 2018, members receive a 6% discount on their PowerUP bulk purchase orders. Other special benefits may arise for all members, or for those donating or fundraising at specific levels.
ACTION GROUPS: Members with ideas and projects are encouraged to form action groups, and will be supported by Soulardarity to see the projects through. Read the action groups summary and download the proposal form here.
MEMBER MEETINGS: Member meetings will occur on a quarterly basis. The schedule and RSVP links for upcoming meetings will be released shortly!