GARE has three types of membership: core;
state/regional; and associate. Which type you select is based on your
government structure, who you serve, and/or your funding mechanisms. If you
have additional questions about which type of membership to choose, please
refer to our website here. In the meantime, select which one you believe
is most accurate.
GARE membership dues function similarly to
memberships in professional associations. The amount is determined by your
membership type and number of full-time employees. Once your application is
processed, you will receive an invoice for your dues amount. Dues are collected
on an annual basis, on the anniversary when your application was processed, and
your jurisdiction will be prompted for renewal annually, at which point your
jurisdiction can determine to continue its membership.
The GARE network is comprised of jurisdictions
across the country that have made a commitment to take deliberate action
(internally and externally) to work toward racial equity. GARE’s strength comes
from its peer-to-peer sharing network, where jurisdictions share best practices
and successes, and also offer strategies for how to overcome obstacles to
racial equity efforts. By joining the GARE network, your jurisdiction commits
to the following participation expectations:
Media Policy for the Government Alliance on Race and Equity
GARE encourages member jurisdictions to share their affiliation with GARE across their formal and informal networks, with their professional associations, and in the media assets they distribute to public and staff. When referencing GARE membership in communications with the public and staff (i.e., social media, newsletters and interviews with local press), we are asking members to:
GARE staff to request written consent for social media or other media posts mentioning GARE or Race Forward if they are occurring within 21 days of a widely reported public incident that represents or is perceived to represent a racial injustice.
Avoid making or issuing statements that represent your jurisdiction’s affiliation / membership in GARE as being a response to an actual or perceived individual instance of racial injustice;
Agree to take down any media posts that refer to GARE or Race Forward upon request as soon as reasonably possible. This will generally be requested to occur no more than 18 hours after a request to remove the post is made by GARE staff.
GARE’s media policy may be amended at any time.
*Please note: once your application is processed,
you will be sent a Welcome Packet and your invoice will also be processed and
sent to you. This process can take up to a few weeks. Please reach out to GARE@raceforward.org with any
and submitting this application, I agree, on behalf of the jurisdiction
enumerated above, which I am representing, to officially join the GARE network
and adhere to the expectations of membership above.
agree that my jurisdiction be billed according to the parameters of the GARE dues schedule.
I agree to
follow the social media policy above and ensure dissemination of said policy to
my colleagues who will be participating in GARE programming.
acknowledge that my jurisdiction’s participation is voluntary and understand
that said jurisdiction may cancel membership its GARE Membership at any time.
By typing my name below, I agree to all of the above.