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What does it mean to be a CPSO member?
CPSO members engage in all sorts of work, from supporting local actions of other progressive organizations to engaging in alliance-building with different coalitions such as ICHRP, ILPS and FFPS. We hold movie nights and letter-writing workshops, organize fundraisers and raise awareness about different issues in the Philippines from an anti-imperialist, socialist perspective.
Being an activist is all about the continuous practice of learning – members participate in collective study through educational discussions. You can find the content of these sessions here. Otherwise, look out for upcoming public educational discussions on our calendar below, or reach out to schedule one.
Dues-paying members of CPSO take part in collective decision-making and carry out political work in different campaign committees. There are several responsibilities that come with being a CPSO member:
- Abide by the constitution, principles, goals, and programs of CPSO.
- Attend General Meetings of their Chapter.
- Pay a monthly membership due of $5 (sliding scale).
- Attend educational discussions, organizational meetings, collective undertakings, and other activities where cooperation is necessary.
How do I join?
CPSO membership is open to non-Filipino allies of all nationalities and Filipino peoples who are ready to commit to defending people’s rights and supporting the national democratic movement in the Philippines.
If you are Filipino, we would also like to direct you to our closely allied organizations of Filipino compatriots locally.
Joining CPSO is as easy as:
- Filling out a membership form (below)
- Attending an orientation event
- Joining one of our meetings
- Reading and agreeing with our constitution
- Pledging to advocate for the rights and welfare of Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad
- Pay the first month’s dues (sliding scale) as an initial membership fee
CPSO holds orientation events around the year, in which prospective members can ask questions and learn about the work we do, the material conditions of the Philippines and how they can make a difference.
Membership may not be for everyone, but you can still be involved in other ways! Supporters of CPSO can still participate in or volunteer for CPSO activities, events, and campaigns; receive CPSO news via the organizational newsletter; and contribute material and financial resources.
If you’d like to get involved, you can fill out our membership form or contact us through our social media.
Please fill out the form below to express your interest in joining CPSO.