Local group qualifications
A local group may qualify as an affiliated chapter of the statewide organization if it has a minimum of ten active members.
Becoming an ORIL chapter is a great way for already active organizations, which may possess a pre-existing name, membership, and platform to connect with a statewide progressive network that can advance issues on a larger scale. If your organization tackles a broad range of issues or is focused on a few specific ones, if there is agreement between your mission and values and those of ORIL, we invite you to join us to amplify your voice and vision.
ORIL local chapters must have a clear geographic presence. For example, it is common for chapters to establish themselves according to the county they are in. Chapters can also affiliate their presence with cities, regions, or any other suitable geographic distinction.
Local groups must convene at least quarterly in order to be considered an active ORIL chapter. It is recommended to establish a regular date and location where the group can meet. For example, many groups meet once or twice a month at a common public location.
It is important that a ORIL local chapters have a platform which is tailored to the needs and interests of the group’s membership or intended audience.
To determine the social and political pillars of a group’s platform, it is recommended that the group examine how its membership or intended audience is engaged by already existing groups in the area. Are there gaps that need to be filled or alliances that need to be made? How could an ORIL chapter better achieve shared objectives with existing groups? Answering questions such as these will likely be helpful when establishing a platform.