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Together Louisiana, ITEP, Gov. Edwards, tax exemptions, incentives

'Together Louisiana' Poised to Win on State Tax Exemption Reform

Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Advocate

One month after 400 ‘Together Louisiana‘ leaders secured the commitment of Governor John Bel Edwards to work towards tax fairness, the organization released a groundbreaking study demonstrating that Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) amounts to giveaways of over $1.6 Billion .  In response to the organization’s call on Governor Edwards to use his constitutional authority to reform the program, the Governor’s office has announced there will be an executive order...

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in San Antonio, #NoGagOrdinance, Lobbying, Jorge Montiel

COPS / Metro Leaders Protest City Gag Rule Against NonProfits

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
San Antonio Express News

COPS / Metro Alliance leaders demonstrated the implications of a new City rule by gagging one of their own leaders on the steps of City Hall.  Rosa Araujo-Iracheta of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church detailed what the new rules would entail, exclaiming “For some agencies, this blackout period has been in effect since March…That’s over five months of being shut out!”

Housing, Anti-Corruption

Promises to keep: Daily News-Metro IAF housing forum puts mayoral candidates on the record

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New York Daily News

Exactly what would any of the candidates who are running for mayor do upon election in November? No doubt, you have little or no idea. That’s why the Daily News and Metro IAF, a citizens organization, are sponsoring issue-oriented mayoral forums. We held the first Thursday night in front of an audience of roughly 1,000 New Yorkers at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn.