Neighborhood Development

Valley Interfaith, Organizing in the RGV, Texas IAF, Streets, Infrastructure, Fr. Atangana

Valley Interfaith Celebrates Their (Newly Paved) Streets

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Rio Grande Guardian & El Manana

When Valley Interfaith leader Monse Martinez first moved into Las Milpas he noticed the roads were in very bad conditions. Read more about Valley Interfaith Celebrates Their (Newly Paved) Streets

Valley Interfaith

Community Organizing in Bushwick, Metro IAF, New York IAF, Parks

700 EBC Leaders Rally for Neighborhood Park Upgrades

Monday, March 23, 2015
Bushwick Daily

No one can say Bushwick backs down without a fight. Read more about 700 EBC Leaders Rally for Neighborhood Park Upgrades

EBC

Wisconsin IAF, Community Organizing in Milwaukee, stadium, Foreclosures, mortgage serving Bucks stadium

Momentum for Bucks Arena Slows as Common Ground Steps Up

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Journal Sentinel

"The owners of the Bucks have never proven to anyone that they need public money. Nor do they deserve public money," said a statement by Jennifer O'Hear and Lloyd Johnson, who co-chair Common Ground's Fair Play campaign. Read more about Momentum for Bucks Arena Slows as Common Ground Steps Up

Common Ground

TMO, Texas IAF, organizing in Houston, Public Transport, Metro Bus

TMO Leaders Push for Metro Bus System Overhaul

Friday, February 27, 2015
Houston Chronicle

Julia Ramirez, a regular Metro Bus system user, thinks there are four things that would make public transport more rider-friendly.  She teamed up with TMO leaders Franklin Olson and Rev. Kevin Collins to break it down.  Read more about TMO Leaders Push for Metro Bus System Overhaul

TMO

Development, school funding, Community Organizing in Baltimore, Maryland IAF

Developing Baltimore at the Expense of its Children

Friday, February 13, 2015
Baltimore Sun

Concerning the funding of Baltimore City schools, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's statement to Dan Rodricks last week on WYPR that "any TIFs and PILOTs have no impact on the wealth calculator" that helps determine state school funding is simply wrong. It defies most of the studies that have been done on this topic and the Baltimore Sun's recent investigative report. Read more about Developing Baltimore at the Expense of its Children

BUILD

Food Desert, Kroger Grocery Closing, South Jackson, Mississippi IAF

Senators, Sheriff Join Working Together Jackson Re: Kroger Closing

Monday, February 16, 2015
Clarion Ledger

People from across the City of Jackson, including State Senators John Hohrn, David Blount and Solly Norwood, and Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, joined Working Together Jackson‘s “We Care for So Read more about Senators, Sheriff Join Working Together Jackson Re: Kroger Closing

Working Together Jackson

Transit, Sales Tax, Infrastructure, Community Organizing in Vancouver

Metro Vancouver Alliance Fights for Improved Transit

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
News 1130

Metro Vancouver Alliance leaders piled into a church gym to develop a strategy to convince voters to pass a half cent sales tax that would pay fo needed improvements in local transit... Read more about Metro Vancouver Alliance Fights for Improved Transit

Metro Vancouver Alliance

Bucks, Tax Giveaway, Fair Play, Governor Walker, Common Ground, Milwaukee

Common Ground Calls Bucks Co-Owner Edens a "Slumlord"

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Journal Sentinel

Calling Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens a slumlord, leaders of the community organization Common Ground on Thursday demanded a meeting with him to discuss what to do about crumbling and deteriorating properties the group says he controls through a company largely owned by his investment firm. Read more about Common Ground Calls Bucks Co-Owner Edens a "Slumlord"

Common Ground

COPS / Metro Alliance, Andy Sarabia, Economic Incentives, Infrastructure, Flooding

At 40, COPS Still Standing Up for Residents

Sunday, December 7, 2014
San Antonio Express News

"COPS was founded by taxpaying citizens angry at the intentional neglect of our communities. We realized the answer to the power of money was the organized power of people. Our agenda focused on quality-of-life issues such as: health, education, jobs, wages and benefits, and neighborhood improvements..." Read more about At 40, COPS Still Standing Up for Residents

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Durham CAN, North Carolina IAF, Community organizing in North Carolina

Durham CAN Celebrates Progress

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Triangle Tribune

Kingdom Harvest Ministries Pastor Herbert R. Davis said CAN is here so that Durham can have a safer community, affordable places to call home, equal access to the transit system, and access to jobs and a livable wage. Read more about Durham CAN Celebrates Progress

Durham CAN

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