Dallas Morning News

Affordable and Dignified Housing, Evictions, Josephine Lopez-Paul, organizing in Texas

Dallas Area Interfaith Fights Off Mass Evictions in West Dallas

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Dallas Morning News

DAI, in collaboration with the Wesley Rankin Community school and center, organized a meeting to brief hundreds of worried renters about their rights as tenants, the basics of eviction law and to pressure the City of Dallas to intervene on tenants’ behalf.  Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo, along with the Assistant City Attorney, assured renters that extra-legal evictions would not be tolerated. Read more about Dallas Area Interfaith Fights Off Mass Evictions in West Dallas

DAI

Community Policing, #Blacklivesmatter, Josephine Lopez-Paul

DAI Calls on Police, Community to Build Trust for Better Policing

Sunday, July 10, 2016
Dallas Morning News

At a community meeting organized by Dallas Area Interfaith, there were no easy platitudes in reference to the Thursday night shooting of police officers and protesters that left five officers dead...   Read more about DAI Calls on Police, Community to Build Trust for Better Policing

DAI

Affordable Housing, Dignified Housing, slumlords, Mold, Crime

Immigrant Leaders Battle Mold, Crime and Slumlords in Dallas Apts.

Friday, December 4, 2015
Dallas Morning News

“It all started with a group of women,” said Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI) organizer Walker Moore, that “wanted to know what their rights were.”  With the guidance of DAI, the ladies went on to organize several meetings — at local churches and in apartments — to formulate a strategy to address mold, dilapidation and crime. Read more about Immigrant Leaders Battle Mold, Crime and Slumlords in Dallas Apts.

Dallas Area Interfaith

Payday Lending, Texas Catholic Conference, St. Joseph Catholic Church

North Texas IAF Takes on Payday Lenders w/ TX Catholic Conference

Friday, October 2, 2015
Dallas Morning News

Fr. Daniel Kelly of St. Joseph Catholic Church and North Texas IAF – in partnership with the Texas Catholic Conference — hosted a press conference at his church announcing a coordinated interfaith effort to place limits on payday and title loan lending. Read more about North Texas IAF Takes on Payday Lenders w/ TX Catholic Conference

Dallas Area Interfaith

Workforce Development, Job Training, Skills QUEST, DFW, Priscilla Kimmery

Skill QUEST Curbs Dallas Poverty

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Dallas Morning News

More than 400 people have been helped by Skill QUEST since it was launched by Dallas Area Interfaith in late 2010.

A subcommittee of the interfaith group did extensive research among 3,500 people in its 40 member congregations, schools and community organizations in Dallas and Collin counties. It found workforce issues...among the biggest concerns.... Read more about Skill QUEST Curbs Dallas Poverty

Dallas Area Interfaith

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in Dallas, Unaccompanied Migrant Children, Unaccompanied Minors, Obama

DAI Calls on President to Protect Unaccompanied Children of Central America

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Dallas Morning News

In defiance of legislative efforts to denude the Trafficking Victims Act of 2008 of legal protections for unaccompanied minors, Dallas Area Interfaith congregations and bishops called on the White House and Congress to do the opposite: to ensure legal protections for children arriving on our border and stop speed processing of children thro Read more about DAI Calls on President to Protect Unaccompanied Children of Central America

Dallas Area Interfaith

ACA, Federal Insurance Marketplace, Obamacare, Universal Healthcare, Willie Bennett

300 Dallas Leaders Launch Healthcare Campaign

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Dallas Morning News

For years, Dallas Area Interfaith has zeroed in on ways to expand access to insurance and to reduce the cost of medical care overall. Now, "Dallas-area church and community groups are hoping to sort out the confusion of the federal Affordable Care Act, using a colorful new booklet that explains the law to people who are uninsured. About 300 people kicked off the educational effort Thursday night at Temple Emanu-El in North Dallas. Read more about 300 Dallas Leaders Launch Healthcare Campaign

DAI

organizing in Texas, organizing in Dallas, Medicaid Expansion, Human Life & Dignity

Dallas Area Interfaith Forces Much-Needed Debate on Medicaid Expansion

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Dallas Morning News

I wondered if we were even going to discuss it. And thanks to a Dallas interfaith alliance, I guess we will.

With hardly a peep of protest, it seemed, Gov. Rick Perry told Washington we don’t want its stinkin’ billions of dollars to provide health coverage for more Texans. Read more about Dallas Area Interfaith Forces Much-Needed Debate on Medicaid Expansion

Dallas Area Interfaith

organizing for healthcare, organizing in Texas, organizing in Dallas, Medicaid Expansion

Dallas Area Interfaith Challenges Texas Governor to ‘Opt-In’

Monday, December 3, 2012
Dallas Morning News

Gov. Rick Perry might have been surprised to hear his name invoked repeatedly during a recent gathering at Christ’s Foundry United Methodist Mission.  But the rollicking crowd that filled the northwest Dallas church was not praising the governor’s leadership or even praying for his soul.  Nearly 300 people crowded into the church to launch a petition drive challenging Perry’s decision to opt out of a Medicaid expansion. Read more about Dallas Area Interfaith Challenges Texas Governor to ‘Opt-In’

Dallas Area Interfaith