Washington Post

Public Transportation, Bus Routes, Neighborhood Connectivity, ATU

Metro IAF & ATU: "Leave the Bus Lines Alone"

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Washington Post

In Washington, D.C., 300 workers and riders turned out to the latest hearing on budget cuts to tell the WMATA Metro Board to 'leave the bus lines alone."

Metro IAF has been working in collaboration with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to increase public investment in the DC region's metro transit system. Read more about Metro IAF & ATU: "Leave the Bus Lines Alone"

Metro IAF

safe guns, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, Do Not Stand Idly By

Obama Embraces Smart Guns at Urging of Metro IAF

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Washington Post

Late last year, a group connected to the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, made up of citizens and faith leaders, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to raise $20 million for developing smart guns before he raises money for his presidential library and foundation.



The foundation’s leaders were thrilled with Obama’s announcement. Read more about Obama Embraces Smart Guns at Urging of Metro IAF

Metro IAF

Gun Safety, Shootings, President Obama, White House, Press Conference

WashPost Covers Metro IAF White House Press Conference

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Washington Post

As is their way, the community organizers and activists at the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) are pushing the president to use the federal government’s purchasing power to promote safer guns. To do business with the government, companies would have to be willing to “remove the barriers to getting smart guns and gun safety technologies to market” and cooperate with law enforcement to “identify and isolate dealers that provide large numbers of guns used in crimes.” Read more about WashPost Covers Metro IAF White House Press Conference

Metro IAF

Arlington County Master Plan for Housing, Schools, Affordable Housing

Arlington Board Approves Additional Affordable Housing

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Washington Post

The Arlington County Board, in an unanimous vote, on Saturday passed an affordable housing plan that will add about 15,800 apartments affordable to low to moderate income households by 2040.

Three hours of personal and heartfelt testimony from those who said they have benefited from Arlington’s existing housing supports swayed the lawmakers who said they couldn’t recall more affecting testimonials in their tenures. Read more about Arlington Board Approves Additional Affordable Housing

VOICE

Gun Safety, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, Metro IAF, Do Not Stand Idly By

Metro IAF Leaders Push Issue of Gun Safety in US

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Washington Post

“The idea of a smart-gun maker who has lots of experience making guns is intriguing because he’s not just some fly-by-night guy trying to do this,” said Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, a member of the group [Metro IAF] that met with Mauch. “Law enforcement officials have been quietly saying that if he comes over, they’d be willing to meet with him.” Read more about Metro IAF Leaders Push Issue of Gun Safety in US

Metro IAF

Action in Montgomery, AIM, Community Organizing in Montgomery County, Maryland IAF, Housing

AIM Tells Candidates, "No Stump Speeches"

Monday, June 23, 2014
Washington Post

The candidates for Montgomery County executive did most of the listening, rather than the talking, in their final joint appearance before next week’s primary.“No stump speeches” was the directive from Action In Montgomery (AIM), the faith-based advocacy group that packed Silver Spring United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening with more than 500 people from its member congregations. Read more about AIM Tells Candidates, "No Stump Speeches"

AIM

Community Organizing in Maryland, BUILD, IAF in Maryland, booty call

BUILD: "We Want a Public Relationship, Not a Booty Call!"

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Washington Post

The Baltimore pastor explained it like this: Being courted by a politician can sometimes feel like a one-night stand for community activists. In the heat of the moment, there is intense devotion and endless promises. But what happens the next morning? “We’re not asking you to marry us. This is no request for death-do-us part relationship,” said Bishop Douglas Miles of Koinonia Baptist Church, addressing three Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls during a forum in Baltimore on Wednesday night. “But, understand, neither will we be treated as, like the young people say, as a booty call.” Read more about BUILD: "We Want a Public Relationship, Not a Booty Call!"

BUILD

Foreclosure Rehab, Blight Prevention, Neighborhood Revitalization

VOICE Wins $30 Million for Foreclosure Rehab Pilot in VA

Friday, September 13, 2013
Washington Post

Each time Ron Taylor steps outside the squat brick townhouse he rents in the Manassas neighborhood of Georgetown South, the house next door is a reminder of how things used to be. It’s his old home, now vacant. The yard, where he once carefully carved a planter from a tree trunk, is overgrown with weeds. Taylor, 68, and his wife lived there for about a decade before it was foreclosed on last year... Read more about VOICE Wins $30 Million for Foreclosure Rehab Pilot in VA

VOICE