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Disaster Recovery, Hurricane Harvey, Texas IAF, organizing in Texas

For Renters, Harvey was the First Blow, Followed by Orders to Move

Friday, September 8, 2017
New York Times
"Members of The Metropolitan Organization, a group of Houston religious congregations, urged Houston’s City Council on Wednesday to establish a grace period for late September rent payments. The poor and undocumented were especially vulnerable, clergy members said.
 
“Many of them have not worked nine or 10 days now because their businesses have been blown away,” said the Rev. Edward Gomez, an Episcopal priest...."
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Disaster Recovery, Hurricane Harvey, D-SNAP, Congresswoman Lee

TMO Demands, Wins Extension of Harvey Disaster Food Aid

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
KIAH & Houston Chronicle

As thousands of Harvey survivors spent hours in line attempting to meet the deadline for emergency food aid, the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), TMO leaders organized a press conference at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church to demand an extension of the deadline for families. Read more about TMO Demands, Wins Extension of Harvey Disaster Food Aid

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Bishops, Religious, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Texas IAF

TMO, Religious Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Monday, March 6, 2017
Houston Chronicle & More

In the face of increased deportations and growing fears of family separation, TMO clergy and Texas Bishops held a joint press conference calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path towards citizenship.  Catholic Cardinal Daniel DiNardo stood with United Methodist Bishop Scott Jones, Lutheran Bishop Michael Rinehart, Presbyterian pastor Rev. Lynne Hargrove, Episcopal pastor Rev. Uriel Osnaya, Baptist pastor Rev. Read more about TMO, Religious Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Willie Bennett, urban school reform

TMO Lyons Elementary Parents Prevail Over Rezoning Plan

Friday, May 15, 2015
Houston Chronicle

Lyons Elementary parents won an 8 – 1 Houston Independent School District board vote against proposed boundary changes to their school.  The changes would have sent students from one of the top ranked schools in the state to one ranked in the lo Read more about TMO Lyons Elementary Parents Prevail Over Rezoning Plan

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Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, School Reform, Willie Bennett

TMO Parent Leaders Protest HISD Rezoning Plan & Get Vote Delayed

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Houston Chronicle

TMO leaders and parents of children attending Lyons Elementary held a pre-board meeting press conference to detail their concerns about the latest HISD proposal to rezone elementary schools.  Rosa Rivera argued that a plan to shift new students to nearby elementary schools would negatively impact her children...  Read more about TMO Parent Leaders Protest HISD Rezoning Plan & Get Vote Delayed

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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

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Capital IDEA-Houston, David Brooks, Workforce Development, organizing in Houston, Texas IAF

TMO Responds to David Brooks: Programs You Call For Exist in Texas!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Houston Chronicle

Responding to David Brooks’ assertion that the President’s proposal to provide cost-free community college access is not enough,  Read more about TMO Responds to David Brooks: Programs You Call For Exist in Texas!

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TMO, The Metropolitan Organization, Public Safety, Pasadena Police, Crime

TMO Church Leaders, Police Officials Forge Relationship to Combat Crime

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Pasadena Citizen

Leaders of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Metropolitan Organization and members of the community and law enforcement officials attended a public meeting Sunday morning to address crime in north Pasadena and to request more police presence in their neighborhoods. Read more about TMO Church Leaders, Police Officials Forge Relationship to Combat Crime

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Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Feral Dogs, Neighborhood Crime

TMO Leaders Address Feral Dogs Roaming Houston Neighborhood

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
FOX News & More

Hundreds of TMO leaders gathered to hound their public officials on why children of De Zavala Elementary School don't get the protection they need from packs of stray dogs roaming their campus.... Read more about TMO Leaders Address Feral Dogs Roaming Houston Neighborhood

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Capital IDEA-Houston, Chase Bank, Carolyn Watson, Workforce Development, Economic Development

Chase Bank Applauds Capital IDEA-Houston & Invests $100K

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Carolyn Watson

Carolyn Watson, Chase Bank VP of Corporate Responsibility, announced the award of $100K to Capital IDEA-Houston at a meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Capital IDEA-Houston, established by leaders of TMO as a labor market intermediary... Read more about Chase Bank Applauds Capital IDEA-Houston & Invests $100K

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