Valley Interfaith

SB4, Immigration Reform, cartels, priest, Fr. Kevin Collins, Texas IAF

Valley Interfaith Priest Concerned That SB4 Can Empower Cartels

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Rio Grande Guardian

Following a press conference in which leaders of the Texas IAF Network of Organizations joined the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops to oppose the anti-sanctuary cities bill, SB4, Fr. Kevin Collins of St. Eugene’s de Mazenod Catholic Church and Valley Interfaith in Brownsville had more to say. Read more about Valley Interfaith Priest Concerned That SB4 Can Empower Cartels

Valley Interfaith

Health District, Rio Grande Valley, Tier 1 Hospital, affordable healthcare

Valley Interfaith Gets Out The Vote for Health District

Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Monitor

Valley Interfaith is working hard to get parishioners to vote in favor of Proposition 1. Read more about Valley Interfaith Gets Out The Vote for Health District

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Community Organizing in the RGV, Texas, Socorro Perales, Jason Lowry

Valley Interfaith Secures Streetlights in Olmito Colonia

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Brownsville Herald

A crowd of leaders gathered near a newly installed streetlight in the Olmito colonia as Father Hector Cruz of Our Heavenly Father Catholic Church sprinkled it with holy water. Read more about Valley Interfaith Secures Streetlights in Olmito Colonia

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Texas IAF, Community Organizing in the Rio Grande Valley, Socorro Perales

Valley Interfaith Shakes Up Pharr Election; Parks & Libraries at Stake

Monday, May 18, 2015
Rio Grande Guardian & Brownsville Herald

"In the recent Pharr City Commission election, Valley Interfaith leaders knew the races were likely to be close. They calculated that if they turned out their supporters and members, particularly in south Pharr, they could impact the election and thus have leverage on which policies get implemented.” Read more about Valley Interfaith Shakes Up Pharr Election; Parks & Libraries at Stake

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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

DAPA, DACAm Executive Order, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Socorro Perales

Valley Interfaith Calls on Congress, Calls on Immigrants

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Brownsville Herald and more
The press conference started with the story of  teacher in 2001, invited from Mexico to teach in MacAllen in 2001 -- then disinvited when 9/11 attacks led to dramatic changes in the treatment of immigrants....
 
Valley Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, Organizing in RGV, Pharr, Las Milpas, Colonias

Valley Interfaith Organizes Colonias Residents to Get Voices Heard

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Monitor

Valley Interfaith leader Eddie Anaya, first organized a forum in Las Milpas to identify the concerns of colonia  Read more about Valley Interfaith Organizes Colonias Residents to Get Voices Heard

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Community Organizing in Texas, Organizing in RGV, McAllen, Benzene, TCEQ, Environment

Valley Interfaith Investigates Benzene Plume Near Congregation

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Valley Interfaith

Valley Interfaith, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, is drawing a connection between stories of cancer-related deaths, three gas stations and a benzene plume moving through a neighborhood blocks from St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen... Read more about Valley Interfaith Investigates Benzene Plume Near Congregation

Valley Interfaith

Organizing in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Anna Eng, RGV, Brownsville, Pharr, Hidalgo County

Valley Interfaith Celebrates 30th Anniversary in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Monitor

Valley Interfaith celebrated its 30th anniversary Sunday afternoon at the Pharr Events Center, and Gurrola was among several community members who spoke to the more than 800-person audience about how the organization guided them when they needed it most. Read more about Valley Interfaith Celebrates 30th Anniversary in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas

Valley Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, Healthcare, Medicaid Expansion, Network of Texas Organizations

Valley Interfaith Wins Hidalgo County Support for Medicaid Expansion

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Rio Grande Guardian

Valley Interfaith members were at Hidalgo County Commissioners Court to urge commissioners to pass a resolution in support of Adult Medicaid.  In a news release, Valley Interfaith said it urges other counties in the Valley to stand also in support. The Rev. Javier Leyva, a Valley Interfaith leader, pointed out that expanding Medicaid would bring over $400 million in Medicaid funds to Hidalgo County and nearly $670 million to the Valley overall. Read more about Valley Interfaith Wins Hidalgo County Support for Medicaid Expansion

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