West / Southwest IAF

Spokane Alliance, Washington IAF, mental health facility

Spokane Alliance Secures Support for Mental Health Facility

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Spokesman Review

At present, if a mentally ill person commits a crime in Spokane, the only places to send them are either the ER or jail. Read more about Spokane Alliance Secures Support for Mental Health Facility

West / Southwest IAF

Together Louisiana, Medicaid, BCRA, affordable healthcare

Together Louisiana Reminds Sen. Cassidy of Medicaid Promise

Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Advocate & More

To the surprise of many, both Louisiana Senators voted in favor of two health care measures that would roll back Medicaid funding.  In response, Together Louisiana publicly reminded one of the Senators of his Medicaid promises: Read more about Together Louisiana Reminds Sen. Cassidy of Medicaid Promise

West / Southwest IAF

Together Louisiana, Tax Reform, corporate tax exemption

Together Louisiana, State Assessors Team Up to Defeat Tax Giveaway

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Weekly Citizen

At a Senate committee hearing last week, Together Louisiana and the state’s assessors teamed up to deal an unlikely defeat to a proposed constitutional amendment backed by one of the most well-funded lobbying drives of the current legislative session. Read more about Together Louisiana, State Assessors Team Up to Defeat Tax Giveaway

West / Southwest IAF

Workforce Development, Job Training, living wages, Economic Development

IAF Workforce Development Model Crushes Competition, Shows Sizable and Sustained Gains

Friday, April 21, 2017
Economic Mobility

Almost ten years ago, Project QUEST agreed to participate in a randomized control trial in which half of a pool of 400+ qualified and equally motivated applicants were picked by a computer to participate in Project QUEST.  The other half were turned away and they pursued other options. Read more about IAF Workforce Development Model Crushes Competition, Shows Sizable and Sustained Gains

West / Southwest IAF

Workforce Development, Sr. Pearl Ceasar, Sr. Gabriela Lohan, Project Quest

Catholic Sisters Combat Poverty, Impact Thousands in San Antonio

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Global Sisters Report

The speakers offered words of eloquence and encouragement. Moments later came handshakes, hugs and tears as students crossed the stage. But this was not a typical graduation ceremony. There were no diplomas, no gowns and no hats tossed into the air. Read more about Catholic Sisters Combat Poverty, Impact Thousands in San Antonio

West / Southwest IAF

Training, Organizing in the Southwest, Colorado, Fort Worth, Zeik Saidman

Reflections on Southwest IAF Leadership Training by Zeik Saidman

Monday, March 23, 2015
Democratic Faith

Two years ago I decided to help build an IAF organization in Colorado - as a leader. I was frustrated by what wasn't happening in Colorado. I wanted to be a part of the kind of IAF power organization that I knew could make a big difference.

More important, I recalled with fresh energy the extraordinary individuals attracted to the organizing work during my IAF years. I wanted to reclaim some of that relational territory. Or at least give it a shot.

So, with a deep breath I signed up and... Read more about Reflections on Southwest IAF Leadership Training by Zeik Saidman

West / Southwest IAF

Ernesto Cortes, Cold Anger, Social Justice, Huffington Post, Racial Justice

Huffington Post Cites 'Cold Anger' as Key to Social Justice Gains

Monday, December 8, 2014
Huffington Post

"This wave of activism reflects the difference between what community organizer Ernie Cortes calls hot anger and cold anger. With hot anger we act irrationally and misdirect it toward the wrong people. With cold anger we focus on what we can do to change oppression, exploitation and injustice….” Read more about Huffington Post Cites 'Cold Anger' as Key to Social Justice Gains

West / Southwest IAF

Homelessness, Day Shelter, Social Services, Sound Alliance, Peter Hasegawa

Homeless, Sound Alliance, Urge City to Develop Day Shelter in Federal Way

Friday, November 14, 2014
Federal Way Mirror

"Our goal was to encourage Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell to commit to work with the Alliance and its allies to find an appropriate site, secure capital funding and secure operation funding to develop a day shelter in Federal Way that provides showers, laundry, public space and a connection point with service providers," said Peter Hasegawa. "I believe a strong community showing at our event demonstrated support for this project." Read more about Homeless, Sound Alliance, Urge City to Develop Day Shelter in Federal Way

West / Southwest IAF

Sr. Christine Stephens, Sr. Pearl Ceasar, Sr. Gabriela Lohan, Austin Interfaith, COPS/ Metro

Works of IAF Nuns & West / Southwest IAF Credentialed

Friday, June 27, 2014
National Catholic Reporter

The works of Sr. Christine Stephens, Sr. Pearl Ceasar and Sr. Gabriella Lohan of the West / Southwest IAF are documented and celebrated in this special National Catholic Reporter report. Read more about Works of IAF Nuns & West / Southwest IAF Credentialed

West / Southwest IAF

Payday Lending Reform, Together Baton Rouge, Jeremiah Group, Community Organizing in Louisiana, Louisiana IAF

'Together Louisiana' Moves Legislative Bill on Payday Lending

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Advocate

With the press calling it “the sleeper issue of the session,” leaders from ‘Together Louisiana,’ stormed the Capitol to testify in Committee hearings and weigh in on debate over payday lending in Louisiana... Read more about 'Together Louisiana' Moves Legislative Bill on Payday Lending

West / Southwest IAF

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