Fri Jul 20, 2012
COPS/Metro Applauds Maruchan's Withdrawal of Incentive Request -3 San Antonio News Sources

COPS/Metro Alliance leaders applauded Maruchan’s decision to withdraw their application for tax incentives and welcomed the company to Bexar County. “We reiterate our support for economic development and job creation,” said Fr. Steven Gamez, pastor of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church and leader with COPS/Metro Alliance.

Thu Jul 19, 2012
EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities -El Paso Times

Before the board meeting on Wednesday, the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization, or EPISO, and the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project argued that the district’s at-large elected board does not ensure equal representation throughout the communities it serves.

Sat Jul 14, 2012
Governor signs Collateral Sanction Reform Bill -Fox News Cleveland

Governor John Kasich met with Greater Cleveland Congregations members Monday to discuss collateral sanctions reforms. 

Sat Jun 30, 2012
Moving forward on criminal justice reform: Rev. Jawanza Colvin, Rabbi Joshua Caruso and The Very Rev. Tracey Lind -Cleveland Plain Dealer

Earlier this year, nearly 1,000 people from the 40 diverse religious and community groups that constitute Greater Cleveland Congregations gathered at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood to speak with one voice: Our state needs criminal justice reform. 

Sat Jun 23, 2012
IESC Preps People for Jobs -Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Kathy McClellan, an instructional aide for the Rosemead School District, is getting ready to search for a job.  Although employed now, McClellan is concerned cuts to educational funding could leave her without a job in the not-too-distant future.

Saturday morning, McClellan was one of 49 Inland Valley residents who participated in a jobs workshop organized by the Pomona Valley Cluster of the Inland Empire Sponsoring Committee.

Mon Jun 4, 2012
Project Quest Grads Take Top Honors in Statewide Nursing Competition -San Antonio Express-News

Two participants of Project Quest, Inc., a local non-profit that provides education and workforce training, recently won top awards at a statewide vocational nursing contest.

Thu May 17, 2012
VIP Restores $6 Million in Phoenix Budget for Youth & Children -The Republic

Earlier this year, a faith-based political-action group began putting pressure on Phoenix officials to reinstate some services after noting there was no additional funding planned for after-school programs in the initial version of the city's budget proposal.

Wed Mar 14, 2012
OTOC Fights for Prenatal Healthcare for Low Income Women in Nebraska -Omaha World Herald

Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) joins the Nebraska Catholic Conference, United Methodist Church leadership, Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska and many other medical, religious and social institutions in support of Legislative Bill 599.  This common-sense legislation would restore prenatal care for all low-income women... 

Wed Nov 30, 2011
Multifaith coalition urges Cleveland schools to restore programs -Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In its first major public action, Greater Cleveland Congregations, a newly formed coalition of churches, synagogues and mosques, is calling on the Cleveland school district to restore programs recently cut to save money.

Tue Nov 29, 2011

Amid the uproar during the past few weeks over the proposed living wage law there’s one important point that you might have missed: the city already has a living-wage law. 

Sun Nov 27, 2011
Eric Schneiderman is right to fight Obama administration's bad foreclosure settlement with the banks -New York Daily News

While most attention is focused on a drawn-out debt crisis in Washington and spasmodic demonstrations in several cities, the most important economic and political battle of the period is being played out largely under the radar.