Community Organizing in Texas

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

TMO

Austin Energy, Utilities, Austin Interfaith, Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas

Austin Interfaith Fights for Fair Utilities Debt Repayment Plan

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Austin American Statesman

Austin Interfaith, with allies, is fighting for a non-punitive utility debt repayment plan that would allow the Austin Energy to reclaim money it, in many cases, did not bill for – but without hurting the families affected. Read more about Austin Interfaith Fights for Fair Utilities Debt Repayment Plan

Austin Interfaith

San Antonio, Wages, Economic Development, Community Organizing in Texas

COPS Metro Raises Wages of Lowest Paid Workers in San Antonio

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
San Antonio Express News

In a win that COPS / Metro is calling “a beginning,” the Board of the Alamo (Community) Colleges approved wage raises for its lowest paid workers including an $11.50 minimum for full-time employees. Read more about COPS Metro Raises Wages of Lowest Paid Workers in San Antonio

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in San Antonio, #NoGagOrdinance, Lobbying, Jorge Montiel

COPS / Metro Leaders Protest City Gag Rule Against NonProfits

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
San Antonio Express News

COPS / Metro Alliance leaders demonstrated the implications of a new City rule by gagging one of their own leaders on the steps of City Hall.  Rosa Araujo-Iracheta of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church detailed what the new rules would entail, exclaiming “For some agencies, this blackout period has been in effect since March…That’s over five months of being shut out!” Read more about COPS / Metro Leaders Protest City Gag Rule Against NonProfits

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, Payday Lending, Statewide Reform, Arturo Aguila

Border Interfaith & EPISO Set Sights on Texas Payday Lending Reform

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Texas Tribune

With the victory of limiting the profitability of payday lending in El Paso, congregational leaders of Border Interfaith and El Paso are turning their attention to statewide payday lending reform... Read more about Border Interfaith & EPISO Set Sights on Texas Payday Lending Reform

Border Interfaith

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, Unaccompanied Children, Migrant Children, Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act

COPS / Metro Calls for Hospitable Treatment of Migrant Children

Thursday, July 31, 2014
San Antonio Express-News & Univision

Clergy and leadership from Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Catholic and Muslim congregations of COPS / Metro delivered a joint statement calling on the President and Congress to demonstrate hospitality to children arriving on the border from Central America. Read more about COPS / Metro Calls for Hospitable Treatment of Migrant Children

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in Dallas, Unaccompanied Migrant Children, Unaccompanied Minors, Obama

DAI Calls on President to Protect Unaccompanied Children of Central America

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Dallas Morning News

In defiance of legislative efforts to denude the Trafficking Victims Act of 2008 of legal protections for unaccompanied minors, Dallas Area Interfaith congregations and bishops called on the White House and Congress to do the opposite: to ensure legal protections for children arriving on our border and stop speed processing of children thro Read more about DAI Calls on President to Protect Unaccompanied Children of Central America

Dallas Area Interfaith

Texas IAF, community organizing in Austin, Community Organizing in Texas, Public Defender, Indigent Defense

Austin Interfaith Leverages County Vote for Public Defenders Office

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Austin American Statesman

Ofelia Zapata of San Jose Catholic Church and Austin Interfaith reported to the  Read more about Austin Interfaith Leverages County Vote for Public Defenders Office

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, Community Organizing in Houston, Texas IAF, Immigration, Unaccompanied Children, Elizabeth Valdez

TMO, Houston Clergy Call for Protection of Unaccompanied Children from Central America

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Houston Chronicle

At a press conference organized by The Metropolitan Organization of Houston (TMO), religious leaders from Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, COGIC and Baptist denominations called on Read more about TMO, Houston Clergy Call for Protection of Unaccompanied Children from Central America

TMO

Community Organizing in Texas, Community Organizing in Dallas, CIR, construction workers, Water Breaks, worker safety

DAI Leads Charge on Water Breaks for Construction Workers

Friday, July 25, 2014
FOX 7 News

DAI leaders are supporting the rights of immigrants already in Dallas through a proposed City ordinance that would mandate water breaks for workers every four hours, bilingual signs explaining the ordinance posted at work and a fine levied on employers for every day there is a violation.  Said Fr. Joshua Whitfield with Sta. Rita Catholic, “a city ordinance would be creating a culture of safety and health in the Texas heat.” Read more about DAI Leads Charge on Water Breaks for Construction Workers

Dallas Area Interfaith

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