Metro IAF

Do Not Stand Idly By, DNSIB, Metro IAF, Gun Safety, Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times Endorses 'Do Not Stand Idly By' Agenda

Monday, May 28, 2018
Chicago Sun Times

If a gun shop does a lousy job of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, police officers shouldn’t buy their guns from those shops.

If a gun-maker allows its guns to be sold at those lousy shops, the police shouldn’t buy those makes of guns.

And if a gun manufacturer does a lousy job of making guns that are childproof and useless to thieves, the cops should pass on buying those guns, too

Metro IAF

DNSIB, Safe Gun Technology, Metro IAF, US Conference of Mayors

‘Do Not Stand Idly By’ Community Organizing Groups Press US Mayors

Monday, February 5, 2018
The Connection

Northern Virginia community organizers joined interstate partners on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. to press U.S. mayors for safer gun technologies.

Metro IAF comprises 22 organizations, including VOICE in northern Virginia, in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Representatives converged in the capital to press the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Metro IAF’s “Do Not Stand Idly By” (DNSIB) gun safety campaign. The campaign title references a Bible verse: “Do not stand idly by while you neighbor’s blood is shed.”

VOICE

Gov. Hogan, Rev. Robert P. Hoch, Metro IAF, DNSIB

BUILD: Gov. Hogan, What is Your Plan to Stop Violence in Baltimore?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Baltimore Sun

Dear Governor Hogan,

I am writing in my capacity as pastor of the First & Franklin Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. For the past year, our congregation has set aside part of our weekly worship to remember those who have lost their lives to gun violence. Each week, we have held up purple ribbons as we prayed, each ribbon representing a life lost to gun violence in Baltimore. We have prayed. We have grieved. And now we are moving those prayers out of the sanctuary, into the street and finally to our elected officials.

BUILD

Opioid Addiction, Rev. Gideon Pollach, Joe Morris, Metro IAF

Long Island Congregations: An Opioid Superfund to Save Lives

Monday, February 26, 2018
NY Daily News

In recent weeks, what almost everyone has acknowledged to be a national crisis — the deaths of 64,000 Americans from drug overdoses in 2016 alone, more American deaths than in the entire Vietnam War — has begun to get the attention a national crisis deserves.

LICAN

Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Bishop Miles, Metro IAF, $69M Initiative

BUILD Wins Jobs for Baltimore -- Johns Hopkins Leads $69M Initiative

Monday, April 4, 2016
Washington Post & Baltimore Sun

From the Washington Post:

As the news conference ended at Zion Baptist Church in East Baltimore, Bishop Douglas Miles stepped forward and grabbed the mic to say, “This is historic.”

He shared a memory from the late 1960s: A young woman on a bus asked him what school he attended, and when he replied, “Hopkins,” she stopped talking to him.

That was the distance, he said, between the city and the university.

BUILD

NYCHA, De Blasio, EBC, Metro IAF, New York IAF, Public Housing

Metro IAF / EBC Demand that De Blasio Act on Housing Horror

Thursday, June 25, 2015
City Limits

Angry residents and faith leaders joined forces Thursday to call for the resignation of Shola Olatoye, chairwoman of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). On the steps of City Hall under a bright sun, hundreds of members of Metro Industrial Areas Foundation called for a "shake up" at NYCHA, demanding that Mayor de Blasio keep his promises to New York City’s most vulnerable population.

Metro IAF

South Bronx Churches, Metro IAF, Education, Public Schools, Teacher Development

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Takes Questions From Parents, Educators at Packed Bronx Forum

Friday, May 29, 2015
NY Daily News

From a mother's worries over failing schools to a teacher’s push for mental health services, the city schools boss opened her inbox to more than 500 concerned parents and educators at a packed town hall forum Thursday in the Bronx.

They traveled from as near as Mott Hall Science and Technology in the South Bronx and from as far away as Bushwick, Brooklyn, to drill Chancellor Carmen Fariña on hot-topic issues like the expansion of the city’s gifted and talented programs, teacher evaluations and school performance.

SBC

Community Organizing in Bushwick, Metro IAF, New York IAF, Parks

700 EBC Leaders Rally for Neighborhood Park Upgrades

Monday, March 23, 2015
Bushwick Daily

No one can say Bushwick backs down without a fight.

EBC

Metro IAF, 2014, Victories

2014 Victory Report by the Metro IAF

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Metro IAF Metro IAF

Mold, NYCHA, lawsuit, federal consent decree, Metro IAF

Mold Still a Growing Problem for Hundreds of NYCHA Tenants

Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Daily News

Officials at Metro Industrial Area Foundation, a group of churches and nonprofits also involved in the suit, say that since the consent decree was signed, NYCHA has begun to attack the problem. But the crisis is far from over. Of the 84 apartments on the group’s initial fix-it list, NYCHA has done nothing in 57 apartments. And the agency has made nominal repairs in 10 more that were so inadequate the mold came back. Seventeen apartments got effective repairs.

Metro IAF

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