organizing in Texas

Disaster Recovery, Hurricane Harvey, Texas IAF, organizing in Texas

For Renters, Harvey was the First Blow, Followed by Orders to Move

Friday, September 8, 2017
New York Times
"Members of The Metropolitan Organization, a group of Houston religious congregations, urged Houston’s City Council on Wednesday to establish a grace period for late September rent payments. The poor and undocumented were especially vulnerable, clergy members said.
 
“Many of them have not worked nine or 10 days now because their businesses have been blown away,” said the Rev. Edward Gomez, an Episcopal priest...."
TMO

Affordable and Dignified Housing, Evictions, Josephine Lopez-Paul, organizing in Texas

Dallas Area Interfaith Fights Off Mass Evictions in West Dallas

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Dallas Morning News

DAI, in collaboration with the Wesley Rankin Community school and center, organized a meeting to brief hundreds of worried renters about their rights as tenants, the basics of eviction law and to pressure the City of Dallas to intervene on tenants’ behalf.  Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo, along with the Assistant City Attorney, assured renters that extra-legal evictions would not be tolerated. Read more about Dallas Area Interfaith Fights Off Mass Evictions in West Dallas

DAI

community organizing in Austin, organizing in Texas, Migrant Children, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Calls on County to Bring Migrant Children to Central Texas

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Austin American Statesman & More

Austin Interfaith is calling for an organized, coordinated effort to receive a large number of unaccompanied minors.  This, they say, shouldn’t be political.  For Ofelia Zapata, a strategy team member of the organization, the future of migrant children hits close to home.  She sees the face of her own grandchild when she looks at the children. Read more about Austin Interfaith Calls on County to Bring Migrant Children to Central Texas

Austin Interfaith

Jobs, living wages, Economic Incentives, Economic Development, organizing in Texas, Organizing in Austin

Austin Celebrates Progress of Change in Tax Incentives

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
KVUE News

A diverse mix of Labor Union representatives, city and county elected officials, faith-based organizations and advocates fo Read more about Austin Celebrates Progress of Change in Tax Incentives

Austin Interfaith

organizing in Texas, organizing in Dallas, Medicaid Expansion, Human Life & Dignity

Dallas Area Interfaith Forces Much-Needed Debate on Medicaid Expansion

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Dallas Morning News

I wondered if we were even going to discuss it. And thanks to a Dallas interfaith alliance, I guess we will.

With hardly a peep of protest, it seemed, Gov. Rick Perry told Washington we don’t want its stinkin’ billions of dollars to provide health coverage for more Texans. Read more about Dallas Area Interfaith Forces Much-Needed Debate on Medicaid Expansion

Dallas Area Interfaith

organizing for urban school reform, organizing in El Paso, organizing in Texas, IAF, organizing for better schools, educational justice

EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities

Thursday, July 19, 2012
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. Read more about EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities

EPISO

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