Texas IAF

living wages, Economic Development, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio, Bexar County

COPS / Metro Leverages County Support for Living Wages in San Antonio

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
San Antonio Express News

300 COPS / Metro Alliance leaders gathered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church to announce a campaign to boost the wage floor for city and county employees from $11.47  per hour to almost $15 / hour over the next three years.  Elvira Adame shared how it angers her to see her daughter earning only $8.50 per hour at a public community college, leaving her “stressed and tired all the time from working so hard...."   Read more about COPS / Metro Leverages County Support for Living Wages in San Antonio

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Feral Dogs, Neighborhood Crime

TMO Leaders Address Feral Dogs Roaming Houston Neighborhood

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
FOX News & More

Hundreds of TMO leaders gathered to hound their public officials on why children of De Zavala Elementary School don't get the protection they need from packs of stray dogs roaming their campus.... Read more about TMO Leaders Address Feral Dogs Roaming Houston Neighborhood

TMO

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

Workforce Development, Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Capital IDEA-Houston, Elizabeth Valdez

TMO's Capital IDEA Praised by Texas Representatives Zerwas & Turner

Friday, May 23, 2014
National Public Radio

Republican State Representative John Zerwas had high praise for TMO's Capital IDEA-Houston, stating that he could find no better use of $500,000 than the new workforce development program.   TMO leaders celebrated the Accelerated Contiuing Education (ACE) award, the program of which was established with the help of Texas IAF sister organizations.... Read more about TMO's Capital IDEA Praised by Texas Representatives Zerwas & Turner

TMO

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, EPISO, Border Interfaith

ARRIBA Celebrates 1,000th Grad & ACE Award of Half Million

Thursday, May 22, 2014
El Paso Times

The same week Project ARRIBA celebrated its one thousandth graduate from its workforce development program, leaders celebrated the announcement that it had won $500,000 to expand access to training to 300 more individuals in El Paso... Read more about ARRIBA Celebrates 1,000th Grad & ACE Award of Half Million

EPISO

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