GBIO Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Makes Strides on Local, State, and Federal Issues

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GBIO Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Makes Strides on Local, State, and Federal Issues

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Metro IAF

October 22nd: In Massachusetts, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization celebrated its 20th Anniversary by acting powerfully with 1,348 GBIO leaders in a non-partisan assembly. GBIO was recognized and made public agreements on an array of state, local, and even federal issues - affordable homeownership, healthcare, immigration, criminal justice reform, and local park investment-- from candidates and city officials.

Both District Attorney candidates for Suffolk County, Rachael Rollins-Democrat and  Mike Maloney-Independent reiterated their support for GBIO’s Criminal Justice Reform priorities: not charging mandatory minimums for drug sentences, not requesting bail, and improving data collection/transparency.  

Attorney General Maura Healey committed to meet with GBIO and Metro IAF clergy in the next 6 weeks regarding a campaign with States Attorneys General and Metro IAF to sue the federal government for the separation of immigrant families. Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez committed, without hesitation, $50M dollars for Homeownership programs for low-moderate income households to close the racial homeownership gap, if elected.