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Metro IAF: Organized People in Great Fights (May 2019 Issue)

Friday, May 17, 2019
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OpEd, Mike Gecan

Metro IAF Oped: The Politics We Deserve | VA Drivers' License Fight

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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You don’t have to choose between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren, or Jared Kushner and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or market capitalism and state socialism, or the far right and the far left, or Fox News and MSNBC.

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Durham CAN Wins Commitments from All Judicial Candidates on Criminal Justice Reforms

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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October 27th: In a packed non-partisan assembly in North Carolina that was standing room only, 600+ Durham CAN leaders held accountable candidates for District and Superior Court Judges and the District Attorney-elect on issues such as ending cash bail, court fines and fees, and a commitment that people with mental illness will not be sent to jail, among other criminal justice reform issues.

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Conect Engages CT Gubernatorial and Attorney General Candidates on Gun Violence, Immigration, Health Care, and Criminal Justice Reform

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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 October 22nd: In Connecticut, more than 750 CONECT members turned out for the 2018 General Election Non-Partisan Candidate Assembly, where candidates for Governor, Attorney General and Treasurer attended and answered questions concerning CONECT's issue proposals on gun violence, immigration, health care/mental health and criminal justice reform issues.

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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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 issu

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Criminal Justice

VOICE Leverages Pledges on Criminal Justice Reform from Virginia Governor and Attorney General

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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October 21st: In Virginia, nearly 1,400 VOICE leaders turned out to a non-partisan action where Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring committed on issues of criminal justice reform, mental health resources in schools, affordable housing and immigration. VOICE wo

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Community organizing in Virginia, accountability assembly

VOICE Secures Mayoral Candidate Pledges on Affordable Housing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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VOICE (link is external) and ARHA Resident Association Leaders presented the VOICE Issue Agenda in the context of the racial history of Old Town Alexandria. Following the presentation of 1,400+ voter pledge cards, VOICE received commitments from both mayoral candidates to work with VOICE on the following:
  • Working to enforce the affordable housing parameters set in the Housing Master Plan
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WIN, Affordable Housing, Immigration Reform

WIN Organizes for Immigrant Legal Services, Affordable Housing

Monday, May 21, 2018
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On April 25th Washington Interfaith Network (link is external) (WIN) packed the basement of Sacred Heart Catholic Church with 304 leaders and 6 candidates vying for Council Member of Ward 1 in D.C. Sacred Heart is the largest immigrant church in DC and the turnout reflected that diversity. The action was WIN’s first attempt at doing an action in both English and Spanish, using 300 interpretation headsets.

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Education, Public school funding, Maryland IAF

Maryland IAF Wins School Funding Commitments from State Legislators

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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AIM, BUILD and PATH won commitments from twelve Maryland state delegates and senators and three candidates to pass and fully fund the Kirwan Commission recommendations.

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Affordable Housing, Downtown Durham

Durham CAN Pressures City Council to Prioritize Affordable Housing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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Over 100 leaders pressured Durham City Council to prioritize affordable housing on over 4 acres of city-owned land in the heart of Downtown Durham.

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