Dallas Area Interfaith

Affordable Housing, Dignified Housing, slumlords, Mold, Crime

Immigrant Leaders Battle Mold, Crime and Slumlords in Dallas Apts.

Friday, December 4, 2015
Dallas Morning News

“It all started with a group of women,” said Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI) organizer Walker Moore, that “wanted to know what their rights were.”  With the guidance of DAI, the ladies went on to organize several meetings — at local churches and in apartments — to formulate a strategy to address mold, dilapidation and crime. Read more about Immigrant Leaders Battle Mold, Crime and Slumlords in Dallas Apts.

Dallas Area Interfaith

Payday Lending Reform

North Texas IAF WINS Payday Lending Reform in Arlington, TX

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Star Telegram & Dallas Morning News

After undergoing a congregational development process in partnership with the North Texas IAF that involved 3,000 parishioners – 600 of which participated in small group encounters led by 80 ministry leaders — leaders of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Arlington, Texas were astounded by the number of stories about payday lending... Read more about North Texas IAF WINS Payday Lending Reform in Arlington, TX

Dallas Area Interfaith

Payday Lending, Texas Catholic Conference, St. Joseph Catholic Church

North Texas IAF Takes on Payday Lenders w/ TX Catholic Conference

Friday, October 2, 2015
Dallas Morning News

Fr. Daniel Kelly of St. Joseph Catholic Church and North Texas IAF – in partnership with the Texas Catholic Conference — hosted a press conference at his church announcing a coordinated interfaith effort to place limits on payday and title loan lending. Read more about North Texas IAF Takes on Payday Lenders w/ TX Catholic Conference

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Workforce Development, Job Training, Skills QUEST, DFW, Priscilla Kimmery

Skill QUEST Curbs Dallas Poverty

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Dallas Morning News

More than 400 people have been helped by Skill QUEST since it was launched by Dallas Area Interfaith in late 2010.

A subcommittee of the interfaith group did extensive research among 3,500 people in its 40 member congregations, schools and community organizations in Dallas and Collin counties. It found workforce issues...among the biggest concerns.... Read more about Skill QUEST Curbs Dallas Poverty

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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

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Community Organizing in Texas, Community Organizing in Dallas, CIR, construction workers, Water Breaks, worker safety

DAI Leads Charge on Water Breaks for Construction Workers

Friday, July 25, 2014
FOX 7 News

DAI leaders are supporting the rights of immigrants already in Dallas through a proposed City ordinance that would mandate water breaks for workers every four hours, bilingual signs explaining the ordinance posted at work and a fine levied on employers for every day there is a violation.  Said Fr. Joshua Whitfield with Sta. Rita Catholic, “a city ordinance would be creating a culture of safety and health in the Texas heat.” Read more about DAI Leads Charge on Water Breaks for Construction Workers

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Community Organizing in Dallas, Community Organizing in Texas, Immigration, Wage Theft, Welcoming the Stranger

500 Dallas Area Interfaith Leaders Launch Immigration Campaign

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Dallas Morning News & FOX News

Pouring into Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, DAI leaders gathered to hear stories of family separation, wage theft, lack of water breaks and undignified apartment conditions. Read more about 500 Dallas Area Interfaith Leaders Launch Immigration Campaign

Dallas Area Interfaith

ACA, Enrollment, Obama, Dallas, Healthcare Organizing, Texas IAF, Willie Bennett

President Obama Thanks Dallas Area Interfaith Leaders

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Texas Tribune

The president spoke at Temple Emanu-El, a Jewish synagogue and member of Dallas Area Interfaith, a nonpartisan coalition of religious organizations that advocates for affordable health care options. He thanked Dallas Area Interfaith and other health care advocates for their efforts to educate Texans on the impact of federal health reform... Read more about President Obama Thanks Dallas Area Interfaith Leaders

Dallas Area Interfaith

ACA, Federal Insurance Marketplace, Universal Healthcare, DAI, Willie Bennett

Dallas Area Interfaith Enrollment Efforts Draw Visit from President Obama

Monday, November 4, 2013
Dallas Morning News & Politico

White House press secretary Jay Carney responds: “Dallas is one of the 10 cities with the highest rates of uninsured residents that participate in the federal marketplace, and Dallas has one of the most active groups in the community working on enrollment and outreach efforts.  President looks forward to meeting with these folks who are playing such an important role in the outreach effort to make sure that Americans who are uninsured get the insurance that’s available to them... Read more about Dallas Area Interfaith Enrollment Efforts Draw Visit from President Obama

Dallas Area 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

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