Dallas Area Interfaith

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

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

Dallas Area Interfaith

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

Dallas Area Interfaith

organizing for healthcare, organizing in Texas, organizing in Dallas, Medicaid Expansion

Dallas Area Interfaith Challenges Texas Governor to ‘Opt-In’

Monday, December 3, 2012
Dallas Morning News

Gov. Rick Perry might have been surprised to hear his name invoked repeatedly during a recent gathering at Christ’s Foundry United Methodist Mission.  But the rollicking crowd that filled the northwest Dallas church was not praising the governor’s leadership or even praying for his soul.  Nearly 300 people crowded into the church to launch a petition drive challenging Perry’s decision to opt out of a Medicaid expansion. Read more about Dallas Area Interfaith Challenges Texas Governor to ‘Opt-In’

Dallas Area Interfaith