Community Organizing in Texas

Economic Development, Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in El Paso, Project ARRIBA, Training, living wages

Border Interfaith & EPISO Leverage $1.5 Million for Training

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
KTSM - Channel 9 News

Citing evidence that the regional return on investment for 

Border Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in Houston, living wages, Interfaith, Saul Alinsky

NYT Cites Capital IDEA-Houston as Factor in Class Mobility

Monday, July 22, 2013
New York Times

“Houston is one of the few southern cities where upward social mobility is as high as cities in the Northeast and West… Roughly 22 percent of Houston children who grew up in the poorest fifth of the national income distribution have ended up in the top two-fifths today, according to the study.

TMO

Community Organizing in Texas, ACA, Texas IAF, Jacob Cortes, Insurance Enrollment, Social Justice

Austin Interfaith Weighs in on Enrollment Challenge in Texas

Friday, July 19, 2013
New York Times

Texas officials have declined to establish a state-based health insurance marketplace, a major provision of the federal Affordable Care Act.  So private organizations are wokring to education Texans about coverage options through the federal health insurance exchange, which opens on Oct. 1....

Austin Interfaith

Workforce Development, Community Organizing in Texas, living wages, Social Justice, Interfaith

Quests' Results..'Extraordinary’ Says Head of City Taskforce

Monday, July 15, 2013
San Antonio Express-News

“Trying and difficult circumstances, namely the closing of San Antonio’s Levi Strauss plant, inspired the visionary leadership that created Project Quest more than 21 years ago.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Community Organizing in Texas, Texas IAF, Justice for Immigrants, Interfaith Ministries

COPS / Metro Challenges Rep. Lamar Smith, Stance Shifts on DREAMers

Monday, July 8, 2013
San Antonio Express-News

At a meeting at his district office last week, Rep. Lamar Smith said something that surprised members of Communities Organized for Public Service/Metro Alliance, a church-based advocacy group that supports comprehensive immigration reform.

According to a COPS/Metro member present at the June 24 meeting, the Republican congressman listed reform measures that he could support, including tightened border security, a guest worker program and the DREAM Act....

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Community Organizing in Texas, Social Justice, justice for the immigrant

Central Texas Bishops Call for Immigration Reform

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Austin American Statesman & Univision

In a prayer service and press conference organized by Austin Interfaith, Central Texas Bishops and clergy from six religious denominations “pressed Tuesday for reforms centered on keeping families together and allowing unauthorized immigrants to earn legal residency with a path to citizenship….

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, Immigration, Social Justice

Houston Clergy Fight for Immigration Reform

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Jewish Herald Voice

Calling for humane immigration reform grounded in civil and human rights, some 40 Houston-area clergy came to the bimah at Congregation Beth Israel on April 23 to urge support for a bipartisan Senate immigration bill. In a press conference organized by The Metropolitan Organization, the religious leaders applauded the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S.

TMO

Medicaid Expansion, Network of Texas Organizations, Community Organizing in Texas

Network of Texas Organizations Rally Again for Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Star Telegram

Anderson and her 66-year-old mother, Martha Anderson [photo right], were among about 60 Tarrant County residents who gathered at the St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Fort Worth … for the 200-mile bus trip to Austin.

Network of Texas Organizations

Community Organizing in Texas, Medicaid Expansion, Network of Texas Organizations

COPS / Metro Leverages Bexar County Support for Medicaid

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
SA Express-News

On a bipartisan vote, Bexar County commissioners Tuesday urged Texas lawmakers to expand the state’s Medicaid program and take advantage of federal matching funds under the Affordable Care Act.2014 to 2017, expansion will bring $27.2 billion in federal revenue to Texas for just over $3 billion in state investments,” said [Republican] County Judge Nelson Wolff.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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