Community Organizing in Texas

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

Valley Interfaith Wins Hidalgo County Support for Medicaid Expansion

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Rio Grande Guardian

Valley Interfaith members were at Hidalgo County Commissioners Court to urge commissioners to pass a resolution in support of Adult Medicaid.  In a news release, Valley Interfaith said it urges other counties in the Valley to stand also in support. The Rev. Javier Leyva, a Valley Interfaith leader, pointed out that expanding Medicaid would bring over $400 million in Medicaid funds to Hidalgo County and nearly $670 million to the Valley overall.

Valley Interfaith

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

Personal Stories Drive Fight for Medicaid Expansion in Texas

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Rio Grande Guardian

Valley Interfaith leader Rosalie Tristan…spoke of her 55-year-old brother, David Contreras, a husband and father of two. He has a tumor on the back of his head the size of a melon.  He has been told he has to come up with $10,000 in order to see a doctor.  He does not have $10,000.

Network of Texas Organizations

Healthcare, Medicaid Expansion, Community Organizing in Texas, Low-Income

Interfaith Groups Rally for Medicaid

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Texas Tribune

Interfaith groups and Democratic state legislators rallied on the Capitol steps Wednesday in support of expanding Medicaid to impoverished adults, as directed by federal health reform. "We don't want more mothers dying. We don't want to lose more brothers...

Network of Texas Organizations

Healthcare, Medicaid Expansion, Community Organizing in Texas

Network of Texas Organizations Fights for Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
KXAN

Austin Interfaith, in partnership with the Network of Texas Organizations, convened 200 leaders from various faith traditions on the steps of the Capitol to call on Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature to expand Medicaid...

 

Network of Texas Organizations

Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin

Austin Leaders Persist in Push for Affordable Housing

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Austin YNN

Austin leaders think they can champion the push for affordable housing once again.  Three members of Austin City Council are spon

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, organizing for better neighborhoods

Austin Interfaith Blocks Lobbyists from Rewriting Land Use Code

Friday, February 1, 2013
Austin American Statesman

After Austin Interfaith leaders took issue with a proposal that “would have allowed registered lobbyists to serve on the citizen committee that will guide the rewriting of the city’s land-development code…” the proposal was pulled.

Austin Interfaith

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