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Inland Empire Sponsoring Committee Launches Workforce Initiative

"Groups Partner for Job Training Classes," by Monica Rodriguez, Inland Empire Daily Bulletin

Border Interfaith Protests Approval of Steel Plant Permit

"Worker's Death Under Investigation," by David Crowder, El Paso Inc.

"Blessed Are the Organized," about the Southwest IAF, Recently Released

Jeffrey Stout, Professor of Religion at Princeton University, recently released Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America, a book documenting the work of the Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation.

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TMO Increases Voter Turnout by 9% in 39 Houston Precincts

During its fall electoral drive, TMO worked with fifty congregations to target 39 precincts in the neighborhoods surrounding their institutions; leaders taught voters the statewide agenda of issues and the importance of early voting. They organized neighborhood walks and launched parochial campaigns to sign up parishioners in the pews and at church festivals. TMO successfully increased voter turnout by 9.3% in the 39 precincts it worked, compared to the 2006 gubernatorial election.

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US Council of Catholic Bishops Commends OTOC for ‘Making Lasting Change’

"2010 CCHD Collection Slated for November 20th," US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Border Interfaith & EPISO Leaders Organize for Vote

Get Organized, Vote to Ensure Fairness, Justice, Revs. Kendrick & Ducre, El Paso Times

Organizace, Vote Para Asegurar Igualdad, Justicia, Revs. Kendrick & Ducre, El Paso Times

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WTOS in Lubbock and San Angelo Launches GOTV and Parish Development Campaign

Leaders in West Texas committed to signing up 2,000 voters in advance of the gubernatorial election this fall. They have also secured commitments to organize parish development efforts in three congregations.

Jeremiah Group Calls for School Board Accountability

"JP School Board Candidates Vow Accountability," by Jennifer Van Vrancken, Fox News

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Albuquerque Interfaith Reclaims Public School Funds & Promotes Workforce Development in County

Leaders with Albuquerque Interfaith held the public school district accountable for capital spending when officials attempted to subordinate classroom funding for an unnecessary $30 million district training facility. Building on a two-year reprieve won earlier in the year, Albuquerque Interfaith succeeded in reclaiming almost all the money for investment in classroom construction and renovation.

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AMOS Ministers Get Bi-Partisan Support for $1.4 Million in Long-Term Job Training

Des Moines ministerial leaders organized an assembly of more than 500 to leverage support for $1.4 Million in investments for workforce development. The pilot program will be modeled after Project Quest (and sister SWIAF workforce development projects) and follows a trip to San Antonio with the director of Iowa workforce development and the President of the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation. Both gubernatorial candidates committed to working with AMOS to secure state monies and identify other funding sources.

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