"Hitting the Streets to Get Out The Vote," NBC NewsRead more
In line with the Texas-wide GOTV strategy, Dallas Area Interfaith organized several "mega" walks with over five hundred walkers going out into the neighborhoods surrounding their institutions to seek support for their statewide agenda. They have organized five phone bank events to reach out to voters who still have not voted, in addition to organizing training sessions in Fort Worth.Read more
After 400 Albuquerque Interfaith (AI) leaders knocked on doors to pass a February 2010 bond measure including $30 million to be invested in schools serving primarily students of color, the school district attempted to divert $20 million into a large (unjustified) district training facility. Leaders of AI fought back and in September the district decided to delay the project at least two years and return all but $2 million of the diversion to classroom construction and renovation.Read more
"Border Interfaith Gets Basic Services to County Residents," by Wayne Kendrick and Luis Cisneros, El Paso Times
1,300 institutional leaders from across the state of Texas convened in San Antonio to publicly launch a campaign to turnout 5% of the projected vote in support of their non-partisan agenda for families. This agenda includes workforce development, public education, access to college, healthcare, infrastructure, a stop to Arizona-style anti-immigrant legislation and a balanced plan to address the $18 Billion state deficit. Leaders committed to organizing 2,625 neighborhood walkers to focus on 166 precincts in order to turn out 225,000 voters this fall.Read more
In advance of the August 28th statewide Convention in San Antonio, Austin Interfaith leaders packed the parish hall of San Jose Catholic Church with leaders who committed to turnout 20,000 voters in support of a non-partisan agenda. This agenda supports protections for immigrants, healthcare in South Austin, and public investment in workforce development project Capital IDEA. Congressman Lloyd Doggett committed to re-introducing Dream Act legislation while Travis County Sherriff Greg Hamilton committed to working with Austin Interfaith to ensure that deputies do not enforce federal immigration laws. Local city representatives agreed to support increased investment in Capital IDEA, as well as support the location of a healthcare clinic on the Southside.