Marin Organizing Committee Credited with Creating REST and for Building Power to Expand It
Says leader Pat Langley, a parishioner at St. Anselm Church in Ross, "We haven't run out of gas!" Langley explained that just this year, MOC signed up 8,500 Marin residents who support the creation of a new year-round shelter for the homeless. Leaders furthermore secured, through non-partisan accountability assemblies, pledges of support from Dennis Rodoni, who was elected to the Marin County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 8, and supervisors Kate Sears and Katie Rice, who secured re-election in June.Read more
MOC Wins Candidate Commitments for Added Emergency Shelter
The Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (REST) program operates during five winter months each year, housing and feeding 40 men at rotating congregations -- as well as 20 women housed at the County Wellness Center and served by congregations.Read more
Marin Organizing Committee Reforms Vehicle Impoundment Policy in San Rafael, Northern California
After assembling over 400 leaders to demand that elected officials in San Rafael include MOC in decision-making about the devastating impact of vehicle impoundment on working families, the San Rafael Police Department announced a change in the policy.
"Since forming a few years ago, the MOC has forged a potent new political force in the county." -- Pacific SunRead more