December 27, 2013
San Jose Mercury News
Peninsula Interfaith Action (PIA)
Faced with the reality that almost one-fifth of owner-occupied homes in East Palo Alto are overcrowded, city officials are mulling whether to make it easier for residents to legally convert garages and storage buildings to dwelling units.
September 29, 2013
The New York Times
Faith in New York (FiNY)
Bill de Blasio on Sunday said he would seek to use the recovery money heading to New York City’s storm-battered coastline to achieve liberal aims at the heart of his mayoral campaign...
May 8, 2013
Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN)
Activists supporting a path to citizenship for undocumented residents held an unannounced prayer vigil this morning in U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s Downtown office to call on the first-term Democrat to support immigration reform legislation.
March 2, 2013
The Plain Dealer
Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative (MVOC)
No one is talking about a miracle on the Mahoning, but evidence abounds that a new Youngstown is rising from the ashes of the old.
February 22, 2013
PICO National Network
Interview with Jessica Bravo.
February 3, 2013
Labor, faith and community leaders formed "Back Home, Back to Work," an organization that wants to use union members to clean out mold-infested homes in New York.
January 23, 2013
National Catholic Reporter
Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP)
Student leaders of Camden Churches Organized for People participant in the Martin Luther King Day of Community Organizing.
December 27, 2012
Rockaway residents rally in New York City to demand electricity be restored for the thousands still without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
December 21, 2012
The Morning Call
Congregations United for Neighborhood Action (CUNA)
Congregants United for Neighborhood Action report that Allentown, PA residents want to see local jobs, youth programs and education opportunities, and affordable housing from a local neighborhood redevelopment project.
August 19, 2012
The Birmingham News
Birmingham Faith In Action
Birmingham Faith in Action is calling for the city to adopt a zoning policy which would mandate that new payday loan stores cannot operate within a mile of an existing one.
August 17, 2012
The Morning Call
CUNA has joined with local groups to create the Allentown Community Benefit Coalition with the goal of developing a list of ways the arena should benefit surrounding neighborhoods.
October 12, 2011
In my Christian faith tradition, we spend a lot of time thanking God for his blessings.. But I’ve been wondering how many of my blessings are from God and how many are privileges assigned to me by society.
June 6, 2011
The Gainesville Sun
Affliliated Congregations to Improve our Neighborhoods (ACTION Network)
"Families that live in this community were deeply concerned about the safety of their children and the dangers to pedestrians and vehicles," Barbara Andrews told the congregation at Open Door Ministries on Sunday afternoon. "These open ditches presented hazards, such as risk of falling or driving into them; they attracted snakes and other vermin; they also presented a health hazard from mosquitoes and the spread of diseases such as encephalitis."
April 25, 2011
Voice of San Diego
San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP)
Redevelopment is a critical tool to revitalize older neighborhoods, as we have proved in our downtown and in other parts of our city.
April 13, 2011
San Diego Reader
Now the local plutocrats have a fear of God too. The San Diego Organizing Project is a coalition of 27 churches throughout the county. Since 1979, it has taken stands on important social issues. "We believe deeply in bringing a moral voice and grassroots perspective," says Joseph McKellar.
March 17, 2011
Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC)
Working with Inland Congregations United for Change, residents kicked off the campaign by filling out a survey on how much old furniture, tires and other waste they have in their yards.
March 6, 2011
February 28, 2011
The Union Tribune
Claudia Dunaway, an SDOP community leader in Stockton-Memorial, urged the city council to merge all redevelopment projects.
January 24, 2011
"We're going to try to talk to all of them one on one to see what they think about this and to get their opinions and other ideas," said Zaida Espericueta, 16, who is a youth leader with Inland Congregations United for Change.
November 11, 2010
Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA)
Those who are caught driving without a license still will get a ticket and have their car towed. They will not, however, lose their transportation for a month and have to pay a tow yard upward of $2,500 for storage fees. That's a big plus for people who need to drive to work or get their kids to school, including those living here illegally, said a member of the Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action, a group which was one of the driving forces behind getting the policy changed.