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News & Media

2011 News

Immigration Reform
PICO East Bay Leaders, Rep. Luis Gutierrez Come Together in Oakland to Call for Administrative Relief for Immigrants

May 6, 2011

Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA), Congregations Organizing for Renewal (COR), Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO), Oakland Community Organizations (OCO)

More than 1,200 East Bay area faith leaders call on the President to halt unnecessary deportations.

Health Care Access
Bring Health Reform Home events mark new health law

March 28, 2011

Brooklyn Congregations United (BCU), Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP), Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO), Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS), Metro Organizations for People (MOP), The Micah Project, San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP)

More than 1,000 people gathered in events across eights cities to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and build support for providing better and more cost-effective care in local communities.

Safe Neighborhoods
National Lifelines Training and Gathering

March 15, 2011

Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA), Brockton Interfaith Community (BIC), Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), Congregations Organizing for Renewal (COR), Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO), Flint Area Congregations Together (FACT), Oakland Community Organizations (OCO), San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP), San Francisco Organizing Project (SFOP)

On March 9-11 over 120 PICO clergy, leaders and staff from 16 affiliates from across the country convened in Oakland, CA for the first National Lifelines Training and Gathering.

School Improvement, Youth Development
PICO National Education Organizing Research meetings in Washington

February 2, 2011

Congregations Organizing for Renewal (COR), Metro Organizations for People (MOP), Oakland Community Organizations (OCO), People Acting in Community Together (PACT San Jose), PICO California, Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)

A group of 10 PICO leaders and staff participated in two days of research in Washington, D.C. on January 24 & 25, 2011