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NJT: New Jersey Clergy push for state to let incarcerated people reduce burdensome debt while in prison

More than one hundred clergy and community leaders from New Jersey Together celebrated Hudson County’s commitment to help incarcerated people petition the courts to address outstanding fines, fees, warrants and detainers while they are jailed, and some spoke out during an event Wednesday to urge the state to follow Hudson County’s example...[Continue Here]


OP ED: BUILD: Historic, long-term investment needed to solve vacant housing crisis

Last month in West Baltimore, across the street from a string of homes that have stood abandoned for almost a decade, Mayor Brandon Scott stood with nearly 300 faith and community leaders from Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development (BUILD).  The crisis is rooted in our city’s long history of destructive and racially discriminatory housing policies and practices, including redlining that was pioneered in Baltimore more than a century ago...[Continue Here]


Orange County Latinx & Justice United Leaders Call for Better Mental Health Resources

Latino leaders organized over 250 Justice United members in an action to win commitments from Alliance Health to invest in bilingual, culturally appropriate therapy to address the mental health crisis in Orange County’s Latino community. At the Mental Health Public Assembly on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, Alliance Health committed to establish a public relationship to resolve the crisis...[Continue Here]


Faith in Action Shenandoah Valley

On October 26, Faith in Action had 329 leaders from 19 institutions and 14 guest institutions attend their internal action.  The action had a very strong IAF identity with excellent teaching on power, power analysis, and action.  The stories from leaders affected by the childcare and transportation crisis were moving and the emerging action agenda to create a demand response point-to-point transportation service in rural Rockingham County, where there is zero public transit now and to develop solutions to the lack of affordable childcare and the burnout of childcare workers due to low wages and no benefits is promising... [Continue Here]


CBS News: Nehemiah Strategy Makes the American Dream Possible

Ted Koppel, with CBS Sunday Morning, interviewed Metro IAF leaders Rev. Brawley and Sarah Plowden of St. Paul, as well as affordable housing developer Kirk Goodrich to tell the story of how imagination and sustained institutional power resulted in a $1.5 Billion wealth-building equity strategy for first-time homeowners in low-income African-American and Latino neighborhoods in East Brooklyn, DC, Jersey City, Chicago, and Baltimore... [Continue Here]

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