Media Coverage of TEN Affiliate Public Meetings



Press Democrat

COURSEY: Feeling the connection

“If you were paying close attention, you might have felt the balance of political power shift ever so slightly early this week in Santa Rosa.

It happened at Santa Rosa High School, where more than 600 people gave up a gorgeous autumn afternoon to gather in the auditorium and declare themselves a part of the community that demands to be heard.”


Press Democrat

Mexican consulate card set for ID status

“The announcement is to be made at a meeting in Santa Rosa of the North Bay Organizing Project, a group that has lobbied for the policy change since the beginning of the year.”


Press Democrat

Sheriff, Santa Rosa police recognize Mexico IDs

“The Santa Rosa High School auditorium Sunday had the feel of part victorious political rally, part community party and part tent revival as Sonoma County's two largest law enforcement agencies announced they would begin accepting Mexican consular cards as a valid identification.”


Sonoma News

Law enforcement accepts Mexican ID

“In a move celebrated by immigration organizations, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday that it would accept Mexican consular cards, also known as Matrícula cards, as a valid form of identification.”



Live Coverage on WIVB-TV

Hundreds unite to build better Buffalo

"People of faith joined together in Downtown Buffalo to demand an extension of the millionaire's tax."

Buffalo News

Groups meet to support social justice

Extension of "millionaires' tax" is a priority

“Nearly 300 VOICE-Buffalo participants showed their support Sunday in Westminster Presbyterian Church for social-justice policies that enhance economic well-being and serve the needs of those who need it most.”



VOICE Buffalo

“On Sunday, October 23rd, VOICE-Buffalo’s annual public meeting was held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Hundreds rallied to show their commitment to building a better community.”


Buffalo News

Fighting for the 99 percent— and for the City of Niagara Falls

“The Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, representing 10 religious congregations in Niagara County, is on a mission to improve economic equality between the handful of richest Americans and the millions of the poorest.”


The Niagara Index

NOAH program to focus on Niagara jobs, environment, tax equality

“Members of Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope invite area residents to attend a public meeting Sunday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls, 311 First St.

According to NOAH organizers, the meeting will focus on three issues of interest to the Niagara County community: the extension of the millionaire's tax; local hiring on area projects; and a discussion on the issue of hazardous waste in the towns of Lewiston and Porter, presented by the Porter environmental group Residents for Responsible Government.”


Niagara Gazette

NOAH says ‘pay your fair share’

“Economic equality is on the minds of the members of Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope (NOAH). Earlier this month, they took to the streets in New York City in solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to urge millionaires to pay their fair share.”





CUSH hosts bus service meeting


"The Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH) organization, a local interfaith group, hosted a meeting tonight at the Beth Hillel Temple, 6050 Eighth Avenue, in Kenosha.  The purpose of the meeting was to tackle the issue of the 2012 budget proposal discontinuing Saturday bus service."

Wausau Daily Herald

Dan Danson column: Don't leave bus riders in cold

"The clergy caucus of North central Area congregations Organized to Make an Impact or NAOMI, an interfaith coalition of Wausau area congregations, supports the campaign to save bus service in Weston, Rothschild, and Schofield. The bus serves the most vulnerable members of our community, people with disabilities, persons working at minimum wage jobs, the elderly and the young."