Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dream Free: Voter Engagement Trainings for VITA Sites

Volunteer Deputy Registrars

Dream Free: VITA Site Voter Engagement Trainings

 January 16th, 24th, 25th, 7PM - 8:30PM
OR January 27th, 10AM-11AM

Faith in Texas wants the faith community to be a powerful voting block for justice. We invite Volunteer Deputy Registrars to join us for a "one-stop-shop" voter engagement opportunity at VITA sites throughout the DFW. Training opportunities exist throughout the month of January. Participants only need to sign up for one of four training workshops and invite your family members and church/mosque/synagogue friends to register and come with you. Participants need only attend ONE workshop.

What is Dream Free? 
Faith in Texas invites you to join a movement of faithful voters committed to the dream of freedom. We believe that every person deserves the chance to prosper. We believe that affordable healthcare is a human right. We believe that criminal justice systems can restore, not just punish. We believe that immigrants are a blessing, not a threat. We believe in investing in our children through fully-funded, equitable public education systems. We can work together, across race, class, and religion, to step out of the shadow of oppression and build a new community based on our values. We invite you to join us in holding our candidates and elected officials accountable to our dream of freedom! Dream Free. Vote with Faith in Texas.

Choose ONE date to RSVP!

 
 

NOTE: The Jan 27th training will be held at Life in Deep Ellum.

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Dream Free: Voter Engagement for Primaries

Faith in Texas wants the faith community to be a powerful voting block for justice. We invite members of ALL Faith in Texas congregations and faith communities to join us for a "one-stop-shop" voter engagement opportunity. 

  • Voter Registration - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) Training - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Canvassing and Voter Engagement Training - Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Both, Voter Registration and Volunteer Deputy Registrar attendees are asked to attend Canvassing and Voter Engagement Training at Noon. Invite your family members and church/mosque/synagogue friends to register and come with you. 

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Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

District Attorney Candidates: Listening as a Faithful Witness

  • St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Dallas County District Attorney primaries are March 6th, and wouldn't it be ideal for the candidates to hear from you, BEFORE, you head to the polls? Of course it is! The elected District Attorney will have the power, influence and opportunity for true transformation of the criminal justice system impacting our families and loved ones.

Faith in Texas invites you and residents throughout Dallas County to attend a powerful "listening session". This is an opportunity for the District Attorney candidates to hear from you, their constituents, and about the people's faithful agenda to end mass incarceration, and heal our communities. Come out for an and powerful discussion.

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Jan
12
12:30 PM12:30

Prophetic Organizing - Leadership Training for Faith in Texas Clergy

Clergy who are leading Covenant Partner congregations (or Covenant Partners-in-process) are invited to attend this training event featuring several PICO National leaders. The event will focus on determining and developing our own prophetic witness (our "why") as clergy leaders for justice; understanding FiT's voter engagement goals for 2018 and developing a clergy leadership plan for voter engagement in your congregation and community; and the unveiling of our Clergy Table Action Plan for 2018. Following the training, stay for dinner and worship with Rev. Dr. William Barber preaching. You won't want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and equipped for engaging in justice ministry in 2018!

 

12:30-4:30 - Training with PICO National Staff and Leaders, including: Rev. Michael-Ray Matthews, PICO National Clergy Director; Andrea Marta, PICO Action Executive Director; Rev. Troy Jackson, Executive Director of Amos Project

5:00-6:00pm - Dinner with FiT Clergy, Staff, and PICO National Leaders

6:15-8:00pm - Temple Worship, with Rev. Dr. William Barber preaching, reception following

8:30pm - Debrief with FiT Staff and Leaders: Moving into ACTION and inviting others to join the FiT movement for racial and economic justice (open to ALL clergy who attend worship event)

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

December Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

  • Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrolton, Irving, and other suburbs northwest of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our next meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Voter Deputy Registrar Training

  • Christ Foundry United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you tired of sitting at tables for hours, to get just a handful of people to register to vote? Come and learn how to register TWICE as many people to vote. 

* How to engage more people to register

* How to collect additional information to follow up with voters

* Technology to help you register voters and make sure they turn out on Election Day!

This training is for people who are already Volunteer Deputy Registrars or who plan to become one soon.

"I've already been trained by the Elections Office. Why go to another training on voter registration?" If you don't follow up with the people you register, most of them will NEVER cast a vote. But Texas law does not permit you to track contact information from the voter registration card. This training will teach you best practices that have been vetted by attorneys at the Texas Civil Rights Project! These best practices will help you register more voters and follow up to make sure that more of them become faithful voters!

This training is for leaders active in the following organizations: Faith in Texas, Workers Defense Project, Texas Organizing Project, Mi Familia Vota, JOLT

Are you registering voters as part of another organization, or on your own? You are very welcome to attend, if you are willing to partner with one of these groups to record your voters voters. When you register, please choose which of these groups you prefer to partner with. You'll be asked to sign a pledge to follow our internal policies and Texas law related to voter registration.

Please bring a laptop computer. If you do not have a laptop computer, please contact jaziz@faithintx.org or your organization for assistance.

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Tarrant County Cluster Meeting

Join us for the Faith in Texas Tarrant County Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for cities in Tarrant County. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas Cluster Meeting

Join us for the Faith in Texas Dallas Organizing Cluster. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrolton, Irving, and other suburbs northwest of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Food Access Training

Join Faith in Texas and the American Heart Association for an advocacy training on how healthy food access affects our community, and the policy solutions that can help. You’ll also learn effective ways to communicate this important message to your elected officials, and drive local change. If you want to increase access to healthy food in Dallas, this training is for you!

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our next meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Dallas Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for the city of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Tarrant County Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Tarrant County Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for cities in Tarrant County. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrolton, Irving, and other suburbs northwest of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Moolah Mingle benefiting Faith in Texas
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Moolah Mingle benefiting Faith in Texas

September 14 is North Texas Giving Day, the nation's largest single day of giving and Millennials of Faith in Texas invite young adults for socializing and camaraderie around North Texas social justice. Bring proof of your North Texas Giving Day $20+ donation to Faith in Texas for a complimentary margarita & food. Faith in Texas welcomes college students, young adult ministries, young professionals and supporters to join them for a fun evening while raising funds to train more leaders in the movement. 

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Sep
1
10:30 AM10:30

Beloved Communities Press Conference

  • Lee Park, In Front of Robert E. Lee Statue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Faith in Texas to declare that, as people of faith, we are stepping out from the shadows of our history - a history of fear, hate, and division - to declare the Beloved Community. We are calling on all people of faith to join us in a month of Prophetic Action to create Beloved Communities based on our faith values of love, equity, redemption, and reconciliation, and stand up against policies and politics that are rooted in fear and oppression, like the detention and deportation machine terrorizing our immigrant brothers and sisters and profiting off their suffering. 

WEAR ORANGE! 

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Dallas LOC Meeting
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas LOC Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Dallas Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for the city of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. At our first meeting, we will begin building relationships with one another, develop and agree to a team commitment, identify key roles for team members, and discuss our vision for our cities.

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Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrollton, Irving, Addison, and other cities West of the Dallas North Tollway. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. At our first meeting, we will begin building relationships with one another, develop and agree to a team commitment, identify key roles for team members, and discuss our vision for our cities.

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Prophetic Action: Creating Powerful Campaigns
Aug
20
3:00 PM15:00

Prophetic Action: Creating Powerful Campaigns

Change does not happen spontaneously; it happens through powerful, strategic, communitydriven campaigns. In Prophetic Action, we will learn how we can faithfully build power to make our dreams a reality through strategic public campaigns that change hearts, win people over, and build leverage with decision makers through public action.

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Tarrant County LOC Meeting
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tarrant County LOC Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Tarrant County Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for all cities in Tarrant County. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. At our first meeting, we will begin building relationships with one another, develop and agree to a team commitment, identify key roles for team members, and discuss our vision for our cities.

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Our Community, Our Schools TRE Community Coversation
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Our Community, Our Schools TRE Community Coversation

President Trump and Betsy Devos are proposing $14 million in cuts to Dallas ISD schools, on top of the $60 million the district was forced to cut already for next school year. Our children deserve FULL AND EQUITABLE FUNDING FOR OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS! The DISD School Board has the opportunity to allow voters to decide whether to pitch in a bit more to raise the money our schools need to be successful through a Tax Ratification Election. Come join us to learn more and make your voice heard.

Our Community Our Schools (OCOS) is hosting a Community Conversation at the Alliance AFT Building (334 Centre St., 75208). School board members Joyce Foreman, Bernadette Nutall, Audrey Pinkerton, and Lew Blackburn have been invited to attend to hear from their constituents. 

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Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. At our first meeting, we will begin building relationships with one another, develop and agree to a team commitment, identify key roles for team members, and discuss our vision for our cities.

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