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

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

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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Dallas LOC Meeting
Aug
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Building a Movement: Creating Strong Teams
Jul
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Building a Movement: Creating Strong Teams

Real, long-term change requires many people working together towards our dreams with strength, endurance, and strategy. In Building a Movement, we will learn how we can bind moments of relationship building and community action into a powerful, multi-generational movement capable of shaping our communities for years to come.

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Imagining Just Communities: Introduction to Faith-Rooted Organizing
Jun
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

Imagining Just Communities: Introduction to Faith-Rooted Organizing

We all dream of handing down a stronger, healthier, more unified community to the next generation, but sometimes it just seems out of reach - the injustice is too great, and the divides too deep. In Imagining Just Communities, we will learn how we can organize together as a powerful multi-faith movement to make our common dreams for our communities a reality.

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PHONE BANKING! (for Together We Vote DFW local elections)
Apr
26
to May 4

PHONE BANKING! (for Together We Vote DFW local elections)

  • Faith in Texas Offices, 5th floor Suite 595 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Voting in local elections is underway throughout the DFW. Join us for any or all of our five phone banking sessions from April 26th to May 4th. Click below to sign up for the days and times you plan to join us in our offices and encourage folks in DFW to go to the polls!

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Together We Vote Evening Data Entry Party
Apr
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Together We Vote Evening Data Entry Party

  • Faith in Texas Offices, 5th floor, Suite 595 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We've received commitments throughout the DFW from folks who will vote in the local elections. As we begin early voting on April 24th we will be working to enter voter commitment data for phone banking purposes in the coming weeks leading to the May 6th general election. RSVP here and drop in to our offices between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM to assist us in data entry whether you have 30 minutes or the entire evening to spare!

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Together We Vote Data Entry Day Party (Shifts from 8 AM thru 6 PM)
Apr
24
8:00am 8:00am

Together We Vote Data Entry Day Party (Shifts from 8 AM thru 6 PM)

  • Faith in Texas Offices, 5th floor - Suite 595 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We've received commitments throughout the DFW from folks who will vote in the local elections. As we begin early voting on April 24th we will be working in shifts throughout the day to enter voter commitment data for phone banking purposes in the coming weeks leading to the May 6th general election. RSVP here and drop in to our offices between 8 AM and 6 PM to assist us in data entry whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours to spare!

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Solidarity Service
Apr
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Solidarity Service

Just before early voting begins, we will send our elected officials the message that solidarity is the top priority of those that will be casting their votes. Join us for our Solidarity Service on April 23rd from 3 PM to 5 PM at Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church. Since the year started we’ve had to rush to the sides of our brothers and sisters across faith communities to stand with them and their families. We’ve been to Austin to petition our legislators on behalf of racially targeted immigration policy, as well as increasing awareness regarding policing techniques of de-escalation and mental health awareness that will most impact the policing of brown and black communities. You can let us know that you will be with us in solidarity and faith by clicking below.

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Dallas City Council Cite & Release Vote
Apr
12
9:00am 9:00am

Dallas City Council Cite & Release Vote

Dallas City Council Vote on Marijuana Cite and Release April 12th! 
• Low level marijuana policing disproportionately targets and attacks communities of color!
• Save your TAX $$$ from jailing non-violent low level marijuana offenders!
• Free our Police to protect our communities from more serious crimes!
• Call your Mayor & City Councilmen to Vote Yes to Marijuana Cite & Release!
• Click here to find out who your city councilman is! Spread the word!

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Together We Vote Canvassing at Immigration Mega March
Apr
9
1:30pm 1:30pm

Together We Vote Canvassing at Immigration Mega March

  • Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe - Gran Salon Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During the Mega March for Immigration reform and unity. If you plan to attend the march and would like to help us register commitments for the Together We vote Campaign, please join us at 1:30 PM in the Gran Salon of Cathedral Guadalupe to prepare and get canvassing supplies before the Mega March begins.

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LIVE FREE! Lobby Day
Apr
3
5:30am 5:30am

LIVE FREE! Lobby Day

Sign up to join the LIVE FREE! team in Austin on April 3rd for legislative visits from 10 AM to 3 PM. If you need transportation please arrive at the Faith in Texas offices at 5:30 AM and park on the top floor of the parking garage to caravan together. The legislative actions will be from 10 AM to 3 PM if you would like to join us in Austin, the group will return to the Faith in Texas offices by 6 PM. Everyone interested in participating should sign up with the link below.

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Together We Vote Bootcamp (alternate session)
Mar
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Together We Vote Bootcamp (alternate session)

This training prepares Faith in Texas community members and leaders to have over 10,000 sacred conversations moving folks to vote! Together We Vote congregations make a plan and build a team to achieve 100% voting among eligible citizens in your congregation. You also turn out your members to a Faith in Texas community canvass later this spring ahead of the local May elections. 

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A Healthy Future for Texas Lobby Day
Mar
23
10:30am10:30am

A Healthy Future for Texas Lobby Day

Faith in Texas will be joining the American Heart Association, and advocates of all ages from across the state in a fun filled day of action and lobbying in Austin. We'll be educating elected officials and their staff on policies to support healthy eating and active living, and it’s very important that they hear from constituents like you.

You don't have to be a policy expert to participate! Just bring your passion for heart health. We'll offer a pre-training conference call, which will be recorded so you can prepare at your convenience. Ahead of our legislative meetings on March 23, we'll gather over lunch to answer any questions and share our stories. Then we'll meet with key target lawmakers and their staff to discuss specific legislation to increase access to healthy food in underserved communities, identify physical education best practices, and encourage healthier early childcare environments.

Don't miss this special day, which will also feature a display of artwork from students across the state.

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March All Team Meeting
Mar
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

March All Team Meeting

For all teams in Faith in Texas--open to all people interested in one of our Justice Teams or Campaigns Teams. This meeting is also open to people who want to build a new team in their congregation or looking to plug into an existing congregational team. We will also provide updates on our legislative actions in Austin and plan for local spring elections throughout DFW.

Justice Teams are made up of laypeople and clergy who together organize their local faith community or congregation. Campaign Teams bring together people across many congregations to win change around a specific issue cut. Active Campaign Teams are: LIVE FREE (to end mass incarceration), Education, Moral Economy (fighting predatory lending), and Together We Vote.  

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Rep. Pete Sessions Town Hall
Mar
18
11:30am11:30am

Rep. Pete Sessions Town Hall

  • 160 North Coit Road Richardson, TX, 75080 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In the past, Rep. Pete Sessions has opposed payday lending regulation and supported policies that would reduce access to healthcare for our most vulnerable people. We want to let Rep. Sessions know that the people being targeted by exploitive lenders and the people vulnerable to cuts in healthcare do not stand alone - the faith community stands with them. Join us as we lift our voices to call for justice.

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March Clergy Gathering
Mar
9
12:00pm12:00pm

March Clergy Gathering

  • The Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our monthly clergy gatherings bring together faith leaders to explore and support one another as they build power within their congregations and faith communities to stand together for racial equity and social justice. Join us for lunch, sacred conversation and edification of a beloved community.

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Deputation of Deputy Registrars
Mar
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Deputation of Deputy Registrars

The Dallas County Elections Department will come to Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas on March 8, 2017 at 6:00PM to deputize Deputy Registrars who in turn will be able to register new voters in Dallas County. All previous deputy registrar’s authority to register new voters expired on December 31, 2016. The new deputation will be valid until December 31, 2018.

Deputation is open to all so please ask your friends and neighbors to join with us in becoming deputy registrars. To be a Dallas County Deputy Registrar one must live in Dallas County, be a registered voter and a United States citizen.

Click below to RSVP: It is important to register in advance if you will be joining us.

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Together We Vote Bootcamp
Mar
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

Together We Vote Bootcamp

This training prepares Faith in Texas community members and leaders to have over 10,000 sacred conversations moving folks to vote! Together We Vote congregations make a plan and build a team to achieve 100% voting among eligible citizens in your congregation. You also turn out your members to a Faith in Texas community canvass later this spring ahead of the local May elections. 

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February 2017 All-Team Meeting
Feb
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

February 2017 All-Team Meeting

For all teams in Faith in Texas--open to all people taking on regular responsibility in one of our Justice Teams or Campaigns Teams. This meeting is also open to people who want to build a new team in their congregation or looking to plug into an existing team.

Justice Teams are made up of laypeople and clergy who together organize their local faith community or congregation. Campaign Teams bring together people across many congregations to win change around a specific issue cut. Active Campaign Teams are: LIVE FREE (to end mass incarceration), Education, Moral Economy (fighting predatory lending), and Together We Vote.  

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