Social Justice in Motion: Video Training Offers Organizers an Engaging Way to Tell a Story

From sharing the perspectives of the children of immigrants to calling out the Speaker of the House for his opposition to a proposed increase of the federal minimum wage, a group of a dozen emerging leaders and organizers from across the country gathered in Seattle last week to learn new ways to tell a story.

Montana Without Senator Max Baucus

  How do we want to handle his replacement?   Max Baucus assumed the position of US Senator from Montana on December 15th 1978. For 35 years he has been making decisions that affect the lives of not only people from Montana, not only people from the United States, but people from around the world. Continue reading “Montana Without Senator Max Baucus”

Oregon Affiliates Help Lead 2013 Legislative Victories

The Grassroots Meets the Inside/Out, and One-on-One Strategies   For advocates of health equity and immigrant rights in Oregon, the 2013 legislative session has been particularly sweet,

Colorado: Judge Rules that Homeowner Has the Right to Fight Impending Foreclosure…in this case.

A win for homeowners in Colorado!  Alliance affiliate Colorado Progressive Coalition has been working for two years to pass “Show Me the Note” legislation, which forces banks to prove they own the deed to a home before they can foreclose on it.  On Monday, U.S. District Judge, William Martinez, ruled that the unsworn testimony ofContinue reading “Colorado: Judge Rules that Homeowner Has the Right to Fight Impending Foreclosure…in this case.”

Maine Mothers, Children Visit Sen. Collins in Support of Immigration Reform

Maine mothers and their children visited the office of Senator Collins in Portland to deliver a crucial message to Maine’s Senior Senator: No mother in this country should have to worry about having her family torn apart by our broken immigration system. Maine People’s Action and its members are actively fighting for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.Continue reading “Maine Mothers, Children Visit Sen. Collins in Support of Immigration Reform”

May Day Immigration Actions Sent Clear Message to Congress

Last Wednesday, the nation celebrated May Day, and for the seventh consecutive year immigrant rights and immigration reform were the focus. Immigration Reform has taken on new life as the Senate, the President and the people of this country take bold steps toward fixing a broken immigration system. Our nation cannot keep 11 million peopleContinue reading “May Day Immigration Actions Sent Clear Message to Congress”

The Housing Crisis in Pueblo, Colorado

  Community Rally Hits One Consistent Message: Get Rid of Ed Demarco Fred and Sophia Patterson have a mortgage that was bought from Bank of America by Freddie Mac. When Mr. Patterson had his identity stolen, he lost everything, and asked for some assistance. The Pattersons accepted a temporary loan modification and continued to payContinue reading “The Housing Crisis in Pueblo, Colorado”

Oregon Health Equity Alliance launches 2013 legislative campaign

Alliance affiliates Oregon Action and Center for Intercultural Organizing are key organizations in the newly formed Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA), which officially launched their 2013 legislative campaign at a celebration in Portland on November 29th.

Maine People’s Alliance Hosts Annual Winter Retreat

On December 1st and 2nd, 120 members of our affiliate Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) came together from across the state for their Annual Winter Retreat. The event created space for staff and leaders to reflect on their work over the past six months and to develop plans for 2013.

AJS and Affiliates Finish Off a Strong Year of Civic Engagement Work

2012 proved to be an exciting and successful year of civic engagement for AJS affiliates all across the country. Oregon Action, Center for Intercultural Organizing, Make the Road New York, PLANevada, Montana Organizing Project, Idaho Community Action Network, Maine People’s Alliance, Colorado Progressive Coalition, and Washington Community Action Network all devoted considerable staff and resourcesContinue reading “AJS and Affiliates Finish Off a Strong Year of Civic Engagement Work”