El Paso IAF Secures $210 Million in Bond Funding for Infrastructure

When El Paso officials first envisioned a “quality of life” bond they slated $600 Million for stadiums, a zoo and high-art venues. EPISO and Border Interfaith leaders responded with a house meeting campaign in their institutions centered on the question: what would improve the quality of life for El Paso families and individuals?

Upon hearing stories about crumbling roads, decaying parks, darkened neighborhoods and unpaved walkways, leaders returned to council members with reports on what would improve the quality of life for residents. Councilmembers resisted incorporating these day-to-day fixes until leaders organized a second round of house meetings that unearthed renewed energy to fight for these improvements. 

Leaders partnered with the City Manager to add $210M in certificates of obligation to pay for roads, streetlights, sidewalks and parks, and then leveraged a 6:1 council vote in support.

EPISO, Border Interfaith Gather Input on Quality-of-Life Bond, El Paso Times


EPISO Leverages Commitments from Candidates on Education, Immigration & Workforce Development

1205-EPISO-Assembly.jpg“About 450 people gathered Sunday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church to listen to candidates vying to represent Precincts 1 and 3 on County Commissioners Court, Districts 75 and 77 in the Texas House of Representatives, and the 16th and 23rd Congressional Districts in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The event was organized by El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization, a non-partisan group…”

[Photo Credit: Mark Lambie, El Paso Times]

Election 2012: 450 Hear Candidates at El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization Session, El Paso Times


Vienen Mas Que 400 a Foro de Candidatos

Por John Hall, El Paso Times

04/11/2011

La Organización Patrocinadora Interreligiosa de El Paso (EPISO) estaba haciendo sus rendicións de cuentas el domingo en La Iglesia Católica de Santo Tomás de Aquino, midiendo que tan cerca las posiciones de los candidatos coinciden con las posiciones del propio grupo de apoyo en una serie de preguntas que trataban sobre la inmigración, los lugares de votación móvil y el acceso a los servicios públicos para las colonias.

Más de 400 residentes asistieron al foro.

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Organizace, Vote Para Asegurar Igualdad, Justicia

Por el Reverendo Wayne Kendrick y el Reverendo Ken Ducre, Columnistas invitados

El Paso Times, OPINION  

10/31/2010

En las lecturas dominicales de Luteranos y Católicos (Lc. 18:1-8) existe un “juez injusto” que rechaza ayudar a una viuda. Pero ella insiste al juez diciéndole: “hazme justicia”. En la parábola el sigue rechazándola hasta que su injusticia es evidente.

Interfé de la Frontera y EPISO son como la viuda de la parábola. Hay jueces injustos, oficiales electos y candidatos de la vida real. Podemos poner una barrera contra ellos, esconder nuestras cabezas en la arena, (o en nuestras congregaciones), o hacer algo para alcanzar la justicia. Nuestras congregaciones y otros hemos elegido la última opción.

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EPISO, Texas IAF Hold Texas Governor & Lt. Governor Accountable in 1983

Click photo below for photo gallery:EPISO Assemblies, 1983

At both statewide assemblies, EPISO delegates gathered at the El Paso Civic Center to do public business with Texas state elected officials.  In attendance were El Paso Mayor Jonathan Rogers, County Judge Pat O’Rourke, Congressman Ron Coleman, and City Councilwoman Alicia Chacon.  EPISO members discussed issues like the lack of water in communities and education / public school needs in El Paso.




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