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IVE efforts breathe new life into PIIN, raise organization’s profile among congregations

Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) is a strategy to connect organizers to the communities in which they work; it serves to build a relationship with the community and catalyze future organizing efforts. For Gamaliel affiliate Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), IVE in the 2020 election season was not just a strategy for building power in the…

40 Days of Prayer and Reflection Ends with Time of Post-Election Prayer, Processing – and Planning

With election results still undecided, nearly 100 members of the Gamaliel community gathered on November 4 to close out 40 Days of Reflection on Our Journey to the Polls – and to look toward the future.   The event was more than 40 days in the making. On April 15, the Gamaliel National Religious Leaders Caucus(GNRLC) …

MOSES (Detroit) President on fight to protect voting rights ahead of Nov. 3 election

Dr. Keith Whitney, Co-President of Gamaliel affiliate MOSES (Detroit), is no stranger to attempted voter suppression. As a child in Mississippi, his family was targeted when his parents worked to register African-Americans to vote. As an adult, he watched Black South Africans overcome huge obstacles to vote for the first time. Now, he’s working to…

Join the Gamaliel Civil Rights of Immigrants Team for the Día del Padre Action!

On Sunday, June 21, millions of people all around the world will celebrate Fathers’ Day—a day that we honor fathers and those who have played a father role in shaping our lives and communities. At this critical moment in history when the world is still reeling from the coronavirus, when the inequities of systemic racism…

Gamaliel is hiring a part-time Communications Specialist

Gamaliel has begun the process of searching for a part-time Communications Specialist whose focus will be on increasing the public profile of the Gamaliel Network through digital and social media platforms. The job announcement has been posted on the Gamaliel website and will also be distributed through partner organization networks. Interested applicants will be directed…

WISDOM (Gamaliel in Wisconsin) is offering a 5-week leadership training to its members via Zoom

WISDOM (Gamaliel in Wisconsin) is offering a 5-week leadership training to its members via Zoom.  The series covers several essential themes from Gamaliel Leadership Training.  The five Thursday evening trainings will be from 6:30 to 8:00 pm central time, and the topics will be: June 25 — Intro to Organizing July 2 — One-on-Ones July…

Statement from Gamaliel on behalf of George Floyd and the many others whose deaths were denied justice

Justice may be blind, but justice apparently is not colorblind. Too often and for far too long people of color have been on the wrong side of justice because purveyors of justice, often White, have used their privilege to lift the proverbial blindfold over one eye and make judgments based on the skin color of…

Gamaliel launches a new organizer development initiative and hires Organizing Director

As many of you know, at the last meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Gamaliel was awarded a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Strategic National Grant.  We are pleased to announce that we have received funds from CCHD and are now in the process of launching an initiative to identify and…

Let’s accelerate our efforts to move people out of jails, prisons, and detention centers

Join the Gamaliel Transformational Justice campaign team as we accelerate our efforts to reduce the number of people held in our jails, prisons, and detention centers—especially the populations most vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus.  Our next action meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 22, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CT (3:00 p.m. ET/12:00…

This Mothers’ Day let’s take action to make a pathway to citizenship a reality for our immigrant mothers!

#JusticeforDACAMoms #JusticeforUndocuMoms On Sunday, May 10, millions of people in the U.S., Mexico, Latin America, and parts of Europe and Asia will celebrate Mothers’ Day.  It is meant to be a day of celebration—to honor Mothers and their powerful contributions to our families and our communities.  For many, even during the pandemic, it will be…

Undocufund has been reactivated to respond to needs of immigrants during COVID-19 pandemic!

I received word over the weekend from Susan Shaw, Executive Director of our affiliate in Sonoma County, North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP), that it had been necessary to reactivate the Undocufund to respond to the needs of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may remember that NBOP, along with other partner organizations, established Undocufund to…

Join us for the Civil Rights of Immigrants Town Hall and Action

Download Flyer   Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvf-6trT8qEtd-2I69TRgrjot-WkN4eVMJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   To join via Facebook Live, go to the Gamaliel Facebook page: facebook.com/gamaliel-network.

Join us for the next Transformational Justice in Action gathering

Download Flyer You must register in advance for Friday’s Transformational Justice in Action gathering – Register Here In solidarity, Gamaliel Transformational Justice in Action Team

Take action with us to secure the decarceration of our immigrant sisters and brothers!

We are pleased to report that we are seeing some movement in this country to decarcerate individuals being held in our jails, prisons, and detention centers who are more susceptible to the dangerous and highly infectious coronavirus.  Unfortunately, officials are not moving quickly enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in these spaces, especially in…

Materials and Follow-up to Gamaliel Decarceration Virtual Town Hall

Thank you for joining last Thursday evening’s Decarceration Virtual Town Hall. Included with this email is a recording of the town hall, as well as some of the resources (see sidebar) shared by breakout leaders. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we act together to make decarceration a reality for the folks who are sitting…

Today is U.S. Census Day-Take the Gamaliel 2020 Census Challenge!

Today, April 1, is U.S. Census Day. It is not a deadline—it is the date for determining who is counted and where they are counted in the 2020 Census. The numbers secured from the census are critical. They determine where future federal and state funding is directed and how electoral district boundaries are determined for…

Join us for a Decarceration Virtual Town Hall

Join me, along with leaders and organizers from across the Gamaliel Network, for a Decarceration Virtual Town Hall, as we continue our fight to reduce the number of people being held in our prisons, jails, and detention centers during the coronavirus pandemic. The town hall, scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. CT (6:30 p.m.…

A successful rally-now it’s time to take action to decarcerate our vulnerable sisters and brothers!

Gamaliel Decarceration Virtual Rally   Yesterday’s Decarceration Virtual Rally was a huge success thanks to an all-star line-up of speakers.  Rev. Dr. John Welch, chair of the Gamaliel Board of Directors, and Rev. Marian Boyle-Rohloff, chair of the Gamaliel Religious Leaders’ Caucus, co-moderated the event which included moving testimonies from Gamaliel leaders impacted by the criminal justice system;…