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Gamaliel Statement on the Display of White Power and Supremacy in the U.S. Capitol

January 7, 2021

The following is Gamaliel’s statement on the white power and white supremacy on display at the United States Capitol on January 6. Download the press release here: Gamaliel Statement on the Blatant White Supremacy on Display in the U.S. Capitol Attack As  we continue to mourn the seditious attack on the United States Capitol Building,…

Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in Washington, D.C.

January 6, 2021

This is a joint statement from Rev. John Welch, Rev. David Bigsby, and Gamaliel Executive Director Ana Garcia-Ashley on the treasonous protests and unlawful breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 20201. Download the press release here: Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in Washington, D.C. Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in…

Rev. De Neice Welch

Paths to Power: Rev. De Neice Welch

December 29, 2020

Rev. De Neice Welch wears a lot of hats: She’s the Senior Pastor of Bidwell Presbyterian Church; a bioethicist; a community organizer; a former candidate for the Pittsburgh City Council; and a former president of Gamaliel affiliate Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN). But she insists that she would not have set her sights on most…

Gamaliel staff, alumni join effort to support Georgia voters in January runoff

December 28, 2020

Although Gamaliel doesn’t have an active affiliate in Georgia, several Gamaliel alumni and staff are working to support voters in the state’s Senate runoff election on January 5, 2020.    Gamaliel Network Executive Director Ana Garcia-Ashley said that many key leaders from the inactive Gamaliel affiliate in Atlanta, Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment (ABLE), are…

Let’s also prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for jails, prisons, and immigrant detention centers in this country!

December 22, 2020

Now it the time to take action to secure vaccinations for the incarcerated in this country! On December 11, the Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine.  Since then, FDA has issued a another emergency use authorization for a second COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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Paths to Power: Victoria Jimenez-Morales

December 22, 2020

Gamaliel Board of Directors member  and President of Gamaliel of California Victoria Jimenez-Morales doesn’t consider herself to be a community organizer, but she has been acutely aware of power since her childhood in California’s rural Central Valley.   Jimenez-Morales’ first job was working in the fields alongside her parents in a town with several active…

MORE² seeks to ‘blaze a new trail’ for IVE in Kansas City, KS

December 17, 2020

If the leaders Gamaliel affiliate Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE²) have their way, Kansas City, Kansas, will become a model for voter engagement all over the country.    Demographically, it’s a unique place. Kansas City is situated in Wyandotte County, which has no racial or ethnic majority. Although its population is approximately…

Holiday greetings from Gamaliel

December 15, 2020

When we wrote to you at the end of last year, we looked forward to 2020 with hope. Although this year was not what anyone expected, we found plenty of reasons to stay hopeful. Our trainings tell the story best. When travel and large gatherings became unsafe, we reimagined our training procedures to make sure…

Paths to Power: Rev. Marlon Tilghman of BRIDGE Maryland

December 15, 2020

Rev. Marlon Tilghman had already cut his teeth as an organizer before he received any formal training.    In 2009, Tilghman organized several community groups from the area around the congregation he pastored in the Baltimore area. His efforts caught the attention of BRIDGE (now Gamaliel statewide affiliate BRIDGE Maryland, Inc.) founder Rev. David Casey,…

Paths to Power: Sara Meyer of Quad Cities Interfaith

December 8, 2020

Although Sara Meyer was an active member of Gamaliel affiliate Quad Cities Interfaith (QCI), until recently, she was adamant that she did not want to attend Gamaliel’s National Leadership Training.   Meyer, a member-at-large of the QCI Board of Directors, attended an Ntosake training and a handful of shorter trainings, but struggled with Gamaliel’s agitational…