PCICEO now has active Jewish, Evangelical, Unitarian, and mainline religious denominations as well as non-faith members and allies. Together we are building a power-base capable of defending families and the most vulnerable in 2017 and beyond.
Here are some of the examples of the work of its members and allies:
- Made 20 presentations to parents and community members about the Amphitheater $58 million School Facilities Bond. It then endorsed the Bond, held walks and advocated successfully for its passage by the largest margin of any school bond this year in Arizona;
- Advocated successfully for a 18% increase to $500,000 per year for the Pima County budget for JobPath. JobPath has now trained and placed over 1,500 residents in living-wage jobs;
- Met with legislators in Phoenix and Tucson to help prevent harmful legislation for public schools, payday lending and healthcare for the poor and worked to restore funding for children, families and education;
- Developed an on-going partnership with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to prevent poverty, teach about food security and develop and pass legislation that protects children and families;
- Produced and distributed a non-partisan Community Resource Guide that contains up to date information on federal, state, and local government, voter registration and voter participation (it is now also available on line at www.pimacountyinterfaith.com ); and
- Trained hundreds of community leaders through civic academies, day-long and 3-day leadership trainings in both English and Spanish, and research actions with local elected, government and business leaders.