July, 2013. With an eye towards becoming an "inclusive, listening and risk-taking community", Mission of the Atonement in Beaverton voted this July to join MACG.
July, 2013. In true broad-based fashion, three of MACG’s action areas – Health Care, Prison & Community, and Latino Organizing – combined forces to create a successful 2013 MACG Legislative Equity Campaign, and to organize an effective MACG-only lobby day to support it.
June, 2013. MACG now speaks another language – Spanish! Grant funding from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) enabled MACG (and partner organization MACG Vision) to organize Latino members of St. Andrew Catholic Church starting fall of 2012. Read all about our first year here!
June, 2013. MACG is proud to welcome two new member institutions this Spring: Portland Eastside Ministries and St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Gladstone. MACG is now 22 members strong!
May, 2013. On May 9, MACG turned out over 60 people for our lobby day in Salem to advocate for our legislative equity agenda. Check out some photos from the day here!
May, 2013. MACG's Lobby Day is next Thursday, May 9th, 10AM - 4PM, at the Capitol. Some key priorities on our legislative equity agenda have passed (Yay!), and others are in the pipeline to passage. So, to make our time on the 9th most effective we've narrowed our advocacy focus for the day. Here's where things stand:
April, 2013. MACG leaders are working on a legislative equity campaign that brings health care reform, immigrant rights, and mandatory sentencing issues into a unified focus for the 2013 legislative session. They are planning a lobby day on May 9 to support their efforts.
April, 2013. MACG's Sustainable Jobs Action Team will be tabling at the First Annual Earth Day Celebration at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, a MACG member. The team will be promoting Weatherize for Good, a program that helps MACG members upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes, create living wage union jobs, save energy and the environment, and earn up to $250 in donations per finished home for their institution.
March, 2013. On March 26, approximately 60 Latino members from St. Andrew, led by recently-trained leaders, went to the Capitol in Salem for the “Coming out of the Shadows” event, to support driver’s license restoration for immigrants. St. Andrew was the largest contingent of supporters at the rally, which was organized by ally organizations!
February, 2013. February has brought two new member institutions for MACG! First the Oregon Synod, and now King of Kings Lutheran Church in Milwaukie!