While a boisterous audience of COPS/Metro Alliance members cheered them on, candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council pledged to fight Senate Bill 4 - the anti-sanctuary city law - starting on the day they take office. About 350 people packed the Dominion Church of God in Christ on May 22 for a Get Out the Vote Rally and Accountability Session where candidates were asked to give yes or no answers to questions about the COPS/Metro agenda on SB4, affordable housing, immigration and living wages.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 24 2017 - 12:59pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 5 2017 - 8:24pm
The San Antonio Police Chief, the Bexar County Sheriff and District Attorney condemned the bill banning sanctuary policies, and were joined by C.O.P.S./Metro leaders who said they “refuse to give up a culture of hospitality and welcoming the stranger.”
Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 27 2017 - 8:45pm
About 750 people filled St. Henry Catholic Church’s parish hall to hear candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council respond to COPS/Metro questions about immigration, affordable housing, minimum wages and workforce development. At the Accountability Session, candidates were told to answer the following questions:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 18 2017 - 11:44am
Residents from the San Antonio’s most ethnically diverse city council district sought pledges from candidates in the May 6 election to fight Islamophobia and protect their neighbors, thousands of whom are refugees and immigrants.
Written by Daniel Serna on Apr 13 2017 - 12:22pm
About 300 people community and faith leaders gathered at The Oblate School of Theology on April 3, 2017 for a conversation about San Antonio’s new Faith-Based Community Initiative, designed to strengthen the relationships between the city, area faith-based communities and nonprofits.
Written by JamiAlise on Apr 7 2017 - 3:33pm
"We are hosting a city-wide launch party event and civic engagement symposium in San Antonio to announce our presence and engage students in public affairs dialogue. Our event will feature a dynamic panel on education, civic engagement, and immigration.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Apr 4 2017 - 6:10pm
When NOWCastSA reported about a San Antonio couple who were giving away yard signs from Welcome Your Neighbors, many of you reached out to ask how to get a sign of your own. You asked, and we delivered.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 31 2017 - 1:18pm
NOWCastSA's video from the April 3 forum on Nonprofit Impact has gone viral after several media outlets focused attention on Mayor Ivy Taylor's response to a question about the systemic cause of generational poverty. Scroll down for a link that goes directly to video of her full response. Here are links to the other news organization's articles that credited and linked to NOWCastSA video:
Written by Guest (not verified) on Mar 28 2017 - 5:15pm
Watch video as Democratic members of Congress hold an immigration forum at the U.S. Capitol on March 29, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, to discuss the impact of Trump administration immigration policies on children and families.
Written by JamiAlise on Mar 17 2017 - 1:18pm
The Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence are organizing a rally and prayer service in support of all immigrants and the silent majority of U.S. citizens who wish to welcome the stranger. In light of President Trump’s proposed “ban” on immigrants, and determination to build “walls” based upon prejudice and fear, we are rallying to give voice to the voiceless and make visible our opposition to such a xenophobic stance (fear of the stranger). We wish to build bridges, not walls!