Washington Interfaith Network (WIN)

Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), founded in 1996, is a broad-based, multi-racial, multi-faith, strictly non-partisan, District-wide citizens’ power organization, rooted in local congregations and associations

WIN seeks to create long-term power: a broad and united front of organized institutions—organized people and organized money--acting consistently and persistently for change on multiple issues at the local and city-wide levels. WIN engages leaders across the divides of race, culture, income, faith, and/or neighborhood to initiate public action on their issues (e.g. affordable housing, public safety, youth, etc.) and to partner with and hold the government and corporate sectors accountable for addressing these issues.

WIN seeks to create long-term power: a broad and united front of organized institutions—organized people and organized money--acting consistently and persistently for change on multiple issues at the local and city-wide levels. WIN engages leaders across the divides of race, culture, income, faith, and/or neighborhood to initiate public action on their issues (e.g. affordable housing, public safety, youth, etc.) and to partner with and hold the government and corporate sectors accountable for addressing these issues.

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Please ShareWIN stands for 3,000 units of housing at Reservation 13. 2,000 units should be affordable housing, priced at...
11/04/2020

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WIN stands for 3,000 units of housing at Reservation 13. 2,000 units should be affordable housing, priced at 60% or less of Area Median Income, and 1,000 of those units should be deeply affordable, priced at 30% or less of Area Median Income.

Stand with WIN for a truly affordable, mixed-income community at Reservation 13. You can catch the full video update here: https://youtu.be/b2bKpNj_9oQ

Please Share"WIN prioritizes affordable housing, sustainable jobs, development that is racially equitable and that cares...
10/28/2020

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"WIN prioritizes affordable housing, sustainable jobs, development that is racially equitable and that cares for the water and the environment"

-Rev. Michael Wilker, WIN Strategy Team and Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/b2bKpNj_9oQ

10/27/2020

Sneak peak at the earth moving today at Temple Courts at 33 K Street NW. Soon to become 750 units of housing. 504 affordable units, 252 of those units at the most deeply affordable. Stay tuned for the formal celebration!

Please shareAt WIN, we are organizing for 3,000 units of housing at Reservation 13 / Hill East, including 2,000 affordab...
10/23/2020

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At WIN, we are organizing for 3,000 units of housing at Reservation 13 / Hill East, including 2,000 affordable units, of which 1,000 should be deeply affordable. Watch the full video update here: https://youtu.be/b2bKpNj_9oQ

Please Share“We as a collective people of faith are asking God, boldly in the time of need, to provide 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 aff...
10/20/2020

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“We as a collective people of faith are asking God, boldly in the time of need, to provide 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 affordable housing on this land. Affordable where my family, who still resides in the neighborhood, can buy and move to Ward 7."

-Anne Ford, WIN Strategy Team and Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church

Watch the full video update: https://youtu.be/b2bKpNj_9oQ

10/19/2020
WIN Organizes for 1/3 1/3 1/3 Truly Affordable Housing

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“We have been advocating for the creation of a racially and economically diverse community, and at WIN, we feel that everyone in Washington D.C. should be able to afford to live here, on this property, Reservation 13."
-Lydia Curtis, St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church

Watch the full video update on WIN's campaign for truly affordable housing at the link below:
https://youtu.be/b2bKpNj_9oQ

THIS Thursday at 7pm: Join Ward 7 residents, clergy, and lay leaders of the Washington Interfaith Network to Build a Jus...
08/11/2020

THIS Thursday at 7pm: Join Ward 7 residents, clergy, and lay leaders of the Washington Interfaith Network to Build a Just Agenda Together!

Register for the Zoom call here: https://tinyurl.com/y433sgag

One week from today: Do you live in Ward 7? Do you want to build a more just Ward 7 and District?Join Ward 7 residents, ...
08/06/2020

One week from today: Do you live in Ward 7? Do you want to build a more just Ward 7 and District?

Join Ward 7 residents, clergy, and lay leaders of the Washington Interfaith Network to Build a Just Agenda Together!

Thursday, August 13, 7:00-8:15 p.m. over Zoom

Share the flyer below, and register for the Zoom call here! https://tinyurl.com/y433sgag

07/25/2020
WIN 7/2020 BUDGET UPDATE

WIN 7/2020 BUDGET UPDATE

Washington Interfaith Network Update re FY2021 Budget and Next Steps

07/25/2020
WIN 7/2020 BUDGET UPDATE

WIN Update on the FY2021 Budget & Next Steps to Organize for a Beloved DC

Please share. Thank you to all who took action this budget season.

https://vimeo.com/441493615

Washington Interfaith Network Update re FY2021 Budget and Next Steps

This morning is your last chance to weigh in on the FY2021 DC budget. So far 591 of you have raised your voices to the D...
07/23/2020
Email the DC Council to keep vital programs funded!

This morning is your last chance to weigh in on the FY2021 DC budget. So far 591 of you have raised your voices to the DC Council in less than 24 hours. You have stood up for essential programs and against cuts that can harm residents. Thank you!

Share this post or copy & paste this post into a text to your friends. Encourage your fellow residents to act with you.

https://secure.everyaction.com/oNq-z36J4kWhA6R3HFg92w2?emci=9e9734a8-b6cb-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&emdi=5f99f4f5-1bcc-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&ceid=1632202

Over the course of the day more than 500 of you have raised your voices to the DC Council. You have stood up for essenti...
07/23/2020
Email the DC Council to keep vital programs funded!

Over the course of the day more than 500 of you have raised your voices to the DC Council. You have stood up for essential programs and against cuts that can harm residents. Thank you!

If you haven’t sent your email yet, there is still time. The final DC budget vote is Thursday afternoon. Share this post, encourage your fellow residents to act with you.

https://secure.everyaction.com/oNq-z36J4kWhA6R3HFg92w2?emci=9e9734a8-b6cb-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&emdi=5f99f4f5-1bcc-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&ceid=1632202

07/07/2020

WIN Leaders say Chairman’s proposal is a step in the right direction for housing affordability. WIN pledges to continue to organize for racial equity and economic justice.

“Being the most policed large city per capita in the United States has not kept us safe. Becoming the most just large city in the United States would truly make us safer. The DC Council has moved, and the Chairman’s proposal is a step in the right direction. We are a third of the way to our budget goals and we will keep organizing and building power in the District. The work remains in the months and years ahead.”

WIN organized hundreds of community leaders to act together around our budget priorities. WIN organized a large virtual rally on July 2nd, with over 80 community and faith institutions from all 8 wards and 800 residents in attendance. The rally broadcast reached over 3,000 people online. Leaders have met with Councilmembers, have held community based rallies, and have provided training for residents around our budget priorities.

WIN organized for:
- a redirection of $200 million from gentrification projects and corporate subsidies into
affordable housing, public housing repairs, and public land projects that will benefit low and middle income DC residents, and
- reinvestment of $100 million from the Metropolitan Police Department budget into
community based safety programs, including funding violence interrupters, mental health, and other social services that are necessary proven ways to help keep our communities safer
through prevention rather than policing.
Chairman Mendelson revealed his FY 2021 budget proposal today. He proposal would reinvest an additional $130 million into programs to address the affordable housing crisis in the District. WIN leaders applaud these significantly increased investments to fight displacement, but we will still want to see more in the months and years to come.

This increase includes:
-$25 million for public housing repairs,
-$88 million for the Housing Preservation and Housing Production Trust Funds,
-$11 million for eviction prevention,
-$6 million for LSRP vouchers to house an additional 300 very low income residents.
The Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety redirected funds from MPD which will essentially lead to a hiring freeze for MPD, and increases funding for violence interrupters, victim services and mental health. The Chairman announced an additional $9 million in investments in mental and behavioral health, as well as a redirection of more than $4 million to school based mental health.​ T​his is a first step on the road to reimagining policing and public safety. Our District and the country still has a long way to go.

WIN will continue organizing to reimagine policing, fight displacement and for investments that bring more racial equity and economic opportunity. ​We are organizing for making public lands including RFK/ Reservation 13, Reeves Center, DC Housing Finance Agency for places for affordable housing, good union jobs and investment in community based businesses and institutions.​ We are also organizing for investments in infrastructure East of the River that brings more access to healthy foods, health care and quality transportation.

WIN is a city-wide, multi-racial, multi-faith non-partisan grassroots organization. The organization represents 40+ congregations in all 8 wards. WIN is an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s largest and longest-standing network of local faith and community-based organizations.

07/06/2020

We are analyzing the budget proposal that the Council Chairman released this afternoon. Stay tuned for updates this evening.

Leaders brought energy & power to our first virtual action. Organizing for racial equity & economic opportunity through ...
07/03/2020

Leaders brought energy & power to our first virtual action. Organizing for racial equity & economic opportunity through the double pandemic. Households across every ward united to reimagine & fight for a better DC.

07/02/2020

Tonight join the WIN Virtual Action. Tune in here at 6:45pm. Organizing to Reimagine DC around racial equity & economic justice.

07/01/2020

Tune in tomorrow, July 2nd at 6:45-7:45pm. Virtual Rally: Organizing to Reimagine DC around racial equity & economic justice.

06/18/2020
"The Washington Interfaith Network, a coalition of more than 40 congregations, is urging District leaders to redirect $1...
06/15/2020
D.C. police department faces tough talks on budget amid calls to defund

"The Washington Interfaith Network, a coalition of more than 40 congregations, is urging District leaders to redirect $100 million — nearly one-fifth of the department’s budget — to invest in violence prevention programs and mental health and domestic violence teams to respond to crisis, instead of police.

'Fundamentally policing has to be rethought,” said William H. Lamar IV, pastor of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, after the group submitted written testimony to Monday’s hearing. “Using police to solve problems that are not law enforcement problems exacerbates negativity and inflames the kind of challenges we are seeing in our cities.'"

Read more below in the Washington Post, and read WIN's FY2021 Budget Agenda here: https://www.windc-iaf.org/2021budget/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/dc-police-department-faces-tough-talks-on-budget-amid-calls-to-defund/2020/06/15/48e8b0e4-abfb-11ea-a9d9-a81c1a491c52_story.html

Lawmakers, advocates want to redirect police funds to other programs; District’s police force could get smaller.

06/05/2020
Press Conference: DC faith leaders agitate to attack racist systems at the root | June 5, 2020

Today, WIN faith leaders held a press conference at the historic Metropolitan AME Church to demand action on policy to address stifling systemic racism in our economy. Hear leaders name and commit to take action around the forceful removal of Black people from space and land in DC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS0xYslr93s

"The tears of the land, our tears, our anger, the anger of the land must fuel hopeful vision for the future of the city. The anger must be directed into action" - Rev. William H. Lamar IV, Metropolitan A.M.E. Church

"This is about space. This is about being pushed out of our city…This is our land, built on the backs of our ancestors from the bondage of slavery. We must claim our space in this country, in our city." - Angela Wilson-Turnbull, WIN leader from St. Augustine Catholic Church

"[I ask] that we recommit to following leaders of color in acting in ways together that build power for a more equitable future… Black lives have to matter to white clergy, because they matter to God more than we understand.” - Rev. Karen Brau of Luther Place Memorial Church

"The build up of continued mistreatment and being ignored has caused the oppressed to scream out, ‘I AM somebody!’… The human spirit that you, almighty God, put in our nature is protesting injustice." - Imam Talib M. Shareef of Masjid Muhammad DC, The Nation's Mosque

"Here's what happens, God: when you left us here to co-create your world with you...we forgot, we ignored, we dismissed that your enough could be enough for all of your children… We are here to represent you, God, to organize for your enough, and we’re not leaving until we win.” - Rabbi Aaron Alexander of Adas Israel Congregation - Washington, DC

"When America begins to value all people, particularly Black people who have been denied for so, so long, for 400 years, [when] you and I begin to value each other and see each other for who God has created us to be...then we will be whole." - Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Daniels Jr. of Emory Fellowship: A United Methodist Congregation

Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St NW, Washington, D.C. Amid uprising and COVID-19, WIN demands action on policy to address ...

06/05/2020
06/05/2020

DC Faith Leaders Agitate to Attack Racist Systems at the Root, Organize for a New Place of Freedom: Tune in to our press conference at 10 a.m. at Metropolitan AME Church as we stream on Facebook Live.

Do you want to help protect people's right to vote during the pandemic? Join WIN and the DC Board of Elections this Thur...
05/05/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Vote Safe DC Public Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Do you want to help protect people's right to vote during the pandemic?

Join WIN and the DC Board of Elections this Thursday, 5/7 at 10:30 a.m. for a webinar about voting in DC amidst COVID-19. Rev. William H. Lamar IV from Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will facilitate conversation with the Board of Elections: http://bit.ly/VoteSafeDC-5-7

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Vote Safe DC Public Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

WIN member institutions raised funds and organized with leaders from Judiciary House Apartments and Thomson Elementary S...
04/13/2020

WIN member institutions raised funds and organized with leaders from Judiciary House Apartments and Thomson Elementary School to distribute over 250 grocery store gift cards to Ward 2 families and seniors! Thanks to all who donated and to Metropolitan A.M.E. Church leaders for delivering

Miriam's Kitchen, a WIN member institution which works to end chronic homelessness, is serving hot meals to go on weekda...
03/24/2020
Miriam's Kitchen

Miriam's Kitchen, a WIN member institution which works to end chronic homelessness, is serving hot meals to go on weekdays at 2401 Virginia Avenue NW for breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. and for dinner from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

To help them maintain food distribution, bathrooms, hand washing stations, and other services, they are seeking donations to their designated COVID-19 flex fund: https://miriamskitchen.org/helpnow/ and they are seeking donated supplies via their Amazon Wish List, available here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3MWTF1XIOU94Q/ref=topnav_lists_1

Other resources being offered around DC, and calls for volunteers and donations, are available at WIN's website: https://www.windc-iaf.org/coronavirus/

Acts of kindness can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors and create a city where everyone has a safe place to call home.

Join IAF for this urgent call to action! Tell Congress to act now on behalf of those who urgently need help the most: Am...
03/23/2020

Join IAF for this urgent call to action! Tell Congress to act now on behalf of those who urgently need help the most: American workers, families, and small businesses on the front lines of this national emergency.

As of this morning Congress is deadlocked on the Covid-19 Stimulus.

Let's ACT NOW to make sure help gets to the families and communities who need it the most. Let's make sure this is not just a giveaway that only benefits the CEO's of multinational corporations.

3 ways to ACT NOW

1. Call your member of congress

Tell them "People most harmed by the Covid-19 crisis should benefit most from the stimulus- not multinational corporations."

Here’s how to Contact Your Congressional Representative: http://myreps.datamade.us/

2. Convince 3 people you know to call!

3. Post this NOW on social media and asking people to CALL and SHARE!

Go to Metro IAF on Facebook and twitter @metroiaf
Share the call to actions and get updates

#CommunitiesFirst #IAF #ReliefBill #Stimulusplan #CalltoAction

Call for donations: The TraRon Center is seeking 7 laptops or iPads for students to participate in distance learning.Mes...
03/19/2020
WIN's Response to Coronavirus - Washington Interfaith Network

Call for donations: The TraRon Center is seeking 7 laptops or iPads for students to participate in distance learning.

Message us if you can provide any support!

Other calls for donations and volunteers, as well as a list of resources available throughout D.C., are listen on our website: https://windc-iaf.org/coronavirus/

Let us know if you have anything to add to our webpage!

This is a time when we as people of faith and justice are called to be proactive and demonstrate bold leadership by making hard choices for the sake of our neighbors. This is a time when we are called to build relational power with courage and creativity so that we can stand with families, workers ....

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About Washington Interfaith Network

Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), founded in 1996, is a broad-based, multi-racial, multi-faith, strictly non-partisan, District-wide citizens’ power organization, rooted in local congregations and associations. WIN is committed to training and developing neighborhood leaders, to addressing community issues, and to holding elected and corporate officials accountable in Washington, DC. WIN seeks to create long-term power through a broad and united front of organized institutions, organized people, and organized money–acting consistently and persistently for change on multiple issues at the neighborhood, regional, national, and city-wide levels. WIN engages leaders across the divides of race, culture, income, faith, and neighborhood in order to initiate public action on their issues (e.g. affordable housing, public safety, youth, etc.) and to partner with and hold the government and corporate sectors accountable for addressing these issues.

Over the past 20 years, WIN has organized to protect over 500 affordable apartments from being torn down or converted to condominiums, has demanded that the District turn over public land to build 172 Nehemiah homes for working families to purchase, and has been responsible for building 305 affordable rental apartments for families and seniors. WIN also organized the historic Neighborhoods First campaign that increased voter turnout in key neighborhoods by as much as 20% and as a result successfully fought for an won $120 Million in neighborhood investment to rebuild libraries, parks, community centers in targeted neighborhoods that were being left behind.

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Good afternoon FBF join WIN tomorrow with their virtual 1000 people action. You can stream on Facebook. Please join us in reimagining A new and improved DC
Peace. I stopped by 7 churches yesterday (6.21.19) in DC and left a copy of the "7 Seals" revealed as 'Beyond Einstein Theories' along with a one-page explanation. See http://7seals.blogspot.com . According to the Bible prophecy of Revelation 5:1, only the 2nd Coming of the Christ can produce this. And according to cutting-edge science, only the reincarnated Albert Einstein could discover these scientific secrets hidden since the foundation of this world. Are you guys good at math & science? I can answer your questions. Please make copies of the "7 Seals"/theories, pass them out to members (and non-members) and discuss them and the possibility that the Christ has returned. . Synchronism: 6.22.19 13:04 "If you want to use the term 'resurrection', I think you could in this case." - 'Ancient Aliens, Alien Resurrections (S9/Ep 6, 2014)'. 13:31 "Now that you know the truth, are you in good hands?" - Allstate ad on History Channel
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Evening. Please check inbox. Thank you. God bless.
We can support WIN in this effort. Public Transit should be PUBLIC!
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