Friday, September 12, 2014

Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith to hold Candidate Accountability Meeting

An Accountability Meeting is different from a forum. Candidates are asked to make specific commitments to work on social justice issues.

Workforce Development - Interfaith is working on developing an employer-driven workforce intermediary similar to New Opportunities Vision Achievement (NOVA) in Monroe. NOVA has an 81% success rate and has placed participants in jobs making an average of $12.45 an hour with a career path and benefits. At a recent luncheon hosted by Interfaith, employers expressed interest in trying to get a similar program in Shreveport. They talked of their difficulty in finding skilled labor to fill job openings.

Public Schools— Interfaith leaders want to work with school board members and our
congregations to support and improve public schools. A number of the schools classified as “failing” are in the neighborhoods of our congregations.

Payday Lending — Interfaith leaders seek local regulation of the payday loan industry, to accomplish what the legislature could not, despite the overwhelming majority of opinion and other issues on Interfaith’s agenda as they arise from our congregations.

Special Guest: Bishop Michael Duca of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport

Free and open to the public. Please encourage turnout from your congregations, civic organizations and from your circle of friends.

September 18. 2014- 7pm
Paradise Baptist Church 1706 Hollywood Ave. Shreveport, La 71108

Please contact Susan Caldwell at dre@allsoulssuushreveport or 318-465-3427

or Maxine Davis at or 318.754.1372.

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