April 18, 2018. Palm Beach Post.
WEST PALM BEACH — More than 2,000 people attended a community meeting at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Monday evening, but organizers were miffed that figure wasn’t a little larger.
Officials from the social activism group People Engaged in Active Community Efforts called out six of the county’s seven commissioners for skipping the gathering, saying the commissioners’ absences underscored the county’s lack of progress in addressing homelessness and the creation of a community identification card that could be used by immigrants who don’t have a government-issued one.
“Are you disappointed that six of our seven county commissioners did not see fit to meet with well over 2,000 of their constituents?” Jason Fairbanks, pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, asked audience members. “Our community needs to know who stood with us and who did not.”
April 4, 2017. Palm Beach Post.
WEST PALM BEACH – The Rev. John D’Mello of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens asked the thousands in the crowd to stand up from their seats if they had ever done something he said as a child.
Run through a parking lot trying to get home late at night? A handful stood up.
Steal a candy bar? A few dozen rose from their seats, some elderly attendees giggling at the memory.
Fought with a sibling? Nearly everyone in the Palm Beach Convention Center stood.
April 3, 2017. Palm Beach Post
West Palm Beach — Although a big resident turnout is forecasted for the annual People Engaged in Active Community Efforts (P.E.A.C.E.) action assembly, only three of seven Palm Beach County Commissioners have confirmed their attendance.
About 3,000 are expected to convene at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach on Monday to show their concern for homelessness, youth arrests, and community IDs.
March 29, 2017. WJCT.
The Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment held its annual Nehemiah Assembly at the Abyssinia Baptist Church, where more than 1,500 Jacksonville residents addressed the need to pursue social justice concerns Monday.
March 28, 2017. WJCT.
More than 1,500 people were at Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville on Thursday for an assembly of the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment, which continues to apply pressure to leaders about community problems.