WIN Annual Reports June 2018 Midyear Report - Page 4

ABOUT 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 is committed to training and developing neighborhood leaders to address community issues and to hold elected and corporate officials accountable in Washington, DC. WIN’s nearly 40 dues-paying member organizations represent 125,000 members across every section of the District. WIN’s members reflect the District’s theological, racial, geographic, and economic diversity. Photo by David Choy Over the past 20+ years, WIN leaders organized effectively around the issue of affordable housing. Through organizing and its developer affiliate UrbanMatters, WIN has built or preserved over 850 affordable apartments and homes. Additionally, WIN has played a key role in organizing to increase the Housing Production Trust Fund which is now at over $100 million/year. WIN’s historic Neighborhoods First campaign increased voter turnout in key neighborhoods by as much as 20% and led to hundreds of millions of dollars in neighborhood investment. Also, WIN has successfully organized around after school programs, neighborhood safety, homelessness, affordable housing, family sustaining jobs, transit, and more for over 20 years! We live in a time of polarized politics and fragmented communities. Now, more than ever, we need bold congregations and institutions ready to lead our city in transformative change. Across the District, our member organizations are learning and using the tools of community organizing to develop leaders, form meaningful relationships across race, class and religion, build power, and make change together. We look forward to sharing our collective work with you throughout this report. METRO IAF MEMBERSHIP Did you know that WIN is part of the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (MetroIAF)? MetroIAF is part of the nation’s first and largest network of multi-faith grassroots community organizations. Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) member organizations boast over seven decades of winning tough political battles across the nation. Metro IAF has local affiliates in Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, Howard County, and Baltimore, Maryland as Photo by David Choy well as other cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Our affiliate BUILD pushed politicians in Baltimore to pass the first living wage law in the country. In Massachusetts GBIO mobilized a grassroots army for the creation of universal health care -- both which became national models for just social policies. Learn more at 2018 MIDYEAR REPORT 4