People Acting Together in Howard (PATH) is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s first and largest community organizing network. PATH began in 2004, when clergy and lay leaders in Howard County came together to build the power needed to tackle the issues affecting people in their congregations and neighborhoods. In April 2006, PATH was launched at an action with over 500 leaders.
PATH is a diverse mix of institutions in Howard County. From churches, synagogues, and mosques to non-profits and unions, we talk directly to hundreds or thousands of people to learn what they are most concerned about in their community. Then we mobilize our members to take specific, disciplined action on the issues that arose from the conversations.
We earn our victories by consistently turning out hundreds of people at our actions and by persistently and consistently pressing our causes before our elected officials. We measure our results by the people they benefit.
We believe in building for power: power that is reciprocal, that is tempered by our religious traditions and power that creates a table that includes more people in the dynamics of public life.
Currently, UUCC’s Senior Minister, the Rev. Paige Getty, is one of the clergy co-chairs of PATH.
Contact: Patty Glasgow, firstname.lastname@example.org.