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2015 Annual Report

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Interesting in learning more about Dallas Area Interfaith?  Click the image or link below to read and/or download a copy of DAI's 2015 Annual Report to acquaint yourself with this multifaceted organization that addresses such a varied mix of issues facing our North Texas communities; identifying, training, and organizing leaders in member institutions to take part in the democratic process of bringing about the changes they seek for a better world for all here in North Texas. When you're ready, set a meeting with a DAI organizer or leader to learn more about DAI and how it has changed their lives.

Check our online calendar for upcoming events. Every DAI meeting and action is open to any member of every DAI member institution. Wondering which are DAI members? Check out the Annual Report. Want to know how we fund the organization and where the money goes? It in there, too. Have other questions you don't find answered in the Annual Report? Find a DAI leader in your institution or ask an organizer how your institution can become a member. All are welcome, as DAI is totally nonpartisan, supporting no political party or candidate.


North Texas Giving Day, 2015

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2015's North Texas Giving Day was a tremendous success for DAI and other local nonprofits, and the leaders and organizers of DAI would like to thank you for your generous support. Thank you!

This year's overall effort raised approximately $33.1 million for 2,000+ local nonprofits, and that adjusted sum should be distributed later this month. This year, donations to NTGD were received from all 50 states, 6 territories, and 28 countries. 35% of donations were from first-time givers, averaging 110 gifts per minute throughout the day or $30,000 donated per minute. The average raised across all nonprofits was $15,100.

Since it's inception in 2008, North Tesas Givng Day has raised more the $122 million for local nonprofits. Again, thank you for helping DAI continue its mission of giving everyone a voice in how our democracy functions.

If you missed this year's NTGD, you can still support DAI. Read our 2015 Annual Report to learn how you can begin or continue your support as a "Friend of DAI". As of October 1st, we've raised over $40,000 of our $100,000 goal for this year, and your suppport is crital to DAI's success.


What is DAI? - 2015

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Dallas Area Interfaith develops leaders within its member institutions, and those leaders organize to bring about the change they seek to create a better world for all here in north Texas. They do so by focusing upon issues of greatest concern and interest to the members of their respective congregations, synagogues and other institutions. In 2015, the answer to "What Is Dallas Area Interfaith?" is multi-faceted, but easily answered by downloading and reviewing the PDF flyer linked below. What to know more?  Ask any DAI Leader!


Texas Way Forward - A Campaign to Bring Health Care to Texans Based on Three Numbers

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DAI Way Forward Plan for Making Healthcare Available for More Hard Working TexansDallas Area Interfaith is part of IAF a network 10 organizations in Texas that are non-partisan and represent over 400,000 families in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, El Paso, West Texas, Laredo and Del Rio Eagle Pass. The IAF Network has been working to create healthy communities across the state for over 40 years. Dallas Area Interfaith and the other IAF organizations continue committed to build the power so that ALL poor and working families have access to health care. Below is the state of health care in Texas.

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One million Texans are in the coverage gap because Texas chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Unless they are pregnant or disabled, adults (19-64) with incomes under 138% of poverty level do not qualify for Medicaid in Texas. 69% are in working families but most do not have access to employer-based coverage, all have limited income available to buy coverage on their own, and none qualify for subsidies through the exchange. Clinics and hospitals will continue to serve this population but this system is stressed by increasing demand and limited resources. Experience in other states shows that failing to cover these people would result in an estimated 8,400 premature deaths each year.


In addition to generating an estimated 231,000 new jobs in Texas by 2016, the stimulus from the additional federal funds from 2014 through 2017 would also generate an estimated $1.8 billion in new state tax revenue, offsetting half of the $3.7 billion in state match required, as well as generating $2.5 billion in local revenue. It would also boost the economy by $67.9 billion and reduce the current $1.8 billion in annual hospital charity care costs.


Federal funds will pay 100% of the costs for the first year, gradually decreasing to never less than 90%. Savings from the cost of existing local and state programs plus the increase in tax revenues from the boost to the economy would cover Texas’ share of the costs. Property owners could see a significant savings in local taxes going to support indigent health care in their counties. Policy holders could see a reduction in premiums due to the reduction in unreimbursed care which is currently reflected in the amount of their insurance premiums. In addition, premium tax dollars would offset some of the cost to the State.

Premium Tax

What is a premium tax? This is the tax that is charged on every health insurance premium. Estimates are that for every $100 dollars the state gets back 7 ½ cents. This money goes into the general revenue budget.

CLICK HERE or on the image at the left to download a PDF of the DAI Way Forward, including a breakdown by county of benefits and savings to Texans.


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