Border Interfaith decides what issues to work on by:

1) Talking with hundreds of people in member institutions and the community about what issues are affecting their families

2) After hearing the primary concerns from various institutions, leaders identify shared concerns

3) Research possibilities to act on identified issues (for example, understanding the district, state, and federal decision-makers regarding high stakes testing)

4) Work with elected representatives or decision-makers to tackle issues

Some of the concerns identified in one year can be addressed the following year in a state legislative session.