Members of the Raise Up MA coalition rallied at the State House before handing in 285,000 signatures to raise the minimum wage and allow all workers to earn sick time, enough to qualify each question for the 2014 ballot.
MCAN faith leaders joined together in the Massachusetts Faith Voices campaign, gathering 69,211 signatures to raise the minimum wage and allow all workers to earn sick time. This represented a huge chunk of the 275,000 total signatures gathered.
Teens and young adults with the Youth Jobs Coalition featured on Boston.com after collecting signatures for the Raise Up MA campaign during the Boston primary election.
Raise Up Massachusetts is kicking off its campaign to put questions on the November 2014 ballot to raise the minimum wage and require companies to provide earned sick time to employees.
December 10, 2013
"The Jewish community has played a vital role in the effort to raise the Massachusetts minimum wage and guarantee all workers paid sick leave. Jews around the Greater Boston area hit the streets and polling places on Sundays and election days."
December 6, 2013
South Coast Today
"A grassroots effort to support raising the minimum wage has collected more than 6,000 signatures in New Bedford, and thousands more across other SouthCoast communities."
December 5, 2013
Bay State Banner
"Despite the Mass. Senate’s vote to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour...activists say they will continue to move forward on a ballot referendum to raise the minimum wage and ensure that all workers earn sick time."
December 5, 2013
"'When workers have more money in their pockets, they spend those dollars locally, leading to whole neighborhoods being reinvigorated,' said Rev. Karen Fritz of the Brighton Congregational Church."
Check out photos from our rally and signature turn-in action. We turned in over 285,000 signatures to raise the minimum wage and allow all workers to earn sick time!
We are bringing together congregations from across the state to work together for economic dignity as a part of our Massachusetts Faith Voices campaign.
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