This fall, faith communities across Massachusetts are urging congregants and voters to vote Yes on Question 4 on Earned Sick Time as an important moral and family issue.
After collecting tens of thousands of signatures to raise the minimum wage, MCAN leaders celebrate Gov. Deval Patrick's signing of legislation to increase the state minimum wage to $11, raising wages for 600,000 people.
Over 400 faith leaders, low wage workers, and community members turned out to support an increase to the minimum wage and Raise Up the State House on March 26.
Workers who make minimum wage or without earned sick time face impossible choices every day. Do I stay home to take care of my sick child and risk losing their paycheck, or even worse, their job? Which bills do I pay? Hear their stories in this video.
September 15, 2014
In Isaiah 65:23, the prophet says that God calls us to build a world where "they shall not labor in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune". This year MCAN faith leaders took some big steps together towards fulfilling that vision.
June 16, 2014
The Senate-House legislative conference committee has proposed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $11 over three years.
May 12, 2014
As a part of the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition, we've begun our second round of signature gathering for ballot petitions for the minimum wage and earned sick time.
April 28, 2014
The Boston Globe
Our partners at EPOCA led the Jobs Not Jails rally on Saturday, April 26, calling on lawmakers to slow prison expansion and instead spend state money on economic opportunities, addiction treatment, and drug sentencing reform.
In 2013, MCAN gathered 70,000 signatures for a higher minimum wage and earned sick time for all workers. In 2014, we will continue building a multifaith, multiracial movement for social and economic justice. Will you join us?
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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