Over twenty clergy from across the state gathered to talk together about how our faith was calling us to work for a higher minimum wage, and we went to the State House to share our message with aides to Speaker DeLeo and Senate President Murray.
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.
Over 285 clergy across the state have signed a letter to House Speaker DeLeo urging him to support legislation to raise the minimum wage without cutting unemployment benefits.
April 10, 2014
State House News Service
Over twenty clergy from across the state gathered to talk together about how our faith was calling us to work for a higher minimum wage, and went to the State House to share our message with the aides to Speaker DeLeo and Senate President Murray.
April 3, 2014
Legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour without indexing to inflation and without a significant increase to the tipped minimum wage passed in the House on Wednesday. The bill may later be reconciled with the Senate's version.
April 2, 2014
The Boston Globe
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston and eight other American Catholic bishops said Mass and served immigrants on the Arizona border to bring attention to the inhumane conditions endured by immigrants along the border.
March 27, 2014
Raise Up the State House, the Raise Up MA rally and State House lobby day, was a huge success yesterday. Over 400 faith leaders, low wage workers, and community members turned out to support an increase to the minimum wage.
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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