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.
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.
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.
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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