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Fight for $15: This campaign for $15/hr for employees of big box retail and fast food chains is both a legislative campaign and a “street heat” campaign directed at low-wage employers. We are working closely with labor unions and community groups in Raise Up to move this forward, and are collaborating with the national Fight for $15 movement. In early 2015, Senate Chair of Labor Dan Wolf filed this bill legislatively. There will be major rall...

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About the Fair Share Campaign To help working families and build a stronger economy for all of us, we need good public schools for our children, affordable higher education and a transportation system that gets people to work and customers to businesses. However, after decades of tax cuts on corporations and wealthy Americans, MA is facing a major structural deficit and doesn’t have enough resources to invest in education and transportation. Th...

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This week, MCAN and our partners at Raise Up Massachusetts launched the Fair Share Amendment Campaign, and our signature gathering period has officially begun. Will you join us in collecting signatures? Email info@mcan-pico.org and we’ll mail you petition forms. This is an opportunity of a generation to make systemic economic change – to create an economy where we all contribute to a future of abundance for our children. Our faith traditi...

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A Time of Reflection and Recommitment to Justice In the Jewish community, we are heading next week into the High Holidays.  It is a time of year when we reflect on our actions, reevaluate our lives, and recommit ourselves toward living holier and more just lives.  As we fast on Yom Kippur, we listen to God’s call in Isaiah 58, saying that our fasting and worship is meaningless if our commitment to God does not drive us to feed the hungry, clo...