We've made it official! As co-chairs of the NYS Labor-Religion Coalition we are proud to announce an exciting staff change; please join us in officiallywelcoming the Rev. Emily McNeill as our new Executive Director!
One online dictionary defines the word “brave” as ´ready to face and endure danger or pain.” At the Neighborhood Check-In: Southern Tier, New York State’s first contribution to the Truth Commission project of the New Poor Peoples’ Campaign, truly brave and heroic people endured great personal pain to raise their voices and share their stories of endurance, courage, and resilience. None of these amazing people are now living in comfort or luxury. They are still poor, they still struggle, and they still endure.
Earlier this month, Rev. William Barber of North Carolina's Moral Mondays movement announced that he is joining the leadership of the New Poor People's Campaign, which will continue the legacy of the Poor People's Campaign that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched almost 50 years ago.