The Poor People's Campaign: Women in Poverty, Women in Leadership

The Poor People's Campaign: Women in Poverty, Women in Leadership

Women, particularly women of color, have always borne the brunt of poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological destruction. At the same time, women have always contributed critical leadership to social justice movements, although their organizing is not always recognized. The Troy, NY launch of the Poor People’s Campaign will highlight how women are affected by these systems of injustice and oppression–and how they are fighting back. The evening will feature a lively panel discussion, music, refreshments, and how you can get involved in the Poor People’s Campaign.

When Working People Are Under Attack...

When Working People Are Under Attack...

The United States Supreme Court will soon be hearing oral arguments in the case Janus vs. AFSCME, which threatens to undermine working people's collective bargaining power throughout the nation. You can learn more about the case here.

This concerted attack on working people won't go forward without a response, however. There are several upcoming actions around the state - see the details below and join where you can!

Ending Poverty Takes More Than Charity

Ending Poverty Takes More Than Charity

The following appears as a guest column in the November 22nd Daily Gazette in Schenectady, NY. Read the full column here.

This is the time of year that, as many of us gather close with family and loved ones, we consider the ways we can help those among us who are struggling. We make donations to local charities, we volunteer, and we serve meals at soup kitchens. These efforts to serve our neighbors and communities are admirable, to be sure, and they often provide an essential lifeline. However, if we truly desire to end poverty in our communities, we must recognize that these acts of charity are not enough — and cannot be enough.

Next Thursday! Join us at the 2017 Faith at Work Awards

Next Thursday! Join us at the 2017 Faith at Work Awards

This year's Faith at Work Awards Luncheon is coming up next Thursday, November 2 at 11:30 at the Muslim Community Center of the Capital District! Join us as we honor these incredible New Yorkers:

I hope you'll be there to celebrate these honorees and the movement-building work of the Labor-Religion Coalition. Click here to reserve your seat today.  

If you are a sustaining member of Labor-Religion Coalition, you are invited to attend as our guest. Email htraiman@labor-religion.org for a complimentary ticket. (If you'd like to become a member, click here!

With your leadership and support, Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS will continue to unite faith, labor and community activists in a moral movement for justice in our state. We hope you'll join us on November 2 to celebrate what we’ve accomplished this year and build for the future.