Moral Monday

Justice For All: A Statewide Call to Prayer and Action

Justice For All: A Statewide Call to Prayer and Action

Nationally, we face an incoming administration poised to roll back worker protections, access to healthcare, environmental regulations, safety net programs, and the rights of immigrants and minorities. Here in New York, our state remains the most unequal in the country, with more than 3 million people living in poverty - including 1 in 5 children.

Monday, January 9 faith and community leaders held a statewide call to action in Albany and online, lifting up our shared moral values and calling on New York to be a leader in promoting social and economic justice.

[Release] Moral Monday 3.21.16 - $15 Wage is a Moral Imperative

[Release] Moral Monday 3.21.16 - $15 Wage is a Moral Imperative

Dozens of clergy gathered at the Capitol for a ‘Moral Monday’ press conference and vigil, calling on the state legislature to pass an increase in the minimum wage to $15 statewide as part of the New York State budget, which is due April 1. They also delivered a petition to legislative leaders signed by 125 faith leaders from across New York.

Moral Mondays Return to Albany

Moral Mondays Return to Albany

Faith and community leaders joined low-wage workers at the Capitol today to call on state government to end on- and off-the-books corruption and do more to fight poverty and inequality.

Moral Monday 6/15/15 - Senate 'Indictment'

Moral Monday 6/15/15 - Senate 'Indictment'

The following 'indictment' was read by 100 protesters outside the New York Senate Chambers on Monday, June 15, 2015, at a Moral Mondays rally. Earlier, faith, labor, and community leaders, workers, and people of conscience criticized the State Senate's inability to enact ethics reforms, fully fund public education, raise the minimum wage, enact criminal justice reforms, or implement fair and equitable taxation. Sixteen protesters, including six clergy, were arrested for blockading the Senate doors.

Moral Mondays: Broken Promises, Broken System

Moral Mondays: Broken Promises, Broken System

Albany's business as usual system of on- and off-the-books corruption hurts our families, communities, schools and job opportunities. That's why faith leaders and allies from across New York are gathering at the Capitol to bear sacred witness the last Monday of the session.

Moral Mondays Return to Albany May 18th

Moral Mondays Return to Albany May 18th

With 6 weeks left in this year's legislative session and scandals continuing to rock Albany, we're determined to keep attention on the scandal of New York's first-in-the-nation inequality. That's why we're returning to the State Capitol for four more Moral Mondays vigils, continuing to call on our leaders to pass urgently needed legislation to benefit the most vulnerable in our state.

The Fight is Not Over

The Fight is Not Over

While it could have been worse, this year's state budget is far from the moral budget that we need to combat devastating poverty and inequality in our state. We will continue fighting and we need your help.