Last week, faith leaders from around New York state gathered here in Albany for the 2014 Faith for a Fair NY Retreat, which we co-sponsored with New York State Council of Churches, Reform Jewish Voice of New York, New York State Episcopal Policy Network, and Interfaith Impact. We spent two days building relationships, sharing our dreams for a just New York, and learning about some of the most pressing issues we will take action on in the coming year.
We've tried to assemble all of the resources that were available or discussed during the retreat. Whether you were there or not -- we hope this list is helpful to your ministry and activism!
If you haven't already, please take a moment and sign the following petitions:
NYSNA - Promote Healthcare for All - http://www.nysna.org/blog/2014/01/13/sign-petition-promote-healthcare-all
1FairWage - End the Sub-Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers in New York - https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/end-the-sub-minimum-wage-for-tipped-workers-in-new-york
The resources are listed by workshop. If you think we missed something, please add the link in a comment!
New York State Nurses Association - Information on the Safe Staffing Campaign
Healthcare-Now! - National Organization working for Single Payer Healthcare
Single Payer New York - Statewide organizing for Single Payer
Summary of the “New York Health” bill sponsored by Assemblyman Gottfried
The Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare (CDAUH) - formed in 2005, composed of representatives of faith organizations and individual citizens. CDAUH meets monthly at 7:30pm at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Road in Albany, on the second Thursday of each month. For more info or to join, contact Richard Propp - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fiscal Policy Institute - tremendous amount of reports and resources regarding economic issues in NYS.
The Alliance for Quality Education
New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness
New York DREAM ACT
Myths and Facts about the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act
See the Fiscal Policy Institute (linked above) Immigration page.
Follow New Sanctuary for Immigrants on Facebook
The Worker Justice Center of New top in Colo. cash advance York
Information on the nation-wide campaign of fast food strikes
A short article from the Rochester City Newspaper on the recent fast food strikes
Buffalo News op-ed by Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein regarding the tipped wage
18 Helpful Lobbying Tips from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Organize your community by scheduling a visit! - from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
A, B, C, D, STPP: How School Discipline Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline
A Different Approach to School Safety [VIDEO]
It’s Time to Close New York’s School-to-Prison Pipeline - article from The Nation
The Advancement Project resources (includes the STPP Infographic)