Resources from the Faith for a Fair NY 2014 Retreat

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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!

Petitions:

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!

Single-Payer Healthcare

New York State Nurses Association - Information on the Safe Staffing Campaign

http://www.nysna.org/our-campaigns/safe-staffing

Healthcare-Now! - National Organization working for Single Payer Healthcare

http://www.healthcare-now.org/

Single Payer New York - Statewide organizing for Single Payer

http://www.singlepayernewyork.org/

Summary of the “New York Health” bill sponsored by Assemblyman Gottfried

http://assembly.state.ny.us/member_files/075/issues/community_update/?update=201303.php

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A05389

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 - vpropp@verizon.net

Moral Budget

The Fiscal Policy Institute - tremendous amount of reports and resources regarding economic issues in NYS.

http://fiscalpolicy.org/

The Alliance for Quality Education

http://www.aqeny.org/

New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness

http://www.fiscalfairness.org/

Immigration

New York DREAM ACT

http://www.nydreamact.org/

Myths and Facts about the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

http://www.nyclu.org/files/releases/2012.5.22_Myths%20and%20Facts.pdf

See the Fiscal Policy Institute (linked above) Immigration page.

Follow New Sanctuary for Immigrants on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Sanctuary-for-Immigrants-Capital-Region/176354645740023

The Worker Justice Center of New top in Colo. cash advance York

http://www.wjcny.org/

Low-Wage Workers

Information on the nation-wide campaign of fast food strikes

http://strikefastfood.org/

A short article from the Rochester City Newspaper on the recent fast food strikes

http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/fast-food-fight-for-15/Content?oid=2431949

Buffalo News op-ed by Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein regarding the tipped wage

http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/another-voice/another-voice-tipped-workers-should-not-have-been-left-out-of-pay-hike-20140821

Effective Advocacy

18 Helpful Lobbying Tips from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

http://rac.org/_kd/CustomFields/actions.cfm?action=DownloadFile&file=item.pdf.21363.1076.pdf&name=draft308ongoldfinal.pdf

Organize your community by scheduling a visit! - from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

http://rac.org/Articles/index.cfm?id=21592

School-to-Prison Pipeline

A, B, C, D, STPP: How School Discipline Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline

http://www.nyclu.org/files/publications/nyclu_STPP_1021_FINAL.pdf

A Different Approach to School Safety [VIDEO]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmlWtx_otgQ

It’s Time to Close New York’s School-to-Prison Pipeline - article from The Nation

http://www.thenation.com/article/177719/its-time-close-new-yorks-school-prison-pipeline

The Advancement Project resources (includes the STPP Infographic)

http://safequalityschools.org/resources