Take action all week for a moral budget!

Make a difference in the fight for a moral budget - take action!

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As state lawmakers engage in budget negotiations, the coming week is a critical time to make your voice heard. Their ultimate decisions impact millions of lives, from the quality of education children will receive, to the jobs available in our regions, to the safety net programs that our communities rely on. This is the week to make a difference!

Activist Webinar - Sunday March 16th Moral Monday - Monday March 17th 40 Hour Fast - Tuesday March 18- Thursday March 20th NY Dream Coalition Lobby Day - Tuesday March 18th New York for All of Us Rally and Action - Thursday March 20th

March 16th | ACTIVIST WEBINAR

So much is at stake as lawmakers negotiate next week: NY DREAM, fair elections, fair taxes, protections from wage theft, funding for public education, and strength of the safety net. 

Join an activist webinar/call this Sunday March 16th @ 7PM where we will discuss:

  • What’s at stake in Albany
  • Why we need to take action on March 20th
  • The status of the many progressive issues we care about.
  • The different type of actions you can take on Thursday and what you need to prepare.

You must register here to join the webinar/call.

March 17th | MORAL MONDAY

Throughout the month of March, clergy, community, and labor allies are coming together to call for a faithful budget that values every member of society, prioritizes the common good, and lifts the burdens of poverty. Our many faiths call us to reject tax breaks for the wealthy and demand a budget that serves the people.

Albany 12 pm, NYS Capitol outside the Senate Chamber, 3rd Floor

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/604180412992700/

New York City 12 pm, 633 3rd Ave, New York, NY

Binghamton 12 pm, State Office Building, 44 Hawley St. Binghamton, NY 13901

Rochester 12 pm, 1945 E. Ridge Road Rochester, NY 14622

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383388698569912/

March 18-20 | 40-HOUR FAST

The Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS invites all New Yorkers to join its 40-hour Fast for Worker Justice, which will advocate for a moral budget the closes New York's shameful income gap through fair taxation and funding for quality education, critical services including wage theft enforcement, and a strong social safety net. The statewide 40-hour Fast for Worker Justice will begin at 8 pm on March 18th and last until 12 pm on March 20th. In Albany, we will close the Fast at a Press Conference at the Capitol at 11 am with Bishop Howard Hubbard of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and labor and community allies.

Please let us know you are Fasting by emailing Joy Perkett. And don't just Fast, take action by attending the events listed here, calling your elected representatives to demand a moral budget and spreading the message on Facebook and Twitter.

March 18th | NY DREAM COALITION LOBBY DAY

The NYS DREAM Coalition invites you to join us on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 in Albany for our Lobby Day. We will have a briefing in the morning, where food will be provided, followed by meetings with key state legislators regarding the NY DREAM Act.

10:30-11:30 AM – Briefing & Lunch

NYS AFL-CIO Offices, 100 S. Swan Street, Albany, NY

12:30-4:30 PM – Legislative Meetings

Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY

The New York DREAM Act would allow undocumented students who meet in-state tuition requirements to access state financial aid and scholarships for higher education. The New York State Dream Coalition is an alliance of labor, community, and student organizations working together to make the dream of education tuition equity and financial aid a reality for the undocumented students of New York.

March 20th | NEW YORK FOR ALL OF US ACTION

On March 20th, community members and organizations from across New York State are coming to Albany for a mass action to hold elected officials in Albany responsible for putting the interests of the wealthy ahead of everyone else. Together, we can build a New York that works for all of us. To RSVP a seat on a bus, visit: http://www.nyforallofus.org.

Fair Elections | NYS DREAM | Women's Equality | Income Inequality | Public Education | Gender Identity Non-Discrimination | Higher Education | Universal Pre-K | Marijuana Decriminalization | Anti-Fracking | Renewable Energy | Affordable Housing | Wage Theft Enforcement | Fair Taxes & Better Budgets

For more information about any of these events, please contact Joy Perkett at jperkett@labor-religion.org.