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The Dawn Of A New New York

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 4:42 PM

New York City is experiencing the dawn of a new day.

After twelve years of corporate governance, a new paradigm of activist government is breaking forth. Ordinary New Yorkers are stepping up and leading community-based movements for a just and sustainable New York.

In recent years a growing...

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Fair Wages For New Yorkers: Time for a New New York City!

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 8:06 PM

The Bloomberg administration released a flawed economic study today that is critical of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. It is immoral that our billionaire mayor used a million dollars of taxpayer money -- that's money from the pockets of poor, working New Yorkers -- to pay for a...

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Now Is the Time! Clergy Call New York City Council to Pass a Living Wage Law

(10) Comments | Posted January 15, 2011 | 1:08 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated leading a Living Wage Campaign in Memphis, Tennessee. In an address to strikers in Memphis on March 18, 1968, King stated, "Now our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality. For we know now that it isn't enough to integrate lunch...

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Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied: Why NYC's People of Faith Must Take Up the Living Wage Fight

(3) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 12:13 PM

There is an ironic injustice in it all: a billionaire commissions a million-dollar study to consider the life chances of the poor. At a moment when our city sits at the center of the foreclosure and unemployment crisis, Mayor Bloomberg has chosen to spend a million dollars of the city's...

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Resurrection City: For A Living Wage

(14) Comments | Posted April 3, 2010 | 7:06 PM

When Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the world stopped for a moment. Shaken, confused but searching for a way to continue the fight, civil rights leaders decided to continue King's Poor People's Campaign by building a tent city in the National Mall in Washington DC....

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How Dare You Turn Away the Stranger!

(11) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 8:09 PM

The morality of our nation lies at a critical crossroads. Will we continue to accelerate the unfair deportation of immigrants or will we work together to create an immigration system that is just and humane? Will we find the moral imagination and prophetic courage to care for immigrants no matter...

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