The Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty is offering a series of "next steps" for faith leaders to take following the 10th Annual Interfaith Poverty Conference held last week. (The Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries for the United Church of Christ, was the keynote speaker - find video, photos and an article here on Uprise RI
End Housing Discrimination!
If your congregation or organization would like postcards to sign please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. We also encourage you to share the videos put together by Signs of Providence through your social media. Here is a link to the video shown at the conference
and more will be coming out! Follow @signsofprovidence to see each video as it is released.
Tiered Quality Rates for Child Care Assistance Program
Bills will be heard this week on both the House and Senate side to increase and adopt tiered quality rates for the Child Care Assistance Program for children of all ages (H7148/S2120). The House Finance hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 15th around 4:30pm and Senate Finance will be meeting on Thursday, May 17th from 3-4pm and then after 4:30pm.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, in partnership with ZERO TO THREE, is organizing a major advocacy event, Strolling Thunder, to bring approximately 40 Rhode Island families with babies and toddlers to the State House on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Click HERE
for more information.
Race and Poverty:
Discussions on White Privilege
RI State Council of Churches is gearing up for more Merciful Conversations on Race: Let's Talk about White Privilege
. For more information contact Shannan Hudgins at email@example.com.
Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Check out the new Poor People's Campaign
and what is going on in Rhode Island
. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Pay/Equal Pay:
Paid Family Leave
For more information on improving Paid Family Leave visit: ripaidleave.net
Raising the Minimum Wage and Ensuring Equal Pay
Advocate to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour and to put protections in place to make sure that all Rhode Islanders are paid equally. Send an electronic note to your legislator here
or email Georgia Hollister Isman (email@example.com
) to get involved.
Home Care Independence and Choice
Help build a dependable home care system that will allow Rhode Island seniors and people with disabilities who want to live at home and that caregivers are paid fairly. Visit The Rhode Island Campaign for Home Cape Independence and Choice.
Do you live in South County and want to get more involved in the work of the RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty? Check out our monthly meeting on the third Tuesday from 11-12pm at Good Shepherd LUtheran Church or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
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