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United Interfaith Action (UIA), a faith based organization founded in 1996, promotes social and economic justice and improves the quality of life of all residents in Southeastern Massachusetts with a specific focus on the cities of New Bedford, Fall River and Dartmouth, by recruiting and training clergy and lay leaders to act on issues of greatest concern, founding social action on the teachings of our different faith traditions.

Throughout the fall of 2013 and 2014, UIA participated in the Raise Up MA ballot initiative campaign to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts and bring earned sick time to all workers. In the first stage of the campaign, Raise Up MA gathered over 285,000 signatures, surpassing their original goal 200,000 signatures. During this time, 36 congregations in the Fall River, New Bedford, and Dartmouth areas gathered approximately 18,000 signatures  for the campaign. In 2015, UIA will be joining MCAN and Raise Up in the “Fair Share” Amendment Campaign.

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February 14, 2019

Immigrant Justice, LA RED

FAITH IN ACTION CONDEMNS TRUMP’S PLAN TO DECLARE NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY TO BUILD HIS WALL ON SOUTHERN BORDER

For Immediate Release – Feb. 14, 2019  Contact: Gebe Martinez | gebe.gmnetworking@gmail.com | 703-731-9505 Washington, DC — In a blatant abuse of power, the White House announced the president will …

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February 14, 2019

LA RED

FAITH IN ACTION/LA RED URGES REJECTION OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT BILL THAT DEMONIZES IMMIGRANTS, WASTES MONEY, HURTS COMMUNITIES

For Immediate Release – Feb. 14, 2019 Contact: Gebe Martinez | gebe.gmnetworking@gmail.com | 703-731-9505 WASHINGTON, DC — LA RED, the immigrant rights campaign of Faith in Action, is calling on …

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February 12, 2019

Immigrant Justice, LA RED

132 Faith Leaders Petition VA Senators On Behalf of Mom Seeking Asylum As Congress Debates Immoral Treatment of Immigrants

For Immediate Release – Feb. 12, 2019 Contact: Gebe Martinez | Gebe.gmnetworking @gmail.com | 703-731-9505 or Omar Angel Perez | oangelperez@faithinaction.org | Mobile: 202-699-0694 WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the …

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