Massachusetts

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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October 11, 2021

Economic Dignity

Food program delivers for undocumented, underserved in Brockton

BROCKTON — When someone goes to a food pantry, they are often asked for their identification or personal information. But for some people,…

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September 2, 2021

COVID-19, Economic Dignity

Brockton Interfaith Community distributes gift cards to those imapacted by coronavirus

BROCKTON — A city interfaith organization continued its efforts to help those struggling during the coronavirus pandemic by distributing gift cards and…

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Gun Violence

Lynn march in support of Tufts Dining workers draws hundreds

Hundreds of protesters marched through Lynn, Mass. on June 26 in support of two Tufts Dining workers, Victor R. White and Alexandros Armand, and a third individual…

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