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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April 3, 2019

Gun Violence

Following the Murder of Rapper Nipsey Hussle, Local and National Clergy Offer Condolences to Family and Call for Faith Leaders to become PEACEMAKERS in communities

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2019 Contact: Jennifer R. Farmer, jenniferr@spotlightpr.org Oakland, CA – Following the fatal shooting of rapper, community activist …

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March 28, 2019

Voting Rights/Demoracy

Faith leader calls offensive prayer delivered on swearing-in day of PA State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell “a message of hate”

For Immediate Release:  March 28, 2019 Contact:  Erin Williams | ewilliams@faithinaction.org | 202-748-0699 WASHINGTON –  On Monday, Pennsylvania State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell …

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March 26, 2019

LA RED

FAITH LEADERS AND IMMIGRANTS URGE CONGRESS TO INVEST IN COMMUNITIES AND DEFUND ICE/CBP INCLUDING $1BILLION ON BORDER WALL

For Immediate Release – March 26, 2019 Contact: Gebe Martinez, gebe.gmnetworking@gmail.com | 703-731-9505 Kathryn Johnson, AFSC, (206) 898-2832, kjohnson@afsc.org #InvestinLove Capitol Hill …

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