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 9, 2019

Voting Rights/Demoracy

Candidates forum organizers ask: Why is Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno hiding?

A grassroots organization has accused Mayor Domenic J. Sarno of “hiding” from public campaign events such as its forum for mayoral candidates…

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October 3, 2019

Immigrant Justice

Letter: Walking in solidarity

Editor of the Reformer, On Saturday, Aug. 24, Ann Zimmerman from Guilford and I finished a four day Solidarity Walk for Immigrant…

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Economic Dignity

Your Best Shot

On Aug. 13, Close the Camps of NY Club hosted a community awareness and fundraising event at the Great Flats Brewery in…

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