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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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December 4, 2018

800 Clergy Sign Letter to Congress Rebuking Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Tactics

For Immediate Release: December 4, 2018 Contact: Erin Williams | EWilliams@faithinaction.org 202-748-0699 Letter recommends three congressional actions to end demonizing politics and funding policies that incite violence WASHINGTON, DC — …

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November 26, 2018

“Hunger and Thirst are not a National Security Threat” – Faith in Action responds to latest Customs and Border Protection attack on immigrants

For Immediate Release: November 26, 2018Contact: Erin Williams, ewilliams@faithinaction.org, 202-748-0699 WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers fired tear gas canisters yesterday at asylum seekers, including women …

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November 20, 2018

Gun Violence

TOMS Footwear Invests $5 million in “End Gun Violence Together Campaign” Grantees Available for Interview

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2018 Contact: Shannon Craig Straw, Shannon@westendstrategy.com, 202-674-5921  WASHINGTON –  Today, footwear company TOMS announced their “End Gun Violence Together,” campaign aimed at helping end the gun …

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