Offered by Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune, EPI Director Gracious and Merciful God, Our Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer, On this eve of Election Day in the United States, we lift up those living in poverty before You for whom the outcome of this election will make a real difference. So often those living in poverty are treated […]
EPI Director Rev. Sekinah Hamlin and Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness Director Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson co-authored asking for justice for Capitol workers and an hourly wage of $15, fair working conditions and the right to engage in collective bargaining. Click here to read the op-ed.
We’re proud to stand with capitol workers for a living wage! We’re also grateful that the issue of low-wage labor is finally getting the media attention it deserves in conjunction with the Pope’s visit. Check out these pieces from the New York Times, Politico, and the Huffington Post.
The stories pastors, chaplains, and charity workers too often hear behind closed doors and through frustrated tears are being brought to light. Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Labor Seth Harris has hit the road to listen to people struggling to get by on the minimum wage. Courageous people are publicly coming forward […]
This summer, the NCC Poverty Initiative will raise awareness about the role of the minimum wage in lifting people out of poverty. We’d like to know what you’d find helpful. Will you take a moment to fill out our survey some time before the end of April? Fill it out here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WZRJ79C
Thoughts on job creation and wages from our new summer intern Nate Kratzer. Follow his blog: http://faithandpublicpolicy.wordpress.com