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Roll 'Living Wage Days' slated October 7-8, 14-15, 2006
New York, September 23, 2006 –The Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, a fast-growing partnership initiated by the National Council of Churches USA and now includes more than 80 faith, labor and community groups working to raise the minimum wage at the state and federal level, invites you to join us in Living Wage Days worship services and community events in October. We hope you will join us.
Last January, over the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend, Let Justice Roll sponsored hundreds of Living Wage Days services and events across the country, including Arkansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, where campaigns have already led to legislation increasing state minimum wages.
Now, it's time to take nationwide action again with Let Justice Roll Living Wage Days services and events to inspire, educate and mobilize support for raising the minimum wage at the federal and state level.
Legislative efforts to raise the federal minimum wage are gaining strength and a growing number of states have minimum wage campaigns, including six states with ballot initiatives coming to a vote this November: Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and Ohio.
We hope that you will host or co-host a Let Justice Roll Living Wage Day worship service or event during the weekend of either October 7-8 or October 14-15.
We have a variety of resources available at www.letjusticeroll.org to help you prepare for Living Wage Days, including:
► The newly revised and updated "Resources for Living Wage Worship Services and Community Events."
► "A Just Minimum Wage: Good for Workers, Business and Our Future." You can download the PDF and/or order perfect bound hard copies at discounts of 25 to 40 percent for distribution at Living Wage Days and other events.
► The interactive "Just Neighbors" Toolkit, designed to educate and empower congregations about poverty and wages, is being offered at discount for Let Justice Roll.
Please let us know if you are planning to host or co-host a Living Wage Days event.
You can sign up for Living Wage Days at http://www.letjusticeroll.org/livingwage-signup.html
For more information, please contact:
Rev. Stephen Copley
NCC News contact: Rev. Dan Webster, 212.870.2252, NCCnews@ncccusa.org
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