PROJECTS

The Labor Advisory Committee

Works to cultivate solidarity and collaboration among labor unions, faith communities, the NYS Poor People’s Campaign, and other community partners. Member unions include 1199SEIU, AFGE, CSEA, GSEU, NYSNA, NYSUT, PSC-CUNY, SEIU Local 200United, UFCW, and UUP.

The New York State Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival

Since the 40 Days of Action, the NYS PPC has continued to organize across New York through base-building, direct action, political education, cultural organizing, and leadership development. Regional Committees are active in 9 different regions of New York: Long Island, New York City, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, North Country, Central New York, Rochester, Buffalo, and Southern Tier.

Truth Commission

Five years later, organizing through the Poor People’s Campaign and other efforts in New York have taken significant steps forward, while at the same time the moral and economic crises of system racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation have deepened -- especially in the wake of COVID-19. 

 

In 2021-2022 Labor-Religion Coalition will hold another series of Truth Commissions to highlight the continuing crisis of poverty, amplify the demands put forward by directly impacted communities, and help connect leaders and groups representing different identities, issues and regions of New York.

PARTNERSHIPS

National Union of the Homeless, Nonviolent Medicaid Army, University of the Poor, Campaign for New York Health

Housing Justice For All, Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice, 1199SEIU, CSEA, New York State Council of Churches, United University Professions, NYSUT, SEIU Local 200United, Schenectady Inner City Ministries, Synod of the Northeast, Presbyterian Church (USA), Hudson Mohawk Association of the United Church of Christ, Upper NY United Methodist Church Peace with Justice Commission, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, Commission on Peace and Justice