The Social Justice and Environmental Council of Faith Church seeks opportunities for our congregation to promote and support initiatives to reduce the violence in our city, lift our neighbors out of poverty, and improve the health and well-being of all the citizens in our community.
Healthy Working Families Act (HB1)
would require businesses with more than 15 employees to provide 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The Maryland General Assembly passed the bill in its 2017 session but Governor Hogan has said he will veto it. There are enough votes to override the veto but it may have to wait until the 2018 session. For more information supporting the bill, go to: http://www.publicjustice.org/uploads/file/pdf/Fact_Sheet_Healthy_Working_Families_Act_2015.pdf
Oil and Natural Gas – Hydraulic Fracturing – Prohibition (HB1325, SB740)
would prohibit hydraulic fracturing in the State of Maryland. This bill has passed and was signed into law by Governor Hogan.
20/20 Vision for Baltimore:
a plan to promote affordable housing in Baltimore City. Read about it here: http://www.unitedworkers.org/united_not_blighted_take_action_to_save_our_city?utm_campaign=oaktreehearing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=unitedworkers and sign the petition to support it here: http://www.unitedworkers.org/united_not_blighted_take_action_to_save_our_city
report by United Way describes the difficulty low-income working citizens have making ends meet. ALICE stands for Asset limited, income-constrained, working. The complete report can be found at: http://www.uwcm.org/main/alice/
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