ISAIAH Unites Uncommon Coalition of Religious Voters Around Shared ValuesAmidst continued public dissatisfaction with our polarizing political climate, ISAIAH clergy and grassroots faith leaders launched a campaign to engage thousands of “low-propensity” religious voters across Minnesota around their faith identity and shared values, building and developing a coalition of people of faith who are committed to racial and economic justice.
Two Events: Tues., January 13th & Wed., January 14th
A faith summit to equip 250 faith leaders to understand and lead their congregations in addressing the racialized systems that prohibit African Americans from living productive and healthy lives. We will address mass incarceration as a human rights issue and give attention to public policies of school suspensions, private prisons, restoring voter rights, and will explore proven juvenile detention alternatives. Most importantly we will provide faith leaders with the theological, analytical and practical skills to be powerful and sustained agents of change.Read More
In A Covenant of Love: We Stand Together!On Saturday, June 28, 2014, Minnesota’s prophetic communities made history through a groundbreaking display of power and faith. 1,600 people of faith from African-American, Latino, urban, suburban, St. Cloud and Greater Minnesota communities gathered to unite in a new covenant of love to transform our state.
Minimum Wage Bill VictoryOn April 14th, we celebrated the signing of the Minimum Wage Bill by Gov. Mark Dayton. “Minnesotans who work full-time should be able to earn enough money to lift their families out of poverty” said Dayton, surrounded by legislators, labor and community leaders at a ceremonial bill signing in the State Capitol rotunda. “Raising the minimum wage to $9.50, and indexing it to inflation, will improve the lives of over 325,000 hard-working Minnesotans.”