Faith Leaders Win Historic Victory in Saint Paul: Paid Sick Days for Every Worker


Hundreds of ISAIAH leaders from more than 25 congregations led the charge, calling for an Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) ordinance that would enable all workers the ability to take the time they need to care for themselves and their families. What passed is the strongest ordinance of its kind in the country and covers all 72,000 workers in Saint Paul that currently do not have paid sick leave.

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Calling Out Poverty Profiteers and the Private Equity Firm that Finances CarHop

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On Aug. 13 we kicked off our campaign to stop subprime car lenders from ripping off low-income Minnesotans like James of Brooklyn Park who paid over $15,000 for a car that is worth about $3,500 – and barely runs.

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Just Released! “Drowning in Debt” Report about Health Harms of Payday Lending in MN


HIP and ISAIAH are excited to release Drowning in Debt: A Health Impact Assessment of How Payday Loan Reforms Improve the Health of Minnesota’s Most Vulnerable.

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Health Experts Say Paid Leave Policies Create Better Health Outcomes

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Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, and other health experts, joined faith and community leaders at the State Capitol for a press conference to bring attention to a new report released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with research that shows paid sick leave, paid family leave and other workplace policies that support job stability play a significant role in improving and supporting the health of families and communities.

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ISAIAH is a community of thousands of people of faith in Minnesota who are motivated by love for God and belief in the dignity and sacredness of all people to act for justice and equity.

Together, we amplify our voices to effectively influence decision makers to develop laws and policies that help lift people out of poverty and remove barriers to opportunity.

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