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Position Opening: Communications Director

ISAIAH is seeking a Communications Director who will be responsible for working in relationship with the organizing staff and key volunteer leaders to lead the development and execution of the organization’s communications strategy. The position will lead work in the following key areas:

1. Strategic Communications Planning & Integration
2. Issue Campaign/Public Communications
3. Media Relations
4. Internal Communications to Member Congregations and Volunteer Leaders
5. Organizational Identity and Image

You can find the job description here.  Send cover letter and resume to isaiah@isaiahmn.org or mail to 2356 University Ave W., Suite 405, St. Paul MN 55114. The position will remain open until filled.

Position Opening: Childcare Organizer

ISAIAH is seeking a Community Organizer to build relationships with childcare center owners in key regions of Minnesota for the purpose of building a state-wide movement of parents, early childhood workers and childcare centers to join the fight for affordable and high quality childcare for all Minnesotans.

You can find the job description here.  Send cover letter and resume to: isaiah@isaiahmn.org by July 8, 2016.

St. Paul Workers, Business and Faith Leaders Show Overwhelming Public Support for Paid Sick Policy

"No one should have to choose between taking care of themselves and paying the rent or putting food on the table," declared Rev. Javen Swanson at a Sick and Safe Time rally held on June 21, 2016.

Testifiers supportive of sick time ordinance in St. Paul dominate public hearing

Tuesday evening, June 21, at a rally before and during a public hearing about Earned Sick and Safe Time the message was clear: workers, small businesses and community residents support this common sense policy that will help address the crisis facing thousands of families in St. Paul. An overwhelming majority of testifiers at the hearing spoke out in support of its passage, with 35 people speaking in support and 7 speaking against.

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ISAIAH Clergy Meet with Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Clergy with Cordray CFPB June 2016

Today, June 15, 2016, we welcomed Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to Minnesota to discuss and answer questions about the new federal rules to rein in predatory payday, car title, and consumer installment lending. The new rules are a bold step forward in regulating the predatory lending industry. Many people in our congregations are suffering at the hands of abusive payday lenders – and we applaud this move by the CFPB.

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Statement Regarding Earned Sick and Safe Time in Minneapolis

Unanimous Passage of Minneapolis Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance represents a historic victory for Minneapolis Working Families

The Minneapolis City Council’s unanimous passage of a comprehensive Earned Sick and Safe Time ordinance is a historic victory for working families in Minneapolis. More than 80,000 workers in Minneapolis will now have the ability to take up to 6 paid sick days a year to care for themselves or their family members through illness or crisis.

This historic victory belongs to the incredible organizing and courageous leadership of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), CTUL, TakeAction Minnesota, Mainstreet Alliance and Jewish Community Action. ISAIAH joined the effort last October. Since then, ISAIAH leaders had more than 1,000 direct contacts with City Council members on this issue, and more than 400 leaders participated in meetings with Council Members Frey, Quincy, Palmisano, Warsame and Council President Johnson.

We commend Minneapolis for an intentional process of engaging workers, community members and business owners towards a strong paid sick days policy for workers across Minneapolis.

All workers in Minnesota need access to Earned Sick and Safe Time, and ISAIAH is proud to be leading the way toward paid sick days for all in Saint Paul.


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