Press Statements

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Major Step Toward Protecting Families In Payday Proposal Say MN Faith Leaders of ISAIAH

But ‘Safe Harbor’ Loophole Dangerously Undermines Other Portions of the Proposal

St. Paul – (March 26, 2015) Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on payday lending in Richmond, Virginia. At the hearing, Director Richard Cordray unveiled a new proposal to regulate the predatory payday lending industry. A coalition of Minnesota faith, consumer, and community groups, including ISAIAH, released this statement about the content of the CFPB’s proposal:

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House GOP Transportation Proposal Leaves Metro Transit Riders Out in the Cold

Twin Cities, MN (March 23, 2015)–Today, a group of organizations focused on the needs of transit riders issued this response to the transportation proposal, HF4, announced by GOP leadership of the House of Representatives. The organizations include ATU Local 1005, ISAIAH, MPIRG, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Sierra Club North Star Chapter, and Transit for Livable Communities.

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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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African-American Churches, Community Groups Lead “Souls 2 the Polls” March and Rally

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Interfaith event about the community “standing up and being counted”

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ISAIAH Clergy Launch Prophetic Voter Campaign

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Religious Leaders Launch Faith Based Voter Engagement Program

On Wednesday, September 3, ISAIAH clergy and faith leaders gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to announce the Prophetic Voter campaign, an ambitious plan to reach 56,000 religious voters in a statewide civic engagement program. The initiative seeks to urge congregations and community members to come together from different backgrounds and perspectives and vote for shared values and principles that promote economic dignity, family security and racial equity.

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