Raise the Wage Campaign

As a chair of a workers' rights coalition of more than 40 national, faith-based organizations, I steered the organized religious left's involvement in economic justice advocacy. In addition to our principal campaign to raise the federal minimum wage, we also fought for expanded unemployment insurance coverage, improved federal regulations on overtime pay, and fair hiring practices for ex-offenders.

In addition to relentless lobbying of Congress and the Administration, I coordinated the coalition's involvement in a #FaithFriday Twitter campaign in April 2014. Religious organizations made the moral argument in support of the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, reaching 110,000 Twitter impressions in one day.

In 2015, I was recognized at the White House for my advocacy work on behalf of low-wage workers.

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