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View recordings and more from our 2022 New York State Virtual Ecumenical and Interfaith Advocacy Day

Details:

Special thanks to all who participated in our virtual New York State Ecumenical and Interfaith Advocacy Day on February 16, 2022 from 9 AM to 5 PM! Links to view the recordings of our many presentations, etc. are available below.

Complete 2022 Legislative Ask from New York State Council of Churches available here

We are also providing separate documents for each issue area from our 2022 Legislative Ask below.

Criminal Justice Reform and Gun Violence Prevention

Economic Development, Affordable Housing, Education, Wages and Our Children

Environmental Justice

Health Care

Immigration

Labor Rights

Voting Rights

The videos of our New York State Virtual Ecumenical and Interfaith Advocacy Day are available to view below!

Welcome, Federal and State Landscape (This includes Governor Kathy Hochul)

Theological and Anti-Racism Reflections on our Advocacy Work (This includes our Keynote speaker, The Reverend Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth)

Lobby Visit Training with Alex Tindal Wiesendanger

Criminal Justice Reform Seminar

Environmental Justice Seminar

Infrastructure, Economic Development, Child Care, and Housing Seminar

Voting Rights Seminar

Labor Seminar

Health Care Seminar

Immigration Seminar

Closing

View a Playlist of all sessions on our YouTube channel here

Please read the March 30, 2022 Faith in Economic Development Letter to Governor Hochul here.

Watch our Town Hall on Proposed Bail, Raise the Age, and Discovery Rollbacks

Watch our Virtual Town Hall on the 2022 - 2023 New York State Budget here.

In the early part of the last century, across ethnic divisions and denominations, Christians and people of other faiths across America rose together to oppose child labor, unsafe working conditions, and economic inequality----- some of the worst sins of the First Gilded Age. As we once again work to build a more just society in our time, please join the New York State Council of Churches for a virtual Ecumenical and Interfaith Advocacy Day of learning and action.

Participants will begin with theological and historical grounding and opportunities to reflect on anti-racism followed by a presentation on organizing to address systemic racial and economic inequality in the state budget. We will then offer pointers on speaking with legislators and help you arrange visits with Assembly people and Senators in your area.

Here is a draft schedule:

9:00 AM  The Federal and State Landscape as it Impacts State Budget          

The Reverend Que English, Director, Health and Human Services Partnerships Center

10:00 AM Theological and Anti-Racism Reflections on our Advocacy Work

The Reverend Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth

Co-Pastor, Riverview Missionary Baptist Church, Coeymans

11:00 AM  Lobby Visit Training

Alex Wiesendanger, Author of Seeds for Justice

12:00 to 12:30 Lunch

12:30 to 1:30 Criminal Justice Reform and Environmental Justice Seminars

1:30 to 2:30 Infrastructure, Economic Development, Child Care, and Housing seminar

2:30 to 3:30 Voting Rights and Labor Seminars

3:30 to 4:30 Health Care and Immigration

4:30  Close


A Detailed Schedule with Moderators and Panelists is Available Here

Our time together will be all virtual from 9 AM to 5 PM with periodic breaks.


New York State Council of Churches Legislative Ask for 2022


In addition, sponsorships from all secular and faith groups are also most welcome to underwrite our costs. Purchase sponsorships by clicking here

Our growing list of sponsors includes:

Housing Works, Inc. - Lead Sponsor

The Reverend Dr. Charles B. Grimm

The Reverend Jim Ketcham

Sr. Danielle Bonetti

Sr. Catherine Darcy

The Greater Rochester Community of Churches Faith in Action Network

New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness

The Creation Care Committee of First Reformed Church, Schenectady

Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church

Join Us!

Event Summary

Type:
Zoom Event
Start Time:
February 16, 2022

9:00 am

End Time:
February 16, 2022 5:00 PM
Time Zone:
Location:
Online Event
UTC-5 [EST] Eastern Standard Time
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