Saturday March 12 Capitol Rally

        ICWJ LEADER SPEAKS AT THE WISCONSIN STATE CAPITOL Rev. Dr. Jerry Folk, an Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice board member, addressed the crowd and led a prayer at the rally in Madison on Saturday. A transcript of the prayer follows: Holy and compassionate God, our hearts…

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Rallies this weekend – March 5 and March 6

The South Central Federation of Labor is coordinating rallies this weekend: SATURDAY: If you’re in MADISON, rally with the Internat’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) ~ 2 pm ~ at the State Capitol. If you’re NOT in Madison, FIND A RALLY NEAR YOU at the Wis. AFL-CIO’s website. SUNDAY, March…

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Faith leaders condemn budget cuts as “unprecedented,” “dangerous,” and “unwise”

I am happy to report that the president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops is among endorsers of a letter to Congress from 16 faith leaders that speaks out against proposed deep cuts in the U.S. FY2011 discretionary domestic and poverty-focused foreign-aid spending. The letter characterizes the cuts as…

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The Latest from the State Capitol

Public employee unions are under attack! For more information, check out The Wisconsin State Journal or The Nation. Breakfast of Champions Our 11th annual faith labor breakfast Thursday, February 24th, was a great success, with over 100 people hearing ICWJ chairperson Doug Keillor tell the story of how high school…

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