Show Me the Money: Escalating Inequality Hurts

Interfaith IMPACT of NYS Annual Program March 15th

On Sunday, March 15th, Interfaith IMPACT of NYS (IINYS) will present its Annual Legislative Briefing entitled

Show Me the Money: Escalating Inequality Hurts!

at the First Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. at 2:00 p.m.

The speakers are: Michael Kink, Executive Director, Strong Economy for All Coalition, based in Albany; Ann Johnson, the Director for ACT Rochester; and a fast food worker. Because many fast food workers are required to be ‘on call’, we will not know which worker until shortly before the briefing.

IINYS is proud to present this important program on the disparities of wealth and income.  Fast food workers and their supporters have rallied in the streets here and around the country asking for a living wage. Erica Bryant in a recent article wrote, “What is wrong with a $3.50 hamburger?” This amounts to an increase of $.50 for a fast food burger. A day does not go by without an article, op ed essay, letter to the editor, or news story about the growing gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” salaries of CEOs, and the plight of the minimum wage earner.

There will be a Q and A following all of the panelists’ formal remarks.

The program is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call: Judy Schwartz 442. 5111.

NOTE:

Parking can be found in the small lot on the Court Street side of the church, as well as on the surrounding streets, and in the Washington Square Garage off S. Clinton and Woodbury – free on Sundays. Guides will be available.  You may enter through the door on 150 S. Clinton Avenue.

We have attached a pdf version of our flyer, and would appreciate any help you can give in publicizing our event- PLEASE POST.

Our statewide Interfaith Impact of NYS depends on the donation of friends and members to maintain a year-round presence in Albany.      Please, consider a generous donation now.  For online donations, go to:

http://www.interfaithimpactnys.org/Donations.html or  include your check with the form below.

___ Interfaith Impact of NYS, Inc. to support direct issue advocacy (501C4, not tax deductible)

___ Interfaith Impact of NYS Foundation, Inc. to support issue education and encourage civic participation (501C3 tax deductible)

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Please mail to our treasurer at:

Interfaith Impact of NYS, 101 Coniston Dr, Rochester, NY 14610

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