Economic Justice Subcommittee

JandP

Economic Justice Subcommittee

Service

  • Advocate for paid sick leave for Maryland workers in community
  • Mobilize fellow parishioners around issues of economic justice
  • Persuade legislators to pass paid sick leave legislation during the Legislative Session
  • Reach out to the St. Ignatius Community and beyond to engage in discussion and determine a course of action on issues of economic policy

As an arm of the Justice & Peace Committee of St. Ignatius Catholic Community, we are dedicated to the service of faith and the promotion of justice.

We are called and challenged to articulate, advocate, and act upon critical social, economic, cultural and political issues that affect us, our city and our world. We are also called to be a resource to provide parishioners with opportunities to live out their faith through justice. The Committee aims to address the challenges that affect the work of justice in our community. The values of our Church teachings direct our efforts to work for peace and justice. All are Welcome.

One of our goals is to deepen our understanding of the principles of Catholic social teaching and then, through word and action, help to integrate these principles more fully into the life of our Parish community. With your support, we can expand our efforts. If our mission interests you and you want to know more about our advocacy and education endeavors and social ministry projects, we invite you to join us.

CONTACT:

Terry Cavanagh

tcavanagh@seiumddc.org

202-368-4814

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Current Project

Fight for 15

News

Background

The fight for the $15 minimum wage is a global movement in over 300 cities on six continents.

The movement began in 2012 and consists of fast-food workers, home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors, retail employees – and underpaid workers everywhere.

Low-wage employers such as McDonald’s make billions of dollars in profit and push off costs onto taxpayers, while leaving their workers struggling to survive.

The workers fought back, and have already won raises for 22 million people across the country.

But the fight continues--especially in our city and our state.

Want to get involved? Contact us for more information.