The Summit for a Fair Economy was a powerful day! Over 500 activists gathered in Minneapolis from all walks of life to organize for economic justice in our communities.
Here’s a video of the highlights from that day:
And here’s a link to more coverage from the day!
The first event is being put on by Spirit of Truth on Sunday, September 25th. Spirit of Truth is a faith community from the Christian tradition that strives to put love and justice at the center of human interactions. On the 25th, they will be kicking off their Love Your Neighbor: Faith Values for a Just Economy Campaign.
WHAT: Love Your Neighbor Campaign Kickoff
WHEN: Sunday, September 25th 1pm – 3pm
WHERE: Kagin Commons Ballroom, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
The second event is being put on by the Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition and is co-sponsored by our union.
WHERE: Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center Room 272, 179 Robie St E, St. Paul
On August 9th and 10th, 100s of Minnesotans from some of the most powerful community and faith-based organizations in the state came together to plan our next steps in the fight to put Main Street before Wall Street.
Minnesotans for a Fair Economy (MFE) is a coalition of faith, labor and community organizations standing together to create an economy that works for ALL Minnesotans.
“The banks and corporate CEOs have been destroying our community for too long,” said Maxine Maxon, a certified nursing assistant at Fairview Riverside and a member SEIU HCMN’s MFE Steering Committee. “I’m excited to be planning together with our community how we reverse the trend.”
For more information about Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, call Phillip Cryan at 612-294-8123 or go to www.mnfaireconomy.org.
At our May membership meeting names were drawn for the 2011 scholarship winners. Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners!
Our yearly scholarship programs enable SEIU members and their children to pursue their educational goals at accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools.
“I will use this scholarship towards tuitions and books for the 2-year nursing program at RCTC in Rochester, MN,” says Candice May Hall. “I plan to graduate in May 2012 and continue on to a 4-year degree in nursing.”
Casey Liebhard, daughter of Lori Peterson, St. Francis Regional Medical Center will be attending the University of Minnesota Morris in the fall and will pursue an English major and women’s studies minor. Liebhard says she wants to use her degree to teach secondary education or eventual become an English professor, “I want to make a difference and give children who normally wouldn’t receive a quality education a positive role model.”
Find out more information about our scholarships under Member Resources.
Members from across the state marched in the parade and kicked off our campaign to win good contracts in 2011-12!
Members were joined by U.S. Senator Al Franken, U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, and State Senator John Marty during the festivities.
Meet at the baseball field in Powderhorn Park at 12:30pm. Shuttles will take members to the start of the parade at 25th and Cedar between 12:30 and 1:00pm.
The parade begins at 1:00pm.
Members who walk in the parade or sit at the information table will recieve an SEIU MayDay t-shirt.
For more information contact your steward, internal organizer or call the member action center at 651-294-8100.