Thursday, November 02, 2006

Faith Community Joins Hearts & Hands to Support Raising Ohio’s Minimum Wage

Columbus, Ohio -- A coalition of faith-based organizations will be holding a “spirit-filled gathering” for values voters on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. The event will include those supporting State Issue 2, an amendment to raise the minimum wage and lift many hard-working Ohioans out of poverty.

What: A Spirit-Filled Gathering for Value Voters
When: Thursday, November 1, 2006, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio

The event is being hosted by Sojourners/Call to Renewal, Let Justice Roll, We Believe Ohio, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. Speakers will include the National Coordinator of Let Justice Roll, Rev. Paul Sherry of Cleveland, Ohio; Rev. Charles Lockett of Columbus, who will address the importance of State Issue 2 and raising Ohio’s minimum wage; and Jim Wallis of Sojourners/Call to Renewal; and Rich Nathan of Vineyard Church.

For more information, please contact:
Katy Heins, Let Justice Roll
513.314.0074 or

Keary McCarthy, Ohioans for a Fair Minimum Wage
614.425.9163 or

Let Justice Roll, a fast-growing nonpartisan partnership of more than 80 faith and community groups, played a leading role in getting the proposal to increase the minimum in Ohio on the ballot this year. In addition to Ohio, Let Justice Roll is currently working to pass minimum wage ballot measures in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, and Montana.

Ohioans for a Fair Minimum Wage is a coalition of faith-based, civil rights, labor and community organizations formed to pass State Issue 2, the Ohio Fair Minimum Wage Amendment. The Campaign is Co-Chaired by State Senator CJ Prentiss, Tim Burga of the Ohio AFL-CIO, and Katy Gall of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.


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