United Interfaith Action (UIA), a faith based organization founded in 1996, promotes social and economic justice and improves the quality of life of all residents in Southeastern Massachusetts with a specific focus on the cities of New Bedford, Fall River and Dartmouth, by recruiting and training clergy and lay leaders to act on issues of greatest concern, founding social action on the teachings of our different faith traditions.

Throughout the fall of 2013 and 2014, UIA participated in the Raise Up MA ballot initiative campaign to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts and bring earned sick time to all workers. In the first stage of the campaign, Raise Up MA gathered over 285,000 signatures, surpassing their original goal 200,000 signatures. During this time, 36 congregations in the Fall River, New Bedford, and Dartmouth areas gathered approximately 18,000 signatures  for the campaign. In 2015, UIA will be joining MCAN and Raise Up in the “Fair Share” Amendment Campaign.

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February 2, 2022

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‘Watered down’ — Some Brockton activists say police reform bill didn’t go far enough

 The police reform bill recently signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker has left some community activists in Brockton frustrated, saying the legislation…

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February 1, 2022

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NAACP, Pioneer Valley Project criticize pace of Springfield police reform, call on DOJ to issue ‘consent decree’

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January 27, 2022

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Worcester council discusses local implementation of statewide police reform law

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