Church raises awareness for minimum wage workers

Disciples News Service, Sep 1 2012
On June 15, Rev. Jennifer Hope Kottler  of The Park (Park Avenue Christian Church, NY) spoke out in support of an increase in  New York state's minimum wage and emceed a press conference.

A group of clergy, elected officials, workers and representatives of the business community called on the governor and the state senate to pass an increase in the NY State minimum wage. The bill had been passed by the NY State Assembly in May.

Sheldon Silver, Speaker of the Assembly, along with Rev. James Forbes, pastor emeritus of the Riverside Church, called on the Governor and State Senate to pass an increase that would affect over 1 million residents of the state of New York. The press conference also included testimonies from worker Prince Jackson and a statement by Mark Jaffe, Executive Director of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce. Peter Heltzel was also present to lend his support to this effort. 

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