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News from Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan
May 16, 2017
Contact: Dessa Cosma, 231-631-4469, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Members Join the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan
New organizations to add capacity to coalition fighting for Michigan families
DETROIT – The Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan welcomed three new partner organizations to its coalition this week. The new partners join the founding organizations in Michigan’s leading coalition fighting for economic justice issues. Joining EJAM are; Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN), Pontiac Policy Council (P2C), and the New Ezekiel Project.
“Pontiac Policy Council strives to be a conduit for progressive change and social justice that leads to equity and equal opportunity,” said Autumn Bulter, executive director of Pontiac Policy Council. “We seek to establish a collaborative network to confront and combat issues that negatively impact the quality of life in Pontiac, particularly in communities of color.”
“Our organization is excited to join with other groups doing important work in Michigan,” said Cornelius Phelps III, project organizer with New Ezekiel Project. “We provide training, education, development and teach ‘ordinary’ people to be powerful leaders in Saginaw so they can impact the political, social, economic and environmental decisions that affect their lives. Our mission is to empower congregations through prayer, education, organization, coalition building and skill development to act in faith and love to revitalize the community and move social and economic justice issues forward and this new partnership will be very fruitful for those we serve.”
Founding and new EJAM partners joined community members to give updates on the work EJAM has done and the current work it is doing to put economic justice at the forefront of the conversation in Michigan.
“EJAM plays an invaluable role in the fight for economic and social justice in our state,” said Randy Block, Director of The Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network. “I look forward to working with the founding and new members of this important coalition to improve the lives of all of the people of our great state.”
The members of the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan are: Mothering Justice, ROC Michigan, Detroit People’s Platform, and MOSES.
“We are excited to welcome these new partners to our coalition,” said Dr. Alicia Farris, board chair of EJAM. “Economic justice is a fight worth fighting and we look forward to continuing our work arm-in-arm with the new member groups we welcomed this week.”
Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan is an alliance of grassroots organizations committed to building power in low-wage and working class communities to advance economic and racial equity in our state and cities. More information can be found at the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan’s website: http://www.mieconomicjustice.org/