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The Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM) is a long-term collaboration of community organizations aiming to build the power and impact of low-income and working-class communities across the state.

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Raised to build the capacity of economic justice organizations in MI
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People trained as community organizers through EJAM’s fellowship program
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Signatures collected for the one-fair wage and MiTime to Care ballot initiatives

Information on the 2020 Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan Fellowship coming soon!

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Over 60 state and federal officials, dozens of diverse organizations filed 14 amicus briefs against “adopt and amend” maneuver

Elected Officials, Civil Rights Groups Urge Michigan Supreme Court to Strike Down the Legislature’s Unconstitutional Laws on Wages, Sick Time Benefits…Over 60 state and federal officials, dozens of diverse organizations filed 14 amicus briefs against “adopt and amend” maneuver

LANSING, MI — An unprecedented group of civil rights leaders, social justice advocates, community and labor organizations, state and federal elected officials, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel, filed more than a dozen amicus briefs with the Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday, opposing the constitutionality of the legislature’s attempt to remove two proposals from the ballot. The two proposals, Michigan One Fair Wage (MOFW) and Michigan Time To Care (MTTC), would have raised Michigan’s minimum wage and required employers to provide workers with one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, respectively.

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