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World Day of Social Justice: Last Dash to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals

On the World Day of Social Justice, the UN renews its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme poverty and improve other global issues by 2015.

National Day of Action to Raise the Minimum Wage Follows DC Council's Passage of Living Wage Law

July 24, 2013 has been declared a National Day of Action to Raise the Minimum Wage by a broad coalition of organizations including the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.  July 24th was chosen because it marks the date when the federal minimum wage was last raised four years ago — to a "measly $7.25 per hour"  — which will buy you much less than the minimum wage did in 1968

World Day of Social Justice


First observed in 2009, the United Nations' (UN) World Day of Social Justice was established to build awareness about the link between social justice and poverty reduction, as well as encourage member countries to adopt policies that promote full employment and social integration