For September’s Building Power Across Missouri, our St. Louis Champions Organizer, the Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley highlights our Faith Labor Alliance program.
Faith and Labor communities have a long and intertwined history of raising the call for justice and solidarity. Together we have an opportunity for faith, community, and labor leaders to discover our shared values, discuss current struggles, and strengthen a shared vision for advancing worker justice in our state.
After a two-year break, Kansas City leaders came together to re-launch the regional Faith Labor Alliance as a collaborative and transformational space. In the face of the passage of HB 1878, leaders decided to address the urgency of voting rights and getting out the vote throughout our Fall 2022 FLA breakfasts.
Faith leaders, labor leaders, and community activists filled Trinity United Methodist Church to kick start the FLA and reinvigorate relationships – new and old alike.
Table discussions about the importance of voting in FLA participants’ own lives and families were a highlight of the meeting, as we strive to build public relationships and build an economy and a democracy that works for all Missourians.
We were graced with powerful words from powerful leaders and their reflections on solidarity — now and forever.
Faith Labor Alliance breakfasts in St. Louis and Kansas City, Base Meetings across the state, and the upcoming statewide Care Over Cost Healthcare Town Hall are all spaces to build relationships across differences. It’s going to take all of us coming together, pledging to be there for each other, and showing up in solidarity to build the power we need for all Missourians.
The Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley
Missouri Jobs with Justice