Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Rural and Migrant Ministry Lobby Day

Since 1981 Rural and Migrant Ministry (RMM), a statewide, non-profit organization, has served the rural and migrant communities throughout New York. Members of the organization will be in Albany on Monday, May 21 to lobby the state Legislature as part of its Justice For Farmworkers Campaign. The Campaign’s primary goal was to improve working and living conditions for New York’s farmworkers. Here is the organization’s Mission Statement:
Rural and Migrant Ministry works for the creation of a just rural New York State through:
Nurturing leadership
Standing with the disenfranchised, especially farmworkers and rural workers
Changing unjust systems and structures

RMM implements its mission through three program areas:
ACCOMPANIMENT - RMM supports and stands with farmworkers as they seek to improve their living and working conditions in New York.
EDUCATION - RMM raises leadership skills and awareness of opportunities and issues.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM - RMM works with rural, migrant and immigrant youth.
We are located throughout New York with offices in Dutchess, Sullivan, Monroe, Wayne, Albany and Tompkins counties.

More information about the lobbying activities scheduled for May 21 is available here.