Moral Mondays in New York

A Moral Monday coalition is coming together in Binghamton, N.Y., calling on the governor and state legislature to adopt a budget that works for working and middle class families.

Just like the Moral Monday group that began in North Carolina, activists from unions, people of faith and community organizations in upstate New York have joined together to work for shared goals and to call on elected officials to make sure that the state budget addresses the real needs of New York communities.

Kate Murray, a leader and steward with NABET-CWA Local 51026 and vice president of the Broome County Labor Federation, said the group was meeting as a visible reminder to lawmakers that in terms of the budget, they should "think and vote with their conscience."

Moral Mondays in New York will be held over the next few weeks as budget negotiations continue in Albany.