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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

2 responses to “Interfaith poverty vigil lets state leaders demonstrate their commitment to social justice”

  1. Providing undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses will create safer roads and lessen poverty says RWU analysis

    […] as he has done for the last two years. The Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty made licenses for undocumented immigrants one of its four main priorities this year. Mattiello declined […]

  2. Lobbying on steroids: The 2017 RI Small Business Economic Summit

    […] Speaker of the House Nicolas Mattiello wouldn’t walk downstairs from his office to attend the Fighting Poverty with Faith Vigil at the Rhode Island State House but he would drive forty minutes in the snow to attend this event […]

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