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Take Action for the Safe Communities Act

Thursday, January 2, 2020  
Posted by: Jamie Klufts
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Protect Immigrant Communities

3 Ways to Advance the Safe Communities Act


Across the US, immigrant families have been living in fear, not just of enforcement agents, but also of local police and courts. In Massachusetts, we’ve responded by adopting and strengthening welcoming policies in dozens of communities. Now it’s time to ensure that everyone in our Commonwealth enjoys those protections. That's why we are prioritizing the Safe Communities Act (SB1401/HB3573), formally known as An Act to Protect the Civil Rights and Safety of all Massachusetts Residents, this session.
This legislation would restore community trust in police by avoiding entanglement in immigration matters, and protect due process for all, sending a clear message that our undocumented friends and neighbors belong here.
Want to help protect immigrant families in Massachusetts? Take action to advance the Safe Communities Act:
  1. Attend the bill's hearing on Friday, January 24 (originally scheduled for December 2), at 11 am in Gardner Auditorium, State House. Want to submit written testimony or testify in person? Email Noël or reference these guidelines.
  2.  Send an email using our pre-drafted template urging your State Senator and State Representative to support the Safe Communities Act.
  3. Write a letter to the editor to your local newspaper. Use the Coalition's talking points to shape your letter. Feel free to email Jamie for additional guidance.
Need more information? Check out the bill's fact sheet. Email your state legislators!

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