Progressive Worcester endorses tonight's rally in support of the immigrant and refugee community.
Please show up in solidarity and reject the toxic policies of Trumpism from creeping into Worcester. After the Rally, see it through, stay for the City Council meeting. City Council must hear from you.
We can take action as a state. But the Legislature must act.
The Legislature can pass the Safe Communities act, to establish 'sanctuary' in Massachusetts, and protect vulnerable communities under Trump's coming policies. Right now, Legislators are choosing which bills they will choose to highlight with their co-sponsorship.
Tell your State Rep and State Senator to co-sponsor the Safe Communities Act, and to push a bold progressive agenda -- to resist, to protect the vulnerable, to build a stronger future with shared prosperity and justice for all. Rally. Show Solidarity at the Council meeting. Send a message to your legislator for #SafeCommunities (action kit is here: progressivemass.com/takeaction)
Check the facebook event! (text is from the event)
We urge everyone to come out and support our immigrant and refugee community and tell Worcester City Councilors to reject Councilor Gaffney’s anti-refugee, anti-immigrant City Council proposal.
Worcester will not be bullied into turning in our undocumented neighbors, friends, families, young people, and coworkers. We expect that our elected officials remain committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of this community, regardless of their citizenship status. We urge our fellow community members to stand in solidarity with all those fleeing persecution, poverty and violence. Worcester cannot be a welcoming community for some of us, while turning its back on others.
Location: City Hall
Day, time: Tuesday, January 31st from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the rally at 6pm today. A Declared Parking Ban is in effect for Worcester beginning at 2pm. www.worcesterma.gov/eservices/winter-parking-ban
Organized by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Worcester.
350 Central MA
ACLU of Central Massachusetts
American Muslim Democratic Caucus
Black Lives Matter Worcester
Casa Cultural Dominicana de Worcester
Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Christian Community Church
Clark University Geographical Society (PhD Students)
Educational Association of Worcester
Episcopal Churches of Worcester (ECOW)
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)
Just Paint Studio
Main South Community Development Corporation (CDC)
Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Massachusetts Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
Massachusetts Human Rights Committee
Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition Central Region
Mosaic Cultural Complex
Muslim Community Link
New England VegFest
SEIU Local 32BJ
SEIU Local 509
SEIU Local 1199
The Sierra Club
SS. Francis Therese Catholic Workers
South East Asian Coalition
Temple Emanuel Sinai
Transformative Culture Project
Worcester Common Ground
Worcester Community Labor Coalition
Worcester Islamic Center
Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (WRAP)
YWCA of Central Massachusetts