Worcester: Rally in Solidarity with Immigrants

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. 

And remember,

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. 

Endorsed by: 
350 Central MA 
ACLU of Central Massachusetts 
American Muslim Democratic Caucus 
Black Lives Matter Worcester 
Carpenters 107 
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) 
HOPE Coalition 
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 
Progressive Worcester  
SEIU Local 32BJ 
SEIU Local 509 
SEIU Local 1199 
The Sierra Club 
SS. Francis Therese Catholic Workers 
Socialist Alternative 
South East Asian Coalition 
Stone Soup 
Temple Emanuel Sinai 
Transformative Culture Project 
UFCW 1445 
Worcester Common Ground 
Worcester Community Labor Coalition  
Worcester Interfaith 
Worcester Islamic Center 
Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (WRAP) 
YWCA of Central Massachusetts 


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