Bringing the fight home! Make calls for local progressive issues.

Last week the work of progressive activists like you helped save health care for tens of millions of Americans. Targeted pressure applied to our elected officials helped keep them accountable to the best interests of their constituents, and resulted in the stunning defection of three Republican senators from the heartless and inaccurately-named Better Health Care Reconciliation Act. In the wake of something so seismic and far-reaching, it is easy to lose sight of the more localized issues that can have significant ramifications in the lives of vulnerable community members. To that end, this week our phone banking efforts will be focused on supporting two pieces of legislation here in Massachusetts.

Immigrants Rights Calls
Did you read this heartbreaking letter from an immigrant being held in a Boston jail? This is a man who lives and works in our community, has no criminal record, and loves our country. He is being torn from his family and facing deportation to the dangerous country he once escaped. Stories like this are happening everywhere in Trump's America.

These are not our values, so it is time to pass the Safe Communities Act in Massachusetts. This state-level legislation would prevent our tax dollars from being used by the Trump administration to deport immigrants or create a Muslim registry. Learn more about the bill.

Sexual Assault on College Campuses
H.2998, a bill to establish a sexual assault climate survey at Massachusetts colleges and universities, is crucial in giving the state and individual campuses the information they need to combat sexual assault. The creation of a standardized sexual assault climate survey across all campuses in the state is imperative because, according to the Department of Justice, the greatest obstacle in combating sexual assault is a lack of information about it. Most colleges have no idea what groups are most at risk, which of their prevention policies are actually effective, how many students are actually assaulted, or how comfortable students feel accessing whatever resources are provided to them.

This bill would create a task force of experts on this topic and policy related to sexual assault to come up with a climate survey to be administered in all colleges and universities across the state, allowing each university access to information specific to their campus and allowing legislators and activists to look at the results and make policy recommendations in accordance with trends.

August 01, 2017 at 6:30pm - 9pm
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